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RFC Wingnuts
« on: February 25, 2023, 04:12:26 AM »
Hi all,

Ive suddenly realised how much I miss building a Wingnuts kit! Hannants have all but sold out of the recent delivery. All thats left is the Salmson - a kit I would like to buy, and at 109, not bad value, but I really wanted an RFC/RAF kit. I dont suppose anyone has one spare they wouldnt mind selling? Probably a big ask!

Failing that, I could wait for the CSM Scout? I imagine that will be a nice kit.

I may just get the Salmson anyway, but if anyone has something up their sleeve, Id be very grateful.. I really wanted an AMC DH9 but just missed out.

Im planning on a series of biplanes, one in each scale, so will be back on here in the works in progress for help and tips. Im thinking about writing up a book on biplanes, probably nothing will come from it, but Id at least like a stab as Im now retired and have the time!


Many thanks for looking


Guy
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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2023, 03:38:46 PM »
Guy, try look here:
https://www.modellbau-koenig.de/en/Manufacturers/Wingnut-Wings
they have some RFC-RAF left and at normel retail price.
Good luck.
Giuseppe

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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2023, 10:48:16 PM »
Many thanks Giuseppe,

I did look, and as you say they have the AMC and a post war Brisfit - lovely!

but, I have just bought.. a duellist Harry Tate and Halberstadt.

I always wanted an RE8 and thought my chance had gone..

Thanks for the pms too, much appreciated.

Guy
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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 12:18:38 AM »
Oh golly,

Im away on holiday and I think the suns addled my brain, Ive just bought the LVG/ Camel Duellist boxing too!  ::)

I wish Id had this epiphany moment when Hannants had them all at sensible prices

But Ive always wanted the LVG in particular so am really exciting be getting that and the RE8.

Quick question, are there any cookie cut wood decals for the LVG fuselage? Or anyone have a template to cut decals?

Thanks,

Guy


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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2023, 01:58:16 PM »
I made my partly with woodgrain decals making templates with Tamiya masking paper, just stick to the part, take the contour with a pencil or a fiber pen, apply on top of the decal and cut. It's less time consuming then expected.
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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2023, 09:44:58 PM »
Ah yes, many thanks Giuseppe, I did do that with an Albatros and it did work..

Im just being lazy!  :D

I have seen an HGW mail head set though which could be good

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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2023, 12:58:17 AM »
Just added a Pup!  ;D


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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2023, 02:25:25 AM »
And Bristol Fighter and AEG (Late)..

I know it seems mad, but I realise they are only going to be harder to get, so I dont think Ill regret it  although my bank balance is!

Guy
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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2023, 05:22:54 PM »
By the way, speaking of HGW, I used their nails decals set on the LVG and that was a really nice touch. Being tailored precisely on the model, these can also work as templates for woodgrain decals.
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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2023, 09:43:34 PM »
Ah thats a thought Giuseppe, thanks,

I have just bought that set - I think Ive used a similar set before on an Albatros. Its a shame really, but of all those Wingnut kits Ive spent goodness how much time on, Ive nothing left. Hopefully, Ill keep these ones now as I have a proper display cabinet.

On the kits Ive bought, any essential extras anyone would recommend?

I have ordered a few Barracuda wicker seats, but thinking back, these had quite a lot of flash, Ive just noticed Gaspatch do them too, Im sure theyre better, any thoughts?


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Re: RFC Wingnuts
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2023, 09:51:42 PM »


Ps wish Id kept them, I could have raided them for all that aftermarket I spent a fortune on!  ::)


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