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Hi guys,

 

What was to be the Academy Ni 17 became Special Hobby Ni 11. Ni 17 required too much work for me as a first.

that being said- I absolutely love this type of kit and the possibillities are really endless!!

 

To the point- what would be a good first kit? The special hobby is a nice kit but requires alot of cleanup etc..

 

also what tools and colour do you guys use?

 

All the best

 

Ted

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WNW Fokker DVII for my two cents Ted. Any of their kits will fall together and on this bird there's minimum rigging and huge number of schemes to work to.

 

They also list Tamiya and Gunze paint callouts in the instructions.

 

Few tubes of brown shades oils paints (only need to be little tubes) for painting wood frames etc. Other than that I just use normal modelling tools. Oh couple of decent sets of tweezers for the rigging ( I use Uschi rigging) and that's about it.

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I am guessing that you are wanting a WW1 subject?

 

I would say one of the WIngnut Wings Endecker series... Builds up quickly and very easy to rig for a first WW1 Kit as its an mono-wing.

 

There are a couple of builds here on LSM to help you!

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Thanks guys!

 

Aaron: yes- that looks like a nice kit! Thanks mate:)

 

Dave: yeah.. ww1... it fits my space better we're living on 58 sqM and big kits like the Ta152 f ex has to boxed in the garage:/

 

What kind of folding tools and drills you use?

 

Again thanks

 

Ted

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With the WNW kits you really don't need any folding tools or rigging jigs..

 

You will have all the tools you need already. Only thing you need is some Drill bits that are under 1mm and some good fine point tweezers

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I built the WNW Bristol Fighter as my first large scale WW1 kit. It has a complex rigging and strut arrangement which looks scary and is deemed to be one of their more challengeing kits, but with care and patience, I managed to achieve an outstanding result. My point is, whichever WNW kit you choose, they are engineered so well and the instructions, painting guide, rigging diagrams and general reference included make for a very rewarding modeling experience. The Roland C.2 is a good choice also, as the rigging is relatively simple for a bi-plane. I was able to complete the Brisfit using my general modeling toolkit without recourse to any specialist tools. I used EZ line for the rigging. I wrote up my build for Scale Plastic and Rail. You can find the link below.

 

http://www.scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/index.php/component/content/article/92-our-projects/completed-projects/2177-confessions-of-a-wingnut-wings-virgin

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For first WWI kit definately go the WnW way. While the kits look more complex, and this is partially true, they just fell together and building them is great fun. You can buildit OoB and create a stunning model or you can add details and then only your imagination is the limit!
The kits of the other manufacturers, while simpler with fewer part count are way more difficult and lack the detail and engeneting beauty of teh WnW kits. In the end, they are way more harder to be build and furthermore, achieving good result is way harder.
From the WnW kits, the Fokker DVII have nearly no rigging, so this makes it a wonderfull choice for first WWI adventure. The Roland DVIa/b and Albatros kits are also with quite simple rigging and can bea good start. The Fokker Eindecker series is not that good choice - while there is just one set of wings, the rigging is not that simple, especially at the undercarriage area. Most british subjects have more complicated rigging, so I can't really recommend them

 

I hope this helps

 

Sasho

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Thanks guys!

 

Mike@ great article- thanks! Seems abit too much for me to start with but certainly a must later down the road for sure:)

 

Maybe a Roland C.2 and a Fokker D.12..

 

I'm looking for drillbits, twezzers and rigging materials... man this is an expencive hobby!!

 

Sasho@ yeah.. you are right! The special hobby is almost too much for me already!

Thanks:)

 

Cheers

 

Ted

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Thanks so much all you guys- I really appreciate your input!

 

I'll decided to go for the Roland C.2, the Hisso, the D.12 and the Eindekker (james needs to see some sniggely cowlingwork) should keep me occupied for some time

 

Jeroen.. the Junkers is huge. . I need a bigger apartement!:D

 

thanks again!

 

Hope you'll help me when I start em up:)

 

All the best

 

Ted

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Ted, I'd go for one of the Fokker D.VII's. One of the last models by WnW, with virtually no rigging so you can for this first model concentrate on painting the parts to look like materials non-WW I modellers usually don't have to replicate... 

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