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Offline Mike Norris

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #90 on: March 09, 2022, 06:03:58 AM »
Hi all,
The aircraft itself is finished, apart from the rudder streamer (to do) and the pilot figure.
Once it's all in its display case I will, as usual post photographs and upload the build log to my web site (if anyone fancies taking it on).

Once again, many thanks for your comments and support - much appreciated,

Mike





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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #91 on: March 09, 2022, 06:06:43 AM »
As always an informative build and beautiful results!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #92 on: March 09, 2022, 11:06:59 PM »
Yes, Awesome results, Mike!  Very nicely done conversion.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #93 on: March 10, 2022, 04:24:54 AM »
Great project with very fine final result. The gallery will be a treat, I am sure.
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #94 on: March 10, 2022, 06:24:13 AM »
An education and a fantastic finish, bravo Mike! She looks great! I'm excited to see the final images.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2022, 05:09:08 AM »
Hi all,
Just one last shot - the pilot figure,

Mike



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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #96 on: March 12, 2022, 05:58:50 AM »
Excellent figure Mike! I Love the lighter brown leather...Perfect!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2022, 07:12:04 AM »
Hi all,
The completed model shots are now up in the 'Completed Models' page,

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #98 on: April 26, 2022, 01:02:46 PM »
Respect! for an inspirational build--as in get off the perch and get to work on my own.
One more question. Did you come across any comparison of flying qualities compared to the standard Camel?
I would think that with weight moved up and aft, there might be less maneuverability and more stability.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Sopwith 'Comic' conversion
« Reply #99 on: April 26, 2022, 08:23:33 PM »
Respect! for an inspirational build--as in get off the perch and get to work on my own.
One more question. Did you come across any comparison of flying qualities compared to the standard Camel?
I would think that with weight moved up and aft, there might be less maneuverability and more stability.

There's very little information available on the Camel 'Comic'.
Only a maximum of 150 Camels were converted to the 'Comic' version and these were eventually replaced by other types, including actual Camels.
The Camel itself was showing its age by mid-1918, as by then it showed its lack of speed and performance at altitude compared to other types.
I can only assume the 'Comic' performed adequately enough, especially as it was flown mostly at night,

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