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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:09 am 
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This is my first (successful) repaint of a aircraft.

Captain Roy Brown's Sopwith Camel.

On April 21st, 1918, Captain Roy Brown, D.S.C., of 209 Aero Squadren RAF engaged in a dogfight with a pure red Fokker DR1. The DR1 was seen to crash.

The pilot of the Fokker was M. Ricktofen, the Red Baron.

It was Captain Brown's 10th (and last) kill.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:19 am 
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A few notes:

You will probably notice a few imperfections- most notably the slight warp in the upper wings, and the cowling which for the life of me I could not get into a nice circular shape (and the guns, which are not lined up straight with each other). also, the upper wing is probably too low. But its hard to get those upper wings on, ya know! Never mind getting them straight and the right height.

I tried changing the colour of the fulsalage and upper wings, as the original green seemed way off. I'm still not happy with that particular colour. Its better, but looking at more pictures now, it seems it really should be even less green- almost a muddy brown. I"ll have to see if I can change that.

The rigging was some straight wire I found at a funny little craft store. I have no idea what its supposed to be for, but it was green, fairly heavy (about the same as a whisk-broom bristle) and pretty easy to cut. It was nice to work with as I knew they would stay straight for Ever.

Some of the parts I lifted off other models. The prop is off of John Dells D.VII. The engine and cockpit insterments are off the other version of the Camel in the folder. The markings are actually off a old plastic model of a Camel I never got around to building. I just scanned the decals. Is that cheating?

In the background, you can see a scan of the actual After Combat Report Captain Brown filed on April 18th, 1918. I found it on the internet and thought it was a pretty kool thing to include. The little figure is also from a real picture of Roy Brown, posing in front of his Camel. I dont think he is exaclty to scale, but pretty close.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:38 am 
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That looks great Tim! Congrats on your first repaint. isn't it kind of addicting?


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i think it turned out quite well myself....keep em coming!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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is this Paint going to be available to FG?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:09 pm 
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I"ll probably offer it to Chip, but I'm not finished tweaking it yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:52 pm 
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Tim_in_Winnipeg wrote:
The markings are actually off a old plastic model of a Camel I never got around to building. I just scanned the decals. Is that cheating?

Nope! I sometimes use worse trickses when re-painting :wink: great work, BTW!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:09 pm 
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Well whadoyaknow! Chip has put my repainted Camel up. Not only that, but its now the "lead ship" in the Camel file!

Huh; just took a look at it and its really not my original repaint. Chip (or someone) has cleaned it up quite a bit. It looks better than the one I submitted. Still, he's credited me with the repaint. And it seems I've jumped the cue a bit too, if the "hundreds" of submissions that was once mentioned is any indication.

I'm flattered. 8)


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Congrats Tim, well deserved :D.

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way to go....well deserved.... :D :D :D

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KOOL BEANS TIM 8) :wink: 8) Congrats :!: :!:

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CONGRADULATIONS!


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Great job Tim, it looks super. That one is on my to-do-list.


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