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Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale
Gotha G.IV

by Leo Stevenson

Gotha G.IV

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This is my Gotha G.IV as featured in Issue 25 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine, available now.



My starting point is of course the fabulous Wingnut Wings kit of this aircraft, but rather than use the kit’s options I chose to make this model represent 1059/16, a Siemens-Schuckert built aircraft about which scant information survives (and no photographs), and so this is largely a speculative exercise based on informed guesswork, extrapolated visual references, and a few large whiskies.


There are many differences between ‘SSW’ Gothas and the ones built directly by the Gotha company, some of which required the canny use of ‘after-market’ items meant for different kits, and others, such as the camouflage, that required what seemed to be a few thousand yards of masking tape and a lot of patience.


The magazine article covers many of the methods and materials behind this build, and also some of the historical reasoning behind what I did; enjoy!



Military Illustrated Modeller is available at WH Smiths and other newsstands.

It may also be ordered online directly from the Military Illustrated Modeller website.

The electronic version is also available for iPad, iPod, Mac, PC and Android devices.

Traders wishing to stock this magazine should contact ADH Publishing at enquiries@adhpublishing.com

Model and Text Copyright 2013 by Leo Stevenson
Page Created 21 May, 2013
Last Updated 21 May, 2013

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