Snipe; Wingnut Wings; Sopwith Snipe
Hi all, this is my first post but not my first model! I typically build Australian Flying Corps subjects and so the Snipe was a long awaited addition to my collection.
I always like a challenge at the Snipe really asked the question,’Why have all that detail inside if you can’t see it?’
To that end, I decided to fold down the linen on the fuselage to provide a glimpse of all that goodness.
The key to this is rebuilding the stringers and frames with wire and plastic rod and then using lead foil to represent the linen that has been pulled down.
I am not sure if the colours of the cockade would have shown through on the inside of the linen, but it makes an interesting visual point. This was rendered with pastel chalks.
There is a lot of detail added inside which unfortunately is still difficult to see, but I am happy with the result.
The Zs were simply cut from white decal paper.
The figures are from Model Cellar.
I hope you enjoy!
Oh, if you can think of a caption, let me know, I will be entering this one in a local competition and a good caption would be nice.
Something like, ‘Sir, is this your cigarettef box? Better not wedge it under the fuel tank, you could really go up in smoke!’ I am sure someone can do better…
5 additional images. Click to enlarge.