I have promised myself to build one from the "Stash" occasionally, and came across this one the other day.
Although sometimes regarded as yesterday's technology, I have always liked vacuum form kits. There is something about the scale thickness of these mouldings which feels close to the real aircraft. The lack of detail is always something which I find great satisfaction in working to remedy. For a biplane builder, the wings nearly always come as an upper and lower element, giving the opportunity to anchor rigging lines inside the wing.
Also, I think I detect a resurgence of interest in these kits, as Sanger seem to be doing nicely re-issueing their own kits alongside those originally from Contrail. There also seems to be a brisk trade in second hand kits from the likes of Rareplane and Esoteric.
This one comes with all the airframe parts formed on a single sheet together with a bag of white metal bits covering the engine and smaller parts.
First job is to draw a marker line around the parts. Then comes my favourite bit - to take a large pair of kitchen scissors and chop the sheet into individual parts . . . .