[WWI] Scooter/Swallow

D. Vosburgh dvosburgh at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 27 18:11:50 EDT 2020


Hi Rupe

I have Marty Digmayer’s 1:48 drawings that came with the CSM Swallow. I can send you scans if they’d be helpful; they were from early in his career and not as slick as his later work but I have no reason to suspect the accuracy is off.

Dave

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> On Mar 27, 2020, at 17:16, Tom Ruprecht <ruprecht.tom at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Just a request (below) and an early comment on the injected 1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov kits of the Sopwith Scooter and Swallow:
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> I received mine yesterday, ordered through Art Scale Distribution in Czech Republic.  Got one of each.  Order to delivery was 3 weeks, not bad in an epidemic.  They took PayPal, and the order totaled 23.95 Euro including postage.  Packaging was careful and secure.  I would not hesitate to do business with them again.
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> As I unfortunately suspected, the kits are identical except for decals, which look nice and are inregister.  The Scooter has decals for three different times in it's career, and the Swallow for two, ie while being built in CDL, then after painted up in PC 10 or 12, I don't know which.  I have not yet checked details of the instructions, which may have info on how to modify one version to the other.
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> JM Bruce "British Aeroplanes 1914-1918 says that the two had differences other than guns.  The Swallow's wings were "slightly greater span and area," and was "slightly higher above the fuselage to give the pilot access to his guns," without a hump. Cabane struts were longer and splayed more from the front than the Scooter.  "The central portion of the wing was reinforced, and the ailerons were of a longer span than those of the Scooter."
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> No flash, grey plastic.  The two different engines are present. Two different decks in front of the cockpit are provided to allow for guns or unarmed.  Guns not as crisply detailed as I would like, but what the heck.  That's what spares boxes are for. Interior limited but adequate.  The rib tapes seem a little heavy but nothing that a little sandpaper can't fix if that would make it more accurate.  No PE.  Only one set of cabane struts that I can see.  Two props.  Definitely buildable but I obviously cannot comment on fit or decal quality.
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> I will see if I can do a review in Internet Modeler with photos. I have already promised a feature on an ot subject and haven't gotten to it...  Sorry Chris, I am still working my day job!
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> The request:  Does anybody know if there are any drawings of these two types so I can figure out which one needs the surgery? I may actually already own such a reference but I would rather build than look through them all.  Anything in Windsock?  I have most of them after Vol 10.
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> Thanks all, Rupe
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