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View Poll Results: Finish Options for Sopwith Baby
Serial Number 8165 Sopwith Factory Built Baby 37 63.79%
Serial Number 2071 Blackburn Factory Built Baby 21 36.21%
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Old 6 January 2012, 08:06 AM   #1061 (permalink)
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I don't know about the rest, but I like it.

Have you considered scanning a Sopwith logo from a photo, then blowing it up to the size you need?

If you don't have access to a logo, try sending a photo to getstencils.com. They can probably make one up for you. I've had them make some for my r/c models.

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Old 6 January 2012, 04:26 PM   #1062 (permalink)
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Hi Russ, Looks great! I'd vote that the baby looks better in the RNAS scheme with the different color on top of the fuselage and wings. Thanks for sharing your work online!

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Old 7 January 2012, 05:21 AM   #1063 (permalink)
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Hi Russ:

This Baby project and your Camel beg to be a 2012 calendar.

How about it?

-pete
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Old 7 January 2012, 05:47 AM   #1064 (permalink)
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Hi Russ:

This Baby project and your Camel beg to be a 2012 calendar.

How about it?

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That sounds great to me, and there are certainly more deserving than my little kites; This place is full of really neat airplanes.
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Old 7 January 2012, 06:11 AM   #1065 (permalink)
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Hmm, "The Aircraft of The Aerodrome" ...I like it! Throw in some old cars and people in costume and the like, I think it would sell. 'Nough said.

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Old 7 January 2012, 06:15 AM   #1066 (permalink)
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OK, if modesty forbids, let's do a "Best of Aerodrome Forum" calendar.

I should think there are 12 worthy images here that folks wouldn't mind
seeing on a wall calendar.

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Old 7 January 2012, 06:30 AM   #1067 (permalink)
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2012 Aerodrome eCalendar?

Anyone with Microsoft Office can make an e-calendar complete with embedded images with a few clicks of the mouse. The only expense is printing and good paper.

Most here provide images on the Forum for public enjoyment. Be good to
get owners' or forum admin OK before going commercial.

I believe the Vintage Aviator annual calendar is my favorite: large format, high res images, superb a/c. Takes a long time and expense of postage from New Zealand, however.

Lot of photographic talent here on the Forum as well.

Online poll for "Best Shots of 'Drome 2011"?


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Old 7 January 2012, 06:31 AM   #1068 (permalink)
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this is the cheapest I have found an acceptable early square top windscreen.

Taking Joe's advice, I tried one of my poorboy no talent Microsoft paint mods to an existing photo to tryout the new RNAS livery idea. Please excuse the low tech, but you get the rough idea. It is a scheme used on RNAS Babys. I also modified the paneling around the cowl as we did on the Camel.
Superb! Notice now how the camber is neatly masked / diminished.

One more thought, some process, (ie streaking, dabbing, etc) of the remaining painted CDL in an effort to simulate "age" or "wear" could be considered however, if not done well could mar the result. Testing would be in order.

The ash undercarriage will make the plane!
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Old 28 January 2012, 05:59 AM   #1069 (permalink)
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Yea!
N8184 is now officially an airplane with the FAA. Now comes the airworthiness inspection and then to see if this Baby will fly!
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Any predictions on climb rate?

Looking fwd to the test regime and performance numbers on this build.

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