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S.e.5a's - No 74 Squadron, Clairmarais, France 1918. FINISHED


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Some time since my last update...

Been busy decaling and adding details to three S.e.5a's

 

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The 74th Squadron is on it's way...

 

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Squadron leader Keith Logan "Grid" Caldwell (NZ) - D6864 

 

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James Ira Thomas "Taffy" Jones (GB) - C1117  "T"  

 

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Frederick Stanley Gordon    (NZ) - D3438    "Z"    

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12 hours ago, JeroenPeters said:

Oh my lord. This is sooooo sweet......

 

Rigging one plane is a big task. You've got 3...

I allready have 'butterflies' in my stomach, from the task ahead of me, hopefully all will go well... 

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I sweat bullets over rigging a small handful of ropes and lines on a boat...  your taking on the task of rigging a *squadron* of biplanes puts everything back into perspective.

 

daaaaaaaamn.  

 

Thanks for the amazing work, and for sharing it.

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7 hours ago, GusMac said:

Thanks for that picture Kent. Just reminds me why I've never had the courage to attempt a WNW kit! 

The planes are looking lovely.

I do understand you. The rigging amount is absolutely terrifying and it takes a while to get the hang of the techniques required.

I really do look forward to finish the rigging and get back to some 'modelling'

 

Regards: Kent

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So, just a little update on the build, this week I have managed to get the Lewis guns on the top wings and the propellers done.

Work is now continuing with the figures for the diorama...

 

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And the diorama base is coming along nicely...

 

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Thanks for looking in...

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So finally finished the figures, here's a little preview of how they turned out...

 

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Figures are Kellerkind Miniatures and Model Cellar, with some minor conversions and 'maps' added... The Sidcot guy needs some matte varnish, but otherwise I'm happy with the result.

 

Now I just need to finish some detailing of the three S.e.5a's...

 

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1 hour ago, Michaelscarborough said:

This is primo! These gents will add life to an already lively scene! The leather look you've achieved is amazing...are you using oils??

Cheers from NYC,

Michael

Thanks, yes I'm using oils on a base of different shades of acrylics, tan, desert yellow etc... just like when I'm painting wood, but without the woodgrain ;-)

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2 hours ago, kkarlsen said:

Thanks, yes I'm using oils on a base of different shades of acrylics, tan, desert yellow etc... just like when I'm painting wood, but without the woodgrain ;-)

Well, it looks super....totally convincing as leather. Bravo!

I have to say I have really been enjoying watching this come together. It is neat to see it step by step and wonder where it's going, but then, boom...there it is! And the energy sure helps to keep me going on mine!

Cheers

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7 hours ago, GusMac said:

Great figures Kent. From the facial expressions they seem quite a happy group.

Thanks, maybe it's because they have just returned from a successful patrol?

On 30. July 1918, 'taffy' Jones brought down three German planes, a Rumpler C and a LVG C around noon and a Fokker D VII at 17:50 in the evening. The Squadron Commander Keith Caldwell, also brought down a Fokker D VII on this day...

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