Author Topic: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48 Update: new outdoor pics added  (Read 3300 times)

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Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin C3799 Capt. Irving  



Today I finished my third model this year: a Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin created from the fantastic Copper State Models 1/48 kit. This was a looong running project, started in 2018, but paused also due to our great Memorial Group Build. My Fokker was awarded with two sets of Pheon decals, so I changed my plan to the blue Dolphin C3799 of Capt. Irving.

This was the Premium edition of the kit, so it has a resin engine and metal exhausts. Beside the Pheon decals I used RAF wire terminals, turnbuckles, Vickers and Lewis MGs from Gaspatch. The seat belts are docne by HGW. Some wooden parts are scratched like airscrew, boxwood struts and tailskid. Also metal parts are added made from brass and nickel silver like fuel caps, a metal landing gear and more.

Paints are used from Alclad, Mr. Paint, Gunze and oils.

For more information about the build please visit the detailed build log:
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=9968.0

And now I'm curious about your opinions - maybe Edgar will stop by?

Enough of the introductory words - now the pictures!




A negative stagger wing. If not ugly, at least strange.









Please not the thin outlets of the exhaust.

















This project was a lot of fun!

Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 08:34:53 PM by Bughunter »

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 12:12:10 PM »
Beautifully done Frank ! It was a pleasure following along on your build log ..Man I said it before and will say it again ...I really love that shade of blue !



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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 12:29:59 PM »
Well Frank, you've done it again! A magnificent Model with detail beyond whats normally seen in the next larger scale and finished beyond most of our capabilities.
Your work is always exceptional, this is no exception. Congratulations, it's a beauty and like Terri, Damn, I like that blue!! :)
Cheers,
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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 03:03:02 PM »
That is a real piece of work!  I'd love to see it in person.  I too like the blue but the underside and the delicately painted Lewis really make my day...lovely, inspiring work...

Dan

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 05:25:50 PM »
Bassd scho!

 :)

To say it clearly: a masterpiece.
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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 07:38:59 PM »
Beautiful!

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 11:26:33 PM »
Superb Modeling, Superb build log, and Superb Results! Beautifully done all around Frank!
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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 12:30:03 AM »
I have thoroughly enjoyed following this build. The result is a great inspiration for all of us.

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 02:28:41 AM »
Thank you Terri, Lance, Dan, Andreas, Brad, Rick and Kevin! Your feedback is highly appreciated!

I'd love to see it in person.
Dan, where do you live? That can be arranged.

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 04:50:48 AM »
Hey Frank - that is an incredibly nice model. Absolutely brilliant work.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2020, 05:33:06 AM »
An absolutely amazing result Frank - just so detailed and beautifully finished - and a wonderful build log too! Regards, Marc.

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 07:15:40 AM »
Your build log was a lot of fun and, as usual, very informative. The result is brilliant. Nuff written!

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2020, 01:16:14 PM »
Every aspect of this model is top notch, Frank!  Fabulous work all around.
Cheers,
Bud
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2020, 02:41:25 PM »
As posted in the Work in progress section, brilliant work and very well presented as well! An absolute stunner! /Fredrik

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Re: Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin, Copper State Models 1/48
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 04:44:28 PM »
Beautiful Frank,

As close to perfection as anyone could manage in this scale. I’d be thrilled with that.

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