The tailplane of the Hasegawa kit is known to not be its strongest point. The structure has been simplified, I assume because of manufacturing limitations, to the point where it is quite compromised when compared to the real aircraft. That combined with my substitution of metal parts where the kit uses wood has meant that very little of the original kit has made it into the model. In fact the main spar and leading edge are all that’s left. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 9) Tailplane
With the wings assembled I turned to the finishing of them. This took two different routes for the port and starboard pairs. The starboard ones were stained and varnished, while the port ones were covered and painted. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 8) MAINPLANE COVERING & PAINTING
Well, it’s been considerably longer since my last post than I’d hoped but I have made some progress on the Sopwith Camel in the interim, despite illness, and the model is looking good, even if I do say so myself.
As all of the rest of the wings are pretty much the same story as far as building them goes, I’ll cover them all under one post on here.
Next up was the lower port mainplane. The idea was that I could use it to prototype the changes I intended to make to the basic model, and if it didn’t go well they’d end up being covered up anyway as that is the side of the model which will be finished complete. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 7) MAINPLANE ASSEMBLY