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WNW GB 2009 -10 RFC Sopwith Pup - Des
wombat58
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 12:16 AM UTC
I received the kit this morning and have only just started construction. As you can see very little has been done, the cockpit floor, control column, rudder bar are all done but the oil paint needs time to dry before I can coat it with clear. The fuselage framing has been oil painted so also needs time to dry. Photos in the instruction booklet show that the fuselage frame is braced and has turnbuckles so I will be adding those details. The instructions show quite clearly all the control cables which run from the cockpit, these will also be added.
I hope to have more to show in the next few days.

Des.

thegirl
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi Des .

I really look forward to your build on this one as well , which you are off to an excellent start so far

Look forward to the next up date .
Mgunns
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 01:20 AM UTC
Hi Des: Looks like your off to a good start; I too will be scoping out your build. The RNAS one interests me and will be my purchase when they are released. How did you come by yours?

Cheers
gajouette
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 01:47 AM UTC
Des,
Wow this is going to be one exellent thread.I'll be looking forward to your next update.You're off to a great start my friend.

Regards,
Gregory Jouette
CaptainA
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 07:29 AM UTC
Great start.

So, how DID you get yours so fast? I am getting jelous. Best not to upset the 300 pound gorilla.
wombat58
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 08:57 AM UTC
Thank you for the comments, not much to look at though.

James in NZ. asked me if I would be interested in doing a build review of one of the new kits, so I chose this one. He asked if I could do the build like I have done my other builds here. I am flattered that he thinks I am worthy of such a task.

I will endeavor to build this model hopefully as well as my previous Wingnuts build, the WNW Bristol.

Des.
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 09:04 AM UTC


Hello Des – Looking very good, This is going to be a very interesting build to follow, also a bit jealuos of your headstart

P.S. From the images I've seen of your Bristol makes me think you are very worthy of this task!

All the best
Mikael
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 09:17 AM UTC
Hi Des

Wow! Nice!

I've been reading the Windsock builds and am drooling at the prospect of getting one of these kits! I'll be following your build avidly for pointers.

All the best

Rowan
Mgunns
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 03:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thank you for the comments, not much to look at though. I will endeavor to build this model hopefully as well as my previous Wingnuts build, the WNW Bristol. Des.


Your Bristol was/is a masterpiece, I am sure this will be every bit its equal.
Cheers

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 08, 2010 - 10:34 PM UTC
I'm not jealous, no not at all....not even a teeny bit....honestly I really am not jealous....I mean it.....honestly.....mutters something unintelligable and smiles politely.

Seriously though, I amongst many others will be watching you avidly as we wait for boxes to arrive...I'm sure you will hint and give tips on your progress


Very nice work so far...I'm really not jealous...had it been the DVa then....hmmm
BradCancian
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Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 12:07 AM UTC
I too will be watching this one keenly... these kits are so nice that they just may sway me over to 1/32 for a little bit.... only a little bit though

Nice start too...!

BC in Oz
guitarlute101
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Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi Des,

I'm looking forward to your build. I'm trying to find the build for your Bristol again but I'm not having any luck. Can you post the link?

Keep up the great work,


Mark
wombat58
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Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 08:17 AM UTC
Thanks guys for your kind words, I will try my very best.

Mark.

You will find my full Bristol build on my web site at

www.ww1aircraftmodels.com

or it is here in the early aviation forum bottom of page 4.

If you are interested my Junkers build is on page 5

Des.
guitarlute101
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Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 09:20 AM UTC


Thank you, Des.


wombat58
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 02:06 PM UTC
Just a small up-date. I have started fitting the turnbuckles to the fuselage frame, 6 on each side. All the timber work has been coated with clear orange then sprayed with satin clear. The foot boards are now fitted along with a bit of rigging under the boards. The instrument panel needs to be glossed and the decals fitted. The seat needs to be "worn"and coated with clear matt. The control cables will be the next job once I have completed the turnbuckles.

Des.







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Kornbeef
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 02:26 PM UTC
Nice
wombat58
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 12:01 AM UTC
The cockpit area is near completion, all the turnbuckles are fitted along with the brace rigging. I used 0.12mm monofilament in Chameleon colour and the brass ends are 0.4mm tube cut to 1.2mm. The instrument panel is complete apart from the "glass" over the instrument faces, the decals went on extremely well and are nicely detailed. The seat still needs more work so that will happen next. The instrument panel and seat are only a dry fit just for photo purposes. I added extra plumbing on the left side along with a throttle cable. Up to this stage, there has been no problems at all, the fit of parts is excellent.







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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 12:35 AM UTC
Hi Des

Really nice! The bracing looks superb!

All the best

Rowan
CaptainA
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 02:08 AM UTC
Looks great. Are those PE turnbuckles?

How are the tolerances on this kit? I seem to remember somwhere WNW said they would not be as tight in the second round of kits.

Hve you all noticed how popular the Early Aviation site is becoming? Great builds like this are probably one of the reasons.
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 02:22 AM UTC
Very nice and well done so far Des Excellent job done on the bracing wires !

Look forward to your next up-date
NickZour
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 02:55 AM UTC
Oh yeah, the Pup
It's great until now


Cheers Nick
gajouette
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 04:41 AM UTC
Des,
Excellent project to date my friend. Your rigging and especially the turn buckles look fantastic.keep up the outstanding work,looking forward to the next update.
Regards,
Gregory Jouette
guitarlute101
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 05:03 AM UTC


Very nice work, Des.

Mark
Mgunns
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 05:51 AM UTC
Lookin' good Desl
eclarson
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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 06:09 AM UTC
Very nice detail work on your Pup cockpit. The wood grain effect looks great!

Makes me glad I decided to keep the stray Pup that jumped into the cart with the Albatros when I placed my order!

Cheers,
Eric