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Sopwith Camel with Snoopy as the pilot

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Project by George_SA posted 07-14-2021 04:48 PM 1323 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This plane is for my eldest grandson. His brother who was born late June 21 got the Peterbilt, so I had to make something for him as well.

The Sopwith Camel is one of my favorite planes and hence I decided to make one. Yet again, this is not a model, but a toy that must withstands play. I try to make them as realistic looking as possible without going into fine detail that will break when played with. To that end I made a bit of an airfoil on the wings nd made the prop to look like a real one which will turn when held in a the wind of a fan.

As usual I started out with a Google Pinterest search for ideas and I eventually settled on a model plane that I used to draw a Sketchup plan.

My good friend @htl reminded me with my Peterbilt post that I need to add more photos than the 6 at the top of the post. To that end here are a few more pictures from different angles:


















Thanks for watching and as always your comments are welcome.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)





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#1 posted 07-14-2021 05:48 PM

This is so awesome!! Love it and see many hours of flight in its future! What a great gift.

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#3 posted 07-14-2021 06:33 PM

That’s really great! I can also hear the song, The Bloody Red Baron.

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#4 posted 07-14-2021 06:33 PM

Nice job!

-- "The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D, OP, KS

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#5 posted 07-14-2021 06:42 PM

Good job. Keep them coming.

Gary

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#6 posted 07-14-2021 08:37 PM

really nice playtoy and even nicer build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 07-14-2021 08:58 PM

Fantastic job. Love everything about it.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 07-14-2021 09:31 PM

Great job- love the details.

I am sure it will be cherished for year to come.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 07-14-2021 10:48 PM

That is neat G-SA...


This plane is for my eldest grandson. His brother who was born late June 21 got the Peterbilt, so I had to make something for him as well….
- George SA

Sounds like your “naughty kids” might be keep you busy in the workshiop for some time to come.

Kudos for the SketchUp model…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 07-14-2021 11:25 PM

Nicely done, WOW!!!

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#11 posted 07-14-2021 11:28 PM

Very well done !

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#12 posted 07-15-2021 12:17 AM

Very cool model ! Nice work making it like the original!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 07-15-2021 12:51 AM



Sounds like your “naughty kids” might be keep you busy in the workshiop for some time to come.

- LittleBlackDuck


-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#14 posted 07-15-2021 05:45 AM

Absolutely fantastic especially the two tone fuselage along with the pilot, who doesn’t love Snoopy!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 07-20-2021 04:51 PM

Gorgeous!

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