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WNW 1/32 scale Sopwith Pup
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 01:04 PM UTC
I'm building this for the Scale Modelworld 2018 club theme, WW1 Rememberance.

I would imagine that all aircraft modellers know about Wingnut Wings WW1 aircraft kits? They are just stunning

I have 7 of them, plus an Encore S.E5a but I haven't started one yet. Not because I'm scared of the rigging, I'm not, I actually quite relish the thought of completing it and that satisfied feeling that you get when you complete a model

I did need a push though, to make the leap of faith to try and do these things justice. One ability that you require when building one of these is to be able to apply a convincing wood effect. Now I know how it's don, apply a coat of paint, the colour depending on what you want the final look to be, then add oil paint and brush that out to give the final effect, using a colour that gives you that wooden look Easy!

I bought several Tamiya colours and painted each of them on an old wing, in bands. I then applied different oil paints across them, so that I could choose what colours achieved what effect.For the internal wooden structure of the Pup, which the instructions told me was "Light Wood" and "Dark Wood", I chose Flat Flesh (light wood base) and Flat Earth (dark wood). Light Wood had Burnt Sienna applied on top and the Dark wood was achieved with Vandyke Brown. For some reason I didn't paint the cabane struts moulded attached to the internal wooden structure. I didn't know why I didn't but I have a feeling that I sort of knew that it would go well! The struts would be fully on show, the internal structure wouldn't. The day after painting I took stock. DOH! The dark wood was far too dark and the light wood looked more like that orange pine that you often see So I have started stripping the paint to tray again!

However, now I know what I don't want, it should be easier to get what I do want?

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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 05:48 PM UTC
I finally got around to re-painting the internal wood areas of the Pup:



This looks much better. I used MR Paint "Clear Doped Linen" as a base, seen on the cabane struts and Raw Sienna oil paint. The reason that the strut doesn't have the oil paint applied is because I intend to use Uschi van der Rosten's wood grain decals
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:42 AM UTC
That new base colour is great for using oil painting in a dragging wood grain on top.
it's the same technique used on weapons when figure painting.

DECALS....?....Gulp !!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:59 AM UTC
I know, decals seem scary but Alex sent me some gratis and he makes it look so easy. I don't think that I have seen anyone use them on struts though? We will see I need to get a handle on using them for when I build the Albatross, that is going to have the forward fuselage done in wood
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:27 PM UTC
That all sounds cool Mal
look forward to seeing your progress
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 12:49 PM UTC
So do I
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 08:41 PM UTC
I finally figured out how to upload photos to my Flickr account!

I have finally complated the cockpit for my WNW 1/32 scale Sopwith Pup. Well apart from painting the wood grain on the cabane struts. I did plan on using wood grain decals but I like the look of the cockpit side frames and decided to paint them the same way by just using oils.
I had also bought some HGW fabric seat belts but used the kit PE ones instead. The fabric ones needed cutting out and as the real ones would have been quite stiff I decided that the kit ones would be good?
I've test fitted this into the fuselage with no problems but where it sits within the lower wing centre section it is very tight and didn't want to go in. I tried it on its own and it does fit but it is tight, so I will investigate as to whether I can fit this into the wing and then close the fuselage around it but I guess not. The instructions don't do it that way and WNW instructions tend to show you the way. We will see
needless to say my build for the club stand for Scale Modelworld 2018 is coming on and I'm now planning on building a WNW Fokker DVII as well!



I downloaded this pic but I couldn't do it with any others, doing it the only way that seems possible? I will check back and try again some other time!

And then coming back to this to try and add more photos there wasn't a photo!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 05:45 PM UTC
I finally managed to up load this photo:

Fuselage together, Lower wing and tail plain attached and the front plate on.