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Sopwith Camel

This art work is 100% rendered, no photoshop here, it was modelled in a big rush for an Ospray Dual Publication, I love it, I made sure you can see the pilots wicker basket chair and he had a fuel tank for a back rest! History: The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It had been developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the earlier Sopwith Pup and would become one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of the First World War.

The Camel was powered by a single rotary engine and was armed with twin synchronized machine guns. Though proving difficult to handle, it provided for a high level of manoeuvrability to an experienced pilot!

The Sopwith Camel WW1 Aircraft. Completed in 4 days using 3D Studio Max, rendered in V-Ray 3

The Sopwith Camel WW1 Aircraft. Completed in 4 days using 3D Studio Max, rendered in V-Ray 3

Reference was really difficult to find, the empty machine gun casing shoots were found last minute in a forum for diorama modellers!

Reference was really difficult to find, the empty machine gun casing shoots were found last minute in a forum for diorama modellers!

Love the wicker basket, imagine going to war in a machine that did 50mph and you leaned against the fuel tank, the spires and ribs were all cut from wood, wires gave tension and support to the structure.

Love the wicker basket, imagine going to war in a machine that did 50mph and you leaned against the fuel tank, the spires and ribs were all cut from wood, wires gave tension and support to the structure.

I was very pleased to get the transparent fade on the wing to work so well, there was no time for experimenting here. One plus for this machine was because it had a canvas covering bullets simply went right through the structure causing little damage.

I was very pleased to get the transparent fade on the wing to work so well, there was no time for experimenting here. One plus for this machine was because it had a canvas covering bullets simply went right through the structure causing little damage.