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Westland Wyvern S.4 (Trumpeter 1/48) finished
alpha_tango
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:20 AM UTC
Hi all

today I finally took some photos of my Trumpeter Westland Wyvern S.4. It was just a fun build to get some motivation ...












hope you like it

comments welcome even if you spot some of the mistakes :-)

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 12:51 AM UTC

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comments welcome evenm if you spot some of the mistakes :-)



Hi Steffen!

Ne tente pas le diable!

Hmmm, let's see if I find something... maybe some overspray on the tailplane. I would also add a wash on the wheels.

Other than that I think the model is very good and you did a great job for a "fun" build!

It's funny how the bomb appears undersized while hanging under such a beast!

Jean-luc
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 01:10 AM UTC
Hello Jean-Luc

You missed the wind screen, but I guess that is hardly noticeable on the pix .. somehow i got white "spots" under the masks .. I could polish most from the canopy, but the windscreen is to small to get polished .. I scrapped it away with a scalpel and added Klear .. still it is there

Thanks for the hint with the wheels ... that is something I forgot and I can still add ..

Hmm, overspay ... missed that .. let's say it was a gull hitting the root of the rudder :-) :-) or a near Flak miss

thanks

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 03:54 AM UTC
Steffen. Strange looking bird. I like it. Like the big exhaust. Good job, Wingman out.
alpha_tango
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 04:51 AM UTC
Thanks Wingman!!

do not forget: this bird is huge, much larger than a P-47 .. not to mention a Bf 109

Thats why the camera puts some distorsion on the model .. e.g. the banana back is a little over-pronounced in the pix

BTW for those who can rad German .. here is a little article on tzhe build (but not more photos, remember this was meant to be fun):

Westland Wyvern WN325 830th Sqn HMS Eagle 1956

best wishes

Steffen

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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 05:39 AM UTC
Nice job Steffen! I wish my "fun" builds turned out this nice. Actually, I wish my campaign builds turned out this nice.
Congrats!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 08:31 AM UTC
Nice job on one of my favorite "ugly" planes.
alpha_tango
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 01:28 PM UTC
Many thanks Hermon and Dave

@Dave indeed, it has something that makes it special .. even if it is still ugly

@Hermon .. well, actually "fun" refers to how serious I take the project .. I do not care if I hit the right sky tone or sea grey .... I do not care if all details are right and most important no AM stuff ...... of course no CA/MPM/SH/Azur/FM/Mach2/.... kit will ever fall in the fun category ... not for me

Still my building process is always similar, so (hopefully) my fun models are not too far away from the "serious" builds ..

BTW I have seen your models here and they look great!!

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Thanks again for your kind comments!

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 12:35 PM UTC

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well, actually "fun" refers to how serious I take the project .. I do not care if I hit the right sky tone or sea grey .... I do not care if all details are right and most important no AM stuff ...... of course no CA/MPM/SH/Azur/FM/Mach2/.... kit will ever fall in the fun category ... not for me

best wishes

Steffen



Great job! A good result on a very strange looking aircraft.

More or less all my models are fun models

You can be pround of that one - thanks for sharing

alpha_tango
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 01:27 PM UTC
Many Thanks Jesper

be glad all of your models are fun! I have some that are clearly not .. most recent finished was the Buffalo, but there are more (Trumpeter Fw 200, CA F-5B ....)

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 03:41 AM UTC
Hi Steffen:

Another great build. I like this one very much. Congratulations. Nice job !
alpha_tango
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 03:57 AM UTC
Thank you Carlos!

No Spitfire though :-) :-) :-) :-)

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 05:37 AM UTC
Hi Steffen.

What a peculiarly... Peculiar looking plane.

Nice job!
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 09:27 AM UTC

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Hi all

today I finally took some photos of my Trumpeter Westland Wyvern S.4. It was just a fun build to get some motivation ...

Steffen



Steffen,
Excellent build. good clean finish. I've always been a fan of this aircraft. Its deffinately on my TO DO list.
alpha_tango
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 01:08 PM UTC
Many Thanks Murdo and Todd!

and I built it in 3 weeks (glueing the first part to semi-gloss finish) which is speed of light compared to my usual building time for a kit ..

best wishes

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 09:23 PM UTC
Nice job I tend to prefer jets myself but i quite like this strange bird so i'm on the look out now on ebay to get my own.