WW1 Aircraft Modeling => WW1 Aircraft Information/Questions => Topic started by: hiddeous1973 on February 08, 2020, 02:59:51 AM

Title: Which Camel book?
Post by: hiddeous1973 on February 08, 2020, 02:59:51 AM
I am very much inspired by the currant build of the 1/16 Hasegawa Sopwith Camel on this forum and would like to build one myself someday.
It is not exactly my favourite aircraft, would rather build something German in that scale, but it seems to bo one the most detailed kit available of all giant scale kits out there, so a camel it is.

But I am no Camel expert, so I am looking for a book, one that shows all the interior details. The outside, cockpit and engine, that is no problem, plenty of referances available. Not so for the rigging inside the wings or the fuel lines and so on.

For other planes (mostly WWII/modern Japanese) that I build I know some sources, but what would be the best book to buy so I can get the most out of this kit?
please let me know your idea and if you have it for sale, even better.

many thanks, Hidde van der Donk from Holland
Title: Re: Which Camel book?
Post by: RLWP on February 08, 2020, 08:27:15 PM
A bit off the wall as a suggestion - how about the Haynes manual? (

It's cheap, and seems to have lots of pictures. I wouldn't trust it as a historical source, should be good as a photographic one

Title: Re: Which Camel book?
Post by: FokkerFodder on February 09, 2020, 05:14:36 PM
I have a near finished 1/16 camel which is currently on the shelf of doom until I summon the strength to finish! The Haynes book is useful but I found that no one book (and I have a few) has the detail you sometimes require - however searching the web I usually found what I needed (including some YouTube videos of the cockpit which were very useful).Of course lots of these pics are of reproduction Camels so the details often vary and may not always be accurate. Cheers Matt
Title: Re: Which Camel book?
Post by: WD on February 09, 2020, 11:59:07 PM
          I know it's not a book, and so, as a resource, it's not reliable per se, but Ken Foran's scratchbuilt Camel has always been an inspiration for me.

It also made me want to give up and collect stamps instead. ;)

Title: Re: Which Camel book?
Post by: lcarroll on February 10, 2020, 12:24:05 AM
    By coincidence I received a offer from Cross and Cockade International to subscribe to their journal and links to their website just this morning. I found this in their "Books" section:

An E-book by Jim Kiger titled "Sopwith F-1 Camel - Stripped". From the information it appears to be just what you are looking for ........

    Hope this is helpful.
Title: Re: Which Camel book?
Post by: hiddeous1973 on February 10, 2020, 02:17:48 AM
from the titel and the discription, seems that would be it!
The other idea's are fantastis as well, many thanks for your input, highly appriciated!!

many thanks, Hidde
Title: Re: Which Camel book?
Post by: the great waldo on February 12, 2020, 06:51:01 AM
The Kagero book is quite good