Re: Eduard Sopwith Pup in 1/48

Brian Bushe (
30 Aug 1995 16:38:43 +0100

In <>, Mick Fauchon wrote:

> Hi, Brian,

Hi Mick, glad to see you're back. How much are Eduard kits in Germany?

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

Yes. Detail photos show a thick padding completely surrounding the
windscreen. Note the screen is attached to the rear of the gun
not the fuselage. The padding is more prominent than the cockpit

> 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?

No, on the bottom of the cowl there are three slots, one in front and
visible from head on (and shown on the front and side elevations in
the drawings), plus two further underneath ( visible on the side
elevation and underside drawings). These appear on all 'normal' cowls
(Sopwith, Standard, and I think Beardmore). The other, heavier cowl
which Matt referred to appears on the Monosoupape powered Pups built
by Whitehead (I think).

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