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Offline ViperDriver

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WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« on: October 09, 2021, 01:13:27 PM »
Hello all,
I have recently wrapped up the interior of my USAS camel after starting it back in August. It's been a bit of a struggle so far with having to repaint a few parts I wasn't happy with. I used the HGW seatbelts and used copper wire to wrap the control stick hang grips to give them some raised details. I also managed to snap off the back two struts, but it looks like it should be an easy fix once I align the top wing. Looking forward to moving on to the fuselage. Cheers!
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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2021, 02:05:53 PM »
Nice job!  This instrument faces look awesome!

Cheers,

Hugh

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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 04:36:00 PM »
Yes, indeed, looking great so far! Will follow your build eagerly.

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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 06:59:47 PM »
Your off to a great start, Patrick!

Lovely work on your instrument panel.

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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2021, 02:28:55 AM »
Your interior looks Awesome! Welcome to the Camel Broken Strut club from a fellow Member  8)
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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2021, 09:24:41 AM »
I never get tired of those Camel drivers!
You're off to a great start. 

Are those sink marks on the top rail at the cockpit opening?  On a WNW kit?




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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 11:13:39 AM »
Amazing work on the cockpit, Patrick! I'll be sure to follow the
build.  Well done!

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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2021, 11:37:00 AM »
   That's a beautiful job on the instrument panel Patrick, in fact the entire interior is outstanding. Snapped off struts you say? With my record in that regard all I can possibly say is, as Rick puts it, welcome to the club! Keep up the excellent standard, she's looking like a really outstanding Model already!
Cheers,
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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2021, 07:03:01 PM »
Lovely interior!

Are those sink marks on the top rail at the cockpit opening?  On a WNW kit?

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Yes, they are. I remember covering those rails with an alu foil bits on my builds.
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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2021, 06:39:09 AM »
Love the IP Patrick! The rest ain't half bad either!

Keep up the good work.
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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2021, 08:38:19 AM »
I never get tired of those Camel drivers!
You're off to a great start. 

Are those sink marks on the top rail at the cockpit opening?  On a WNW kit?

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Alas it is... didn't even notice it until now... glad I did before I closed up the fuselage. Thanks!!

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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2021, 10:15:36 PM »
Patrick that is a stunning interior, this is going to be a bit special judging by the superb work you have done so far!

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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2021, 12:53:19 AM »
Marvellous work
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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2021, 10:56:57 AM »
After closing up the fuselage and preparing to paint, I have a choice to make. I have decided on the two schemes below, but am wondering which to do. On one hand, there has not been many Blue Nose "18" Camels created from this kit (or at least an absence of many pictures of blue nose camels floating around the internet). However this is an interwar Camel with an unremarkable pedigree. On the other hand, the Red Nose Camel "4" has been modeled extensively as there are 4 or 5 great renditions I have seen, including one in person at this years US IMPS Nats. Camel "4" saw action during the war, and has a more impressive background than "18". I can also attest none of the machines I fly on the daily have any kills to their names either, yet this doesn't make them any less impressive of machines. Decisions.... suggestions welcome!


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Re: WnW Sopwith Camel USAS
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2021, 07:10:03 PM »
I would go for blue as I prefer choosing colour schemes not done by others.
And if you wish to have a more man-of-war Camel, you can later build a second one in British livery, one flown by so many WW1 aces..
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