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Revell 1/48 Camel

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    April 2010
Revell 1/48 Camel
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:26 AM

Here it is, not the best build but the kit it to limited to spen loads of effort on, just wanted to see what it looks like.

I think it was an ancient Aurora molding with most of the insigna raised lined removed. The rib detail was to overdone so I sanded it off a little.

 

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Theuns

 
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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:56 AM

Beautiful build, that rigging looks intimidating! Just don't let Snoopy around it...

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 6:03 AM

Looks like a good turn out to me Theuns. If you had to sand the ribbing down I can't imagine what it looked like before you did so.

                   

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 9, 2020 6:41 AM

like this

 

 

Theuns

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:12 AM

THAT is crazy! Good call on sanding that all down some. WOW! 

                   

 

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:11 PM

Very nice build Theuns! Love that tight rigging.Toast

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:54 PM

Rigging and paint job really makes the Camel stand out!

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:28 PM

Thanx

 

Theuns

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:49 AM

Beautiful build, Theuns!

You're correct-that kit ended up under the Revell label via Monogram, who bought the molds along with the rest of Aurora's catalog, when Aurora closed up shop.  A venerable kit.

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    July 2011
  • From: Armpit of NY
Posted by MJames70 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:56 AM
Some of the Aurora WWI kits were released by Monogram after they acquired the molds, the Camel, SE5a, and Fokker D.VII. Most of the others weren’t, but some others did see the light of day again under the Glencoe label, like the Nieuport 28.
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    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:19 PM

That's a nice job on the Camel.  

How did you do the rigging for this little bird?  I ask because a few years ago I made an attempt at building the Eduard Camel in 1/48, and I never could get the cabanes lined up properly, and the rigging efforts I made ended up a total mess.  I ended up smashing that kit out of sheer frustration (and later bought WNW's 1/32 Camel, which remains in my stash).

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:45 PM

I uses thin elasic line used by people who do beads as the rigging. Its a little thicker than the EZ line I usually use. I did the rigging on cabane struts, interplane strust ext forst before putting on the top wing.

Things like the controll cables I used bristles from a paintbrush as they keep straight.

I have the WNW se5 but will keep off from building it untill I have the skillset to do so.That kit deserves nothing but the absolute best.

 

Theuns

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