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Barker's Camel B6313 - 1:32 scale

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6 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Mike, you’re tempting me to start my ships camel.......get behind me devil........

I know what you mean I have a DH2 waiting patiently 

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9 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Mike, you’re tempting me to start my ships camel.......get behind me devil........

Go on Phil - you know you want to ;)

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Hi all,
The model is progressing now.
The 'Aviattic' linen effect decals have had the kit decals added, plus decal black/white stripes.
After sealing it's all have a 'Flory' Dark Dirt wash and 'Tamiya' weathering master highlights.
The final weathering will be 'AK Interactive' oil/kerosene enamel for engine staining.
Then it's on to pre-rigging and assembly,

Mike

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Great result to that point, the appearance of the different materials, wood, fabric and metal is very well rendered.

Cheers Rob

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Hi all,
Just a few more showing weathering.
For those who are wondering what the four black things under the fuselage are and the 'ears' sticking out of the engine carburetor intake:
This aircraft was photographed with under fuselage attachment brackets for a 'Cooper' bomb rack' However no photographs I could find show the actual rack as being fitted. 
Sopwith Camels serving in the Italian theater had a field service mod carried out to fit 'funnels' to the carburetor air intake tubes, to increase airflow to the engine as they operated at higher altitudes than on the Western Front.
Barker's B6313 had both fitted,

Mike

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I'm loving this Mike !......harv :popcorn:

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Hi all,
The undercarriage is now braced.
Although you can't see it very well in the shot, there is a turnbuckle bracing line routed across the front of the axle fairing.
The end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts.
All that's left is to create the 'bungee' suspension and the undercarriage is done.
Then it's on to rigging the aircraft.

Mike


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Looks great!  Looking forward to your bungee structure.  Last time I made bungees, I did it with silk thread.

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Hi all,
The wing struts and the cabane struts have been pre-rigged and left 'slack'.
They'll be finally tightened and secured once the upper wing is fitted.
As with the undercarriage bracing, the end fittings are 0.4 mm nickel-silver tube with 0.5 mm aluminium nuts, although it's difficult to make them out in the shots..
Now it's on to pre-rigging the wing and flight controls!!

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Mike

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Hi all,
The underside of the upper wing has now been pre-rigged.
Also the fin bracing has been done as well as the steerable tail skid control lines.
The last rigging to do before the upper wing is fitted are the twin rudder control lines,

Mike

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Now I am really scared of starting my Ships Camel.......it may have to stay in the stash awhile..........absolutely stunning Mike

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Hi all,
The twin rudder control lines with turnbuckles and the aileron control wire horns have been pre-rigged.
The last bit of pre-rigging will be the elevator control wire horns.

Mike

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Mike

brilliant work - loking simply fantastic - the rigging adds so much to a gorgeous build

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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That pic sums up why biplanes give me the heeby-jeebies! The thought of getting all that rigging sorted is frightening.

Gonna look stunning

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