Author Topic: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.  (Read 452 times)

Offline robunos

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Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« on: July 23, 2022, 05:28:48 AM »

I'm a bit a bit late to this GB, but I'm hoping I can get this completed before the end . . .
While finding out the kit for my 'Haifisch' Build here :-
https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=10432.msg199727#msg199727
what did I happen to find on the pile next to it ? This kit . . .







and look at the markings !!
Here's the sprue,





and the fuselage halves glued together.







That's All For Now, Stay Tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.

« Last Edit: July 23, 2022, 05:31:02 AM by robunos »
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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 01:08:52 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2022, 08:58:15 AM »
Off to another great start  :smiley:

And let's face it, something named Dolphin deserves to be a bit more svelte than Messrs Sopwith's original offering  :o
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Offline robunos

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2022, 04:28:18 AM »
Okay . . .
Just a quick update, the model assembled and ready for painting . . .





I've moved the wing and undercarriage back slightly, and the original idea was to paint and finish the engine block before adding it, hence the black paint, but with hindsight, it'll be easier to paint at the end . . .

That's All For Now, stay tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2022, 04:31:29 AM by robunos »
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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2022, 05:11:57 AM »
I will surely stay tuned! Iíll have to look this one up and see about how the pilot aimed the guns. From the artwork it looks like a strange method.

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2022, 06:52:42 AM »
Looks good, Robin.

The Dolphin was a weird looking plane - perfect for a one wing conversion!

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 07:44:04 AM »
Nice one. Also good to see a non Vacform kit of this

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2022, 10:01:58 PM »
I didn't even know the kit was available. The Dolphin 'as-is' is a great WW1 whif-the monoplane transformation should be nifty!

Offline robunos

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2022, 10:39:05 PM »
Kovozavody Prostejov are doing what I hoped Airfix were going to do, after they released their BE.2 and Eindecker.
They're releasing several kits of Great War types, like the Dolphin, Roland 'Haifisch', Breguet 14, and Salmson 2A2, that were previously only available as vacforms, resin kits, or short-run kits from the likes of Pegasus, Merlin, etc.

cheers,

Robin.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2022, 10:42:07 PM by robunos »
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Offline robunos

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2022, 02:11:53 AM »

And we're done . . . !
Sopwith Dolphin, unknown RNAS squadron, Dover, 1918












More in the Gallery Thread.
That's All, Folks . . . !


cheers,
Robin.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2022, 02:13:44 AM by robunos »
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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2022, 02:27:56 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2022, 05:27:29 AM »
Do like the teeth on this one  :smiley: :smiley:

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2022, 09:16:00 AM »
Looks like one of those Japanese Noh "demon" masks.
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Offline robunos

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Re: Sopwith Dolphin - A One Wing Biplane.
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2022, 04:57:48 AM »
They remind me of Heraldic Beasts, or the monsters you find on medievial maps . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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