Marcio Antonio Campos
Kit: revell (1:72)
Sooner or later I'd build the Red Baron 425/17 triplane, and here it is,
finished in May 2002. This is the Revell kit (probably I won't build another
in my life), almost OOB except for the machine guns. I replaced the kit ones
with Rosepart resin Spandaus. The result was much better, although the
contact surface between machine guns and fuselage is too small.
I also chose this kit for my first rigging experiences, since the triplane
doesn't have so many wires. I used stretched black sprue and rigged only the
landing gear and cabane struts area. Although the alignment isn't that
perfect, I think the results were pretty good :-)
In this kit I tried to use that Humbrol gloss varnish, the one with the
square bottle. The result was awful and the model was "sticky" even after
weeks. So, after placing decals, I gave the model another coat of gloss
varnish, this time using the Humbrol 35 tinlet, and saved the work from a
disaster. I don't advice anyone to use this square bottle Humbrol varnish.