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  1. This is the new Junkers D.1 from Wingnut Wings. It arrived just in time for a OOB-x-mas build. I started with the interior ... Cockpit WIP Pilot´s seat made from inferior late war production seat upholstery. Daimler-Mercedes D.IIIaü with 200 hp All the best for 2019 my fellow modelers! :-)
  2. This year I aim to be building mainly RAF subjects and/or Great War subjects*, and here's one that's both, as my subject was from post-April 1918. As it happens, I had a clear workbench on the 30th December last year, and nothing on the Shelf of Doom, which is a first for me in a long time. So what to start my centenary-inspired RAF-fest with? I decided on the RE.8, so without further ado, I seriously devalued the kit in my stash by cutting the fuselage and wing parts from the sprues. There is not much progress so far. I've identified the wooden parts, and painted them, now I'm waiting for the oil "wood-grain" to dry. The lighter wood is Tamiya XF-59 with Burnt Sienna "grain", and the darker wood - prop and instrument board - XF59 and Burnt Umber. Any better suggestions, and indeed any comments in general, welcomed. Please be gentle though - my photography can probably be best described as "decent gear, but not much idea". As for my subject, I'll be doing C2731 of 5(AC) Sqn RAF, which is option 2 from Pheon's sheet RE.8 sheet. *Unless I get side-tracked by something ... Thanks for looking.
  3. Southern Bandit

    Lancaster purchase

    Planning just one here, the WNW Dambuster Lanc, sorry HK.
  4. Bruce_Crosby

    My first Wing Nut Wings

    Hi Guys, Yesterday I finished off a commission from Aviattic to build the WNW Junkers D.1 all metal monoplane fighter. My first Wing Nut, my first WWI fighter ever. AND a deadline to stick to, which saw going to be November but last week changed to last night! So the photos of the finished model are a bit dire, snapped on my iPhone as it sat near the spray booth. Parts clean up: The Mercedes engine in the kit was changed to a higher powered BMW engine. There was some hacking and chopping to get the engine to fit! A dry fit of the cockpit parts. Very tight! Regards, Bruce Crosby
  5. LSP_Ray

    WNW New announcement

    Alluded to elsewhere, but I think deserves its own thread: WNW is re-releasing three kits - at least two sold out - with new resin figures and corresponding decals: Hi, We are pleased to announce that our next 3 releases are now available for pre-order from shop.wingnutwings.com with shipping from late September or mid October 2018. Pre-order deposit payment in full with 100% refund available upon request up to 31 August 2018 (NZ time). 32603 1/32 Fokker E.II “Max Immelmann” US$ 89 Pre Order -Plastic parts the same as sold out model 32018 Fokker E.II/E.III (Early) -1/32 (54mm) 4 part resin figure sculpted by Mike Good available exclusively with this model. -129 high quality injection moulded plastic parts. -11 photo-etched metal detail parts. -16 page fully illustrated instruction manual. -High quality Cartograf decals for; Fokker E.II 37/15, Max Immelmann, Feldflieger Abteilung 62, October to November 1915 (15 victories) More Infomation 32606 1/32 AMC DH.2 “Lanoe Hawker” US$ 89 -Plastic parts the same as sold out model 32028 AMC DH.2 -1/32 (54mm) 6 part resin figure sculpted by Mike Good available exclusively with this model. -166 high quality injection moulded plastic parts. -6 photo-etched metal detail parts. -Fully illustrated instruction manual. -High quality Cartograf decals for; AMC DH.2 5694, Lanoe Hawker, 24 Squadron RFC, November 1916 (7 victories) More Infomation 32607 1/32 Sopwith Triplane “Raymond Collishaw” US$ 89 Pre Order -Plastic parts the same as sold out model 32008 Sopwith Triplane -1/32 (54mm) 4 part resin figure sculpted by Mike Good available exclusively with this model. -129 high quality injection moulded plastic parts. -6 photo-etched metal detail parts. -20 page fully illustrated instruction manual. -High quality Cartograf decals for; Sopwith Triplane N533, Raymond Collishaw, 10(N) Squadron RNAS, July 1917 (60 victories) More Infomation 32603, 32606 & 32607 should also be available from your preferred Wingnut Wings retailers at about the same time. 32601 Albatros D.V “Manfred von Richthofen” errata; Manfred von Richthofen was of course credited with 80 victories, not 82 victories as we incorrectly wrote last time. IPMS(USA) National Convention in Phoenix Arizona 1 to 4 August 2018. If everything goes according to plan, I should be attending this show so if any of you are attending and would like to catch up for a drink please let me know and we’ll try and organize something. IPMS(UK) Nationals (Scale Model World) in Telford 10 & 11 November 2018. If everything goes according to plan, Wingnut Wings will have a trade stand at this show and Dave & I look forward to meeting those of you who are attending. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please let me know. Regards Richard Alexander General Manager
  6. RLWP

