1/32 Junkers J.1
March 29, 2014 in Aviation
This is the superlative Wingnut Wings kit. I built it pretty much straight from the box with the exception of the ignition wiring that I added with brass wire. The minimal control surface rigging at the rear of plane was done with stainless steel wire. The 12 push rods were also made from stainless steel wire. One small issue with the kit are the famous gaps on the top wing at the end of the ailerons. I filled them with spare corrugated plastic from the kit. I did add some extra supports to the open armoured engine compartment door using Plastruct tubing. I painted the kit with Humbrol enamels, including a 35+ year old tin of mauve. Waste nothing. The wood panels in the cockpits were done with oil paints over Model Master acrylic British Armor Sand. This was a lot of fun and provided confidence to tackle the Wingnut Bristol Fighter that has been mocking me from the stash for several years.
These kits are truly a treat, thank you Sir Peter and team!
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