This is the first WWI title in the Warpaint series and includes all the usual Warpaint features – historical text, a glossary for the modeler, color artwork by Richard Caruana and a three page color walk-around by author Matthew Willis.
This softcover publication is 38 pages, including the inner front and rear covers, of data, information, illustrations, period B&W images, and a 3 page walk-around of the fully restored aircraft owned by the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden in Bedfordshire, UK.
Not as well-known as the Sopwith Camel, the Pup distinguished itself during its operational lifespan, and was a stalwart aircraft during the RFC’s most difficult time, Bloody April, 1917. Although a bit slower than some of its contemporaries, it proved to be a nimble and powerful Air-to-Air warrior which contributed much to the control of the air over the Western Front.
This publication is a mix of historical data supported by period images in B&W, full color drawings and illustrations, and a sufficient quantity of “detail” shots for those who are seeking research as they build one of the several models of the Pup that are in the marketplace. This publication provides the technical support required to produce a fully detailed and handsome model of the Pup.
This publication is highly recommended for the quality of the historical text by Mr. Willis, the excellent drawings and illustrations by Mr. Caruana. Also influencing that “highly recommended” status are the details shown in the drawings and color images, which the advanced modeler seeks. Rigging attachment points, wood grain panels, metal cowl, and armament are all show to great effect in the color imagtes. Well Done!
Thanks to Guideline Publications for providing the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.