Author Topic: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion  (Read 5474 times)

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2022, 10:35:15 PM »
I like profile #2, regardless of whether it's correct or not!
Your logic regarding the photographic process makes it a very viable scheme.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2022, 02:44:21 AM »
I'm with them - profile 2 just looks right to me.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2022, 04:16:35 AM »
Lovely progress, Mike! Looking really really good! I do think profile 2 is more like it - you could do the two fuselage stripes in white to provide more contrast - you cannot be wrong! A very enjoyable and skillful build to follow... Regards, Marc.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2022, 03:40:58 AM »
Hi all,
The aircraft markings were airbrushed using masks I created on my PC then cut on my 'Cricut' craft cutter.
I sponged 'Tamiya' Weathering Master Set E (Green) over the engine cowl and forward panels to represent the smeared green dope that was applied.
Weathered using 'Flory Models' Dark Dirt clay wash.
The serial number was made from 'XtraDecal' white letter/numerals.

Now it's onto creating the twin Lewis machine gun mountings,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2022, 03:59:58 AM »
It looked great before but now it looks even better! Lovely work on painting the markings Mike.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2022, 09:21:28 AM »
Looking fantastic so far Mike  :) Love the effect on cowl with dope , nice touch !


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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2022, 03:16:51 AM »
Hi all,
The basic twin Lewis machine guns have been made.
The weapons are the Lewis Mk.II from 'GasPatch'.
The rear handles have been removed as they were not fitted and the left weapon has a flattened brass extension hand grip, as for the actual aircraft had.
The mounting rails are 0.85 mm diameter plastic rod, bent and cut to shape.
Holes of 0.4 mm diameter were drilled through the rear slide rails with 0.2 mm diameter lead wire added for the rail lips.
Rods of 0.4 mm diameter were used for the front and rear supports with the rear being used to locate into the centre section of the upper wing.
I still have to make the fuselage mounted rear support frame and accessories, but that will be done once the upper wing has been fitted.

Now onto pre-rigging,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2022, 06:50:49 AM »
Excellent work on the twin Lewis guns. They should look fantastic once painted!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2022, 11:12:45 AM »


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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2022, 11:19:56 AM »
Awesome!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2022, 07:59:15 PM »
This really is coming together beautifully and is going to be a real stunner when complete

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2022, 10:10:31 PM »
Hi all,
The propeller is a wood laminated 'Lang' type from 'ProperPlane'.
It's made of darker wood (looks lighter in the photograph) and has the 'Wingnut Wings' kit decals.
Airbrushed with 'Alclad' Light Sheen (ALC311) lacquer,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #72 on: March 03, 2022, 04:33:32 AM »
The guns and prop look wonderful Mike, bravo!

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2022, 10:16:39 AM »
 This is a very interesting building report.
Beautiful work so far.  :)
Greetings,
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic'
« Reply #74 on: March 03, 2022, 10:23:49 PM »
Very nice work on all details, Mike.  The underside of the wings and tail look exceptional.