Author Topic: Commander Lloyd Breadnerís version of the 1/32 scale Academy Sopwith F. 1 Camel  (Read 663 times)

Offline cecil

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I am looking for Commander Lloyd Breadnerís version of the 1/32 scale Academy Sopwith F. 1 Camel Clerget. He was a Canadian WWI ace with colourful markings which included two playing cards (King of diamonds) on the lower wings (see attached)

I already have the kit, but with a different decal set. Iíd be interested in either the decals or the full kit if someone has this version.  Could swap kits if itís of any interest.

ThxÖ.Cecil

Offline Rob_Owens

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« Last Edit: April 17, 2023, 02:47:10 PM by Rob_Owens »

Offline cecil

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Thanks Rob

Unfortunately its sold out... 

I do agree on the "not wasting time on an academy kit".  I have a WNW version that would work nicely, however I was hoping to find someone that wants to "dump" an academy kit with these decals since I inadvertently purchased the wrong version :-|

Much appreciated

Cecil

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Aren't the Academy and Hobbycraft kits the same thing?

Steve

Offline Rob_Owens

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No, HobbyCraft 1693 Camel Le RhŰne and 1694 Camel Clerget were new molds released in 2005 and are light years better than the HC1681/Academy 12109/12122 which were (I read somewhere) re-scaled copies of the 1/28 Revell kit.

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Good to know. The original HC1681 was not a copy. The master was done by the late Bill Brown in Toronto. I held it in my hands before Hobbycraft got hold of it. He also did their Nieuport. They were both very fine masters but when HC sent it to Korea the molding was done quick and dirty. HC copied the Revell Dr1 twice. Once in 1/28 and later in 1/32.

Steve
« Last Edit: April 21, 2023, 03:57:56 AM by pepperman42 »