Roland DVIa – WnW 1:32
Well, this is just another Roland from WnW, but this plane is so beautiful and the kit from WnW is so good that the results are usually spectacular.
I really, really like the slender, wooden, shark like designs of some German WWI scouts and the best of them is definitely the Roland. That is why I decided to give it a go and try to recreate a fully wooden fuselage. If that turned bad – well I can always over paint it to one of the not-so-wooden camos and say that it was done this way for more realism 🙂 Fortunately this was not the case and the end result was more or less looking OK.
For this build I used Gaspatch models turnbuckles, Taurus models Engine details, a PE fret custom made from Szymon (for his own build, but he sent me one spare), Aviattic lozenge decals, EZ line for the rigging, some scratched parts from left over around my workshop, hand carved, by myself, propeller, Pebeo oil colors for the wood grain, Tamiya and Gunze acrylics, Alclad II for the metal parts. At the end I added a set of spoked wheels from Steven Rhobson and believe me, those wheels are AWESOME!
The build was very straight forward and total fun through the whole process – like a book that you just can’t put down before reading the last page! I ignored all my other ongoing projects for the time I was working on this one, which is unusual for me as I like to work on 2-3 projects all on different stages of un/completion
In the end I added a mechanic figure from Kellerkind, which is my first attempt at painting a figure.
The plane was presented at the Moson model show 2014 (there are few very good reports from this show on imodeller.com ) and surprisingly won a gold in the category “master class airplanes with open service panels” or whatever it is called.
I hope you like it and in case you have any questions I will gladly answer them!
13 additional images. Click to enlarge.