Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sopwith Camel (Esci)

Was it an esci kit first.............
............or an Academy one?
I don´t know. Mine came in the Esci box..with no instructions but it was cheap. Whilst looking on the web for  the instructions I came across a set for the Academy ones. They look a lot more complicated..more parts etc and apparently Academy use Edward kits..so it may just be that the artwork from Esci was used.
Curses!!! i´ve just noticed the one of the rigging lines is lsack...a bit of heat treatment is called for.
Both the Esci /Academy version and the Revell version together. The Revell version came with an extensive range of Decals and is a good 1/2 a cm taller than the esci version. The Revell one was built a while back..I was still experimenting with stretched sprue for the rigging.

A bit of an how to build stringbags HERE

Hello to Freaky Fre from Freakyfesminiatures blog. Some really good stuff..the 28mm Gladiator and the Warhammer slave giant is cracking!! Fre, It looks like your google friends connection isn´t on and you have no followers thingy?

19 comments:

  1. I look at this and remember when I was a kid and built all the WWI and WWII planes and then I wonder how I did it. I don't remember thinking about it, I just remember building them, painting them, putting on the decals then hanging them from my ceiling by fishing wire. I always made my props work. When you're 9 years old, the plane flies.

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  2. Bloody good! I always struggled with WW1 planes. You've inspired me to try again. Thanks.

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  3. I see that your interests span all sorts really. These small aircraft are delicious!

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  4. Very good looking planes Paul !

    are you planing for some 1/72 wings of war?

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael.
      Wings of war looks fun but these would probably suffer damage during play. The rigging. They are more a test of patience and to have a break from painting bods. i only started collecting them after I recieved all the semi and unfinished kits from ym Father in law...an excellent old guy who worked at Hawker Sidley and was part of the team who developed the Jump Jet..if my memory is correct he had a hand in designing the engines and the jump ramp. I finished off the Sopwith camel he had started (above) and got hooked.
      Cheers
      paul

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  5. Great work again on the flying death traps....

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  6. Man, what a lot of work! I have just finished reading your tutorial on Bennos. Excellent job!

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  7. I just love seeing these Paul. they bring back such happy memories; great 'how to' on the strings too.

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  8. very nice Paul. good work. not my era but I always like to see your work, what will you delight us with next?

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  9. Splendid Paul, really super. You have made both of these kits beautifully. How long did you spend in hours on each one ? - I've a few WWI aircraft kits stored up and I'm just interested if I'd be spending a day , a weekend, or longer.

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    1. Thanks Sidney.
      They take about Weekend with lots of breaks. The longest part is letting the rigging dry and parts like the wingstruts and wheel struts dry.I leave the rigging over night but I´m going to get some second glue and see if that will speed things up.
      Cheers
      paul

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  10. A nice pair of widow makers Paul. I recognize the one with the red and white forward stripes that flew with the 10 Naval Squadron B flight. I am unfamiliar with the other one. Do you have any info on that plane I can get from you?

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  11. Hi Will..I labelled it (wrongly) as an Airfix kit...I assumed it was cos My father in law built mainly airfix and this one was near finished when I got it..it´s a Revell one..this one;
    http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5801-5900/gal5872_SopwithCamel_England/00.shtm

    Lt. L.S. Breadner of No.3 Naval Sqn, RNAS, Walmer, December 1917.
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. Many thanks Paul. It is a prime candidate for a profile.

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  12. Excellent work Paul!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  13. google connection is installed. thx to let me know. ;)

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