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RODEN , Sopwith Triplane

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This is the kit I won on Swanny`s WW1 contest . This kit will be a little more of a challenge then the WNW`s kits. I`ll be detailing the engine and interior . There`s no decals for the instrument s on the dash board so some work will be done there . I`m going to start with the engine first . I will replace all of the round bumps on the engine block with Vector Cut nuts . the spark plugs will be made from rods and tubing . the push rods will get the same work done by replacing the oversized plastic with metal tubing .

 

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Before:

 

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After:

 

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Added the nuts and using .25mm rod as a guide for the push rods .

 

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More to come later .

 

Thanks ,

 

Willi

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Willi, great start on your kit. will be following your build closely. I got the WNW Sopwith Triplane open box drool on it and put it in the pile until I get several others off the bench. Dan

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Just curious...are you going to use the kit's short fuselage or are you going with the Pheon/Brian Fawcett corrected fuselage?

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Just curious...are you going to use the kit's short fuselage or are you going with the Pheon/Brian Fawcett corrected fuselage?

I didn't know there was a problem with the fuselage :(

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Thanks Ron,

 

It does look 100% better .I just can`t find a web site from where I can purchase the set .

 

Willi

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Apparently the kit fuselage is correct for one of the prototypes but not for the production version Triplane. Contact Pheon Decals at pheon@pheondecals.com to see if the correction set is still available.

 

Edit - or just go here: http://www.fawcettmodelsandpatterns.co.uk/1-32-scale-resin-detail-correction-parts

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Apparently the kit fuselage is correct for one of the prototypes but not for the production version Triplane. Contact Pheon Decals at pheon@pheondecals.com to see if the correction set is still available.

 

Edit - or just go here: http://www.fawcettmodelsandpatterns.co.uk/1-32-scale-resin-detail-correction-parts

Many thanks Ron

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Your work with the engine has it looking as good (or better) than the after-market ones available. I am looking forward to seeing your work on the rest of the model.

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Willie

Outrageous start. Great to se you digging into the Roden kit and working your magic. Looking forward to the enjoyment of following the build

Keep e'm coming'

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Thanks guys,

 

Well after two days and 150 pieces later. I got the front end of the engine done . All I have to add is the exhaust and spark plug wires . Then the engine will get a wash .

 

 

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Thanks ,

Willi

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Willi ...the engine looks SPECTACULAR ... So very effulgence in appearance ...:wub:

I have a thing for engines..LOVE IT...

 

Seeing how good..no, hang fire, BRILLIANT you are at wood effects I am just hanging around to see the triplanes wings...

 

 

:popcorn:

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Willi ...the engine looks SPECTACULAR ... So very effulgence in appearance ... :wub:

I have a thing for engines..LOVE IT...

 

Seeing how good..no, hang fire, BRILLIANT you are at wood effects I am just hanging around to see the triplanes wings...

 

 

:popcorn:

Thanks Maru5,

 

The kit looks pretty good except for the soft plastic ! I am starting on the interior .I love doing the wood effects on WW1 aircraft I have been checking the WNW`s site and using that as a guide . I am going to get the resin Fuselage since it is a lot easier then lengthening the fuselage by 6mm.

 

More later ,

 

Willi

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