1:16 Model Airways Sopwith Camel F.1: Top Wing
The individual sections of this build are complex and, as with the all-metal engine (with air-screw) recently, I’m only posting completed sections, to avoid it spooling into a never-ending WiP.
This is the top wing completed, with the exception of rigging the control horns, which occurs at a later stage. For both top and lower wing areas there are eight different types of wing ribs, totally 60+ in number.
The kit rigging is simply a dual-core silver-grey thread, clumsy looking in comparison to the 0.060 stainless steel surgical wire that I used instead. Unfortunately, what is achieved in improvements in scale is countered by the difficulty in using the wire itself in this context.
The copper tape on the trailing edges is very bright as supplied. I used AK Interactive Extreme Metal (Bronze) – just a touch with a brush tip – to “oxidise” the copper.
I won’t post the lower wing when complete as the process is the same as for the upper wing, with the exception of the centre section cut-out and the dihedral.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.