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Sopwith Camel
WWI english biplane.
About this creation

About my Sopwith F.1 "Camel"

The 3451 set is a good set but there are a lot of mistakes for a model. So almost everything has been rebuilt as usual. The fuselage was narrowed from 8 studs to 6.
The tail is more resemblant to the original one. The rudder is movable.
The wings are longer, the fuselage is shorter. Small windshield added.
The rigging is realistic and tight, new wires added.
The landing gear has been modified so that it should be like the real one (with rubber bands as sandows and wires).
The lower wing is dyhedral, the upper wing is straight, like the real ones.
The front mounted machine guns are more like Twin Vickers 0.303 (7.7 mm).
I have kept the rotary engine which is excellent but it is motorized now! Notice that it's not the first time this modification has been done with this set.
The cockpit has been moved forward and has a new design. The cabanes are new.
I have put some red electric tape around the cowling to fill the gaps and some plates between the cowling and the front fuselage.

Some history:

The Sopwith Camel was a vicious plane but shot down 1,294 enemy aircraft during World War I, more than any other Allied fighter from 1917 to 1918.

The camo is freely inspired by the most famous of all camels:
Sopwith F.1 B6313, the plane of Captain William George Barker
C Flight
No.28 Sqn RFC























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Comments

 I like it 
  April 21, 2013
it's beautiful! congrats!
john lamarck
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Karl M
  September 10, 2012
These updates look really nice.
  March 1, 2011
I don't suppose you have LDD files for these or any sort of instructions you could pass along if someone wanted to build this?
 I made it 
  January 9, 2010
Soon the Fokker Dr. I to match with this Camel.
 I like it 
  January 9, 2010
Yours is FAR better! Congratz!
 I like it 
  December 18, 2009
Pure awesomeness!
 I like it 
  November 25, 2009
Can see plane's are your thing, fantastic work on the camel. The working parts ar great! I also have the original camel, but I have a problem with it, the stickers crumble of, have you got the same problem?
 I like it 
  November 22, 2009
WOW!!! Much better than the original!!!
john lamarck
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Dave Sterling
  November 19, 2009
Amazing work John! I love the functionality such as the moving control surfaces and the spinning propeller. You have managed to really capture the look and scale of this aircraft quite well. Great job and keep building!
 I like it 
  November 19, 2009
Fantastic. Very realistic indeed.
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  November 18, 2009
John this is simply amazing. You have captured the look of this classic well. There is just so much detail. Regards, Eric.
john lamarck
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jesus jes
  November 15, 2009
congratulations john, very nice model!
 I made it 
  November 15, 2009
Quoting Olli K Ingenious as usual! How long did you have this in mind? The spinning propellor is a great detail.
Well Olli, I was just waiting for a good price on e-bay. I bought the set 30 (2d hand of course but in excellent shape with the box and instructions).
 I like it 
  November 15, 2009
Ingenious as usual! How long did you have this in mind? The spinning propellor is a great detail.
 I made it 
  November 15, 2009
Thanks, folks. Glad you like it.
 I like it 
  November 15, 2009
I looked the original set and wow, you really improved on it! This is truly a beauty, awesome work.
john lamarck
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That LDD Guy
  November 14, 2009
One of the best set mods ever! A video of the spinning prop would be cool.
 I like it 
  November 14, 2009
WAY better than the original! The video is good too. Great job!
 I like it 
  November 14, 2009
This is very impressive, love the detail
 I made it 
  November 14, 2009
Thanks. You wish is granted.
 
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