World War I was the dawning of military aviation. The aircraft of this war were bi-planes (two-winged) which were largely constructed of lightweight wood, and wire to secure and stabilize the wings. Today, the military aircraft enthusiast can purchase World War I model airplane replicas of practically every design that participated in this war.
World War I model airplanes can be fun to build, especially from a historical perspective. If you are considering building a World War I plane it is first suggested that you do some research and information gathering prior to building your model. This information can be of tremendous help in building a historical replica of your WW1 model, not to forget being a source of inspiration and creativity.
Because the original World War I airplanes were constructed of primarily wood and wire many World War I model airplane manufactures produce their World War I model airplane kits to replicate this construction. Some kits do replicate this construction in plastic, but most are constructed from die cast balsa wood.
After purchasing your kit and gathering the historical information you will want to preview the kit's instructions. This will help you not only in the actual building phase, but will also help you get an idea of how you will apply your historical research to your kit, as there are different versions and styles of World War I military aircraft. The “Red Baron" is a good example.
Also, prior to building your WW1 model plane you'll want to make sure that you have the appropriate work space and tools to build it. Your work space, to include lighting, should be of such to allow you to work comfortably. And your tool box should include all the necessary tools to perform each building phase efficiently.
The most important thing in building your World War I model airplane is to have fun doing it. Model building is a hobby and as such should be fun to do.
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