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  1. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, The propeller is done now along with the engine, Mike
  2. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, I think that's about it for the cockpit. ‘Barracuda Studios’ Wicker Seat and cushion (BR32332). ‘HGW Models’ Sopwith Camel seat belts (132590). Copper micro-tubes for fuel supply to engine, main and auxiliary fuel tanks, fuel contents indicator and fuel tank pressurization. Brass micro-tubes for a pipe 4-way union, pipe connectors and fuel filter. Lead wire for gun trigger cables and engine ‘blip’ switch. Rigging wires with turnbuckles for cockpit side frame, under shield and floor bracing. Flight control cables with turnbuckles for Ailerons, rudder, elevator and tail skid. Micro-tube for throttle control linkage. Mike
  3. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, Here's the cockpit left side frame, with bracing wires/turnbuckles, all new copper fuel supply and contents pipes, throttle control linkage and elevator control lines. I still have to add aileron control lines, the under shield with rudder bar with rudder and tail skid control lines and attach the two middle elevator control lines to the control column. Also add the trigger lines to the two Vickers machine guns. Then it's on to the cockpit right side frame with all of the fuel tank pressurization pipes. Mike
  4. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, I'm getting close to completing the cockpit, along with replacing the kit molded pipework with copper wire, adding a lot of additional pipework, adding cockpit bracing wires and flight control cables (with turnbuckles) and engine fuel control linkage. Also modifying the cockpit forward decking and adding bracing to the tail skid bay. Hopefully I should be able to post some shots of the assembly before I close up the fuselage, when of course most of it won't been visible. Mike
  5. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, Just a quick update. I decided to use the kit supplied modified centre section rather than the one I modified earlier. I've added the support hoop for the linen that was removed from trailing edge of the upper wing centre section of Barkers B6313, Mike
  6. Hi all, I thought you might like to see my 15th 1:32 scale build - The German ‘Hansa-Brandenburg W.29’, a twin float, two seat naval patrol aircraft. This model represents the Hansa-Bradenburg W.29 (CM3G version), No.2512 as flown by Oberleutnant Friedrich Christian Christiansen of ’Seeflugstation 1’, Zeebrugge, Belgium during July 1918. The basic list of changes/additions to the model are: Engine: Exhaust pipes. Spark plugs. Cylinder fuel primers. Push rods. Valve springs. Rocker arms. Ignition lead support tubes. Ignition leads. Rear coolant pipe. Crankcase vents. Speed control gear. Fuel filter pipes. Modified or corrected: ‘GasPatch’ Spandau and Parabellum machine guns. Gun installations. Cockpit control cable pulleys. Cockpit control line routing. Cockpit flying control lines. Pilot’s control wheel. Throttle quadrant. Rigging points. Radiator top pipe. Tachometer drive cable. Animation of control surfaces Aftermarket additions: ‘Gaspatch’ 1:32 scale Parabellum 14/17 machine gun (15-32069). ‘Gaspatch’ 1:32 scale ‘Spandau’ 08/15 machine guns (15-320619). ‘Aviattic’ Bleached Clear Doped Linen (ATT32044). ‘Aviattic’ German Naval Hex (faded) (ATT32113). ‘HGW Models’ fabric seat belts (132562). ‘GasPatch’ Elite Accessories Turnbuckles. ‘Copper State Models’ 1:32 scale German Naval Crew (F32-034). ‘Copper State Models’ 1:32 scale German Naval Ground Crew (F32-037). ‘Coastal Kits’ 1:32 scale Abandoned Airfield Display Base (modified for 3D effect). As usual I've created a downloadable build log in Adobe PDF format, for those who might want to refer to it for reference or build details. It contains full step by step descriptions of the model build, its modifications/changes and is also supported with illustrations and photographs. If viewed in Adobe Reader, each build log has book marked chapters/headings for easier navigation through the log. My model website has the gallery page, so to view any model, go to the gallery and select it. If it has a PDF build log, it will be available to download using the 'PDF' icon on that models photo's page. For any photograph, just click the photo to enlarge or reduce the viewing size. http://igavh2.xara.hosting My next model will be the ‘Wingnut Wings’ Sopwith F1 Camel (modified version) of the Canadian ace William Barker. Mike
  7. sandbagger

    1:32 scale Hansa Brandenburg W.29

    Hi all, I finished the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 now. I just need to take some photos after which I'll post it up in the 'Ready for Inspection' thread tomorrow. Once again my thanks to everyone's comment during this build. Mike
  8. sandbagger

    1:32 scale Hansa Brandenburg W.29

    Hi all, Well with a bit of cutting, gouging, static grass, sharp sand, small stones and twigs, the 'Coastal Kits' display mat is done. Hopefully it adds a touch of '3D' to the otherwise flat mat. I just have to mount the model etc and it's done. Mike
  9. sandbagger

    1:32 scale Hansa Brandenburg W.29

    Hi all, The display mat I've been waiting for finally arrived from 'Coastal Kits'. I'm going to try to add a few '3D' effects to the mat to try to make it look less 'flat'. Hopefully I'll be able to post photographs of the completed model soon, Mike
  10. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, Here's the 'Clerget' engine, which is the kit supplied engine. I decided not to fit an aftermarket engine, because as is the case with most rotary engine models, not much of the installed engine is visible through the engine cowl. Now it's onto the cockpit, Mike
  11. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, Engine cowl extra cooling slots cut, Mike
  12. sandbagger

    1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker

    Hi all, While I wait for some materials to arrive to finish the display for my Hansa-Brandenburg W.29, I thought I'd make a start on the Sopwith F1 Camel, Serial B6313, of the Canadian ace William Barker. As many of you will know, B6313 was the highest scoring Sopwith Camel of the war. William Barker scored his first victory in July 1916, whilst serving as an observer, when he drove down a German scout aircraft using his observer’s gun. In 1917 he began flying scouts and in B6313 scored a further 46 victories before moving on to fly the Sopwith Snipe, in which he scored his final 4 victories. Camel B6313 was extensively modified and by 1918 had been altered by having 4 extra cooling slots cut into the engine cowl, cockpit decking removed, upper wing see-through centre section widened and the linen covering to the rear of the centre section removed. It's this version of B6313 that I'll be modelling. Here's a few shots of the centre section changes, Mike
  13. sandbagger

    1:32 scale Hansa Brandenburg W.29

    Yeah I thought that to
  14. sandbagger

    1:32 scale Hansa Brandenburg W.29

    Hi all, The figures are done now, so it's on to the final job, the display base, Mike
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