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Eduard SE.5a
Topic Started: Apr 17 2018, 06:44 AM (83 Views)
DevilFish
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
I started this the other day. Mixed feelings on it. Yes, it's an accurate SE.5a, with lots of options, and far better than the SMER option, but it is incredibly fiddly! :bang:
I broke the internal cockpit framework when trying to fit it in place, but, as it can't be seen, I didn't bother trying to repair it.
I think that is the problem with this kit....too much detail. :dead None of which can be seen!!

Because of its small size and "agricultural" nature, I decided to go back to basics and paint this with a hairy stick (Dell will be proud, lol)

Posted Image20180416_224329 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180416_224323 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180416_224316 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Along with its SMER cousin, being used as a rigging practice rig....

Posted Image20180416_223952 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Definitely a fine hairy stick job. Welcome back to the old world of true crafts.
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Lt. Ken 'Albatros' Jeffrey
Looks nice. I must get around to mine at some point.
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LCDR Tony `Banana's` Clay
Think the hairy stick approach to WW1 subjects adds to the overall finished effect IMPO.

May I ask which paint you used? Looks like a perfect colour to me.
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Hawk T1
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
tc2324
Apr 17 2018, 09:03 AM
Think the hairy stick approach to WW1 subjects adds to the overall finished effect IMPO.

May I ask which paint you used? Looks like a perfect colour to me.
The green is Mr Hobby RLM 81 (I forget the paint number) The underside is Tamiya Deck Tan XF-55 (I think)

I'll confirm these later.
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Looks a good match to Nivo whatever it is. I am right with Nivo, aren't I? as it's a bit before my time.
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
No idea Del. I've read PC10 and PC12 bandied around, one being green, the other brown. Other than that, I know nothing!
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NIVO was a post WWI formulation. There's much debate about PC10 and PC12 it could be anything from olive green to brown colours. The SE5a at Old Warden is finished in a varnish that looks like dark, plain chocolate.
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tc2324
Apr 17 2018, 09:03 AM
Think the hairy stick approach to WW1 subjects adds to the overall finished effect IMPO.

May I ask which paint you used? Looks like a perfect colour to me.
These are the ones I used Tony.

https://flic.kr/p/24UmFj6
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Lt Mac 'Shocker' McSheffrey
Nice looking 5a :clap:
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
Despite being absolutely shattered last night, I somehow managed to get the top wing on and it partially rigged.

Posted Image20180418_210102 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

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Lt. Ken 'Albatros' Jeffrey
Looking good.
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Rigging is good and stick with it as your patience although thin is far better than mine.
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
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Apr 19 2018, 10:36 AM
Rigging is good and stick with it as your patience although thin is far better than mine.
Considering how tired I was last night, I'm surprised it didn't end up as "Hulk Smash!"

I wanted to go straight to bed, but Sarah wouldn't let me, and made me go and do my models. She's a hard taskmaster, lol, but then she has a cake order on, so I have to get out of the way.
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