    Roland C.II

    Really, I have too many projects on the go. This is the WNW Roland C.II lightly modified to be one of the 'planes in the gap between the two kits Trying to keep this one simple Richard
  7. So, this is my latest project, a diorama of a S.e.5a Squadron based in France 1918. The concept for this diorama has been in the making (in the back of my mind) for a very long time and it has been an adventurous journey into 'The Great War' almost a 100 years ago… Diorama: The scratch build Crossley Tender & Trailer was the basis for this project and the goal was to depict a Squadron of S.e.5a’s which have come back from a patrol over enemy lines. One of the planes did a crash landing and is brought back by the Crossley and trailer. I knew, that to get ‘feel’ of a Squadron would require several completed S.e.5a’s and it was quite the job getting this far. One of the planes has its engine being serviced by a ‘fitter’, and a scratched hand cart, often seen in RFC Aerodromes, is used to carry parts, a Vickers transit chest and toolboxes required for the repairs. The three planes I chose, are the ones of Squadron Commander Keith 'Grid' Caldwell (NZ), D6864, James Ira 'Taffy' Jones (GB) C1117 'T' and of Frederick Stanley 'Freddie' Gordon (NZ), D3438 'Z' - The last one without the wings, is done as C6459 'C'. It could have been the one flown by Sydney 'Timbertoes' Carlin, but I have not yet been able to confirm this. It's a depiction of a day in the No. 74 Squadron based at Clairmarais, France 1918. On 30. July 1918, 'taffy' Jones brought down three German planes, a Rumpler C and a LVG C around noon and a Fokker D VII at 17:50 in the evening. The Squadron Commander Keith Caldwell, also brought down a Fokker D VII on this day... Its first operational fighters were S.e.5as in March 1918. The squadron served in France from April until February 1919, when it returned to Britain where it was disbanded on 3 July 1919. During its wartime service, it was credited with 140 enemy planes destroyed and 85 driven down out of control, for 225 victories. Seventeen aces had served in the squadron, including Victoria Cross winner Major Edward Mannock, Ira "Taffy" Jones, Benjamin Roxburgh-Smith, future Air Commodore Keith Caldwell, Andrew Kiddie, Frederick Stanley Gordon, Sydney Carlin, Frederick Hunt, Clive Glynn, George Hicks, Wilfred Ernest Young, Henry Dolan, Harris Clements, George Gauld, and Frederick Luff. (Wikipedia) Construction, detailing and painting the 3½ S.e.5a’s, was a massive undertaking. Early on I decided to convert the ‘Hisso’ engined planes into the later type equipped with the more stable Wolseley Viper engine. Also the dope color, is the later PC12 dope, which was more towards chocolate brown than the earlier PC10 Khaki or olive drab. Decals are a mix of masked off letters, kit decals and a homebrew of markings done with decal paper and printed. Rigging was done with Prym elastic thread and monofilament. For the anchor points, I used micro brass tube and tiny homemade eyelets from thin steel wires. Several photoetch detail sets from Eduard, HGW and Part were used. The figures for the diorama are Model Cellar, Kellerkind Miniatures, D-Day Miniature Studio, with some minor alterations/additions. Some RFC ‘fitters’ are done from Airfix multipose figures and some parts from the spares box.
  8. Next project in the pipeline: Ever since i watched 'Aces High' (1976 tv movie) I have always wanted to do this diorama. I think the film catches the atmosphere of the RFC during WWI! Although the 'Aces High' film is showing it's age today, it stayed with me and did make a lasting impression on me. Some of you may know the project of the crashed S.e.5a and the Crossley RFC tender + trailer i did a while back? That project was part of a larger plan, to finally get to do this RFC diorama with S.e.5a's. I have been working a little on an off, on the planes, when I needed a distraction from other projects, but also because I was looking for a 'story' which involved S.e.5a's. I have spend a lot of time researching for this project and now I've found my 'story'... I eventually stumbled across the story of No. 74 Squadron, also called 'Tiger' Squadron is truly remarkable. With a lot of catching story's of the flying heroes of WWI. I havent' yet decided exactly which planes I will end up doing, because the Squadron had so many 'character' that it takes your breath away! But the Squadron commander the New Zealander Keith 'Grid' Caldwell's plane will surely be part of it... Long story short, here's an excerpt from Wikipedia regarding No 74 'Tiger' Squadron: "During its wartime service, it was credited with 140 enemy planes destroyed and 85 driven down out of control, for 225 victories. Seventeen aces had served in the squadron, including Victoria Cross winner Major Edward Mannock, Ira "Taffy" Jones, Benjamin Roxburgh-Smith, future Air Commodore Keith Caldwell, Andrew Kiddie, Frederick Stanley Gordon, Sydney Carlin, Frederick Hunt, Clive Glynn, George Hicks, Wilfred Ernest Young, Henry Dolan, Harris Clements, George Gauld, and Frederick Luff." I haven't finished the research, I'm about to read a the book 'Tiger Squadron' by one of the Aces of 74 Squadron, Ira "Taffy" Jones. Maybe this will add to the project? Regards: Kent
  9. Hi, Here's my finished Ninak. I am still planning on building a base for her, but that may take some time as I can't quite find what I want. The kit is near perfect, as usual with WNW. Making pics was challenging due to the size of the model, the Ninak is large. Hence the pics are not that great. It's build OOB, except for the HGW seat belts and bomb accessories. I enjoyed every minute of the build.
  10. Hello , For now two and a half year I am addicted to Wingnut Wings and have build nothing else in that time. If you have ever tried to build one of their kits you know what quality is and don't want go back to normal stuff. For me it is the first time to start a full building thread on this forum , before I have only posted final pictures in Ready for Inspection. I guess most of you know the DH9A Ninak , it was one of the latest planes developed during WW1 on british side. It was powered with a ( for it's time ) very strong 400 hp V12 Liberty engine and with it's top speed of 192 km/h it was on the same level as most single seater fighters. The kit comes with 295 parts and will be a nice challenge with a lot of rigging and large size. So let's get it on , this is the box photo : And the version I want to build is the one from the box cover. Every big thing starts with small parts , the first thing I did was to improve the kit parts for the Lewis ammonition drums with PE from HGW. Hope you like this "old" planes and follow this thread with comments and tips for improvement. Peter
  11. BloorwestSiR

