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S.e.5a's - No 74 Squadron, Clairmarais, France, 30. July 1918.

So Gent's I'm getting ready to join this Wingnut Wings Group Build... And this will be the theme of my entry...




This nice photo of an Australian squadron of S.e.5a fighters, is the inspiration for my project. Lets see how far I get...






Minchinhampton, England 1918. Two AFC S.e.5a aircraft, No.6 (Training) Squadron.

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'I'll try my best'!


The 'Training during combat' diorama was inspired by Joseph Heller and the Catch-22 movie (1970), which I saw, for the first time, 40 years ago.

It's almost the same story with this diorama, watching the movie 'Aces High' from 1976, also did make a lasting impression on me, at the time.

I think it catches the atmosphere of the RFC in WWI!  Although the 'Aces High' movie is showing it's age today!


P.S: Found some nice 'moving' footage of an Australian Squadron, trawling IWM/AWM pages... That's a nice addition...



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Ok, so I've finally got around to doing the final details on Crossley/S.e.5a combo.


This is the photo that was the inspiration for this project.




Upper wing on the S.e.5a is mounted, incl. the Lewis machine gun installation and the fuellines were replaced by brass ones.

The Crossley tender had some added decals and som minor detail additions...















Next up is to mass produce a few S.e.5a's...

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So after finishing the Mosquito project, it's time to get back on the S.e.5a project...


For some time I have been practicing doing WWI instrument panels using different techniques and with various results. 

Still a lot to learn. Now i think I will move on, bringing these 'oldtimers' together.




Added new frames and wires into the fuselages...




It's good practice, having to do many at a time...




The wings are primed and ready for assembly... (Replaced the kit fuellines with brass wire)




Instrument panels...




Experiment using real wood for the panel + Eduard instruments, a scratch build magneto, copper wire, brass tube and a scratch build Creagh-Osborne compass.


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Thanks Jeroen, this time I do plan to put wings on the three planes...


So, I decided to scratch some early british Sutton Harness seatbelts, I do not know if it's correct but maybe they would have been in use late 1918?




Using tape, sheet styrene and lead wire for the seatbelts...




Also reworked the control colums...

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Some shots of the interiors, before closing them up...














A lot of work about to disappeare...

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