Re: Eduard Sopwith Pup in 1/48

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 29 Aug 1995 07:47:12 -0500

On 29 Aug 95 at 20:32, Mick Fauchon muttered:

> > 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.

Depending on which company built the Pup, the cowling will be
different. I believe there were at least three companies
manufacturing the Pup, and all three had different cowlings. The
two that come to mind first are (naturally) Sopwith and Beardmore
(sp?). I can't remember the exact differences, but know there are
plenty of differences in the cowl between Sopwith and Beardmore.
Again, if memory serves, the "vent" was only on Sopwith built
machines, and the Beardmore cowl was a more "robust", rounded style,
with no vents but a couple of cooling holes(?). For the best
reference, turn to the Datafile Special on the Pup.

Question to the reviewer: Did Eduard "mold" the "exhaust channel"
correctly under the cowl/front fuselage? The Airfix kit doesn't
include it, and I was wondering. Thanks.


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska

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