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Roland C.IIa Late
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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:52 PM UTC
The early aviation modelling world was on tenterhooks when Wingnut Wings posted a teaser on their website announcing a secret new release. Speculation ran riot as to what the subject could be - and it was certainly no disappointment when all was revealed! A pair of new kits of the Roland C.II, in both "Early" and "Late" versions. Here's a look at the latter.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:58 AM UTC
Nice review Rowan! This looks like another cracker
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 02:02 AM UTC
Wow! Your review just makes me want this more.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 07:16 AM UTC
Cheers Mikael and Mike

I've promised Richard Alexander a build of this beauty once I'd cleared the decks a bit, so watch out for plenty of fun to follow. I reckon I'll be out of my "comfort zone" pretty quickly (but that's half the point ), so any and all advice and suggestions will be more than welcome.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 08:03 AM UTC
My Roland C.II arrived yesterday and hit me in the face with fresh styrene smell - must be a thing, 'cause I like it I'll be building the first option, with over-propeller forward firing Lewis gun!

This is probably one of the more straightforward Early Aviation subjects - interior frame contains the "office" (good one) and the engine, fuselage closes around it and you are half the way home... No fiddly struts to deal with, rigging is limited and you can always send it to me (just kidding, you'll make a fine build)

Only complaint is that I've been painting my interiors as varnished wood on Rolands up until WnW came in with their research and common sense... Haven't yet made up my mind if I'll stick with purty wood or proper Roland interior gray...
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 06:58 AM UTC

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Cheers Mikael and Mike

I've promised Richard Alexander a build of this beauty once I'd cleared the decks a bit, so watch out for plenty of fun to follow. I reckon I'll be out of my "comfort zone" pretty quickly (but that's half the point ), so any and all advice and suggestions will be more than welcome.

All the best

Rowan



Nice one Rowan, I look forward to your build – like you say, it should be a lot of fun! I'm currently waiting for my CII.a to arrive, curtesy of a well known modeling magazine, who asked me for a build, which I'm very excited about.

Mikael
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 05:45 PM UTC
A very good review as usual Rowan

I jumped at the early version as soon as it was available because I have wanted to do the fish scale scheme for many years and now I want to produce a mask set for it However I think that I jumped the gun and I should have got this later version not the early one!

I need to sell the early version that I now have before I can commit to the later version, because of the import duty and the stupidly high post office "handling charge"!

However, the kit is another wonderful rendition by WNW
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Mikael

Great news! We've got to get you building for us too!

@ Mal - Aren't there any "Early" schemes you can work up for masks before you pass the kit on? Always turn any mis-spent cash into an investment wherever possible.

Once the home situation settles a bit, I'm really looking forward to getting started on the Roland.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 06:17 PM UTC

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@ Mal - Aren't there any "Early" schemes you can work up for masks before you pass the kit on? Always turn any mis-spent cash into an investment wherever possible.



Yep I can do that but I don't really need this kit to do that but and I could use this kit to get the scales done but, as I will only build one of these (probably as I don't have time to build another) I need the late version so that I can build it

If I didn't have so many kits on the go I would buy the later kit and build along with you
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:25 AM UTC
Hi Mal

I guess I'm just being "über-efficient" in suggesting you make use of the parts you've got before flogging them. It'd be Sod's Law if you find an exotic "Early" scheme later on - only to find the "Late" kit parts don't work for it...

Us build together? Can you work that slow?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 06:09 PM UTC

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Us build together? Can you work that slow?



Ah ah! At the moment yes, it seems
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:07 AM UTC
My prayers have been answered Mick G (kynance) has done a swap with me, thanks mate

It will be next year before I can get around to build this but I will start on the masks as soon as I can; so that's about 6 months then!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:15 AM UTC