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#1 tjtx

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:44 AM

I can't get enough of these Wingnut Wings kits, so it's time to start my third. I couldn't decide between my Snipe or DH.9a, but in the end chose the Snipe. I want to practice building a British design before tackling the bigger more complex Ninak. Here's the beautiful box top, which after completion will be framed and put up alongside my Pfalz top.
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I had trouble picking a color scheme. I really liked a few of the options. However, I realized my next few builds would be standard British camo so i went with a silver scheme to liven up the display area.
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The directions note the wing struts could be blue or varnished wood. I believe them to be blue and thats what I'll paint them. I plan on starting the interior this week

Edited by tjtx, 08 October 2017 - 11:45 AM.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

niiiiice  :popcorn:


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

Can't go wrong.

Well, you can, but you're too good a modeller.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

:popcorn:

I like the late Snipe and will watch this build for tips before I go for one.

 

Really looking forward to this!


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

Lol, we are going to eventually have to have a head to head contest on our builds. We seem to be building the same stuff!

Couple tips I will give you that messed with me, drill the holes for the cockpit bracing wires before you do your woodgrain. Second is to glue all the machine gun parts to the mount before it's painted, then paint as a whole assy.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

Thanks Mark. I guess we are building the same kits. It'll be neat to see them together at a contest.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

Are you using PE for your build?
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

I'll only be using what is supplied in the kit apart from rigging supplies. I may order HGW seat belts too since mine used the 4 point Sutton Harness.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

I am using the lap harness from the set you gave me, but I never touched the PE, it's your if you want to use it on your build. Let me know and I will drop it on the mail back to you.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:18 PM

This should be good to watch..

Good luck.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:29 PM

Here's the beautiful box top, which after completion will be framed and put up alongside my Pfalz top.

 

Cool, I've thought that WnW should sell prints of their boxart without the words.

Airfix too, love Airfix's newer boxart .

 

:popcorn:


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I just like airplanes

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:55 AM

Mike,

 

Steve Anderson has a book out - Aviators of the Great War - that has 61 of his paintings, including 29 WNW box art paintings.  You can also find a few of the WNW box art images on Steve's website (http://www.anderson-art.com) that are for sale as giclee prints, but they're not cheap.

 

Bill


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:41 AM

Bill,
your link didn't (doesn't work ).

But I guess this is the gentleman you are talking about.

Steve Anderson-Aviation Artist, Engraving, Models
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Res Non Verba .

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Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:00 AM

You are a machine! 

 

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

Nice choice! I did the same one as part of the Inter-war GB on here. It was my first try at a 1/32 biplane and rigging.

Carl
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