Having built the first 1:8 scale Hasegawa Sopwith Camel kit, I was given the opportunity to build a second as a commission. Not surprisingly the build was much the same as the first model, though I did take the chance to add quite a bit of extra detail and improve the rigging in particular. The improvements are covered elsewhere in the blog section of this site.
The covered half of the model is painted in the colours of the Elliott White Spring’s Camel. He was an American who joined the RFC early in the war and flew SE5as with 85 Squadron. He later transferred to the 148th Squadron of the USAS where he flew this Camel. He was credited with 16 victories in total by the end of the war.
For a more detailed description of him have a read of the entry on The Aerodrome.
7 thoughts on “Sopwith Camel F1 – Hasegawa 1:8 (2nd build)”
Beautiful build! I have a part built Hasegawa Camel which I don’t really have the time to complete since the birth of my daughter! Do you accept commissions? Regards Peter
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Peter, what is your email address?
nice model, would you know where i can obtain plans for the hasegawa 1/8 sopwith camel? thanks geoff
I don’t unfortunately. I do have a clean set of them in my possession though and I’d be prepared to get them copied at a printers if you were prepared to reimburse the cost and postage.
Thank you for your offer to print the camel plans. I’d be happy to pay for the copies and postage to Brisbane Australia if you advised the amount and details for payment. Thanks again, Geoff
How big is the Hasegawa Camel?
Where can I obtain the kit?
I realize a kit of this quality doesn’t come cheap.
The finished model is about 42″ (107cm) wide, 28″ (71cm) long and 14″ (36cm) high. It weighs about 2.2lbs (1kg).
To get one, Ebay and the like are your best bet. The model has been out of production for decades and is now a collector’s item. Prices reflect this.