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Title: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 08, 2018, 05:44:39 AM
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

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/lateb6313.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/centresection1.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/centresection2.jpg)

Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: lcarroll on October 08, 2018, 06:20:26 AM
    Looking very much forward to following your progress on this one Mike. I have a Clerget Camel in the Stash that is destined for the same livery but I'm not sure if I'll do it in it's final form as you are or the pre-modification scheme per the Kit. Either is a wonderful subject and Barker is one of my favorite Canadian Aces, a true hero that, sadly, his nation forgot all too quickly.
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Jeff K on October 08, 2018, 04:59:32 PM
following closely. Barker fan. will eventually build his Camel (but not before i actually *buy* it :P )
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on October 08, 2018, 08:34:12 PM
I am looking forward to seeing another of your Masterpieces come together! Nice start on the wing mod!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Ryan on October 08, 2018, 10:59:17 PM
I am looking forward to seeing another of your Masterpieces come together! Nice start on the wing mod!
RAGIII

Agreed, ready for updates!

Ryan
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 09, 2018, 05:37:09 AM
Hi all,
Engine cowl extra cooling slots cut,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/cowlmod.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on October 09, 2018, 10:28:49 AM
Excellent!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Juan on October 09, 2018, 12:03:49 PM
Really like your modifications to the wing and cowling.  Pulling up a comfortable chair for this build.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: gbrivio on October 09, 2018, 06:52:20 PM
Great start, I'm sure this will be another great build and will be following.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 10, 2018, 02:26:45 AM
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

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/eng1.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/eng2.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Jeff K on October 10, 2018, 02:37:34 AM
how did you do the cowling cuts? that looks a little scary.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 10, 2018, 03:04:35 AM
Hi Jeff,
Here's the extract from my PDF build log that I'm writing as I go along.

Mike

NOTE:  The Wingnut Wings kit supplies four types of engine cowls for different versions of the Sopwith ‘Camel’. The kit cowl required is item No.48.

The cowl needs to be supported as the centre line of the slots are scribed. I found the cowl fitted over the lid of a bottle of ‘AK Interactive’ Worn Effects acrylic fluid (AK088).

First create a small ‘dimple’ in the centre of the lid.

Place the cowl onto the lid.

Locate the compass or dividers into the ‘dimple’ on the lid and lightly scribe the centre line of the slots around the outside of the cowl. The centre line is approximately 3 mm from the inner edge of the cowl.

Using a pencil, mark the length of each of the four slots (approximately 10 mm) on the scribed centre line. The centre of each slot should be at 45 degrees from the centre of the cowl.

Use a sharp point to create drill guides along the centre line of each slot.

Using the drill guides, drill through the cowl with a 1.5 mm diameter drill to create the basic slots.

Angle the drill across the holes and drill through the holes joins to open up the slots.

File, sand or scrape each slot to shape, following the curve of the cowl.


Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Borsos on October 10, 2018, 05:15:23 AM
Very nice engine; no need for an aftermarket item.
And in none of all the Camel boxings is an upper wing with the cutout you needed? Congrats on that surgery, too.
Andreas
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: jeroen_R90S on October 10, 2018, 06:23:45 AM
Looking great, and thanks for explaining how to make the cuts/slots. That goes into my "probably-handy-in-the-future" file :)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Pete Wenman on October 10, 2018, 08:08:55 AM

This is looking great so far, and looks like being another masterclass !

P
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 10, 2018, 08:12:19 AM
Boros:
Yes there is a cut-out version.  When I started the model I cut from the sprues those parts listed as not required.  These were put into my 'spares' box.
It wasn't until after I'd modified the 'required' centre section that I realized I had the cut-out version.
It's a bit wider than I think was the case with Barkers B6313 and it doesn't have either the trailing edge 'stub' for the removed linen support hoop or the hoop itself.
Still at least I could use it if the modded one doesn't work out.


Jeroen:
My pleasure - hope it helps.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: ondra on October 11, 2018, 12:06:06 AM
Great progress so far, I will be following with great interest as I am currently building the very same machine in a different scale.

Many thanks for sharing!

Cheers

Ondra
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 14, 2018, 01:22:45 AM
Hi Ondra,
I'm watching your 1:144 scratch build with eyes wide open!!

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 18, 2018, 12:54:05 AM
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

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/linenhoop.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: ondra on October 18, 2018, 03:21:32 AM
Great work on the modification, Mike, well done!

Cheers

Ondra
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Juan on October 18, 2018, 04:29:47 AM
Outstanding Mike, looks like the picture.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on October 18, 2018, 02:00:53 PM
Looks terrific! Don't know why you went back to the kit part but your Mods are great!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 18, 2018, 08:10:14 PM
Hi all,
Thanks.

