Wingnut Wings – RE-8 Australian Flying Corps
This is one of my older builds. I was really keen to build this model and it was my first attempt at aWingnut Wings kit.
Rigged with EZ line - I was a bit dubious (and still am) about how long this stuff would last before it started to perish. I built it when the kit first came out - and the EZ Line is still holding up. I used a few judicious pieces of monofilament nylon to give the whole thing some rigidity - otherwise it would wobble all over the place.
Turnbarrels are 0.4mm brass tube.
It was nice to build an AFC model out of the box - so the decals are 3SQN Aust. Flying Corps as provided.
The lewis gun barrel was replaced with a hypodermic needle. Overall it is painted in Vallejo Acrylics and Humbrol metallics.
The exhaust stack braces were replaced with brass wire - the plastic ones in the kit just weren't up to the job!
Propeller is Burnt Sienna artist's oil over a light tan base. I whould probably go back to this one and paint in the propeller laminations. But there are so many models to build and so little time!
At least this aircraft is a two seater so you can see so much more of the interior.
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