World War One

It has been one hundred years since the end of WWI and yet the aircraft of the time are still fascinating, at least to me anyway. That said except for a few I built in my youth I have shied away from building any of them since returning to modeling primarily due to the effort required to replicate the rigging that held most of these old kites together. Around the time that I started this website a new company appeared producing very high quality and easy to build WWI aircraft kits. Wingnut Wings was the company, it was started by Peter Jackson of film making fame who was also very interested in aircraft of that period and also owns a firm that restores and reproduces them. Produced in 1/32 scale which allows a good level of detail without running you out of house and home, the kits took the world by storm and are now the standard that folks judge other WWI kits by. Over time I have collected a few of these. You will notice that most of them are aircraft that have a very minimal amount of rigging. I currently have six of them and only one of another brand. I wouldn't have that one but Wingnut Wings has not yet released a SPAD. If they ever do I will most likely ditch the SPAD I have now.

I will not be doing in box kit reviews of these kits as there are a great many already online that cover them quite well. I will provide a brief history and when I get around to building them will provide a build log. I will provide links to in box reviews and builds of the kits as I find them. Click on the thumbnails below to go to the page for that kit.

Junkers J.1

Albatros D.Va

Fokker D.VII

Sopwith Triplane

Sopwith F.1 Camel

Junkers D.1


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Updated  5/15/18