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WNW 1/32 R.E.8 “‘Arry Tate”

November 27, 2012 in Aviation

Have I mentioned I looooooove WNW kits (thank you Sir Peter and Richard Alexander for letting me review them).

I don’t know why, but I have always thought the R.E.8 looked neat since i ran across Wylam’s drawings in Model Airplane News way back in the early Cretaceous. Yes, British rigging is difficult with those double flying wires, but patience will out. This is one of those kits where using wire really helps strengthen the model. Again, commit the radical act of following Wingnut’s instructions and you can’t go wrong.

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2 responses to WNW 1/32 R.E.8 “‘Arry Tate”

  1. This is a very nice model with a nice “fragile” feeling to it, I think that the dark-colored rigging greatly contributes to it. Not being a WW1 expert, I’m not sure if this is “accurate”, but it’s certainly effective. Great work /m

  2. Thanks. Actually British rigging was “Japanned”, which is a way of painting metal surfaces black that is like enameled pots and pans. It was done for corrosion.

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