RAGIII:
I think I had removed too much from the rear spar when I modified the centre section - it was a bit too thin.
The alternative kit part was more or less correct but needed the linen hoop adding to finish it off,

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 26, 2018, 04:19:59 AM
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 
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: lone modeller on October 26, 2018, 04:32:25 AM
What did you use for the linnen loop? It looks like rod or stretched sprue: either way it really looks the part.

Stephen.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 26, 2018, 06:12:08 AM
Hi Stephen,
Here's an extract from the PDF build log I'm writing as I build the model.

Mike

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The kit supplies two variations of the upper wing centre section, Parts E4 and E5. The kit instructions show that centre section E4 is not required. However this part does match the modifications on Barkers B6313, so can be used. The only modifications required are as follows:

1.   The cross member at the rear centre section requires a central anchor ‘stub’ for the linen support hoop. The trailing edge of the rear centre section cross member was sanded flat enough to be able to drill hole in the centre.
2.   A 0.3mm diameter hole was drilled into the centre of the trailing edge
3.   A short length of ‘Albion Alloys’ 0.3mm micro-tube (MBT03) was inserted into the hole onto which was slid short lengths of 0.5mm (MBT05), then 0.8mm (MBT08) and finally 1.0mm (MBT10), leaving the last tube standing proud to leave its bore clear for adding the wire hoop ‘anchor’.
4.   A hole of 0.4mm was drilled into the inboard edges of the centre section trailing edge.
5.   A length of 0.3mm copper wire was bent around a mandrel to form the basic linen    support hoop. Each end was bent to fit into the pre-drilled holes in the inboard edges of the centre section trailing edge.
6.   A length of 0.2mm copper wire was inserted into the micro-tube previously added to the trailing edge of the cross member and secured in position using thin CA adhesive.
7.   The ends of the created wire linen hoop were inserted into the previously drilled holes in the inboard edges of the centre section trailing edge.
8.   The added 0.2mm copper wire central ‘anchor’ was carefully bent around the linen hoop to secure the loop in position.
9.   The linen hoop was finally secured in position by applying thin CA adhesive to each end and to the central ‘anchor’.
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Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 27, 2018, 06:27:58 AM
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 attaching 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

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/leftframe1.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/leftframe2.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/leftframe3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Ryan on October 27, 2018, 08:01:28 AM
Mike I like the work so far, looking forward to updates.

Ryan
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: lcarroll on October 27, 2018, 08:03:12 AM
    VERY impressive work on the cockpit Mike. I 'm especially taken with the finish on the fuel tank and your fine detailing is superb. The wicker on the seat is another real highlight, excellent modelling and a lot to really like here!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on October 27, 2018, 09:10:09 AM
Not surprising but this is probably the finest detailing of a WNW Camel interior I have seen to date! Everything you have done is outstanding to say the least!!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 27, 2018, 08:37:40 PM
Thanks guys.
Hopefully I'll be putting up shots of the complete cockpit later this weekend,

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: ondra on October 28, 2018, 05:55:12 AM
Excellent work on the cockpit, Mike, it turned out really lovely!

I keep following your build with great interest.

Cheers

Ondra
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Scrodes on October 28, 2018, 11:48:41 AM
Wow, just incredible work!

You WWI guys sure know how to build 'em.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Gene K on October 29, 2018, 07:44:43 AM
...  the PDF build log I'm writing as I build the model.

Looking forward to that one! Much appreciated.

Gene K
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Manni on October 29, 2018, 09:17:31 PM
beautiful work, Mike. I like the complete interieur. Just wonderful.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on October 29, 2018, 10:31:02 PM
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

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit1done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit2done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit3done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit4done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit5done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit6done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit7done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit8done.jpg)
(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pit9done.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Juan on October 29, 2018, 11:12:22 PM
Wow Mike, that is one gorgeous looking office.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on October 30, 2018, 12:06:59 AM
Looks stunning all together!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on November 02, 2018, 09:47:12 PM
Hi all,
The propeller is done now along with the engine and the 'Vickers' guns,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/propdone.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/propdone2.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/gunsdone.jpg) 
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: lcarroll on November 02, 2018, 10:59:06 PM
Mike,
    The old saying "the Devil's in the details" shines through on this effort, other then Barker's trademark Red Devil on the starboard Vickers you've kept him at bay with your very fine work. I'm still in awe of the cockpit detail, I've done two of these Kits and can appreciate the quality of your results in what is, to say the very least, a very small and difficult work space. Keep up the exceptional work, she's going to be a real beauty!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: lone modeller on November 03, 2018, 05:00:49 AM
Ok now you have shown us photographs of the cockpit of a restoration job on a real aircraft, can you now put up some photos of your model?

