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Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:07 pm
by stewil
I have a friend who recently told me, "now don't hate me, but just check out these kits, play around on their website awhile, let me know what you think."

Well I did.
Was not planning on building WWI airplanes.
Was certainly not planning on building anything in 1/32d scale.
Now I have eight or nine of them, produced by Wingnut Wings in New Zealand.
And I don't hate my wise friend.

Check out this website for a real model kit treat and please don't hate me.
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/

Snoopy in his Sopwith Camel is being chased by
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an Albatros D.V. my first WNW build.
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and a Pfalz D. IIIa, the 2nd built
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Rigging
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Finished
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The first two of a long line of colorful German aircraft in 16 X 26 feet of the display room's airspace, chasing Snoopy as he will eventually fly into the setting sun (a big poster of).
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(I imagine the long chasing line of aircraft as being like following a trail of crumbs, examining each in turn, leading to treasure)

The Red Baron's Fokker Dr. 1, once built, will always be found on Snoopy's tail as the chain of aircraft progress along the ceiling. The Dr. 1 is a Roden kit, not up to WNW's standard but the best model of it I could find.
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Am also working on the WNW Roland D. VIb
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A closer view
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:50 pm
by Tom
VERY cool. BTDT, not doing it again...

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:56 am
by David MG
I see nothing, I see nothing, I see.........................

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:50 am
by LUW
Not just cool, but ice cool Image.
But since I need a new theme as much as I need a new hole in my head right now, I'm not even browsing that site :D.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am
by Jager
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.

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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 am
by LUW
Jager wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
You're NOT helping.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 am
by Galaxy Gaz
LUW wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 am
Jager wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
You're NOT helping.
First tanks , now aircraft.... :lol:

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:03 pm
by stewil
Tom, Thank you
VERY cool. BTDT, not doing it again...
but what is BTDT? :oops:


David,
I see nothing, I see nothing, I see.........................
You are a wise man.


Luciano,
Not just cool, but ice cool Image.
Thank you
I'm not even browsing that site :D
Another wise man.


Jager,
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
That is a stunning build and I quite agree about the combination. I love the quality of Eduard P/E sets and use them with some of the WNWings models. You might have seen this of 1/48th scale 1930's aircraft displayed with 1930's Packards, but if not . . .
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Can anyone tell me why pictures, some of which have been posted for years disappeared today. 1st noticed on this post, poked around a bit and saw that it had happened else where too. I am a long time Photobucket user.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:45 pm
by Tom
BTDT: been there, done that.

As for Photobucket: they decided to suddenly want a lot of money for hosting pictures.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:56 am
by Ozmac
Wow, great builds and they look like very good kits.

Fortunately for me, I'm a "Braille scale" model builder, with almost exclusively 1/72 and 1/144 being my sizes for planes, so these big 1/32 babies are a bit big for little old me. But they do look great.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:08 pm
by Serafa
Nice planes, Steve. They look amazing and professionaly very well built, congratulations!

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:04 pm
by stewil
Tom,
BTDT: been there, done that.
Thanks, Makes sense, should have figured it out, and I knew I would be :oops: if I asked, and found tis true.


Ozmac and Serafa, Thank you for the positive comments. Much appreciated.

And Jager,
Eduard also make some stunning WW1 aircraft, but the benefit is you can get them in 1:48 which combines better with 1:43 cars.
I ordered one today just to see for myself the kit's quality. Wonder what I will put it with once I finish all of these 1/32nd "butterflies" as one RAF pilot described the colorful German flying circus just 100 years ago.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:55 am
by scalainj
They look like superb kits and certainly make fantastic finished models.
Like David i've been there before and i'm not sure the missus would be too happy with 120 plus hanging from the ceiling again!

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:04 am
by stewil
Andy,
120 plus hanging from the ceiling again!
WOW! That would be quite a sight. Would love to see a picture.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:11 am
by stewil
I thought I might post some pics of the first WNWings model that I built, the Albatros D.V., Paul Baumer, Jasta 5 (Green Tails), June 1917, (43 Victories). I hope you enjoy the build sequence.

Paint booth under the apricot tree, the primer is dangerous to ones health, note the paint mask in green
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Primed parts are drying in the garage
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Parts tree with some painted bulkheads
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It is coming together, grey engine parts on right
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Cockpit detail
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Engine on top of instruction booklet
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P/E machine guns were formed by rolling/shaping over a drill bit
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Creating the shaped plywood fuselage. The bits of sponge are how one applies a thin layer of striated brown oil paint, which is then removed with a piece of paper leaving what you see. A layer of clear dull spray paint then protects the finish.
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Painted camo on top wings with a brush, 1:1 was 4" wide which works out to be about 1/8" at 1/32nd scale
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Putting her together, wing rigging wires just showing bottom left, MG's mounted now
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Finished
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A lovely view to a Sopwith Camel pilot
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Rusty exhaust, laminated prop, and upper wing radiator seen in this view.
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Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:51 am
by LUW
That looks utterly terrific! Image Image Image Image Image

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:07 pm
by Tom
What he said. Fab.

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:52 pm
by Jager
You make it look so easy Stewil. Great work !

Re: Awesome Aircraft Kit Alert

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:15 pm
by stewil
Again, Thanks for your positive comments Luciano and Tom, much appreciated.

Thanks to you too Jager,
Just noticed you are from Perth. It has been awhile now but we visited friends in Australind (spelling?), about 100 miles from Perth if I remember correctly. A wonderful memory was walking the golf course pulling an empty golf cart, the kangaroos being unafraid - out and about, as long as we were pulling those carts. :D