Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby b.l.stryker » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:11

This is awesome. very tiny and very good built.
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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby Tom's » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:51

:shock: :shock:

Impressive !!

Thanks for sharing it !
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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby ondra » Mon Apr 30, 2018 16:16

Many thanks for your positive feedback, gentlemen, I am really pleased you like the progress!

This part of build is actually rather boring, as it contains many many rounds of filling and sanding, however, I have to say to me it is one of the most pleasant ones. Watching her taking the shape of the Camel is very satisfactory to me.

To be very honest, my engineering skills still leave a lot to be desired, so a bit of putty was needed. :)

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And yes, I added the valve covers to the wheels, just for the feeling.

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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby ondra » Sat Jun 09, 2018 13:13

The build pace slowed down quite a lot due to several aspects, among others because I entered the most painful part of the build, i. e. making the struts and fitting the upper wing.

I did not want to get this wrong so I took time to think about the apropriate method. At the end of the day I decided for the rather primitive option and made this jig out of styrene sheet. :)

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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby ph-adk » Sun Jun 10, 2018 20:12

Primitive well.. if it works, it works. Very inspiring work, i love it. So much that i am now working on my first scratch project. Not something you would expect but scratch nonetheless. It is big fun creating something yourself.

Looking forward to your next update.

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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby pbhawkin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 23:56

Simple perhaps but certainly not primitive. A easy and accurate way of getting dihedrals at the right angle and biplane wings at the right spacing. Perhaps you can show/tell us how you made the jig? I am guessing you used a three view drawing of the plane and cut the pieces of the jig to match the required dimensions and angles?
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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby F_IV » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:23

Great work! The Camel is such a tricky shape too. So much contour and detail going on in such a tiny airframe.
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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby ondra » Mon Jun 11, 2018 15:35

Many thanks for your positive feedback, gentlemen, it is highly appreciated!

As to the jig - you are right, I used my drawings which I printed out, cut out and glued on a styrene sheet, which was cut to the shape needed afterwards.

ImageCamel drawing - Barker by Ondřej Mokrý, on Flickr

Camel is the second model where I have created complete drawings by myself and I really do not regret a single second spent on that. The investment pays off in the later stages.

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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby Marudek » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:37

Hi,

Your builds are amazing! The level of detail is astonishing. I have never built any WWi aeroplane because I used to look at them with benign disregard. But as I watch your work I get inspired for a project like this :)

Keep it up!

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Re: Sopwith F.1 Camel B6313 - W. G. Barker

Postby marcopreto » Mon Jun 18, 2018 13:33

Thank you for sharing such inspirational builds!

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