    WNW Sopwith Snipe

    When this GB first started, Ernie (Clunkmeister) asked me what I was planning to build. After some back and forth where I finally admitted to having never built a biplane, he graciously offered me a Silver Wings Hawker Hart kit gratis so i could participate. Wait, you're wondering that's not a Hart. Long story short, the Hart has taken a bit of a detour through our postal system. Going on Ernie's suggestions i picked up this kit as a placeholder and more importantly, something to cut my teeth on. So this build is to celebrate the friendships that i have formed on here and in particular, the generosity of its members. When Wrong Way Corrigan, err the Hart finally shows up, I'll start a new WIP for that. Thanks Ernie! More to come. Carl
  12. Hi guys, This is my first WnW kit. It was absolutely relaxing OOB build. Used Tamiya and GSI acrylics mainly, and Ammo weathering product for finish. I did rigging in easy way, with no turnbuckles, just silver paint. At the end, to be honest, I'm not satisfied with outcome. Even turnbuckles are not so prominent on Snipe, on my next WnW project will use at least some grey tubes. And yes, didnt use the flat rigging. But will try on my next biplane, which should be postwar Dh.9a Coastal Kits insignia base used for display. WIP link: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=63009 thanks for looking, hope you like it jan
  13. Hello , Inspired by the excellent wip from tucohoward I decided to build my WnW DWF late in the same way as he did. So I have to start here with a great sorry for the copy version I have build. So , what can I say about this kit ? It is excellent like the other ones I have build before from this company. No problems , perfect fit and a lot of detail oop. Was a great fun to build and relatively easy finished within 1,5 months. Only aftermarket parts I used were textile safety belts from HGW and a mixture of Eduard Resin and Master PE-Barrel for the Parabellum 14 MG. Without much more words , here are the pictures of the finished plane , including also a few in work pictures. Hope you like it.
  14. Hi ! It's my last finished model. I started it about 2 years and a half ago, stopped and restarted it several times. I even stripped the whole fuselage and repainted it as i was not satisfied of my first try of the sponge camo (yes i had to redo the whole wood grain finish of the fuselage....). But finally it's done, and i'm happy with it. It's an Albatros built Albatros D.Va of the Seefrontstaffel 1, flight by Lothar Weiland It's built mostly OOB except the very nice HGW Daimler radiator, Master brass Spandau barrels and sleaves, and a few details from Taurus in the engine (valves and rockers, sparkplugs...) and a few scratch built stuff. The rigging was made with EZ line and Gaspatch turnbuckles, with also a few microtubes cut to lenght. Painting the laminated wood with a realistic way was the last challenge of the build and took me about a whole day. But i think it was worth it, and i will reuse this technique for sure. It built smoothly as the fit is excellent, with no bad surprise. There is only one thing i always find scary with WNW kits : the undercariage is very soft, even a bit elastic. Recently i built a Nieuport 11 from Special Hobby, and the undercarriage is very stiff and looks strong, while the WNW undercarriage struts of my WNW models seems to be made of jello when even the slightest movement hit the model. Anyway, even soft and flexible, it seems to carry the weight of the model without any problem, so i think it's ok. Here is the link to the WIP thread : http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=51336 Thanks for looking ! Nicolas
  15. Hello , I have started this very enjoyable build in November 2016 and because of it's relatively simple construction finished it in only 1,5 months. Buil was straitforward , the parts fit excellent and the only aftermarket parts used where textile belts from HGW and a Parabellum 14 MG with mixed parts from Eduard Brassin and Master barrel. I can recommend this kit very much for WW1 beginners because it has very few rigging lines ( only the stirring lines for the rudders ). Without too many word , here are the pictures , hope you enjoy.
