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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2014, 05:21:16 AM »
Very nice Brez

Ive had Wonga Bonga under partial construction for months and months. I may need to get the box out and start work on it again! 

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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2014, 05:26:47 AM »
Brez,
Nicely done Camel! The overall look is great! I really like the comic! You have done excellent work on the conversion!!
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2014, 05:34:50 AM »
Brez,
Nicely done Camel! The overall look is great! I really like the comic! You have done excellent work on the conversion!!
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2014, 10:36:13 AM »
Lovely pair of Camels, Brez. The Comic is particularly eye catching, very nicely done and something a little different.
Nice to see some of your work.
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2014, 05:50:47 PM »
Beautiful pair of Camels, Brez.  As one that has failed miserably on the Eduard version,
I admire even more your superb model.  Well done!

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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2014, 08:36:20 PM »
Extremely nice Camels Brez. I like the engine cowling and weathering very much. Congratulations.

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Patrick

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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2014, 12:11:50 AM »
  As one that has failed miserably on the Eduard version,

I have to admit Ernie, I did too. My first attempt on the Eduard Camel was just horrible. Nothing fitted, it seemed like I was trying to cram more and more into too small a space and in the end I binned it. Never got round to the rigging. "Wonga Bonga", the second attempt, was like building a different kit. I guess I was aware of the pitfalls but it went together so much easier.
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2014, 04:57:08 AM »
When I discovered that I had missed so many of these gorgeous Camels, I decided that I'd better wait till I had a day off to properly respond to what I consider 5 equally stunning models.

Brad, this little beauty is one of the finest Camels I had ever seen, proving beyond a doubt that you were meant to build in this genre.

Mark, like Des, you took this old nag of a kit and made her look like a thoroughbred.  Truly remarkable work, buddy.

Prez, as always, you make 1/72 scale look easy.  Your wood grain and overall finish is spectacular.  This looks like what a WNW Camel would look like.

Tony, last but not least, you know how I feel about your Comic, mate.  So glad you finally posted her here.  Truly incredible work, from the Holt flares to the NIVO scheme.  I'm getting close to finishing mine and I can only hope that she turns out half as fine.  As for Wonga Bonga, she's perfect in every way.  I love the comparison between the F.1 and the Comic.  I think the Comic has more of a brutal look to her.

Thank you all for posting these lovely kites.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2014, 01:19:02 AM »
I am Posting some images for Ed Boll ( DR1 Ace) of his beautiful 1/28th Revelle Camel:





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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2014, 01:30:25 AM »
Gorgeous work as always Amigo!
Were the decals the ones offered at an IPMS convention YEARS ago?
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2014, 03:15:43 AM »
Absolutely stunning, Amigo!  This is one I haven't seen yet.  A perfect stable mate for your amazing scratch-built Tripe.  Thanks for posting.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2014, 09:07:49 AM »


Many Thanks to my 2 Amigos, Rick for posting and both your and Bud's kind compliments.

YES, it is the decal that was offered to the entire membership as a Special Product, till the supply ran out. (SCALEMASTER Limited Run) They
sometimes appear on e-bay. There are 1/28 markings for Cobby's Camel, Von Wedel's Dr-I and Guynemer's SPAD XIII;
plus stenciling.

The instruments, Petro tank (gravity & pressure) stenciling, prop/ machine gun warning instructions on the cowl are photo reductions of originals on Ciba-chrome paper .
The Charlie Chaplin figure decal is applied per the original- painted on a pieces of tin and applied to the fuselage sides along with 2 signs that he liberated from English Trains of " Caution it is dangerous to lean out the windows" on the  port side and  "Do Not Spit" on the starboard side above the figures. Also there were 3 sights , an Aldis( you can see the end in the middle picture) with a small  ring and bead sight  atop the Aldis and a larger ring and bead above the Right gun(bottom picture)
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2014, 09:39:37 PM »
Hi Ed,

Absolutely fabulous build. If I may lift of one of the many splendid things : the propeller is gorgeous.

Kind regards
Patrick

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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2014, 04:55:14 AM »
More Great Camels:

Thanks Bud for your kind words, duly appreciated. 

Prez:  Again, your work in 1/72nd truly amazing.  I just marvel at it.

DRI Ace:  It is neat to see the old Revell bird all dressed up so nicely.  Outstanding workmanship.

Brez:  Great pair of Camels.  The "Comic" looks loaded for bear, like a real warrior, of course Wonga Bonga looks the part as well.  I have never built an Eduard kit, but it sounds like these are a bit of a struggle.  Outstanding work.

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Mark
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Re: Show us your - Sopwith Camel
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2014, 08:26:35 AM »
Hi Ed,

Absolutely fabulous build. If I may lift of one of the many splendid things : the propeller is gorgeous.

Kind regards
Patrick


Thank you Patrick.  I did carve it, bolts and nuts are added one at a time.
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