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George Johnson
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1/32 Wingnut Wings Jeannin Stahltaube

May 10, 2019 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.2K

I started this kit over a month ago and it's been a lot of fun, although I must say that I'm getting a little bored with it and really want to start on the Tamiya Mosquito that keeps calling to me. But, I have to resist and finish this, first. It's a great kit with very good fit and finish. The airplane was rather primitive and simple so there's not a lot of detail per se. I moodified the engine a bit by adding valve springs from copper wire wrapped around a 0.015" surgical pin, wiring, and spark plug cable tubes from brass Albion tubing. I used left over Uschi va der Rosten wood decals from my Horten over Mr Color linen paint, and used Mission Models paints for the engine cylinders, and interior cockpit areas. German Interior White was used for the linen covered fuselage interior. Aircraft Gray was used for the steel tubing. I've had a couple of minor issues with the kit. A couple of very delicate pieces broke as they were removed from the sprue so I'll have to reproduced them with Evergreen plastic.

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  1. Although I hadn't built any WNW kits when I was at the bench all those years, I've always marveled at the quality...and such is evident here. Stunning work, sir. 🙂

  2. pardon me sir i'd like some more

  3. beautiful work - can't wait to see it materialize.

  4. Excellent detail work!

  5. I wish I was as good as you. ?

    • Practice makes perfect, Richard. I used to say that about pianists and I found that the more I practiced playing, the better I got. I'm still not as good as I want to be, but that will come with more practice.

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice start George, I will be looking forward to each post of this project, very interesting. I still have not built a Wing Nut model … but am willing to do so.

  7. Great great attitude, George - there are few who can touch you skills-wise on here, but the drive not just to do 'more' but to do them 'better' is fantastic. I got one of these in the WNW 10th Anniversary sale. I'm going to drink all of this in - it is looking fantastic already. Can't waiting to see you handle the wings and rigging - the quality of the plastic in the box looks very 'fine'! Looks like light could pass straight through it in the case of the wings! Sign me up!

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