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WNW Roland C.IIa (late)

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WNW Roland C.IIa (late)
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:18 PM

A Wingnut Wings WWI aircraft build is always a cosmic nirvana modeling experience for me. This is my fourth WNW build, the excellent two seater Roland C.IIa "late", also known as the "Whale". My wife gave me this gift about six years ago for Xmas so she was especially enthusiastic and supportive during this build. She picked the kit out for me because she thought it was "cute", lucky for me her "cute" = my "awesome"! Other than EZ line and Bob's Buckles for rigging, it's pretty much OOB. Tamiya acrylic paints were used per the instructions except for a slight amount of Alclad aluminum and brass in the engine area. I built version 'A' of the kit's five options, ("Kasta 2/ Kogohl 1, 1917) in which WNW guessed at some color and feature aspects so I deviated a little here and there. As always with WNW, everything fit perfectly and the finished product comes out much better than my skills should allow.

Too bad WNW shut down. Despite the crazy price escalation of these kits on eBay, I refuse to not build the remaining WNW kits in my stash. Life is too short and I'd rather have a bunch of dusty built models than unbuilt $$$ kits when I'm too blind and feeble to even separate the parts from the runners or spend the money on other things that wouldn't be as fun (other than good Irish Whiskey ).



  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:22 PM

very nice!  What scale is that?  Seems like a bigger one.  



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    April 2012
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:24 PM

Opps! 1/32, sorry I didnt include that in my original post. It's the only scale WNW produced.

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Posted by knox on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:31 PM

Dang, that is a pretty build!  It also looks like you thumped your thumb pretty hard a some point.  

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    April 2012
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:46 PM

Thanks Knox. I'd like to say that I missed the target when I aimed a hammer at my previous model build but I actually closed a sliding pocket bathroom door on my thumb in the middle of the night (ouch!!!). Wife wasn't too happy being awoken at 4 AM.....

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:22 PM

That's some really nice work there, John. YesYes


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Posted by cnq on Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:03 PM

That is really really nice work. I love it Yes

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:36 PM

Just plane sweet!


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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:22 AM

Very nice!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BigskyMark on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:11 PM

Brilliant work.  I hope Wingnuts will be back someday. Your build certainly did justice (and more some) to the quality of the kit.


Cheers,  Mark


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