Author Topic: Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48  (Read 234 times)

Offline Softscience

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 204
Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48
« on: November 29, 2019, 02:45:40 PM »
I started work on Roden's Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter in 1/48 scale. I've had this kit in my stash for a while, and I was a bit intimidated by it, but I think I'm ready to take it on. I really like the ungainly look of the Strutter, and this kit has beautiful surface details. This one will be a French single-seat bomber version, with a large blue winged serpent insignia on the fuselage sides. It should look really cool.

First step was a linen-esque interior and some simple wood frames. It can only get harder from here.


The kit instrument panel has no instruments on it. I know the British versions come with a PE instrument. I assume the French layout was different? I might just rob some instrument decals from other kits and put a few on there. Not much of the cockpit will be visible under that big barn-door wing.

Offline Robin

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 296
Re: Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 07:57:04 PM »
Nice choise! The Strutter is such a charming plane.
I look forward to see this come together.

Robin  :)
Found my mojo and clipped it's wings, so it won't fly away.

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12348
Re: Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 11:56:37 PM »
Great start. The interior colors look terrific!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline lone modeller

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3107
Re: Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 03:14:40 AM »
Very good start. I do like to see the less frequently modelled types like this one - makes a real change. These were important types when in service too and lots were built.

Stephen.

Online Terri

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3216
Re: Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 01:06:38 PM »
Nice start on the pit so far , looking forward on the next up-date  8)



T

Offline Softscience

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 204
Re: Roden Sopwith 1B.1 Bomber (1 & 1/2 Strutter) 1/48
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 02:28:57 PM »
I'll post something soon. I've been assembling the fuselage (the cockpit will be inserted later) and working to fill the gaps and stuff.

I got it mostly under control now, so pictures soon. Meanwhile, you can sort of see it in the background of my latest pictures in the Fokker D.VIII WIP thread.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2019, 02:33:53 PM by Softscience »