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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2023, 11:23:05 AM »
Hi Andreas,
I did not expect Roden to produce a WNW or CSM quality model, especially at the price point they were aiming at.
That said, I'll build the 504 and having built other Roden Models already, I know they can be made into more than the kit would suggest.
They can be made into good models and in many cases do not deserve the criticism they receive.
I guess we can sometimes expect a little too much from kit manufacturers these days.
It is amazing that the Ukrainian companies can produce as much as they do given the circumstances.

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2023, 08:52:18 AM »
Others are beginning to receive their kits. I saw a couple of posts with photos on FB today. Oddly in the "Photos" on My "Monitor", the Decals looked a bit better color wise ? Well known WW1 modeler and researcher Stephen Lawson commented that the molding was "Crisp". So I remain hopeful that it is better than the enlarged photos posted here. Anyone else received their kit and have an opinion?
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2023, 09:19:05 AM »
Hi Rich,
Yes I was wondering the same as I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.
Whatever the quality, I think we've made enough to know how to work around typical 'Roden' problems, if in fact there are any.
It'll be interesting to see the kit finally,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2023, 03:29:53 AM »
I received mine yesterday.  I didn't give it a close inspection, but yes, the details do seem crisper.  There was a lot less flash on this kit than previous kits I have.  I cut the fuselage halves off the sprue and lined them up together.  It looks like a no putty seam top and bottom.  Nice job Roden!

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2023, 04:11:49 AM »
I received mine yesterday.  I didn't give it a close inspection, but yes, the details do seem crisper.  There was a lot less flash on this kit than previous kits I have.  I cut the fuselage halves off the sprue and lined them up together.  It looks like a no putty seam top and bottom.  Nice job Roden!

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That is good to Hear Stuart! Are the decals too dark? I really Need to get one of these ordered!
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2023, 08:04:41 PM »
That is good to Hear Stuart! Are the decals too dark? I really Need to get one of these ordered!
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Unfortunately they are much darker. I am attaching a photo for comparison.
(WNW, Copper State, Roden)

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2023, 10:51:50 PM »
Hi all,
There are aftermarket alternatives if needed,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2023, 11:42:37 PM »
Handy dandy!

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2023, 08:38:36 AM »
That is good to Hear Stuart! Are the decals too dark? I really Need to get one of these ordered!
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Rick
Unfortunately they are much darker. I am attaching a photo for comparison.
(WNW, Copper State, Roden)

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Thanks for the comparison photo! I was going to need someone to do masks for the squadron letters/numbers I want to do so I guess Roundels shouldn't be too much more!
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2023, 07:56:23 PM »
Thanks for the comparison photo! I was going to need someone to do masks for the squadron letters/numbers I want to do so I guess Roundels shouldn't be too much more!
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Hi Rich,
Are those two profiles from the book of British two seaters by Ronnie Bar ?
I have that book and have pre-ordered his German fighters Vol 1,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2023, 01:45:52 AM »
Thanks for the comparison photo! I was going to need someone to do masks for the squadron letters/numbers I want to do so I guess Roundels shouldn't be too much more!
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Hi Rich,
Are those two profiles from the book of British two seaters by Ronnie Bar ?
I have that book and have pre-ordered his German fighters Vol 1,

Mike

I am not sure Mike. I pulled them off of the Net via a google search.  It was a couple of years ago I think  ::)
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2023, 05:26:59 AM »
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I am not sure Mike. I pulled them off of the Net via a google search.  It was a couple of years ago I think  ::)
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Hi Rich,
I should have checked - lazy.
Yes they are two of the 16 profiles for the 'Strutter' contained in his book,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2023, 05:38:52 AM »
I also have this book but have never heard of a volume on German fighters. Is this a brand new release?
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2023, 05:56:07 AM »
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I am not sure Mike. I pulled them off of the Net via a google search.  It was a couple of years ago I think  ::)
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Hi Rich,
I should have checked - lazy.
Yes they are two of the 16 profiles for the 'Strutter' contained in his book,

Mike

Just for the record, I would Not knowingly post anything that I personally copied from a book , that includes scans and photos of the pages, without permission.

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2023, 09:47:31 AM »
I also have this book but have never heard of a volume on German fighters. Is this a brand new release?
Andreas
Hi Andreas,
German Fighters of the Great War (Volume 1) - profiles by Ronny Bar.
ISBN: 9781911704089
Format: Hardback
Pages: 242
Published: April 11, 2023
35 GBP in the UK

Volume 2 to follow,

Mike

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