by Don Ralston

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Sopwith Camel

Kit: Revell (1:48)

This is the Sopwith Camel with Aeromaster Decals for B4601, No 3 Squadron, RNAS, Dunkerque February 1918 and flown by Squadron Commander L S Breadner. I screwed up some of the decals, but was helped out by Jerry Sudduth with whom I did a swap. The 'PC10' is Revell Black Green.

Sopwith Dolphin 5F-1

Kit: Blue Max (1:48)

This is the Blue Max 5F-1 Dolphin of Lt. C M Moore, No 19 Squadron RFC in the summer of 1918. He had 4 victories. Unfortunately, kit cowling parts were so thick and with heavy sprues, that I got Eric to send me a set of CSM white metal and PE parts as well as a Marty Digmayer prop. So its a hybrid of the two kits.

Sopwith Triplane

Kit: Eduard (1:48)

This is the Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane done in the colours of Black Flight, No 10 (Naval) Squadron RNAS, 1917.

Sopwith Swallow

Kit: CSM (1:48)

This is the CSM 1/48 Sopwith Swallow with CSM prop and boss and Eduard turnbuckles. The model is finished in Future/Klear to give a shiny finish as the Windsock original photos show it had a highly reflective surface. The rigging and control wires are nylon fishing line. The kit rigging mast was replaced by brass wire as it was too flimsy to take the rigging.

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

Kit: Copper State Models (1:48)

This is a Copper State Model Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter at Training Depot Station, Scampton, 1917. It has CSM decals and Marty Digmayer prop. A unique feature of this aircraft was the air brakes, which were used sparingly, as they screwed up the airflow over the tail surfaces

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