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#1 ZachP319

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:33 PM

Well here goes. Every time I do a WIP thread its a death nell to that project at least in the short term....

 

However here is my next project: 

 

WNW Sopwith Camel BR 1 built out of the box. This is a really beautiful kit and I have been chomping at the bit to get to it while I forced myself to finish other projects lest they get stranded on the shelf of doom. 

 

Beauty shot of the kit and a pristine work space....

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My beginnings on the interior for this little guy

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Hopefully more to come and I will break the WIP thread curse :) 

 

Zach


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:35 PM

Great start!    I have two of these in the stash, and really like the look. Unless you are planning to change a lot, this is one of those kits that will fit so good, that it very well may raise your chances of finishing a WIP.

 

 

Model on! 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

I am torn on the marking schemes however. 

 

I am thinking of doing either Roy Brown's Camel from the Richthofen dogfight or the Polish option 

 

Opinions are welcomed. 

 

Zach


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:16 PM

Oh, I love watching a Wingnut build.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:17 PM

Which scheme are you doing? If doing Donner Wetter the instructions do not show that the cowling has a thin white ring around the front. I have a book which contains photos of10(N) Sq, C flight at various times and the white ring can be easily seen.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:31 PM

Good one Zach ! I have one in the stash. I will fallow for sure ! BTW , got the Stuka yesterday.....Harv
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:52 PM

Awesome, Its nice to see someone build a Camel, not too many have been started.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:48 AM

Looking forward to this!

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:12 PM

Awesome, Its nice to see someone build a Camel, not too many have been started.


At last...........I’ve got the WNW Ships Camel waiting, as i am a WnW and WWI virgin, thought I’d wait to see a build thread......

Pulling up a chair
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:50 PM

Ok I have definitively decided to do A R Brown's camel from his 1918 Dogfight with The Red Baron. The Polish Option had some pull but The Red Baron's final dogfight just has too much mystique about it to pass it up. And since we have not seen a lot of Camels built yet I can say that everyone else copied me if this turns out to be the popular scheme  :whistle:

 

Anyway I have been working on interior bits mostly. 

 

Got the panel together and only after seeing this photo did I realize that one dial is grossly misaligned. I  figure once everything is together this should be fairly unnoticeable but it is bugging me a lot.... 

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I painted and installed most of the other interior bits to one side but then paused as I realized that it would be much easier (As in not impossible) to rig the interior prior to add the other side. As it stands in this photo rigging the bays on the assembled side poses a challenge.  :oops:

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Here I have rigged the other side and laid it in the fuselage. The rigging really adds a lot of interest to the interior. I used gaspatch turnbuckles and EZ-line to do this. 

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Here is the other side with all but the rear bay rigged. I needed a pause as the rigging I put there popped on me when I went to secure the lower end and the air around the bench turned purple for a moment.... :innocent:

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here is the same assembly dry fitted into the fuselage

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And I have also been doing some work on the Bentley. 

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Zach

 


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:52 PM

At last...........I’ve got the WNW Ships Camel waiting, as i am a WnW and WWI virgin, thought I’d wait to see a build thread......

Pulling up a chair

 

Ooh yeah I want to grab a Ships Camel at some point as I love naval aviation. 

 

Zach



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

WOW, looking good Zach.....Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

Keeping my eye on your progress. I have one of these 'flying humps' in my collection and the more I learn from your build the better.

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

Stunning Zach........
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:30 AM

Nice work.

 

Don't beat yourself up about the mis-aligned dial. Macro photography is the scourge of the hobby. At least is is for me because, when viewed normally, I simply can't see 98% of the detail that macro reveals. 


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