Re: Sopwith Pup kits

Mark K. Nelson (
Sun, 25 Jun 1995 16:54:36 -0700

>Hi all,
>I'm determined to build a model of the Sopwith Pup sometime soon (this
>decade at my usual rate)
>I have the Aeroclub 1:48 vacform which looks quite nice, and the Airfix 1:72
>as well.
>I'd prefer to build it as N5182 "Lady Maud" ( If anyone has any
>information about it at all please, please let me know)
>My question to the group is this: Any hints or tips on either kit? And
>setting aside the question of "master scale" versus the rest, is the Airfix
>kit really as nice as I remember from my last attempt 10 years (?) ago?

The Pup is supposed to be one of Airfix's best. The kit scales well, the
only corrections being to details. The Windsock Datafile Special lists all
the required corrections, and has many color detail photos of the Pup on
display at Hendon.

The back of the color sheet in the Eduard 1/48 Hannover shows a 1/48 Pup
kit in the future!!!


Mark (From Kites & Other Delights in West Edmonton Mall)