Posted by SteveSw |
Oct 15, 2012 @ 08:43 PM | 2,074 Views
Just off the bench is my Skylake Sopwith Triplane. It's not one of the newer laser cut kits but one of the older router cut variety. Built pretty much stock but wanting something a bit different for my first of the building season, I decided to put her on skis.
I like to primarily build scale and when possible I like to emulate an actual plane. I feel it just adds to the enjoyment of the build although it can be frustrating at times.
She’s in the colors of N5486, the only Tripehound sent to Russia for evaluation during WW1.From what I have read, the red stars were added over the roundels during the Russian Revolution of late 1917. Don’t think she ever saw combat but I added the MG anyway as any self respecting Sopwith should have one. I used preshrunk tissue and dope and airbrushed on the national markings using stencils. The “N” number was printed on decal paper with the factory tailfin markings printed directly on tissue.