Outstanding in every way.

Stephen.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on November 03, 2018, 10:05:13 AM
Stunning prop, engine, and Machine Guns! Brilliant Modeling!!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on November 20, 2018, 09:31:36 PM
Hi all,
I've moved on a bit and now have the fuselage closed up, primed and pre-shaded ready for the 'Aviattic' linen effect decals.
I've also got the two figures primed ready for painting - mechanic from Copper State Models, pilot from 'Blackdog Models',

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/preshade.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/basefigures.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: coyotemagic on November 21, 2018, 02:11:24 AM
Outstanding work, as always, Mike!
Carol and I really enjoyed meeting you and Sharon at Telford.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on November 21, 2018, 03:06:19 AM
Hi Bud,
Great to meet you both to and thanks for your comments and support,

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Borsos on November 21, 2018, 03:58:23 AM
Great interior and a wonderful prop!
Best regards
Andreas
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on November 21, 2018, 10:55:22 AM
I agree with Bud, Simply outstanding as always!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: howlindawg on November 21, 2018, 08:52:19 PM
I've just caught up with this stunning build.
I'll be following avidly through to completion.

Great work Mike, thanks for sharing it!
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: KevTheModeller on December 01, 2018, 09:52:30 PM
Hi Mike

Very new to WW1 aircraft building and a recent (3 years) returner to modelling after a 30 odd year break.  Your website and build logs are extremely helpful, the standard of your work and attention to detail is amazing.

I'm busily putting together tools, paint and building my stash of WNW and other interesting WW1 aircraft is this kit WNW?     
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on December 03, 2018, 09:38:44 AM
Thanks Kev.
Yes the kit is the Clerget engined Sopwith F1 Camel, which I'm modifying to represent Barkers later B6313 - it's going to a guy in Canada,
Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on December 23, 2018, 02:24:37 AM
Hi all,
It's been a few weeks since I posted for this build - been on vacation.
Anyway the two figures are completed now - Barker himself and his mechanic (who will be working on the engine cowl).
I'm currently cutting and applying the 'Aviattic' linen effect decals to the models (light PC12 and CDL) - a time consuming job as they are not cookie cut, so accurate paper templates need to be cut first then used to trace the outline onto the decals sheet.

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/barker.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/mech.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on December 23, 2018, 05:51:05 AM
The linen effect decals for the PC12 are on now,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/pc12.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: gbrivio on December 23, 2018, 08:02:16 AM
I like the superb interiors, highly realistic. And looking forward to see the complete exterior, promising the same high level of the cockpit.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: howlindawg on December 23, 2018, 07:25:25 PM
The figures look great.
I particularly like the muddy boots!
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on December 24, 2018, 12:50:17 AM
Very Nicely done figures. I love how the Aviatic t PC 10 looks. Outstanding work!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: dr 1 ace on December 25, 2018, 08:19:21 AM
Eagerly await next progress pics !!

Ed
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Rob_Owens on December 25, 2018, 03:31:59 PM
A museum piece in search of a worthy museum!!!
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on December 28, 2018, 01:09:48 AM
Hi all,
The linen effect decals for the CDL are on now.
The photo is in strong light and doesn't really show the slight applied pre-shading very well.
These and the PC12 decals are basic and will be weathered etc later in the build,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/cdl.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Borsos on December 28, 2018, 05:32:50 AM
Great linnen effect. You are mastering these decals really well!
Best regards
Andreas
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 13, 2019, 12:05:37 AM
Hi all,
The model is progressing now.
The 'Aviattic' linen effect decals have had the kit decals added, plus decal black/white stripes.
After sealing it's all have a 'Flory' Dark Dirt wash and 'Tamiya' weathering master highlights.
The final weathering will be 'AK Interactive' oil/kerosene enamel for engine staining.
Then it's on to pre-rigging and assembly,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/appliedwash.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/floryweathered.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Juan on January 13, 2019, 12:44:56 AM
Beauty Mark, looking great.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 13, 2019, 08:32:59 AM
Hi all,
Just a few more showing weathering.
For those who are wondering what the four black things under the fuselage are and the 'ears' sticking out of the engine carburetor intake:
This aircraft was photographed with under fuselage attachment brackets for a 'Cooper' bomb rack' However no photographs I could find show the actual rack as being fitted. 
Sopwith Camels serving in the Italian theater had a field service mod carried out to fit 'funnels' to the carburetor air intake tubes, to increase airflow to the engine as they operated at higher altitudes than on the Western Front.
Barker's B6313 had both fitted,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/weather1.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/weather2.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/weather3.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/weather4.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on January 13, 2019, 10:12:35 AM
Superb work and detailing!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: jeroen_R90S on January 13, 2019, 08:55:20 PM
Nice attention to detail!
Doing a Camel with the cut-down decking surely adds a better view into the interiour, too.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 14, 2019, 08:05:53 AM
Hi all,
The undercarriage is now braced.
Although you can't see it very well in the shot, there is a turnbuckle bracing line routed across the front of the axle fairing.
The end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts.
All that's left is to create the 'bungee' suspension and the undercarriage is done.
Then it's on to rigging the aircraft.

