The 3451 set is a good set but there are a lot of mistakes for a model. So almost everything has been rebuilt as usual. The fuselage was narrowed from 8 studs to 6.
The tail is more resemblant to the original one. The rudder is movable.
The wings are longer, the fuselage is shorter. Small windshield added.
The rigging is realistic and tight, new wires added.
The landing gear has been modified so that it should be like the real one (with rubber bands as sandows and wires).
The lower wing is dyhedral, the upper wing is straight, like the real ones.
The front mounted machine guns are more like Twin Vickers 0.303 (7.7 mm).
I have kept the rotary engine which is excellent but it is motorized now! Notice that it's not the first time this modification has been done with this set.
The cockpit has been moved forward and has a new design. The cabanes are new.
I have put some red electric tape around the cowling to fill the gaps and some plates between the cowling and the front fuselage.
The Sopwith Camel was a vicious plane but shot down 1,294 enemy aircraft during World War I, more than any other Allied fighter from 1917 to 1918.
The camo is freely inspired by the most famous of all camels:
Sopwith F.1 B6313, the plane of Captain William George Barker
No.28 Sqn RFC
Can see plane's are your thing, fantastic work on the camel. The working parts ar great! I also have the original camel, but I have a problem with it, the stickers crumble of, have you got the same problem?
Amazing work John! I love the functionality such as the moving control surfaces and the spinning propeller. You have managed to really capture the look and scale of this aircraft quite well. Great job and keep building!