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Sopwith Camel Le Rhone C1555 "Suds" (WNW, 1/32)

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Hi!

 

I recently started my first WNW kit, the Sopwith Camel with the Le Rhone Engine.

It will the blue painted C1555 "Suds" .

It will be mostly out of the box, but I will use the HGW seat belts. I started with the engine.

 

Camel_01.jpg

 

Camel_02.jpg

 

Camel_03.jpg

 

Cheers,

Markus

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Oi, that's the subject I'm planning for mine! :)

 

Seriously: excellent start, look forward to seeing your progress.

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At last, some updates.

I continued with the cokpit. I decided againts the wood effect inside, because it will be barely visible.

 

The instrument panel:

Camel_04.jpg

 

With ammo and carburetor intake:

 

Camel_05.jpg

 

Fuel tank with kit seat and HGW seatbelts:

Camel_06.jpg

 

Machine guns:

Camel_07.jpg

 

And the sidewalls:

Camel_08.jpg

 

Camel_09.jpg

 

The cabane struts will receive wood grain decals.

 

Cheers,

Markus

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Hi again,

 

The first attempts at rigging (done with EZ line):

 

Camel_10.jpg

 

Camel_11.jpg

 

Wood grain decals are also applied.

Now it was time to rig the control lines and assemble the cokpit:

 

 

The gun barrels are only dry fitted.

 

Camel_12.jpg

 

Camel_13.jpg

 

Camel_14.jpg

 

Camel_15.jpg

 

Camel_16.jpg

 

A pity most of this will be hard to be seen once all is assembled.

 

Cheers,

Markus

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This is great! I've always wanted to build a WnW model and this is why; the detail is wonderful and you are really doing it well!

 

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I forgot to post the progress during the last weeks, and I am goning slow anyhow.

 

However, after the cockpit was completed, I painted the fuselage parts.

Camel_17.jpg

 

I used Uschi's wood grain decals on the wooden side panels and the decking.

 

The fuselage was assembled.

 

Camel_18.jpg

 

Decals and decking added:

 

Camel_19.jpg

 

Contrary to the instructions, I used the full windsceen. As the aircraft has no aldis sight, the split windscreen makes no sense.

Unfortunately, during the removal of the windscreen part from the parts tree, some fissures happende, resulting in some inperfections on the clear part.

 

Camel_20.jpg

 

After some more decaling and weathering, the engine went on:

 

Camel_21.jpg

 

That is where it stands now. Next up is the rigging, which scares me a little bit. ;-)

 

Cheers,

Markus

 

 

 

 

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OK, yesterday I took some time and started with the rigging.

I used EZ-line for the control wires and Prym knitting elastic for the aerodynamic wire:

 

Camel_22.jpg

 

I also attached the undercarriage. I am also quite satisfied how the bullet above the guns turned out:

 

Camel_23.jpg

 

Cheers,

Markus

 

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