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SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 15) Final Assembly

I had hoped to be able to write this post a bit earlier, but I’ve been waiting in vain for some good weather to take a series of photographs of the model in a decent setting out doors where there is the space to do so. However, it’s either been too dull, windy or just plain raining recently. I will get some better pictures as soon as I can, but in the meantime a few gash ones taken quickly will have to suffice. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 15) Final Assembly

SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 6): Port Upper Mainplane

Now we are starting to get into the main parts of the build: The port upper main plane.  This is another part of the build which is being done out of sequence.  It’s also the last part that has already been commenced by the chap who originally bought the model. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 6): Port Upper Mainplane

Sopwith Camel F1 – Hasegawa 1:8 (Part 2): Prop, Interplane and Cabane Struts

In the post about the Clerget engine I mentioned completing the propeller and said I’d cover it in a later post, so here we are.  I’ve included the wing struts too as they were done in parallel.

The prop and wing struts are parts of the model that catch your eye so I wanted to make sure that they had visual impact.  To achieve it I opted for a high gloss, deep mahogany coloured finish.  In fact glossier than the real thing probably.

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Sopwith Camel F1 – Hasegawa 1:8 (Part 1), Clerget 9B Rotary Radial Engine

The first part of Hasegawa’s Sopwith Camel kit is the Clerget 9B engine.  The kit I’d bought was second hand and the previous owner had already assembled most of the engine, and not to a standard I was happy with.  However, the lady selling the model said that there was also a separate unstarted Clerget engine model available that she would include for free.  Top stuff! Continue reading Sopwith Camel F1 – Hasegawa 1:8 (Part 1), Clerget 9B Rotary Radial Engine