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Greyscale Sopwith Camel
One of the most famous planes of WWI here it is; The Sopwith Camel! I don't have the proper color of the normal plane so I made it greyscale so it is like it is in a black and white photo. I don't even think LEGO makes that color... I've never made planes so it is not the best... I made it as historically accurate as possible. Such as the two armed propeller. As historically accurate for me at least. CURSE YOU PHOTOEDITING! GIMP won't work right... Also, my last MOC of the year!
About this creation

The engine and twin Lewis Guns.



The mid section. See the little thing off to the left? There was an ugly gap so I put that there. Makes it that much more swooshable.



The tailfin which I am quite proud of.



An overview. As you can see, the top wing is set one stud forward then the bottom. As far as I know it was like that. I could not find any reference pics to confirm that idea. Most biplanes of the day were like that.


The bottom, nothing too special.



And the pilot. I used the head from the "Winged Mummy Attack" set and the body from the Collectible Minifig Pilot. I also used some yarn for the appropriate scarf.

Sopwith Camel Fun Facts!
- Only seven originals Survive.
- Were very flimsy by today's standards.
- Made with wood and fabric, doused in flammable liquid to make it stiff.
- Introduced in 1917.
- Used by the British, Americans, Belgians, Swedish, Polish, Netherland people, Lavtians, Greeks, and more.
- Was a fighter plane.
- Used by Eddie Rickenbacker, the top U.S. flying Ace of WWI.
- "Used" by Snoopy the Beagle in the "Peanuts" cartoon specials and comic strips.
- Armed with twin synchronized Vikers Machine Guns (I had to use Lewis here).
- Main model was the F.1, the one built here.
- The propeller would stop for a second when the guns were fired.
- I could have put more.


My inspiration photos. Courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Camel





4th Window Commentary
It was fun stepping outside my normal building boundaries. I hope to get to a V.2 so any tips are welcome!

BREAKING NEWS! I AM WORKING ON A V.2! IT IS COMING ALONG WELL! STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNONCEMENTS!,



