Sopwith Aviation needs no introduction as one of the premier suppliers of aircraft to the British flying services in WWI. Unfortunately, as orders dried up after the war ended, so did Sopwith's business. Attempts at reorganization were unsuccessful and the company soon decided to liquidate. While some of the physical assets were sold off to other concerns, the aviation side of the business, including patents, designs, and so forth, were bought up by a new company called H.G. Hawker Engineering with none other than T.O.M. Sopwith as Chairman (hmm... coincidence? I think not.) This eventually became Hawker Aircraft and Hawker Siddeley before being merged into BAe (British Aerospace.)
This campaign would focus on one of the oldest and most distinguished Aerospace firms in the world. Sopwith, Hawker, and BAe have supplied the U.K. with fighting airplanes since before the First World War until today.
The Rules and Regs
1. Entry must be an aircraft from Sopwith, Hawkers, or BAe. The specific aeroplane may be a design or its derivative from one of those manufacturers that was built by a licensee. No what-ifs.
2. Any scale that fits into rule 1.
3. Models can be stand-alone or in a diorama.
4. Enter as many as you like but each modeler will only get one ribbon.
5. Models must be no more that 25% started at beginning of campaign and you must post at least one photo of where your kit is at the start of the campaign in the campaign thread.
6. At least two in progress shots of each model should be posted in the campaign thread and at least two finished shots in the campaign gallery.
7. Model cannot be one used in another campaign.
8. Oh yeah, have fun!