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
Having finished the fuselage the one thing that did remain to be completed was the installation of the seat and fitting of the padding around the cockpit rim. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 14) Seat and Coaming
Having finished the cockpit area of the fuselage I couldn’t resist fitting the aluminium panels to complete the picture. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 13) FUSELAGE COMPLETION
With the basic fuselage structure complete it was time to start equipping it. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 12) FUSELAGE Continued
Having successfully dodged the main event in this model I’d reached the stage where I had to get going with the fuselage. I don’t know why I’d been putting it off, but I had. Continue reading SOPWITH CAMEL F1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 11) Fuselage
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
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.
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