Author Topic: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April  (Read 10592 times)

Offline RichieW

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2023, 04:52:07 AM »
There seem to be a lot of folks on the Facing Book hating on this kit, complaining of the mold quality, etc.

Warren

Puh! And they have seen the pictures which were posted here by Rick and Mike?
However ; Another reason for me not to be at Facebook. I canít say how much I despise such people. If theyíre not modelers but just assemblers, those haters should start collecting stamps or so.
Andreas
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100% agreed. They clearly have no understanding whatsoever of the craft of model making and blame the kit manufacturers for their own poor results.

Roden seem to have produced something special here. Take a bow Roden, take a hike all you haters.

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2023, 05:35:28 AM »
I ordered a pair from Jadlam and another from MJR (?) because I canít believe that price will last long and why pay £65?!!
The Jadlam pair arrived today and Iím very pleased- a very good basis at an excellent price. My thinking is to build a two seater and then a single seater using the front cockpit and a night fighter using just the rear cockpit and the two Windsocks will be my guide. The markings will be a problem and I really wish Roden would use the likes of Fantasy to produce their decal sheets. Iím aware of AIMs forthcoming sheet but Iím not sure if any of the decals would be the right size for a Strutter? I bet they arenít !! I wonít be building these straight away so something might appear from the aftermarket? My fingers are crossed anyway!!

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2023, 08:18:26 AM »
AIMS decals for Roden's 1/32th scale Strutter? 😳 What? When? Where, please!

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2023, 08:28:36 AM »
AIMS decals for Roden's 1/32th scale Strutter? 😳 What? When? Where, please!

I posted info in page 4 of this thread  ;)

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2023, 08:35:46 AM »
Sadly that sheet includes everything but the 1 1/2 Strutter!!

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2023, 08:40:45 AM »
Sadly that sheet includes everything but the 1 1/2 Strutter!!
I guess it depends on the sizes of the decals, although they are for fighters,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #81 on: April 23, 2023, 11:06:51 AM »
Decals aside , the markings really aren't that difficult to mask and paint. JMHO
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #82 on: April 23, 2023, 05:15:02 PM »
AIMS decals for Roden's 1/32th scale Strutter? 😳 What? When? Where, please!

I posted info in page 4 of this thread  ;)

Mike

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #83 on: April 23, 2023, 06:24:26 PM »
Decals aside , the markings really aren't that difficult to mask and paint. JMHO
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I think the white outlines are what would concern me!!
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2023, 08:19:31 PM »
Hi all,
'Fantasy Printshop' set 32001.
Sizes from 26 to 36 mm diameter, but no white outer rings.
Faded blue but might be worth a look,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2023, 09:36:59 PM »
That could be interesting, especially if they fitted on top of the Roden ones but left the white outline exposed?

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2023, 10:38:11 PM »
Hi Simon,
These are 'carrier' less decals.
However they do sell two sheets of just white backgrounds as well, which possibly you could apply the roundels.
Maybe that would leave the white outer ring.
Otherwise I'd mask and airbrush the white disc then apply the decal onto that,

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2023, 10:59:02 PM »
Thanks Mike. I think itís a case of actually measuring the Roden decals and then seeing what is required and what is available. As you say, a simple mask to produce a white disc might do but the thought of spraying individual colours for roundels fills me full of dread! A few years back I used masks to spray on the numbers to the turret of a 1/16 Tiger tank and they were coloured numbers with white outlines. Getting the masking for the white outlines on was no easy task and there is a risk of rather thick paint layers too!!

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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2023, 12:18:45 AM »
I'm in my car just now so no access to refs, but from memory, is the wing chord not the same size on the Strutter as the Pup? ie any leftovers from WNW Pup would fit the LCT - maybe I'm talking nonsense as usual?
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Re: Roden 1/32 Sopwith Strutter end March/early April
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2023, 12:45:09 AM »
I bet youíre right - I have spare Camel roundels!!