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Shelliecool

1:72 Sopwith Camel 2F.1

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Ready for inspection is my 1:72 Sopwith Camel 2F.1 by Airfix. It was an old kit that I picked up cheaply from my local model shop. This is the first bi-plane I have attempted, and although there was a tremendous amount of flash, bits missing and the decals past their best I thoroughly enjoyed the build. I mixed up my own cream tone for the underside of the wings (as I am none to keen on airbrushing Humbrol acrylics), and scratch built the guns on the nose, and with those problems overcome I became rigging. I purchased some elastic designed for rigging 1:72 models, and set to it. For my first attempt, I'm pleased with the results and looking forward to working on my next bi-plane kit. Thanks.

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Very nice build indeed Michelle. You would hardly believe that is the old Airfix camel.

 

On with the Do17z now ...........?

 

Terry

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Very nice! 

 

I'd like to do some biplanes but always been put off by the need for rigging - it just looks so complicated! Elastic sounds interesting though, was it easy to fix in place?

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50 minutes ago, Terry1954 said:

Very nice build indeed Michelle. You would hardly believe that is the old Airfix camel.

 

On with the Do17z now ...........?

 

Terry

Thank you! Yep I'm progressing well with the Dornier (enjoying it too), and about to start some Spitfire's.

Thanks again,

Michelle.

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27 minutes ago, Lord Riot said:

Very nice! 

 

I'd like to do some biplanes but always been put off by the need for rigging - it just looks so complicated! Elastic sounds interesting though, was it easy to fix in place?

Thank you! It wasn't too tricky, I would recommend a good pair of tweezers and lots of time, if you let go of one end too quickly it pings off and sticks where you don't want it too! Good fun tho.

Thanks,

Michelle.

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Well done Shellie, no kit build is wasted time, you always learn something to carry on to another build. Well done with the rigging, a lot of people are put off by that and I think you've nailed it!

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A convincing Camel from that old kit – bravo! The rigging really dots the i:s, very well done.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Well done!  and I thought the 1/48 Camel was small.......

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That's a cracking build Michelle,great job on the old kit and that rigging.

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That looks very fine, that rigging must have tried your patience.   Built the same model back in the day, but never looked as good as yours.

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Hi Michelle,

 

for a first rigging job, it is really good!

You are going to have to face the sad truth: you are extremely gifted as a modeler. Your builds are steadily improving and this Camel is proof enough, if any was needed.

 

Well done and congrats!

 

JR

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Very nice work, at least it looks like a Camel 😎

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Looks superb!

 

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Amazing what you've achieved with this ancient tooling.  Great work on the rigging.  Having built dozens of biplanes over the years it's only been recently that I have plucked up the courage to do the rigging so I admire your fortitude on rigging your first biplane (which looks excellent, I might add).

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Well done on rigging that tiny thing, I had a job on my 1/32nd WnW build, could of done with another pair of arms/hands and without the EZ-line sticking everywhere except where I wanted it!

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

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Your considerable skills deserve a better canvas! I strongly recommend a Roden/Toko/Eastern Express/Eduard kit for your next 1/72 biplane subject, the results will be much more satisfying...!

 

Cheers,

Herb

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