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Building the Silver Wings Siskin

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history
The Armstrong Whitworth Siskin was a British biplane single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1920s produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. The Siskin was one of the first new RAF fighters to enter service after the First World War; it was noted for its aerobatic qualities.

The Siskin III first flew on 7 May 1923, with first deliveries to the RAF (six for evaluation) taking place in January 1924. The fighter was the first all-metal fighter in the Royal Air Force. From Wikipedia.
the kit
The Siskin is another of Silver Wings' fabulous full resin kits. 152 resin parts, 44 pe parts and 3 film parts provide a lot of modelling enjoyment for your money.
Instructions
Silver Wings has changed the style and format of their instructions. They are now bound along the top edge instead of the side, and have been changed in size to fit the box without folding. For some reason, the traditional numbered steps have also been eliminated. A few notes before you start building:
Before you join the fuselage together as shown on page 4, you need to skip ahead to page 6 to see what items should be installed on the interior cockpit sides.

Also on page 4, there seems to be some indication that something is supposed to be installed in the "notch" in the tail before joining the fuselage halves. There is no kit part provided, but it seems there is some sort of hydraulic cylinder there, which you can add from a piece of rod later in the build.

There is no illustration showing the joining of the two upper wing halves.

Images of the kit box and contents appear courtesy of the Silver Wings website.
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About the Author

About Doug Nelson (DougN1)
FROM: GEORGIA, UNITED STATES

I've been modeling on and off for over 40 years. My primary interests are WW1, Interwar and WW2 aircraft, although I do build an occasional WW2 armour kit. I used to build 1/32 kits back in the 80's, but switched to 1/48 in the early 90's when all the nice new kits started showing up. I've sinc...