Comments

  April 22, 2012
<3 WW1 planes
Matthew Novosad
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Darth Legor
  August 16, 2011
Excellent work! are you italian? See it please http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/282534
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  May 31, 2011
Very cool!I love the engine.~jake
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  May 19, 2011
Nice plane!
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  April 29, 2011
Boy do I love WWi creations great job on this biplane, I like the wings. I have built a cool biplane but I never posted it, and took it down for parts.
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  April 13, 2011
Excellent! I think the tail is a little blocky, and should be bigger, but the overall appearence is great! I can't wait for v2!
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  April 6, 2011
Nice plane.
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  April 6, 2011
It's a really good rendition of the biplane, getting all of those small details from the reference pics to make your own. I say this is a solid 4/5, because of the back (little blocky to me), but I hope to see a v2!
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  April 6, 2011
Nice job! A little more greebles would satisfy me :) but its great anyway. I also made a bi-plane which i will post soon.
Matthew Novosad
Andrew AKA Hump-Free
  April 4, 2011
Matthew Novosad
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Matt ;P
  April 2, 2011
Yeah,Snoopy would be great!This is awesome!
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  April 1, 2011
Dang! You should have Snoopy in there.
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  April 1, 2011
Awesome plane! The guns on the front look cool.
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  April 1, 2011
Love it!
Matthew Novosad
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Andrew AKA Hump-Free
  March 31, 2011
Hey Man, Posted My Thoughts In The Group.
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  March 31, 2011
Nice work on this!
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  March 31, 2011
Great job!
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  March 30, 2011
Quoting Josh W. i mean the grey peice that starts out 6 wide but then slants into a 2 wide . the one you used as your back WING. not the tailfin. the wing part. Hopefully you understand now. :D even if you dont its a great plane. also could you check out my FA-18 fighter jet. Thanks ~Josh
http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/sopwith_camel.gif That's why I have the tail wing like that.
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  March 30, 2011
i mean the grey peice that starts out 6 wide but then slants into a 2 wide . the one you used as your back WING. not the tailfin. the wing part. Hopefully you understand now. :D even if you dont its a great plane. also could you check out my FA-18 fighter jet. Thanks ~Josh
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  March 30, 2011
Quoting Josh W. HOLY CHEESEPUFFS!!! so awesome LOVE it. the only thing is the tail wings dont look quite right. maybe if you turn that peice with the slanted edges around itll look better Overall 4/5 get the back wing right and its a 5
Do you mean the bottom part, or the slopes themselves?
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  March 30, 2011
HOLY CHEESEPUFFS!!! so awesome LOVE it. the only thing is the tail wings dont look quite right. maybe if you turn that peice with the slanted edges around itll look better Overall 4/5 get the back wing right and its a 5
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  March 30, 2011
I don't know what else to say, this is awesome. Could you check out M1 Gorilla Suit.
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  March 30, 2011
Love the engine, here! The idea of using these technic pieces for the propeller is pretty creative. Oh and, nice job on the proporions. ~Cheers
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  March 28, 2011
Very good shape! Looks very swooshable! The only thing that could be improved is the propellor, the cross bar things don't look like they belong on there
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  March 5, 2011
Nice! Keep up the good work!
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  March 2, 2011
Very nice plane! Small and simple, but very good! P.S. Thanks for adding)))
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  February 23, 2011
Good moc but those pictures of the real one had colour on them!(Did you just not have a picture of them at hand or none of the right colours)
Matthew Novosad
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Thomas N
  January 31, 2011
This is sweet, I see you got one of my favorite new sets, the flying mummy attack! ~T
Matthew Novosad
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President Rick Archerd Federation of Lynot.
  January 25, 2011
Neat! My cousins are avaiation experts. They know EVERY plane that ever existed!
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  January 24, 2011
Great job. Looks quite realistic. PS: could you come and see some of my MOCs ?
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  January 3, 2011
Thanks Romy, John, Danny, and Matthew!
Quoting Lt. John Harland rotate the tail fins so they face back.
Do you mean the bottom and flat part?
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  January 3, 2011
I like it !
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  January 3, 2011
I your overall design is good but you may want to rotate the tail fins so they face back. Otherwise great work, I love mocs of WWI airplanes
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  January 3, 2011
Nice, surprisingly accurate too...
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  January 1, 2011
nice work good detail
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  December 31, 2010
WOW! Really nice plane! Looks very accerate. Please check out my newest MOC.
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  December 31, 2010
Thanks for the kind words everyone!
Quoting Gondabuggan Hicburry the Gnome Great job! you should see my Biplanes! I like your propeller. BTW, Sopwiths had many different color schemes depending on the operating country. :)
Will do, I've been trying to find some to make a nice V.2, also I never knew that about the color.
Quoting Sub-Culture Sweet. Love the tail..
Thanks, I also particularly LOVE the tail myself.
Quoting magma guy Great! I love this shape! I also though about building planes sometime...
Thanks! The shape was probably the hardest part for me. I used a car chassis, this one:http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=52036 I had actually started working on a P51 Mustang at the beginning of the Summer (2010) and is kind wasn't the best: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/204608 Planes are defiantly fun to build and are great if it is out of your normal building comfort zone. I learned some great things building this.
Quoting Deus the Risen Gotta make me one!
As I said to Magma, it is really great to get out of your building comfort zone every now and then. You do learn new things about building.
Quoting Swift Nice work. The plane looks awesome. My, your plane has a very exciting bottom:)
The bottom is actually my least favorite part. Couldn't get a really good design for it.
Quoting E.K.O Very awesome plane, your best work yet!
Thanks, yeah I actually do think this is one of my best. It really was nice to try something different.
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  December 31, 2010
Very awesome plane, your best work yet!
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  December 31, 2010
Nice work. The plane looks awesome. My, your plane has a very exciting bottom:) Oh, and your siggy is featured here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/244623
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  December 31, 2010
Gotta make me one!
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  December 31, 2010
Great! I love this shape! I also though about building planes sometime...
Matthew Novosad
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Gondabuggan Hicburry the Gnome
  December 30, 2010
Great job! you should see my Biplanes! I like your propeller. BTW, Sopwiths had many different color schemes depending on the operating country. :)
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  December 30, 2010
Tight.. Looks like the one i made when i was ten... "No offense"
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  December 30, 2010
Sweet. Love the tail..
 
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