  16. Since I've been building parts of so many kits lately and flipping between the subjects so quickly, I'm going to maintain this thread as my own WWI group build and try to keep the content coming frequently so that no-one gets bored and so that it looks like I'm actually progressing on things. Currently on the go are the following Wingnut kits and the photos below show their levels of completion: 2x Albatros D.V, a Pfalz D.IIIa, a Gotha, and also I've started dry-fitting bits from the early Felixstowe. The single-seaters are being done as quick builds so I have done, or will be doing, only minimal interior weathering. The interior bits are not glued in yet as I've still got control lines to install. Here goes! Merc assembly line: The Alby interiors: One will be the all-green Jasta 5 bird from the Wingnut flying circus decal sheet, the other, I'm not sure yet. The camo wings are done with MisterKit paints, the colors look very good to my eye! Pfalz Gotha - this will be in the blue/purple LVG "MoRoTa" markings and I'll be using the wire mesh wheels from Steve Robson Cowls will both be closed, so the engines only got basic paint that will be seen through the rear openings And just for laughs, here's a comparison of the massive Gotha wingspan and length compared to the even more massive Felixstowe wingspan and length. That's a 1/48 resin Felixstowe at the bottom of the photo for comparison, also. I may need a bigger display case... I have a very involved and unique diorama idea in mind for the Felixstowe and it's going to involve a LOT of scratchbuilding!
  17. OK, since no one else has obliged themselves of this task, I thought I'd kick it off. This is purely speculation and/or wishing on my part, so please bear that in mind. We already know about the impending Camel series, so as far as I'm concerned, those are off the table for this list. What I think is a possibility: Fokker D.VI Fokker D.VIII Sopwith Strutter Taube What I’d really like to see: Fokker Dr.I Fokker D.III Nieuport 16 Nieuport 17 SPAD VII SPAD XIII
  18. Well gents my last couple of WIPs/builds have really gotten the better of me, and although I will return to them at some point, I need a feel good sanity check build. Something I can actually complete. Something I can work on and feel good about it being 100% OOB. Although Im not normally a WWI guy, there is no better feel good build IMHO than a WnW kit. Ive always wanted to try my hand at a Inter-war machine, and loved to try to incorporate some foiling in as well. I thought there would be no better kit suited, than a WnW late Sopwith Snipe, from 17 Sqn in 1924, with all silver dope painted mid-rear fuse and wings, and an all natural metal front fuse and cowl. Ill be foiling the front ends as needed, and applying paint for the silver dope: If youve never built a late WnW kit, these are some of if not the best engineered, layed out, and presented kits you would ever hope to build. Everything is as you would want it, if you yourself were starting a modeling company............................ Well thought out directions with tons of color pics of the 1:1, sealed bags for your sprues, supreme accuracy (as far as I can tell and read) and the best fit, detail and engineering you could ever design, and decals from Cartograf that lay down like a supreme dream. I dont normally gush, but these really are feel good kits even if your like me, and arnt necessarily a super duper WWI buff. The kit is a wonder, and Im going with the assumption that most of you reading this have already seen a WnW kit, and when I start this, there will be plenty more pics, so I didnt feel the need to snap a ton of sealed sprue shots. The boxs, and box art that sir Peter puts out are quite amazing as well though: For as much as I love them, with this being an Intra-war plane, I didnt think the GasPatch Models 1/32, or even 1/48th turnbuckles would look right, and their "RAF Late war" turnbuckles have no real secure anchoring for the rigging material, I decided to go once again with a combo of Gas-Patch and Bobs Buckles..............just a different combination this time. This time Im going with GPs new 1/32nd "Anchor points / Eyelets" for the eyelets, as to my "eye" they look better for this application than Bobs twisted eyelets: Im using the GP eyelets, and then Im also using Bobs Buckles 0.5 cut tubes to seal the anchor point ends off with. I know these are supposed to be the rectangular/flat spade type connections, but I think this looks a heck-of-a-lot better than OOB stock or the older style GP turnbuckles. Ill be using Bobs Buckles cut tubes, but will be replacing his twisted eyelets for the GP ones: I will also be using the Gas-Patch 1/48th scale turn-buckes to sub in for the control lines: So far, even reading over the WnW instruction manual has been a relaxing and enjoyable experience. So other than some Prym "knitting in" thread for the rigging, the GP and BBs stuff, this one will be pretty much OOB. Even the decals OOB for WnW, are amazing.......................Cartograf decals that generally go on like a dream. I think this will be just the ticket to get me back on track, with the little precious modeling time I have had lately. I took a few days off over the upcoming US 4th of July holiday weekend, so I hope to get cracking on this one ASAP! Cheers,
  19. Hello I have been looking for a set of Fish Scale decals for a WNW Roland C.II Walfisch. Are there any made to date? As I have seen this lovey work today on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/115991888428471/ https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12241267_10153385978399247_108015030566513103_n.jpg?oh=116e356721ebfb5fcdb2452c10bd60ad&oe=56B64C89 Cheers Danny
  20. Zero77

