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

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 23, 2021 4:29 PM

So yesterday I did a couple of small additions that I needed to do before final bits of rigging. First I added some control line horns to the ailerons that were not molded in place, but needed in order to properly add those lines. I made them up from small pieces of aluminum rod then flattened and filed them them to a more airfoil shape once glued in place.

 

 

 

I also attached the control line thru the rudder using EZ Line and CA.

 

 

 

No rigging today as my fine motor skills are toast after a long bike ride this morning... tomorrow I’ll resume the rigging, and possibly finish it. Then final touch up painting is next on the agenda.

 

 

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 Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:15 PM

Today was a knuckle down session. The finish line edges ever closer. Two plus hours of gluing snipping, etc. and the rigging was done! EZ Line for the flying surfaces control cables, .008” music wire for bracing wires on the landing gear, and .010 music wire for the wings to landing gear “flying wire”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up, touch up painting, flat coat, add the prop and finito! 

 

 

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 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:21 AM

That looks really sharp Carlos. Excellent rigging and the paint work is just all that AND a whole bag of party mix. Really good work man.

                   

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:35 AM

Ooh,OOh Boss!

 Da Plane ,Da Plane!!

 Now that looks downright scary. Would you want to fly in that bundle of Sticks, Mechanicals and Wires? I would'nt. BUT, This plane looks well built and painted for it to be too fragile, Hey Stik-Could I ? Could I take her for a flight? Please? Nice looking  bird my friend.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:33 AM

Joe and TB, thank you. Tanker, I would love to fly in such a machine. It's like driving in an early roadster to me, the same sort of appeal, an original machine type calling for those who will accept the challenge.

 

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 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:31 AM

Wow Stik, nice work on that ancient kit.  Looking good. 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:11 PM

I've managed to miss a lot of updates somehow.

Impressive work, Stik! Really looking great. Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:59 PM

John and Greg, thank you. Working my way up the food chain of older kits before I tackle a new tool biplane.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:26 PM

Yeah Well:

 Let's face it Stik ! -You and I appreciate what it takes to fly. No electronics and seat of the pants. That's the real way to  feel it. You and the machine striving through the sky. The Air flowing past your Goggles!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:00 PM

stikpusher

Today was a knuckle down session. The finish line edges ever closer. Two plus hours of gluing snipping, etc. and the rigging was done! EZ Line for the flying surfaces control cables, .008” music wire for bracing wires on the landing gear, and .010 music wire for the wings to landing gear “flying wire”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up, touch up painting, flat coat, add the prop and finito! 

 

 

Superb rigging job Stik. Love the attention to detail often missed with these bipes.  

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:01 PM

Tanker-Builder

Yeah Well:

 Let's face it Stik ! -You and I appreciate what it takes to fly. No electronics and seat of the pants. That's the real way to  feel it. You and the machine striving through the sky. The Air flowing past your Goggles!

 

I guess that comes from too many times hanging in a parachute harness on the way to the ground, trying to determine wind direction by the airflow across my face. 

PJ, thanks. This build sure was a reminder that biplanes are lots of little details all bundled up into the contraption.

 

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 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, April 25, 2021 8:49 PM

Looks superb Stik! You have really done justice to that ancient kit. It’s funny, I have no problem rigging a ship but quake in my boots when I think about working on some of my biplane kits!!!

Steve

       

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 26, 2021 9:52 AM

Thank you Steve. I've only rigged a handful of ships, so I can't say much there in comparison. I'm sure that the basic technique of working from the center out works well for both types. 

 

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, April 27, 2021 6:24 PM

Final bits of touch up and detail painting done, propellor added...

 

 

Flat coat is all that is left, and I’ll call this one done.

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:38 AM

Got the Hisso warming up, Carlos.  Make sure those guns are armed!

John

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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:40 AM

That's a fine looking string bag you've got there. I can't hardly wait to see the final reveal.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:29 AM

Yes almost there.

 

 

 Nick.

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    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:05 AM

That's looking really good!  I haven't tried a biplane yet being scared of the rigging.

Mike

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:20 PM

Thanks guys, I do appreciate your kind words!

I airbrushed on the topcoat a little while ago, and I’m calling this one done. It’s not perfect, it’s not contest material, but it is finally finished.

 

 

 

I’ll get some better all around view photos up in awhile.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:27 PM

Hey she looks fantastic. Great job stik.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:55 PM

Thank you PJ.

 

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 Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:11 PM

What is there to say about the Sopwith Camel? It is one of the iconic aeroplanes of WWI, probably the most well known from the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force to even the novice aviation buff. And helped out no doubt by a certain cartoon beagle and his never ending quest to defeat the Red Baron.

This is Monogram’s 1979 retool of Aurora’s 1956 vintage kit. I added a few bits to the interior, and detailed a few exterior bits. Rigging is steel wire and EZ Line, paints are Xtracolor, Humbrol, and Testors enamels. Decals are by Eagle Strike for a Camel from 45 Squadron flown in Italy in summer 1918 by Lt. C.M. Masters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

posed with my Oeffag Albatross, my first grown up biplane build from a few years ago

 

 

And ready for the dawn patrol

 

 

 

Thanks for looking, comments and critiques are welcome

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:49 AM

Just great. You definitely conquered the rigging

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:43 AM

Thank you TJ. Now the challenge is to keep that skill current.

 

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 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:10 AM

Great job Stick

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:19 AM

Excellent work, Stik, a real beauty. YesYesYes

I like the prop, how did you do that? I've never attempted a wood prop at all, let alone one with the fun patterns. I guess that pattern is lamination layers?

Only little mistake I see is you need some weight in the nose, she's a tail sitter.

Stick out tongue

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:19 PM

Steve and Greg, thank you!

Greg, yes, that prop was my attempt at lamination layers. I  first painted it overall the lighter brown, then used a very fine brush to establish the darker areas and filled those in, trying to give the look of the compound curves in the laminations. I don't know how to fix the nose weight problem though... Confused

 

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: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:10 PM

Simply superb work on a favorite subject of mine (that has twice defeated my efforts to put one together as an adult builder; I did build this exact kit back in '79 as a pre-teen without any rigging).  

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:31 PM

Aggieman

Simply superb work on a favorite subject of mine (that has twice defeated my efforts to put one together as an adult builder; I did build this exact kit back in '79 as a pre-teen without any rigging).  

 

Thank you. You and me both on building it back then in the same manner.

 

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 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, April 30, 2021 6:10 AM

That looks really, REALLY good Carlos. Love the doggy in the dio. Yes

                   

 

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