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Roden Sopwith Camel F1 (with a Revell Sopwith Triplane on the side)

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I pressed on today and am declaring the engine and cowling done.

I need to do a new panel either side and add the cartridge disposal chutes but will do them when I am less tired as they are about 1 mm.

Here's a couple of photographs..don't laugh!

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I was doing a bit of tidying up in the workshop and came across a tin of Humbrol authentic colour 'RFC green' which must be about 30 years old. 

I have no idea why I bought it. Perhaps @Che Guava had almost persuaded me to build something from WW1 back then.

The paint blotches on it in pics is from acrylic Tamiya Khaki.

Guess what,after mixing the old Humbrol for ages and giving model a coat,it has dried identical in colour. May just use the enamel for nostalgic reasons.

Earlier I made a comment about @Che Guava's Camel not being a boil in the bag.

Here's a tray bake Revell Sopwith Triplane :

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Half an hour at 120 degrees and it will look better than the Roden Camel.

Those of you who have bothered to read this far may have noticed that I have started on it.

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Hoi!..I told you not to laugh.

The camera fairly picks up every last speck of dust doesn't it.

I have decided that I will press on and do both kits. The triplane will be less complicated as I won't have to try and build three way curves on the front. I will be doing it as this one :

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The Camel doesn't look too bad in its primer with surprising little sanding needed.

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Pottered about tonight with these two.

The Camel is just sitting on its wings. The paint looks very dark in the photo but is actually lighter in real life. Not too much rubbing down needed which is surprising.May still lighten it for final coat though.

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Well done to have got through the travails!  

Disappointed in the coinage though.  The standard for using currency of the empire has been set! :P 
 

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4 hours ago, Walrus said:

Disappointed in the coinage though.  The standard for using currency of the empire has been set! :P 
 

Last time I looked, the UK was part of the Empire, so that's totally legit.

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Nah, if it had been a florin I would agree, but it's a 10p piece of a nation without an Empire.
Well not since they knocked down the old picture house on the high street to make way for a vape store

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Typically I couldn't find the half crown!

Not very much done tonight before I lost interest,just a bit of sanding on the tri-plane.

Over on walkarounds I posted the An-22A.

Here's the Camel and tri-plane between the engines!

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and especially for @Walrus a close up of some of the currency he is used to. :D

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L - R

Crown,Florin,Shilling,Sixpence,Threepence,Penny and Halfpenny.

The penny is a 1900 issue and has Queen Victoria on the back.

 

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Aye,she's a big lump.

Unfortunately they made the fuselage of mesh reinforced fibreglass which is a bugger to sand and fill. The wings are plastic,the nose is a sort of resin,most of the parts are plastic and the interior is vacform (4 pieces to form interior walls floor and roof.).

Now you know why that was its first trip out of the box in about two years.

She's staying out now though and I will potter about when waiting for Camel and Triplane bits to dry.

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haha thanks RW!  What about a Joey and a Farthing?  (both even before my time!) xD

Strewth!  Took me a while to find them WW1 chaps!
They could both go play hide and seek in the AN-22!  lol

I'm pretty sure Andrew E took one to a Sheffield Group meet 
It's a real beast! (The kit, not Andrew, he's a gent!)

 

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14 minutes ago, Walrus said:

What about a Joey and a Farthing? 

Like the half crown and interior photos of the An-22A they are in a safe place. Please tell me where!

I thought the interior shots were in the An-22A box and I know I made up a folder of the old coins for my grandson to show at school but 14 years after the house move I still can't find them.

I didn't realise that the silver thrupenny was a 'Joey'

I was 7 when the farthing ceased to be legal currency.

Isn't all this talk about money a great way to prevent me climbing back up to the workshop to get some stuff done :D

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11 hours ago, RWG686 said:

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That is a truly staggering comparison! What I also find amazing is that there is less than 50 years between the first flight of the Camel and the An-22.  

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