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    Great work, Paul. Love the shades of PC10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowDragon View Post
    Thanks, Peter. I'm interested to see if the maneuverability / agility of the Pup is sufficient to counter the A-guns of the Albatri.
    The D deck will give them a run for their money from past experience. Trade a sharp right for a sharp left and you'll be in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    The D deck will give them a run for their money from past experience. Trade a sharp right for a sharp left and you'll be in business.
    Dave's revised D deck for the Pup is definitely in the plan!

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    Lovely looking birds Paul - I'm looking forward to seeing them in action

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Great looking Pups, Paul.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Lovely looking birds Paul - I'm looking forward to seeing them in action
    Thanks, chaps. Just one week to go before X squadron takes possession of their new machines.

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    Way overdue, and I will need to go back and redo some others:

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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 10-31-2021 at 14:29.
    Mike
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    Beautiful cards, Mike!

    Point of Order, though...

    The card back should say "Royal Flying Corps", not "Royal Air Force"
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Beautiful cards, Mike!

    Point of Order, though...

    The card back should say "Royal Flying Corps", not "Royal Air Force"
    There I go, again. Using Forum members for proofreaders...
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    I thought it might be useful to post this optional maneuver card here, but if out of order can be deleted.
    The merits of tweaking the D deck for the Pup is debated in several threads, but this option is to replace one of the 90* right turns with this card.

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  11. #111

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    Very useful. Thanks for posting.

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    Very glad to have these joining my hangar. Shapeways Decapod model (BABY MINE) and RAF model (Black Arrow) painted by teaticket. Thanks, Peter, great work!

    N6171 Black Arrow, Flt Sub-Lt Edmund Pierce of 3 Naval Sqn. The plane later served with Seaplane Defence Flight

    N6179 BABY MINE, Flt Sub-Lts A.W. 'Nick' Carter and J.J. Malone of 3 Naval Sqn, and later L.H. Slatter of Seaplane Defence Flight

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    Wow! Those look great!

    Hope they serve you well. (But not against me)

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    Great work Peter!!!
    Last edited by Dak21; 06-15-2022 at 19:37.

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    Wonderful looking! Amazing work!

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    Oooh, a couple of very pretty Pups there!

    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Very nice!
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    Very pretty pups, are the decals home grown ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boney10 View Post
    Very pretty pups, are the decals home grown ?
    Yes, Chris made all the Baby Mine and serial # for Black Arrow. I did Black Arrow and the P. Black Arrow is a little large but I wanted it readable.
    Last edited by Teaticket; 06-16-2022 at 17:24.

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    Nice work! From having done the Black Arrow (Pierce) as a 3D print, I know there is a lot more to getting those markings right than meets the eye.

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    Probably the best looking Pups I've ever seen - aspecially decals are superb. Well done, Chris
    Last edited by Dan-Sam; 06-17-2022 at 02:53. Reason: Typos.

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    Thanks, all. I baptized BABY MINE in OTT yesterday. It has a few holes in it. Coming soon to an AAR near you.

    For the fuselage images or custom fonts like Baby Mine i scan a profile then resize the image. Sometimes have to adjust the PC10 color a bit or clean up artifacts between letters or in and around the image to make it pop at scale, but full credit to Peter for color-matching them. They are printed on white decal paper as are the plane numbers, of course.


    For printing the tiny tail #'s or things like the Sopwith fin logo (on clear decal paper), Adobe Illustrator is amazing. Tons of fonts to try to get a close match, but most importantly, you can size the font incrementally and they still print crystal clear, a size 2.5 point font, for example.

    Also edited my post. BABY MINE is a Decapod model and Black Arrow is a Reduce Aircraft Factory (I have some of each, both are very nice). Decapod has a separate prop (under fuselage at post position) and RAF has the prop at 2:00 - 8:00 o'clock.
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    Lovely pair of Pups and great decals too.

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    N6203 'MINA' of 3 Naval Sqn and later Seaplane Defence Flight, LH Slatter. profile = p40 Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1, Osprey. A shapeways Reduced Aircraft Factory model.
    A6204 of 46 Sqn RFC, Lt DR Cameron was shot down by Seefrosta Flugmaat Kunstler June or July 1917 and made POW. Based on pic p. 121 Seefrosta, Aeronaut Books, Schmeelke. A shapeways decapod model.

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    Roundels and "5" decals by miscmini, the rest are homemade.

    PC10 = 50/50 mix of AK Interactive PC10 Early and Vallejo model color Brown Violet.
    Underside = Vallejo model color Dark Sand.
    Struts = Vallejo model color Japanese Uniform WWII.
    Engine = Vallejo Game Color black.
    Cowling = 2:1 mix of Secret Weapon engine metal and P3 galvanized steel.
    Pilot = Vallejo mc German camo black brown, Vallejo Game Color bronze fleshtone.
    Cockpit edge = Vallejo mc saddle brown.
    Undercarriage struts = Vallejo mc light gray
    Tires = Vallejo game color cold gray
    tail decal touchup = Vallejo mc flat red, game color night blue, 50/50 mix game color dead white and mc deck tan.
    Skid = Vallejo model color wood grain
    Prop = Vallejo mc mahogany, edge highlighted with Pro Acryl Golden Brown, overpainted with Citadel skeleton horde contrast paint and Vallejo Air wood.
    Last edited by malachi; 07-01-2022 at 23:45.

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    You have made a nice job of those aircraft and the transfers Chris.

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    Great job Chris & thanks for the details - just what's required

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Lovely pair of Pups and great use of home made decals.

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    Nice models, a place on OTT is waiting for them

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    Great Pups Chris! Lookslike your Seefrosta will have it's hands full now when out on patrol.

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    Thanks, all. Yes, the pups are thriving and growing up into...Camels?!
    On to some Seefrosta Albatros D.IIIs, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Great job Chris & thanks for the details
    ^^^
    What he said.

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    Lovely pair of puppies! (oo-errr missus).

    Very nicely done.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I've updated the pics in post #112 of BABY MINE and Black Arrow since I added white elevators. There doesn't seem to be definitive info available -- they are shown that way in the Osprey book (although profile descriptions indicate conflicting info), but Rogers' Schiffer book has no mention and seems to conflate flight colors between Pups, Triplanes, and Camels for 3 Naval Sqn. A Pheon decal site shows BABY MINE without white elevators but it's also a red cowling version from when it moved to C flight. An photo of Black Arrow on its back seems to indicate white elevators, although admittedly it's hard to tell and open to interpretation. If anyone has better info, please chime in.

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    Malachi, are you using air brash or is it brush painted? It is nice and smoooth.

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    Petr, thanks, they are brush painted. I prep the shapeways with clear coat spray can (usually 3 coats), then prime from a spray can. The brush painting is usually from a wet palette which helps for longer working time and to keep the paint diluted. Usually water works fine but for some troublesome thicker paints or to aid a blend that keeps separating I sometimes add a drop of Vallejo glaze medium.

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