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    A recycled Spad as one of my personal kites !









    New undercart added as original lost - wings rounded off - paint scheme based on 23 Sqn RFC with GW paints

    Full details in my album here
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    Here are a few of mine.

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    A couple of mine












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    All of these are fine models, but Chris, I really love the "chicken in a circle" bird! Did you hand paint that? Lloyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydthegamer View Post
    All of these are fine models, but Chris, I really love the "chicken in a circle" bird! Did you hand paint that? Lloyd
    Home made decal Lloyd, let me know if you want a copy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boney10 View Post
    Home made decal Lloyd, let me know if you want a copy
    Yes please Chris. Can you E-mail me a copy?
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Yes please Chris. Can you E-mail me a copy?
    Rob.
    Sent Rob plus a couple of extra on the page if you want them

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    I would love to have a copy. Thank you very much. Lloyd
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    Home made decal Lloyd, let me know if you want a copy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boney10 View Post
    Sent Rob plus a couple of extra on the page if you want them
    Received with thanks Chris.
    Rob.

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    Had a spare Fonk whis now
    Spad XIII
    Lt Charles Nungesser SPA65






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    Very nice as usual Chris.
    Your production is now such that I am starting to think you may well be using the services of som illegal immigrant Elf workforce from the U.S.A.
    Rob.

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    All excellent work Chaps.

    Do you know I only have one Spad (a British VII F-Toys) in my whole collection.
    I wonder why???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    All excellent work Chaps.

    Do you know I only have one Spad (a British VII F-Toys) in my whole collection.
    I wonder why???
    In light of my earlier remark, and if you want to rectify the situation, I would take a look here Barry.

    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...d=1#post170381

    Rob.

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    Hello Boys of the Aerodrome, my name is Eleonora and I just registered on the Aerodrome, I would like to post some shots of my Spads... out of scale anyway, the pieces are made in 1:1 scale following the respect for tecniques and colors. I Like to hang some at the wall of my room!Click image for larger version. 

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    www.arteaeronautica.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boney10 View Post
    Had a spare Fonk whis now
    Spad XIII
    Lt Charles Nungesser SPA65
    I have just done this one too! Turned out quite nice in the end!!! Hard work on the camo, but looks great.
    Will post up some pics when i've got a few more customs under my belt.

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    Glad to hear you achieved your objective Hayden.
    Re the card. You may be able to get Gunners or Max to do you one if they don't have one already in their albums. You will need a good top down view for them to work on.
    Rob.

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    Just off the work bench in time for the 10-player game this weekend... four SPAD S.XIIIs of 23 Squadron.
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    B9445, the first SPAD S.XIII to be delivered to the RFC
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    B6847, flown by Canadian Ace John MacRae
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    A very pretty little Flight of Spads you have there in no mistake Jon. I'm sure they will all do good service.
    Rob.

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    Here is my Nungesser (who has since had some decalfix applied to help burn out the bubbles?)
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    Nice flight dude. I can appreciate the work that goes into it.

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    And that is a very smart piece of work too Hayden.
    Rob.

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    SPAD XIII, one flown by Guynemers S504 and one from SPA94. Repaints of Nexus models.

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    /Jörgen

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    These models are also very nicely rendered Jorgen. Just wish I could see the side vie a bit better because it looks as if there are some splendid decals on the Cammo covered one.
    Rob.

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    Here's my 91a Squadriglia, all Shapeways.






    Ian

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    Well, done bunch of Spads! Lloyd

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    Very well produced as usual Ian.
    I do like the overpainting of the roundels on the top wing.
    Rob.
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    My last Spad XIII

    CPL Jacques Raphaël Roques
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    Quote Originally Posted by Womble View Post
    Here's my 91a Squadriglia, all Shapeways.

    Ian
    Are the decals homemade or are they available on the market? i?ve been looking for them to repaint my SPAD XIII

    Thanks in advance, Claudio
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    A very nice job done by all of you. A great looking bunch of planes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleebatch View Post
    Are the decals homemade or are they available on the market? i?ve been looking for them to repaint my SPAD XIII

    Thanks in advance, Claudio
    The decals are home made, the images I used are saved in my folder here.

    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/album.php?albumid=1490

    I printed on white decal paper and just cut to size.

    Ian

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    Thank you very much Ian

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    Here are my first Shapeways models, three SPADs for the three top french aces: Fonck, Guynemer and Nungesser.
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    Decals are mostly from eBay, with a few home made.
    I used the white glue method to prime the models before painting, but the result is still somewhat grainy.

    Eric
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    Cracking Job Eric.
    They always look more grainy in the close ups than in the flesh so to speak.
    The painting is very good.
    Rob.
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    Eric,
    Great job. I have often though about making up a sort of fictional American squadron complete with a bold and very American paint scheme. But I thought with all the marvelous historians on the board, I would get beer thown on me or something!

    But now I think I want to try it. What plane(s) would you suggest for such a group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyking20 View Post
    Eric,
    Great job. I have often though about making up a sort of fictional American squadron complete with a bold and very American paint scheme. But I thought with all the marvelous historians on the board, I would get beer thown on me or something!

    But now I think I want to try it. What plane(s) would you suggest for such a group?
    Well, you could do a Nieuport 17 squadron, like the one in the movie Flyboys, or you could use SPADs, since many American squadrons flew them. I must admit I'm not an expert on the planes used by the American pilots during the war. Since you're planning a fictional squadron, why not pick planes you fancy, even if they are British (Sopwith or SE5 for example) or even Belgian (like the very nice Hanriot). Once you decide on a squadron paint scheme, go for broke!

