WNW 1/32 Sopwith Triplane
Here is the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Triplane, done as “BLYMP,” flown by Flight sub-Lieutenant Robert H. “Bob” Little of Naval 8, the Australian Ace of Aces in all wars with 47 victories. With 22 victories, N5493 was the second most-successful Sopwith Triplane after Raymond Collishaw’s “Black Maria” with 28. Little’s score of 47 included 27 scored in the Triplane between April 10 and June 23, 1917. Naval 8 flew on the Arras Front, and mostly opposed Manfred von Richtofen’s Jasta 11.
The model is painted with Tamiya gloss Brown with about 10 peercent “Hull Red” to approximate P.C.12. The underside is painted with Tamiya “Buff.” Pheon Decals were used for the individual markings with the kit national insignia decals.
At $69 delivered worldwide, the WNW Tripe completely outclasses the Roden Triplane, which is now about $5 more expensive according to one I saw in the LHS Saturday. It clearly demonstrates the difference between a diamond and a zircon.
Full review at Modeling Madness this Wednesday. Definitely tied with the D.VII as my favorite WNW kit.
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