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Kit: Hobby Craft (1:32)
This is a 1/32 Hobby Craft Camel, pretty much OOB. It is not a bad kit. My main quibbles are with the cockpit and the upside-down machine guns, along with the stuff Fraser May pointed out in his much more detailed build of the same kit
The wings received a lot of sanding, and I articulated the ailerons. I built this kit, mainly to have some fun playing with some paint and rigging ideas, the paint I think I like, the rigging, I'm not so sure. I tried "steel thread", with mixed success.
The markings are the ones that came with the kit, supposedly from No. 43 Sqn., RAF.
This is the kit that brought me to "The List". It is the
Hobbycraft 1/32 SPAD XIII, "Aces"
It was ready for rigging, but an un-expected "flight" caused the
loss of the upper wing, several shattered spars, amongst other
As I was faced with a fair amount of re-construction I decided to
re-work a few things.
I'll apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures. It is
my first attempt with a digital camera and I am not that happy with
Unfortunatly I couldn't get a good shot of the interiour of the
cockpit. Due to limited access the only addition here will be
Thanks to a lot of help and patience from the group, I decided on
types of tape stuck together, with a latch made from wire.
they appear "shiny" in the picture, probably a combination of the
the bonding agent I used to make sure the latches stayed in place.
I was disapointed with the colour instructions provided with the
kit. The instructions called for Five Colour French Camouflage and
listed four colours. My search for the other colour in turn led me
The kit came with two decal options, Rickenbacker's, or
I originally chose Rickenbacker's but am re-thinking. There is an
anonymous SPAD in the windsock data file that has caught my interest.