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#31 TimW

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:31 AM

You won't regret it. They are fun and there's several kits that aren't so busy with the rigging.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:03 AM

You know what, I have as little interest in WWI aviation as a plane nut and model builder can have. But after seeing all these beautiful WNW kits on this board, I feel like I need to get one! Fantastic work!


That’s what I said back in August, now I built 2 Wingnut and have 10 in the stash. Careful, they are addictive!
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:04 AM

Took a bit of effort, but the fuselage is together.   Very little room for error on this one!
 
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Very nice work.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:33 AM

Excellent work on a very busy front office/engine.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:15 AM

That’s what I said back in August, now I built 2 Wingnut and have 10 in the stash. Careful, they are addictive!


Oh how i second that opinion!
Ive been bitten by the bug for the past two years and it’s a breath of fresh air!

Excellent progress on the Dolphin it looks super busy!
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:32 AM

That's looks great, Tim!


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

I don't want to detail your thread, Tim, but I wonder if anyone has suggestions for a good first WNW kit? Never done a biplane before.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

If it's rigging that scares you you could go Junkers J.1 which has no rigging. Roland C.II which only has a little. Or next up, the Albatros D.V which has more than the Roland but less than any British plane. Oh, the Fokker D.VII has none, too.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

If you're worried about rigging, aircraft like the Fokker DVII don't have a lot.  The Hansa-Brandeburg float planes are the similar in that regard.    The Junkers J1 is also fairly rigging free, but is still a bit tricky to build re: the wing alignment.

 

Even rigged ones like the Camel or the Albatros actually aren't too bad if you take your time, use EZ-Line and follow the instructions.  Same with the Dolphin.

 

I wouldn't start with a DH-2 or an FE-2, however.

 

Hope this helps,

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:19 PM

Don’t worry about the rigging, with ez-line, it’s pretty simple. Some kits are buggers for tight tolerances, some have incredibly thin and fragile parts, others have high parts counts. A few kits I think are simple are (if you can find one) the discontinued Sopwith Pup, SE.5a Hisso, and Fokker E.II/E.III are relatively simple builds with a little bit of rigging.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

If it's rigging that scares you you could go Junkers J.1 which has no rigging. Roland C.II which only has a little. Or next up, the Albatros D.V which has more than the Roland but less than any British plane. Oh, the Fokker D.VII has none, too.
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Well, DVII has a bit on landing gear and vertical stabilizer, but not much else.
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