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Eduard 1/48 Sopwth Camel
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2004 - 01:11 PM UTC
Greetings all; It has been called to my attention that some are looking for a detailed build of the Eduard Camel. Here's a bit of fun.

Sorry folks the Eduard link no longer works you have go to the site and dig in the search engine.5/13/06

Here is my build;

CD version
http://www.wwi-n-plastic.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=58

Download version
http://www.wwi-n-plastic.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=57
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 02:24 PM UTC
Here's some results.


http://www.us-aircraft.com/images/modelersgallery/Lawson%20gallery%203/SopwithF1CamelF1445.htm

http://www.us-aircraft.com/images/modelersgallery/Lawson%20gallery%203/SopwithF1CamelF7232.htm
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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:06 PM UTC
Hi Stephen

Another couple of beautiful models!

I haven't tackled the Camel yet, but I'll definitely go through the Aerodrome discussions when I finally get a chance. :-) How about organising an Armorama WW1 build? - maybe after the Summer... (I'm committed to too many other builds before then.)

Thanks for the refs and pics to inspire and whet the appetite.

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 05:27 AM UTC
Wonderful stuff, Stephen. I would be up for a WW I build, after the Summer :-)
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 12:55 PM UTC
Thanks Gents, An On line build at the end of summer 2004? Sure! What are your 1/48 scale interests? Here is what I'll be working on;
Fokker E.III Eduard (New Mold)
Sopwith 2F.1 Eduard & Blue Max
Fokker Dr.I pt.III 1/27 Scale.
Fokker V.28 (E.V with 11 cylinder Seimens Halske rotary) DML / Dragon
Fokker D.VII Early Albatros built Roden
Fokker D.VII Late Albatros built Roden
Fokker D.VII Early (OAW) built Roden
Fokker D.VII Mid (OAW) built Roden
Fokker D.VII Late (OAW) built Roden
Morane Saulnier 'N & I' Edrd vs Flshbck - Riding the Bullet
DH 2 Blue Max - A Spider for the Nightmare.
Albatros ply- More than one way to skin a black cat.
SE 5 & Se 5a Eduard
WKF D.I Alliance all resin kit
Aviatik Berg D.I Flashback
Etrich Taube Flashback
SSW D.III (New Mold) Vs Flashback kit
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Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 08:07 AM UTC
Those are beautiful birds, JackFlash. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a WWI plane, but to be honest, the rigging scares the “beejezus” out of me. I guess I’ll just have to admire from afar.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, March 26, 2004 - 01:12 PM UTC
No worries bout rigging. Start with a relatively easy kit and work up. Most of the Fokker D. or Dr.I kits have little rigging. Then as you get more confidence try a Nieuport XI or XVII then an Albatros D type. Finally try the Sopwiths and SE 5 types they usually have the most amount of rigging. Short spans = metal wire. Long spans invisible (smoke grey) sewing thread (5-8 mil.) With thread drill through the wing adjacent to the struts and take your time.
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 02:51 PM UTC
Eduard is is repackaging their RFC / RAF Camel as a Dual Combo. There goes my tax return.

JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 03:39 AM UTC
The Eduard Sopwith Camel make the Limited Edition series. From the post war Italian front BEF.
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 02:47 PM UTC
Here is a bit of fun from the Eduard site.






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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 07:14 PM UTC
Hi
Lovely Camel. The guy is spanish I believe, I wonder that kind of yellow plasticard he uses.
There was an article in a Spanish modelmagazine about this build. He use the yellow plastic for the small parts, why is that? Is there anyone ho knows?
Lars
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 03:46 AM UTC
Possibly an ultra thin card that lets him use the yellow plastic to simulate fasteners and clasps to unite the fuselage longerons and vertical members?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 06:07 PM UTC
Yes, I´v seen more photos of this job.He uses this yellow plastic throughout all small details.I wounder with characteristics there is in this card? never seen it before.
Maybe I’m like the cat, just to curios.
Sometimes I feel that white splasticard is just to white, It can be hard to see what I´m doing.
I was that inspired of this work so I started to strip down an Bristol Fighter from Roden. It´s still has to be finished. Have you ever felt the lack of references? I sure did.
Lars
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 01:28 AM UTC
Hey Lars,

I'm sure you have seen images of my desk.


I am a very fortunate individual. Though I don't have all the Datafiles. I do have a huge inventory of docs and a large personal library. Cross & Cockae USA & Intl. abnd Over the front. Then there are the Lafayette Foundation arichives that I have at my disposal. Some times I feel like I have too much info on a subject and I tend to reserch everything. AMS.
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 08:12 PM UTC
Greetings all I found this over on another website.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 02:41 AM UTC
Hi Guys.
Juan Villalba, the builder of that work of art above, uses the yellow card purely for contrast in the photos... and possibly to ease his own eyes as he is working.
I have a couple of books by him, full of step by step builds on WW1, WW2 and modern aircraft. Both are well worth having and are available through Historex.
The man him self is actually a Neurologist or brain surgeon or some such thing...
To me, his scratch building skills make him akin to a god!
I have a built Eduard Camel and three more sitting in my stash... along with a couple of Bue Max kits.
The Camel is my second favourite WW1 fighter!

Cheers,

Hugh