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1/48 Sopwith Camel F.1*** FINISHED Pg.4

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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:25 PM

Your Camel is looking good so far despite the fit issues you're encountering.

I remember building this one in about '79, but I was a kid and I just slapped it together and promptly started "flying" it around the house.

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:02 PM

Snoopy's steed is looking niceYes

A clinic on perseverance!

Gil

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:19 PM

Mike, Aggie, Gil, thank you all for looking in and commenting. 

The gap on the fuselage was purely self inflicted. I should have trimmed that tank down more.

Anyways, I've started painting up some of the major components before I start gluing them on. I'll have more progress photos up in a day or two.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:48 PM

Well I finally have some progress work worth showing. To keep in the spirit of this old kit, I’ve been painting with a brush and enamel paints, mostly Humbrol, and some Xtracolor as well. And this is where is at now.

 

 

Everything is pretty much just test fitted for this photo. I still want to work on the cockpit opening padded collar a bit, and that’s much easier to do with nothing yet attached.

 

I also drilled out the front of the guns

 

 

I still need to do some more clean up work there. More to follow in a few days...

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:09 PM

Just goes to show you can make something wonderful from a vintage kit. Absolutely nothing wrong going old school! In the coming weeks I'm going to tackle their old 1/48 EA-6B Prowler. I've really become dependent on perfectly scribed and fitted kits. Tongue Tied

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:40 PM

How many of us here built this same kit when we were kids. I know that I did. And it's fun to build these old kits with grown up skills and all these modern tools and techniques. Not that I'm using much of the latter... lol.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:34 AM

Excellent work so far!

BTW...as many times as I've seen this kit, I never realized its engine was the much-prized (and more powerful) Bentley BR.1 type rather than the 'traditional' Clerget. Your drybrushing beautifully highlights the characteristic 'nonagon' shape of the crankcase.

Live and learn! Smile

Greg

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:56 AM

My hats off to you that plane in 1/48! Super job so far . l've built my share but in 1/28 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:10 PM

Thank you Greg and Nick.
Greg, I did not know that the Camelhad different engine types, and would not know the difference. All that detail visible is just due to an oil paints wash, nothing fancier than that.

Nick, I would love to have built those 1/28 scale kits. Those are more classics.

 One step at a time. Today I finished up, cleaned up, and then painted the guns. 

 

 

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:54 PM

Looking good, Carlos.  Don't go too far, everyone will think it's an Eduard!

John

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:11 PM

jeaton01

Looking good, Carlos.  Don't go too far, everyone will think it's an Eduard!

 

LOL! Thanks John, but I doubt that. Its pedigree will never be mistaken.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:23 PM

During this week I’ve worked on the collar padding for the cockpit. First I added some strip styrene to the inner face then sanded it all to a more rounded profile.

 

 

Once it had been sanded, I painted it in Humbrol Satin Black. I need to go back and touch up where the sanding damaged the paint on adjacent areas

 

 

then lastly I attached the lower wing

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, February 19, 2021 9:35 PM

I love how that pit collar turned out. 

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 19, 2021 10:03 PM

Thanks Mike. It's a definite improvement over the angled ridge of the kit part.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:30 PM

More progress... tail planes on... woohoo!

 

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, March 1, 2021 8:42 PM

10,20,30,40,50 or more.........

 

Not a subject you see everyday. Coming along nice.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 1, 2021 10:22 PM

lawdog114

10,20,30,40,50 or more.........

 

Not a subject you see everyday. Coming along nice.

 

 

I love that song! Lol! And thank you! These old kits do have their charms.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:05 AM

Looking good stick. I love these old bipes. Beer

I have the old 1/28 Revell one in the stash that I picked up years ago in a yard sale for a couple of bucks.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:44 AM

plasticjunkie

Looking good stick. I love these old bipes. Beer

I have the old 1/28 Revell one in the stash that I picked up years ago in a yard sale for a couple of bucks.

 

PJ, that would be a FUN one to build. I remember oogling those large scale Revell WWI kits at the store when I was a boy. I'd love to see you build that one someday down the road here.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:12 PM

I have been thinking about working on it since I have IPMS convention decals and pe details. A while back I did the Revell 1/28 Fokker Tri Wing and it was a fun build and believe it made it on the FSM magazine. I have the issue somewhere in my man cave.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:35 PM

Well then you have to build an opponent for the Fokker! It cant sit there solo.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:57 PM

stikpusher

Well then you have to build an opponent for the Fokker! It cant sit there solo.

 

You have a good point there stick.

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:49 PM

Lookin good!!! Very nice work Stik!

Jim Captain

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 AM

I have an even dozen of those old 1/28 kits that I've picked up over the years, Camels, Spads, 2 of the Dr.1's but one of them I built in 1967 and still have.  Fun kits, and not wanted by the young'uns for many years.  

John

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:26 AM

Comming along nicely Stik - Still haven't overcome my fear of the bipes.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:56 AM

jeaton01
I have an even dozen of those old 1/28 kits that I've picked up over the years, Camels, Spads, 2 of the Dr.1's but one of them I built in 1967 and still have. Fun kits, and not wanted by the young'uns for many years.

And still excellent kits for their day, and great platforms for some fairly easy super-detailing of cockpits and such.  (And some of the weightiest individual parts I can recall having encountered in the hobby. The Dr.1 had wings split in top and bottom pieces, but the Camel and Spad wing were molded as single individual parts...and seemed to weigh a ton!  Big Smile)

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 5, 2021 9:28 PM

Thanks guys. I think I'm finally gaining some steam on this one again....

Well today ended up being a case of going ahead three stages instead of the planned two. 

 

First up I added the metal tubing for the fuel tanks

 

 

Then I had intended to add only the struts into place on the lower wing and fuselage, and I sure proper positioning using the top wing. But that wasn’t working as intended, so I ended up gluing the top wing in position as well. So the wings are in place, just a bit sooner than intended

 

 

 

 

Next up, adding the landing gear, tail skid, and prop...

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:48 AM

Pardon the pun, but it's really starting to take shape lol.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:37 AM

M. Brindos

Pardon the pun, but it's really starting to take shape lol.

 

 

Lol! Thanks! And the pun needs no pardon here. Wink

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:19 AM

Stik, I do believe you're looking at the finish line. Such a wonderful rendition of a vintage classic.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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