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shortCummins

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  1. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    I'm pleased with them, they were a bugger to thread so I'm glad they worked out rgds John(shortCummins0
  2. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    rigging the fuselage frames, WnW have a really useful “walk around” page… http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3157&cat=2 one of the photos… …shows turnbuckles, in order to replicate these I’ve used albion Alloys 1/48 turnbuckle which are 0.4mm (outside diameter) 0.25mm (inside diameter) x 3mm (length) here I’ve threaded one of them with fine EZLine the first one attached all attached here against a white background ‘dry-fitted’ against the side of the fuselage the completed other side Next up I’ll be bolting the cockpit sub-assemblies together. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  3. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    Thanks CedB this is a really nice kit, I'm still not sure about the scale, I'm far more comfortable with 1/48, I can see me buying more WnW kits or maybe the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire just to try and get used to the scale (thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it) rgds John(shortCummins)
  4. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    Somehow I managed to stuff-up one of the dial decals, not sure how I managed that?, anywho, I replaced the ‘white faced’ decal with a ‘black’ faced one. The instrument panel, magazines, engine plate and carburettor air induction pipes sub-assembly control column, rudder bar, floor boards(foot rests) and bent undershield wicker seat and petrol(fuel) tank-sub assembly I’ve added ‘fuel spills’ to the petrol tank adding the PE safety belt the belts were ‘folded’ after annealing and then given a coat of UMP black primer once the primer had dried they were given a coat of Tamiya XF-57 buff the buckles were then picked out with vallejo model air steel 71.065 the strap was masked with Maskol for the leather part and sprayed with Tamiya XF-52 flat earth after an hour or so the Maskol was removed and the rope attachments were also painted XF-52 both belts were given a coat of aquagloss and then I used Tamiya panel liner dark brown to highlight the stitching and also dirty the belts the belts were then super glued to the seat Next I will be rigging the cockpit fuselage. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  5. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    this is a photo from the WnW "walk around" that shows the 'bullet'
  6. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    I've seen other builds where the modeller drills a small hole through the "bullet", this sounds OK to me its just going to be how to drill the holes? holding it steady will be a challenge I'm sure but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it rgds John(shortCummins)
  7. this is my favourite aircraft, I'll be watching with interest
  8. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    Thanks Johnny I'd been so tempted by WNW kits over the past 2 or 3 years, they all look really good kits, then they released one of my favourite aircraft the Camel, I couldn't resist now when(?) they release a Fokker Dr.1 triplane (the Red Baron and all that) I defiantly won't be able to resist that! I've never built a 1:32 kit before so I can't really compare however I will say that I'll be buying more WNW kits, I just need to save my pennies rgds John(shortCummins)
  9. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    thanks CedB, I normally build 1:48 so have the "larger" format is a bit strange, you'd think it would be easier but I'm not finding it so at the moment. I am really enjoying it though rgds John(shortCummins)
  10. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    More detail painting… First colour is dull aluminium, vallejo acrylic metal color 77.717 masking the fuel tank tank straps painted black these photos show that I need to re-paint the straps to get better coverage magazines and back engine plate fuselage side-frames black detail painted Mr Metal Color 215 cooper dull aluminium, vallejo acrylic metal color 77.717 Mr Metal Color 219 brass floor boards/foot rest seat cushion vallejo model color 70.828 woodgrain wicker-seat binding model color 70.814 burnt red tail-skid Next I’ll be assembling the cockpit and adding the internal rigging. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  11. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    wow, there's some fine kits there, I'm not jealous With the wood effects complete its time to add some painted details to the instrument panel Tamiya XF-2 white for the dials Tamiya X-18 semi gloss black for the dial bezels and as a ‘base’ for the brass Mr Metal Color 219 brass Tamiya XF-23 light blue for the glass vial Instrument decals and placards More to come with the cockpit. until next time as always, any suggestions or comments will be gratefully received. rgds John(shortCummins)
  12. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    ha ha, I've just showed my wife that you've got 8, she just said "don't get any ideas" what kits do you have?
  13. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    this kit cost around £60, not cheap I agree however I don't need to buy any aftermarket to bring it "up to scratch", its of one of my favourite aircraft and it will probably take me a month or two to complete. I see you're a Chelsea fan (I'm a Fulham fan so take the rest of the sentence with a pinch of salt), don't go to a game, you'll easily save the money and be able to afford a Wingnut Wings kit :-) you know it makes sense rgds John(shortCummins) P.S. this site has the kit for £55.50 (a bargain?) https://www.wetanz.com/shop/model-kits/sopwith-f1-camel-clerget?ref=brand
  14. shortCummins

    Wingnut Wings Sopwith F.1 Camel “Clerget”

    Thanks Clive I've used these templates on a couple of previous builds, a "wooden" mossie (see my avatar) and an Eduard 1:48 Albatros I think the wood grain was probably "over-scale" for those two, I was happy with the results but I'm really looking forward to how the wood looks once the kit comes together and the weathering has been applied rgds John(shortCummins)
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