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Offline Mike Norris

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Sopwith 'Comic' night fighter
« on: March 22, 2022, 08:14:00 PM »
Hi all,
Sopwith ‘Comic’ night fighter, Serial No.B2402 of No.44 Squadron (HD), operating from Hainault Farm, Essex in 1918. Flown by Captain George Henry Hackwill.
On the night of 28th-29th of January 1918, Capt. Hackwill, flying ‘Comic’ B2402 and with Lt. Charles Chaplin Banks flying B3827, shot down Gotha GV, Serial No.938/16 at Wickford in Essex.

The full build log can be found here:

As usual I've uploaded to my web site a fully detailed build log (in Adobe PDF format) that can be viewed or download. Just click the PDF icon in Gallery 3.

Thanks for everyone's support and comments - much appreciated,


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Re: Sopwith 'Comic' night fighter
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 01:14:17 PM »
Thank you for building this beauty, Mike!  She's truly magnificent. If you read my profile, you know that the Camel Comic is my favorite aircraft and this is the finest example I've seen to date.
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Re: Sopwith 'Comic' night fighter
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2022, 09:44:17 PM »
Don't know why there's not more comments about this build.  I think it's a great conversion build with a lot of detail specific to the Comic.  Excellent job.

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Re: Sopwith 'Comic' night fighter
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 12:37:12 AM »
I missed this one somehow...

I can only agree with Bud and Ken. This is a great conversion Mike. Beautiful work on the redesign of the fuselage and the cockpit.

The diorama looks fantastic!


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Re: Sopwith 'Comic' night fighter
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 03:20:33 AM »
Don't know why there's not more comments about this build.
There are more in the Completed Models thread, Ken:

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Re: Sopwith 'Comic' night fighter
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 09:57:50 AM »
Outstanding work Mike and a brilliant model as the "Comic" night fighter is my favourite version of the Camel.

Many thanks for sharing this gem with us as it's a real motivator for folk like me to do better.

Fingers crossed someone will produce this in 1/32 scale soon and in 1/48 I'm hanging out for the forthcoming Eduard version.

In the meantime I've bookmarked your build as a reference source for later.


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