    1/32 Sopwith Pup

    Hi ! Here is my first finished WNW model (i still have 2 on the bench). It was a pain to rig, but i think it is most because it's the first time for me. That was not very difficult, but very long. The kit is very nice, as usual with WNW kits. It's pretty simple with not too much parts. The paint job is also pretty simple, but monocolor schemes are not the easiest to do, if you want to make it cool (not flat color with no variation, boring like death to look at....). I find it a bit too dark, but it depends a lot of the ambiant light, so i dont really know. The good point with british PC is that there is a lot of possibilities with no absolute truth, you can go from brown to green, that's interesting if you dont want to paint each time the same color. The weathering is done with AK washes, and i applied a neutral wash from MIG on the rigging lines to break the white and give a more dirty/oxyded steel look. I hope i've not overdone the weathering as it is very muddy on the underside. I hope you like it ! Here is a tiny bit of a WIP on another forum. It's pretty short, but there are a few WIP pictures : http://fighters.forumactif.com/t67055-1-32-sopwith-pup-wnw
  21. modelingbob

    Wingnuts SE5a

  22. She's all done and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out - here's the end result of the build, the original thread begins below the photo Well ADHD got me again, so sue me, this makes # 29 in progress. Have started building Wingnut's Fok. D.VII (OAW) with the goal of having it done no later than April 25th. The large local contest on the 26th has the WWI theme and I plan to take all of my completed wingnuts kits to display. This one will be the Sieben Schwabben (7 Swabians), available on this wingnuts decal sheet. Lozenge decals will be Aviattic and I can tell you, boy do they look beautiful on the paper. Progress so far: lots of thin strips of masking tape and preshading of some fuselage parts. Wings are painted now in Tmaiys XF-57 Buff. Ailerons will be a slightly different shade to vary up the finished look of the fabric once the decals are on.
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