While still waiting for the paper kit to arrive (as well as for the beginning of my vacancy, with is still a few weeks ahead) maybe I am allowed to please you with another WW1 related build?
This is not an airplane (so, BEWARE!!!), but an armored halftrack in 1/35 scale. To bee honest: plane modelling is very demanding. No chance to hide glitches with a few layers of mud. But tank modelling is well suited to sand and glue a few parts even after a long and demanding working day. OK?
OK. The russian(!) Austin-Kegresse armored halftrack is another WW1 high-tech development that made it too late to the battlefield like Junkers all-metal german fighter and was used in extense right afther the end of WW1. Like the D.1 in the vast areas of the Eastern Europe, of course. Mr. Kegresse was working for the tzar and developed a halftrack suitable to the russian road conditions, especially during the "bezdoroshnoje" ("no ways left") time of spring and autumn. The military command was pleased with the results too and ordered the system to be fit to license build Austin armored trucks. Due to Russias weak industrial base as well as the quagmire of the Russian revolutions the armored halftracks were not ready before the end of the Great War, but served the Bolshevics with distinction during the Civic War. The Polish Army were able to capture a few of them and put them back in service against the former owners. Remember, that the Polish Army led by Pilsudski was the only army in the world to ever defeat the Soviet Union in a regular war and force them to a Peace Treaty with favourable results. In fact Poland sized a good part of the Ucraina as result of the Polish-Soviet war...
This is a kit made by Armo/Jadar of Poland. All resin:
The body is cast as one hollow piece with a seperate floor. While having a longitudinal cast-in spacer they sidewalls bent inwards and had to be pressed back to a straight shape with the help of some bulkheads.
This is how the hull is supposed to meet the rear u/c, i.e. the tracked part. While on-spot to scale is the suspension too flimsy to shoulder the weight of the hull, so I drilled out the main shaft and inserted a thick rod. To connect it sufficient with the hull I am now adding two more rods at suitable locations. One is in place now. These rods are not at the real vehicle, but will be mostly invisible with the running gear in place.