World War I Aircraft Details

Interesting view of an early model World War I Bristol fighter. Note absence of a cowling.

Interesting view of an early model World War I Bristol fighter. Note absence of a cowling.

One of the neat things about the internet are the various websites you can discover that can assist with your current modeling efforts.

One such site, pointed out to me by one of my readers, is this one specializing on static (non-flying) “Great War”, or World War I aircraft. The site is extremely well done and contains a great amount of information on building and detailing 1:32 scale WW-I aircraft.

Details of rigging on aircraft tail section.

Details of rigging on aircraft tail section.

Although these models will not take to the air, these types of sites can be very useful to radio control modelers, as they demonstrate some easy to do actions that can aid greatly to the overall appearance of any model that we build and fly.

I like early era model aircraft such as the 1911 Fokker Spin or the 1912 Blackburn Monoplane. For my initial build of the Spin, it was not too much effort to add some thread rigging wires and a dummy motor. But after reviewing this site, I am inspired to make another version of the Spin with greater rigging detail. It really is not that difficult and the results speak for themselves.

And the section on the custom made spoke wheels is almost enough to design and build a model around these remarkable wheels!