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WNW 1/32 scale Sopwith Pup
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 08:04 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: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:48 AM 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 - 06:42 PM 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 - 06:59 PM 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 - 07:27 PM UTC
That all sounds cool Mal
look forward to seeing your progress
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
So do I