Thursday, January 25, 2018

Revell's Sopwith Triplane in 1/72

An occasional aeroplane gets pushed into the production line as a few of these very old kits arrive in-house.  Off the desk, a Revell Sopwith Triplane from a 1975 kit gets added into the fleet.  This kit is from Revell's Collector's Choice series and includes parts to build three variations of the triplane.
Although having a short, operational life, the triplane with "Venetian blind" wings had an impressive rate of climb and maneuverability.  In April 1917, Richtofen claimed the Sopwith Triplane to be the best allied aircraft to date.  

A fun little kit to build and an interesting model to add to the Canvas Eagles' skies.

26 comments:

  1. I really like this one. You've done a nice job making and painting it Jonathan (btw, the model is older than me! and still looks to be in better condition)

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    1. This triplane is a nifty model. Went together without much difficulty.

      Roy, I have figures and games older than you!

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  2. Lovely looking plane, a delightful little kit!
    Best Iain

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  3. I loooooooooooooooooove this model!

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  4. Vintage 1975: wow. Takes me back to the days when building model airplane kits like this was...just building model airplanes. A real mind bender to see it emerge in contemporary wargame use (and nicely at that!).

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    1. You can't take the boy out of the man, I suppose. I built a number of models as a lad and it is fun to do so again. This time around, the model building has a purpose. Gaming!

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  5. Nice plane, and the kit is also older than me πŸ˜€
    How many planes do you have?

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    1. I think I must be getting close to 20 built planes.

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  6. I agree, a very handsome plane, well executed.
    Unfortunately, I [predate the kit by 20 years, LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! No airplane kits from the mid-50s in stock. There are some from the mid-60s, though.

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  7. That's a nice, clean build, Jon. Should we try Canvas Eagles again in February?

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    1. Thanks! We could put CE on the FEB schedule.

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  8. Neat addition to the collection. I think a forty year delay from pile to painted may be a new record.

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    1. At least the kit was not in MY lead pile for forty years!
      It is a neat kit. Maybe I need another?

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