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  1. Some maintenance guys managed to trigger the sprinkler system in BAE Systems Operations hangar years ago when I was involved in the Hawk Development Programme. The Hawk 100 ZJ100 was in there with all the panels off and got utterly soaked. It was swimming with water. A week drying it out including putting the whole aircraft in the paint drying facility and baking it. It was cleared for flight again and the test pilot got in and sat down. He immediately got up again with a soaking wet bum and walked off.
  2. If you can't find one, and don't want to make one, you can have a custom one made for you. https://www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk/custom-case-base.html I had one made for a 1:32 F-4D as a present to a friend who flew the exact aircraft in Vietnam.
  3. If it's around the fuselage or wing; slice, add a small chamfer to each edge and rejoin?
  4. I think you are right about the tailplane ones though. They definitely appear to be a one piece item that wraps around the leading edge. If you look very closely at some covered tailplanes you can convince yourself you can see them. Unfortunately all the bare tailplane photos I have are taken from the side or rear.
  5. The 1/8th Hasegawa Camel has them in wood too. I suspect that the model making companies crib quite heavily off each other's kits (or used to prior to source photos being readily available on the net) and so errors get promulgated. The leading edge of the Hasegawa 1/8th Scale Fokker Dr.1 has a very compromised leading edge, and I have seen that carried forward on quite a few other offerings.
  6. I assumed they were steel or possibly aluminium. I doubt they'd be brass as the strength/weight ratio would be much better for steel/al in that location. http://heroicrelics.org/air-zoo/sopwith-camel/index.html The other point I'd make is that the tailplane has them on the upper and lower surfaces. The mainplanes have them on the upper surface only. Another shot of the Shuttleworth Camel during its overhaul, courtesy of the Shuttleworth Trust.
  7. I hope I'm not too late, but the librarian at the Shuttleworth Trust was kind enough to pop down to the hangar for me and take some pictures of their Camel's fuselage rigging whilst it was undergoing restoration recently. I found them quite useful during the build of my model. The proviso put on their use was that the Trust should be attributed if they are, and they can't be used for commercial purposes. One small point to bear in mind is that the Trust's Camel is itself a replica built from the original drawings in the 1930s if I recall correctly. I hope they are of some use. They were to me.
  8. They do take up a lot of bench space in the latter stages.
  9. These might be helpful. https://mbiqmodels.com/2014/10/12/sopwith-camel-f1-hasegawa-18-part-1-clerget-9b-rotary-radial-engine/ https://mbiqmodels.com/2017/02/02/sopwith-camel-f1-2nd-build-hasegawa-18-part-1/
  10. A tardy response, but I've only just come across it while searching for something else. I've built a couple of these models and have documented how I fared on my blog if you are still interested. Build No.1 https://mbiqmodels.com/2014/10/12/sopwith-camel-f1-hasegawa-18/ Build No.2 https://mbiqmodels.com/2017/02/02/sopwith-camel-f1-2nd-build-hasegawa-18-part-1/
  11. My solution to the burgeoning kit stash (thankfully the other half won't go in the loft because of spiders) has been commissions. Someone else buys the kit and then has the storage problem with the finished item. This suits me. I've also vowed to cut back on buying, as so many 1:32 and 1:24 kits state at me in silent reproach whenever I venture into the loft. Hence, I'm now planning a scratch built 1/8th Sopwith Pup.
  12. Very late to the party, but the Hasegawa plans and inventory list are available at: https://mbiqmodels.com/gallery/aircraft/sopwith-camel-f1-hasegawa-18/ If you are still after them or anyone else needs them.
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