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    Posted 7 months ago

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    2 Weeks ago I finished building the Fokker DR1 model replica flown by German Ace Werner Voss during World War 1. Since then I have been busy building another plane. This one was flown by the most decorated Ace in Canadian history, William Barker. He survived the war with 50 victories to his credit. Most of them flown in his Sopwith Camel. Again this is a Revell kit from the 1960's, built the old school way. This morning I finished the wire rigging to the wings and control surfaces. In this one I also added an electric motor so the plane can have a little action. Pretty neat watching that rotary engine spin along with the prop. Now to somehow get a photo of a dogfight between Barker's Camel and Voss's DR1! ...... Hmmmm

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      You did beautiful work.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 months ago
      Wow, wonderful piece of history, I love people automatically who know how to work with vintage items so I watch The Repair Shop regularly. You have a beauty here.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 months ago
      I love your pics also, if you like I can paint a few clouds or put them in your first pic which I loved so much, at first I thought the trees were fake as there is no scale given ?
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 months ago
      O.K. now I realize that this is a model, I thought maybe at first glance but the pics do look pretty realistic !~
    5. K45389, 7 months ago
      Thanks, guys. My goal is to make replicas look as real as my abilities allow. I may attempt a dog fight scene later today. I'll post a result at some point if I get what I'm after.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      An absolutely amazing job on this!! Beautiful piece of work!
    7. K45389, 7 months ago
      Thanks J. And I added a new photo post depicting the dogfight scene I had imagined.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 months ago
      Size matters. Wingspan etc..
    9. K45389, 7 months ago
      Blunder, this Sopwith is 1/28th scale. 12" Wingspan, 9" in length.

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