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Unique Sopwith Camel Opportunity

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    September 2010
Unique Sopwith Camel Opportunity
Posted by Egon060 on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:55 PM

 Hey everybody, I found this at a local antique store today.  The plastic is still in great condition and except for a few missing clips for the snap tite pieces everything fits as well as could be expected. For the record, this is a 1970 Monogram SnapTite model of Snoopy and his Sopwith Camel.

It should be noted that I was not  born until 1982, and my wife not till 1986. Needless to say this is a cool find. It will be going with my WWI models or maybe the fantasy/sci-fi models of my soon coming Model Cave.

I would love to hear any thoughts the fine members of the board have.

P.S.- The only peice that is missing are the decals My wife thinks i should leave it as it is and just restore/rebuil[d it. I kinda would like to find some decals that would fit.

  • Member since
    September 2010
Posted by Egon060 on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:02 PM

Ok, so I am having some problems getting photos to show up in my post. I will find a help thread i guess till I can get it working, its on flikr and ill try and get them up here.

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    September 2004
  • From: Utereg
Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:43 AM

Cool find! I never knew that such a kit excisted.

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    June 2008
  • From: Iowa
Posted by Hans von Hammer on Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:50 AM

Aw damn!  I had that kit!  Got it for Christmas back in like 1971 or near then...  Also got the "sister" kit, "The Red Baron and His Fokker Triplane".  Both kits were motorized, the Baron's figure was a big cartoony bust like Snoopy's, with a big ol' moustache and the base was a big Iron Cross.. IIRC, the decals were stickers, rather than water-slide tough..

Been looking for both those kits for years...  Good find, Pard!

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    September 2010
Posted by Egon060 on Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:26 AM

That's pretty cool that you used to have this model. I saw the Red Baron kit when I was doing some research on the piece online. With any luck I will be able to get it too. I have to wait a bit, just put a big order in for paints and a couple new kits, so the wife took my bank card. Darn her and her caring about our finances!

  • Member since
    June 2008
  • From: Iowa
Posted by Hans von Hammer on Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:55 PM

Got a link to those finds?

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    January 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 11:57 AM

Definitely a great find!  My brother and I had both kits as kids.  This is a true find; take care of it.  The last one I saw was on display in the Smithsonian/National Air and Space Museum a few years back.  An awesome find; I've been looking for one myself.  Does the motor still work?  If so, doubly good!!

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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    September 2005
  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 12:02 PM

Would be nice to see both re-released by Revellogram but obtaining the rights may be prohibitive.

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    June 2008
  • From: Iowa
Posted by Hans von Hammer on Sunday, October 9, 2011 8:39 PM

Mattel would be the problem...

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