    Eric

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    Americans also flew the Nieuport 28, a pretty but fragile aircraft. An SE5a squadron was also forming at the end of the war, don't know if it actually flew in combat. I don't know if there were US Camel squadrons.

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    I just started work on a SPAD XIII myself. Fuselage and upper wing carved, lower wing in progress. I got WOW:FA for my birthday and I already had models for the German planes and the Neiuport promo card. I figured I should round out my collection to match the in-game planes.

    If I get the SPAD finished in the next few days I'll try to remember to post it. But I'm a little further along on a Halberstadt CL-II and I may elect to finish that up instead.

    At any rate, these are some great looking planes here already.

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    Fokker D.VIIs--There's a book called the Kaiser's Yanks about a fictional German American volunteer Jasta ala the Lafayette Escadrille. They flew American themed D.VIIs. While it's no literary gem, the premise is kind of cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by skyking20 View Post
    Eric,
    Great job. I have often though about making up a sort of fictional American squadron complete with a bold and very American paint scheme. But I thought with all the marvelous historians on the board, I would get beer thown on me or something!

    But now I think I want to try it. What plane(s) would you suggest for such a group?

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    These are very nice, Eric. How did you get the borders between the camo colors so sharp? Is that all freehand, or do you use an airbrush and masking?

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    Great looking kites, Eric!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydthegamer View Post
    Americans also flew the Nieuport 28, a pretty but fragile aircraft.
    I second this... would certainly be appropriate, as would SPAD S.VIIs or S.XIIIs. The S.VII might be easiest as the Ares version is due out later this month... and either the Guynemer or Soubiran SPAD could serve as a handy vehicle for a repaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyking20 View Post
    Eric,
    Great job. I have often though about making up a sort of fictional American squadron complete with a bold and very American paint scheme. But I thought with all the marvelous historians on the board, I would get beer thown on me or something!

    But now I think I want to try it. What plane(s) would you suggest for such a group?
    Don't let history stand in the way of a good idea. As soon as I finish the french Spad I'm working on for the OtT campaign, I think I'm going to start working on crates for the fantasy "coalition" squadron I've had in mind for awhile (The Wild Card Squadron), with planes & pilots from all the Allied nations w/ markings from the face cards from a Poker deck.

    As for planes for your Americans, as the others say, Nieuport 11's & 17's earlier on & Spad XIII's & Nieuport 28's were the most common, though I know there were a tiny number of SE5a's & Camels introduced, but I don't know if they saw combat (though that shouldn't stop you if you wanted to add a few to the mix...this is a fantasy squadron after all, so as long as it's plausible & historically accurate from a time line perspective, I say go for it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonSylver View Post
    Don't let history stand in the way of a good idea.
    Couldn't agree more... history is a great starting point, but "what-ifs" are irresistible!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoonSylver View Post
    I think I'm going to start working on crates for the fantasy "coalition" squadron I've had in mind for awhile (The Wild Card Squadron), with planes & pilots from all the Allied nations w/ markings from the face cards from a Poker deck.
    Ooh... I love this idea. Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast.git View Post
    Ooh... I love this idea. Brilliant!
    Thanks. I've been looking forward to it for some time, but just haven't had time. What I want to do is assign 3 pilots from each nationality to each suite as the Ace, King, & Jack. (I'm thinking the Queen will be the Chief Mechanic of each ground crew?).

    So far I'm thinking Britian = Spades, France=Hearts, 2 seaters & bombers of all nations = Clubs, & all other members (Russia, Italy, Belgum, & later USA = Diamonds).

    Also thinking of sneaking in a couple of Americans (unofficially) in either the British or French unit OR as official "observers" marked as Jokers (which I'm strongly leaning toward).

    Each suite will fly the planes of their own nation, marked appropriately for the unti. (So the Spades will be Camels, Se5's, Hearts are Nieuports & Spads, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusekine View Post
    These are very nice, Eric. How did you get the borders between the camo colors so sharp? Is that all freehand, or do you use an airbrush and masking?
    Thanks Anthony. All the painting on these planes is freehand. It takes a lot of patience because there are as many as six layers of paint for the lighter colors. I usually start with the lighter tones, applying darker ones over them.

    Eric
    "Forget the casualties! How much did we make?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydthegamer View Post
    I don't know if there were US Camel squadrons.
    According to Aviation Elite Units #16: Jagdgeschwader Nr 1 "Richthofen's Circus" [Osprey] the US 148th Aero Squadron flew Camels... Apparently, LvR was wounded while engaged with one on 13 Aug 1918.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulring View Post
    Here are my first Shapeways models, three SPADs for the three top french aces: Fonck, Guynemer and Nungesser.
    Decals are mostly from eBay, with a few home made. I used the white glue method to prime the models before painting, but the result is still somewhat grainy.

    Eric
    I see the paintforce is strong within him! Some perfect works on SPADs there
    I wonder why we have not seen any AAR of yours, Eric? Or I have missed them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    I wonder why we have not seen any AAR of yours, Eric? Or I have missed them?
    Nope, you haven't. I'm a recent addition to this forum, and my buddies and I have not yet come up with an AAR... but I promise we will correct that mistake soon enough, Andy.
    "Forget the casualties! How much did we make?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulring View Post
    Nope, you haven't. I'm a recent addition to this forum, and my buddies and I have not yet come up with an AAR... but I promise we will correct that mistake soon enough, Andy.
    Take your time Eric. Making the chaps wait a bit will only whet their appetites all the more.
    Kyte.
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