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/ucbraced.jpg)

Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Manni on January 14, 2019, 05:25:03 PM
Beautiful done! Really outstanding weathering.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on January 15, 2019, 12:39:36 AM
Outstanding!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 16, 2019, 07:13:03 AM
Hi all,
The wing struts and the cabane struts have been pre-rigged and left 'slack'.
They'll be finally tightened and secured once the upper wing is fitted.
As with the undercarriage bracing, the end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts, although it's difficult to make them out in the shots..
Now it's on to pre-rigging the wing and flight controls!!

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/rigcabane.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/outerbracing.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Adam on January 16, 2019, 09:28:10 AM
Good idea prerigging, can I buy licence from you? ;)

Adam.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 16, 2019, 09:41:33 AM
Hi Adam,
No license needed as you can view or download the fully detailed build log (PDF format) once the model if finished 👍

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: lcarroll on January 16, 2019, 01:41:54 PM
   Almost done Mike, and a really exceptional Model. Your attention to detail is, as always, outstanding and you've got another "Winner" on short final here. Just lovely work and a subject dear to my heart!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on January 16, 2019, 03:06:09 PM
You are nearing completion of one of the best Camel builds I have seen to date. Simply superb!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 16, 2019, 09:08:54 PM
Thanks guys.

Lance:
If I'm right you'll be into your Camel build now if not soon - I'll be following that after your excellent LVG, as well as the Camel being started by 'Jeroen'.

Rick:
I'm also following your Nieuport 17 builds as well those of 'Bud' and 'Andreas' - I've yet to start my CSM Noop.


Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: jeroen_R90S on January 17, 2019, 07:21:27 AM
Clever idea, the pre-rigging!

My Camel is getting a little attention on the side, the D.VII is my primary focus as it's so close to completion! :)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 19, 2019, 06:45:40 AM
Hi all,
The underside of the upper wing has now been pre-rigged.
Also the fin bracing has been done as well as the steerable tail skid control lines.
The last rigging to do before the upper wing is fitted are the twin rudder control lines,

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/ends1.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/ends2.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/tailbracing.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/tailskidrig.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on January 19, 2019, 10:17:56 AM
The rigging and attachments look real enough said  8)
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 20, 2019, 08:14:12 AM
Hi all,
The twin rudder control lines with turnbuckles and the aileron control wire horns have been pre-rigged.
The last bit of pre-rigging will be the elevator control wire horns.

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/rudprerig.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/elevprerig.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on January 20, 2019, 10:30:08 AM
Awesome work!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 21, 2019, 11:35:00 PM
Hi all,
Time to rig the wings!!

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/wingrig.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Adam on January 22, 2019, 04:53:32 AM
Mike thanks for rigging license. ;)
Now I will cross my fingers for rigging.
For me it is most difficult job during making models.

Adam.
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 22, 2019, 10:19:36 AM
Patience, persistence and cool composure is all that is needed.
Although steady hands and a magnification does help  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 22, 2019, 11:47:55 AM
Hi all,
The cross bracing for the outer wing struts, cabane struts and forward fuselage are done.
The line tags will be cut away and any slackness in the lines sorted, once the remaining wing landing and flying wires are rigged.

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/cross1.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/cross2.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/cross3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 27, 2019, 08:34:02 AM
Hi all,
I think I'll call the rigging done!!
There's still few tweaks to the weathering, rigging end fittings and turnbuckles etc and of course the base of the display case, but the Camel is getting close to completion.

Mike

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/finalrig1.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/finalrig2.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/finalrig3.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/finalrig4.jpg)

(http://www.thatoneplease.co/buildlogs/SOPWITH-CAMEL/finalrig5.jpg)
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: RAGIII on January 27, 2019, 01:13:29 PM
Superb work! I think some of those photos could easily be mistaken foe a 1 to 1 replica! Loving your work as usual!
RAGIII
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: Manni on January 28, 2019, 06:31:30 PM
Gorgeous work,Mike.
The rigging and the weathering is outstanding.
Bye,
Manni
Title: Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
Post by: sandbagger on January 30, 2019, 09:06:38 AM
Hi all,
Many thanks for following this build, which is now finished and posted on the 'Completed' pages,

Mike