Author Topic: New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout  (Read 692 times)

Offline Syd Solo

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New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout
« on: January 06, 2021, 06:31:15 PM »
Just saw this announced for January publication https://aeroscale.net/news/warpaint-128-bristol-scout?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
The author, Matthew Willis, also wrote the very good Sopwith Pup book in this series.

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Syd

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Re: New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 06:33:48 PM »
Roden or CSM, if you’re listening, this would be a very worthy1/32 kit.

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Syd

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Re: New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 08:10:15 PM »
Good news, I'll get one and would love a 1/32 offering.

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Re: New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 02:28:01 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Syd!  I've seen this series, but don't own any of them. I know, I know, a man can never be too rich, have too many kits, or too many good research books.  :)  Does his book on the Pup surpass the Datafile?  I have, like most, a limited budget and limited real estate on the bookshelf.

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Re: New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 12:17:47 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Syd!  I've seen this series, but don't own any of them. I know, I know, a man can never be too rich, have too many kits, or too many good research books.  :)  Does his book on the Pup surpass the Datafile?  I have, like most, a limited budget and limited real estate on the bookshelf.

WD

WD,
As for the Sopwith Pup, the Willis book is way ahead of the original DF No.2, but not up to the later WS Datafile Special by J M Bruce. Bruce’s text and photographs are well referenced whereas the Willis  book does not do this; in fact there isn’t even a bibliography or listing of sources, as far as I can tell. The Bruce has plans (by Simkin) in both 1/48 and 1/72, whereas Willis has only 1/48 (by Caruana).

The DF Special has more detail drawings and photos, while the Willis has about twice as many (and better IMO) profiles. Both titles are very slim (about 50 pages) so bookshelf space shouldn’t be an issue. Happily, I was able to afford both the original DF and the DF Special and the Willis over the years.

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Syd

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Re: New Warpaint Series title #128 - Bristol Scout
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 10:13:58 AM »
Syd,
      Thank you very much!  My wallet and bank account do not thank you however.  ;) ;) ;)

Hmmmm, I have a birthday coming up.  ;D

WD