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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 9 — Cheek Fairings

Jul 21, 2014 1 Comment

After a bit of break to cover the Warbirds over Delaware event, I got back in the shop for a little more quality Camel time. We left off with the aft turtle deck stringers being installed. From here forward at the top of the fuselage, the cockpit area and the machine gun “Hump” section is [...]

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Exterior Details: Dummy Control Linkages

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

There’s an old saying that scale models are really never finished, you just stop adding details to them and go flying! Each scale modeler has to decide for himself when enough is enough. For me, I enjoy adding details to the top surfaces of the wings and control surfaces in the form of scale dummy [...]

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Warbirds over Delaware:100+ Flightline Action Photos

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

One of our favorite destinations during the flying season is warbird events, and the granddaddy of them all is the annual Warbirds over Delaware meet held at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. This three day event is an IMAA event for giant scale warbirds from all eras. From WW1, the 20s and 30s, [...]

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Flybys from the flightline at Warbirds over Delaware!

Jul 12, 2014 No Comments

 

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MAN @ Warbirds over Delaware — Friday Fighters

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

After a great day of enjoying all the flightline action, I have sone awesome photos of the fighters flying on Friday. From Jets and multi-engine types to WW1 aeroplanes and lots of Pipers, everyone had a great time at Lums Pond State Park! Here’s just a few of them. Can’t wait to see what shows [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments

This weekend was pretty productive as I now have the tail surfaces finished and installed. These were made removable for maintenance and for access to the tailskid’s suspension bungee setup. Under the horizontal stabilizer base, I glued 1/4-inch balsa cross pieces and installed 4-40 blind nuts in four locations matching holes drilled into the stabilizer. [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 7 — Tail Surfaces

Jun 25, 2014 2 Comments

Leaving the soldering iron and landing gear alone for a while, let’s switch gears a little and break out the ZAP glue and build some wood parts again. The build of any model airplane is based on certain tasks that need to be done in order for other tasks to take place. With the Sopwith [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 6 — Soldering Landing Gear

Jun 23, 2014 No Comments

It has been a little while since I snapped a few pix of the Sopwith Camel project, but here we are. As you may remember we left off last time by precisely bending all of the music-wire pieces to form the landing gear. Here’s how I soldered everything together. The first step to producing any wire landing [...]

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