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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2019, 12:44:56 AM »
Beauty Mark, looking great.

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2019, 08:32:59 AM »
Hi all,
Just a few more showing weathering.
For those who are wondering what the four black things under the fuselage are and the 'ears' sticking out of the engine carburetor intake:
This aircraft was photographed with under fuselage attachment brackets for a 'Cooper' bomb rack' However no photographs I could find show the actual rack as being fitted. 
Sopwith Camels serving in the Italian theater had a field service mod carried out to fit 'funnels' to the carburetor air intake tubes, to increase airflow to the engine as they operated at higher altitudes than on the Western Front.
Barker's B6313 had both fitted,

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2019, 10:12:35 AM »
Superb work and detailing!
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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2019, 08:55:20 PM »
Nice attention to detail!
Doing a Camel with the cut-down decking surely adds a better view into the interiour, too.

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2019, 08:05:53 AM »
Hi all,
The undercarriage is now braced.
Although you can't see it very well in the shot, there is a turnbuckle bracing line routed across the front of the axle fairing.
The end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts.
All that's left is to create the 'bungee' suspension and the undercarriage is done.
Then it's on to rigging the aircraft.

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2019, 05:25:03 PM »
Beautiful done! Really outstanding weathering.
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Manni
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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2019, 12:39:36 AM »
Outstanding!
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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2019, 07:13:03 AM »
Hi all,
The wing struts and the cabane struts have been pre-rigged and left 'slack'.
They'll be finally tightened and secured once the upper wing is fitted.
As with the undercarriage bracing, the end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts, although it's difficult to make them out in the shots..
Now it's on to pre-rigging the wing and flight controls!!





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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2019, 09:28:10 AM »
Good idea prerigging, can I buy licence from you? ;)

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2019, 09:41:33 AM »
Hi Adam,
No license needed as you can view or download the fully detailed build log (PDF format) once the model if finished 👍

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2019, 01:41:54 PM »
   Almost done Mike, and a really exceptional Model. Your attention to detail is, as always, outstanding and you've got another "Winner" on short final here. Just lovely work and a subject dear to my heart!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2019, 03:06:09 PM »
You are nearing completion of one of the best Camel builds I have seen to date. Simply superb!
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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2019, 09:08:54 PM »
Thanks guys.

Lance:
If I'm right you'll be into your Camel build now if not soon - I'll be following that after your excellent LVG, as well as the Camel being started by 'Jeroen'.

Rick:
I'm also following your Nieuport 17 builds as well those of 'Bud' and 'Andreas' - I've yet to start my CSM Noop.


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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2019, 07:21:27 AM »
Clever idea, the pre-rigging!

My Camel is getting a little attention on the side, the D.VII is my primary focus as it's so close to completion! :)

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Re: 1:32 Sopwith Camel of Barker
« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2019, 06:45:40 AM »
Hi all,
The underside of the upper wing has now been pre-rigged.
Also the fin bracing has been done as well as the steerable tail skid control lines.
The last rigging to do before the upper wing is fitted are the twin rudder control lines,

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