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Offline Rob Hart

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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 12:22:49 PM »
Nice work. I'll be following your build with interest as I have a couple of those kits squirreled away for future projects.

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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2013, 11:14:34 PM »
thanks for the kind comments :)

next up, the interior.  I thought I took more pictures of the cockpit area,
but apparently they got lost.
The wooden area of the cockpit walls are done with oils in a mahogany
color, the engine area Tamiya flat aluminum, and balance of interior walls
Misterkit (RFC) CDL.  The seat is a mixture of Tamiya NATO Brown & Khaki.





I'm not sure about the seatbelts.  The long ones look too long...I put them
in as per instructions, but they seem like they extend too far.  What do
you think?

The Instrument panel was done in oils, with Airscale instrument decals
and PE Bezels.




That's it for now, thanks for looking.

Cheers,
Ernie :)
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2013, 11:49:29 PM »

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I'm not sure about the seatbelts.  The long ones look too long...I put them
in as per instructions, but they seem like they extend too far.  What do
you think?


Hi Ernie, my compliments for the work so far, the cockpit looks great, the IP is beautiful

I did not study the Camel yet so I don't know anything about the seatbelt size. Indeed they look a bit long, maybe you could shorten the cable that fixes the belt to the tank behind the pilot's shoulders?

Antonio


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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 01:28:52 AM »
Hi there Ernie.

There's nothing wrong with the seatbelts imo, just looks like that because that seat has a lower back, but if you imagine the pilot seated in it, the belts should go up through the pilots back and then down to its attachment point.

Maybe when the fuselage gets closed you can hang them out of the cockpit!? Anyway...just a though there! :P

Great job in that interior.

Cheers

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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 01:44:16 AM »
Great work on the innards, Ernie.  That instrument panel is brilliant.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2013, 07:24:27 PM »
Very nice work Ernie, the instrument panel looks great! Looking forward to the next update.

Kind regards

Patrick

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Re: Eduard's Sopwith Camel F.1 1/48
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 08:56:16 PM »
Thanks for the comments, guys. :)

Pushing on, time to do some serious airbrushing.  I got the fuselage
buttoned up and side woodgrain in oils, so painting the balance of
that part will have to wait until the "wood" dries.

Painting the wings, I tried to make use of the brilliant job that Andrew
did on his FE-2 build.  He really did a masterful job of the CDL.  Thanks Andrew!
Here's the link to his amazing model...
http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=896.0

For me, first job, painting the underside of the wings Misterkit's RFC CDL colour
and after drying, lots of masking of the wings, ribs and spars...



After masking I painted the undersides with Tamiya XF-55 to hopefully show
the shadowy areas between the ribs, etc.  After that, lightening a bit with first colour.
Apologies, had a bit of trouble with the flash here...



Topside of the wings were as follows...first I painted the wings with
Misterkit's  RFC PC-10, then after masking the ribs/spars, I went over it
with Tamiya XF-81, RAF Dark Green.

Here's c couple more pictures of assorted parts.  The Red is Tamiya XF-7,
darkened a smidge with a light grey to tone it down a little.





That's it for now fellows, thanks for looking.

Cheers,
Ernie :)


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