Re: Eduard Sopwith Pup in 1/48

Mick Fauchon (
Tue, 29 Aug 1995 20:32:33 +1000 (EST)

Hi, Brian,

> Here you go guys, the latest from Eduard, compared to my only ref, the
> Windsock Datafile (no. 2? newly rereleased). Sorry I didn't compare
> the dimensions too closely. It is larger than the plans in the
> datafile - what scale are they?

There should be two sets of drawings in the Datafile; 1/72 and 1/48.

> engine, which has a pe ignition harness to go with it. This bag
> also has a couple of pins plus a resin Vickers machine gun and a cast
> metal engine cowling.

Resin gun and metal cowling? That's a new one.

> The resin Vickers is first rate and requires only two pe parts to
> make a miniature masterpiece, a further two piece frame attaches to
> the rear to hold the clear windscreen. Bravo, Eduard. Note most
> pups had a prominent cushioning around the windscreen, which was
> often removed by the pilots at the front. Eduard supply a frame for
> the windscreen but it would be to flat to represent the padding. Build
> this up with plastic strip (engrave a few buttons and creases........?).

Padding around the windscreen? Or framing? Or padding around the
gun-butts? Or cockpit-coaming?

> The last engine cowling looks lovely, cleans up well but lacks the
> prominent front vent shown in most plans and photos. Also, it has
> two unusual panel lines, and the two slots that are included are
> asymmetric, again not matching my references.

It will probably all show up in the drawings.

> (clearly shown in the photo) and a few cockpit details. I assume
> most of your guys would be beefing up some of the pe details to make
> them 3-D.

Yep 80)

Photo in windsock shows the padding around the winscreen
> still on this a/c. The kit appears to be in proportion and apart from
> the cowling, easy to detail. I'm open to suggestions on how to fix
> that but I guess it will be a case of drilling and carving a new vent.

Not sure which vent you mean. The one underneath, behind the motor?

> Note Eduard painting guide shows this front vent on both aircraft!

If it's the vent I'm thinking of, it will be on all Pups.

> Go on, buy it.

I've ordered it! I've ordered it! 80)



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