1/32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith Snipe Part II – “Pailding”

Part I | PART II| Part III | Part IV When approaching a biplane, I think it’s helpful to consider them as a completely different genre from other aircraft. Literally, as distinctly apart as armor or ships. With your traditional monowing aircraft, the build process is straightforward. Once the interior is sorted, you slap it…

1/32 Wingnut Wings Sopwith Snipe Part I – The Cockpit

PART I | Part II | Part III | Part IV As I was nearing the end of my long Trumpeter P-47 build, I was chomping at the bit for something quick and easy. A palette cleanser before diving into another ambitious project. Then I got laid off. The last time this happened, in the…

Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup Build Report 6: Into the Rigging

Fun fact. As of today, the Sopwith Pup has been on my bench for 90 days. Longer than theĀ AchillesĀ (65 days), and double my average build time (45 days). Granted, I’ve been taking my sweet time, moving slowly and methodically, but still. Thankfully, the build’s hitting the home stretch. Of course, with a biplane, “home stretch”…

Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup Build Report 2: The Cockpit

The biplane adventure continues. In the first build report, I covered my first attempt at reproducing wood grain. This time around, the focus is on the cockpit. Rigging The Pup’s cockpit frame, like the rest of the plane, was held together by a combination of brackets and bracing wires. Though they will be almost entirely…

Prep Work

Even though I just started work on Tamiya’s Mosquito NF.II, I’m already starting to think about my next aircraft build – Wingnut Wings’ 1/32 Sopwith Pup RNAS. Cool aside. Wingnut Wings was chartered/funded/what-have-you by Peter “Lord of the Rings” Jackson, himself a World War I aviation nut. Why am I thinking about it? Because it…