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Paul van Acker
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1/48 Eduard Sopwith Camel

April 5, 2021 · in Aviation · · 20 · 2.6K

To celebrate 100 years RAAF, here is my F.1 B5248 AFC (Australian Flying Corps) Minchinhampton Englad, 1918. This is the old 2003 release. Little bastard is done, finally. Difficult build completed this morning. Aussie Decals used. They fell apart but I managed to save the kangaroo and serial number. The rest is kit decals. Rigging is ez line. #eduard #48scale #sopwithcamel Glad it's done. ?

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  1. That's a beautiful Camel, Paul!
    You tackled the Eduard kit really well!

  2. Looks absolutely great, Paul.
    A very fine looking bastard.

  3. Very nice! How'bout a RAAF 100 GB? (I know, it is a bit late to suggest that as the date has gone, but nonetheless, it could be interesting)

  4. Great looking Camel. Would never know you had any problems with the build from looking at the finished kit.

  5. Nice work, Paul. That’s a fiddly one.

  6. Nice build of the iconic Camel!

  7. Nicely done, looks great!

  8. Very neat work, Paul, you must be very pleased to have this in your WW1 collection, definitely liked.

  9. Great looking build Paul, I concur about the fiddly nature of these - I did an Eduard 1/48 SE5a a while back and it nearly finished me. Nice kit but the rigging was difficult.

    You've done a great job with this, and yes I felt the same - the last 1/48 biplane I'd build. That said I'm currently coming to the end of the Roden He 51 that is part of the Eduard Condor Legion double pack. It is much worse. Only 1/32nd biplanes from this point on - although the fact that I am doing the He 51 shows you should never say never!

    I noticed, looking at your blog that you have been building some beautiful 1/48th WW1 subjects recently. I'm sure you'll be back with another soon!

    • Thanks so much Paul. Oh yes, I was just glad the Camel was done. I'm full steam ahead with another Albatros right now. A D-iii.
      Then, its onto another Fokker Dvii, a pfalz diii and something challenging after... maybe my Roden Be-2. Lol. . Def my year of WW1. ?

  10. Resurrecting an old topic, loving the look of this Camel. Is this the new 2021 tooling or the older one from 2003?

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