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Thread: Official SE5a painting thread

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    This is a repaint of a Nexus Bishop SE5a to (I hope) Frank Ormond Sodens SE5a in 41 Sqn RAF

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    Full details are in my album here

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    After seeing these pics I touched in the bare patches I'd missed !!

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    Three more SE5s.

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    Very nice SE-5as , yes!!!!
    Here is my one:
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    SRAM resin kit
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    Michal, is your kit sturdy enough for gaming? It is a lovely model, but will/can it stand up to handling? Lloyd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Three more SE5s.
    Just beautiful Rob!
    Are they hand painted or did you use decals?
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    Smile McCuddens SE5a "G".

    Heres my repaint of Dallas's Camo SE 5a that I did way back.
    Its McCudden's 56 Sqd G before he added the Red Spinner & the G was converted to a 6.
    The paint is Vallejo Brown Violet & the Decals were Herr Obersts British sheet with white numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydthegamer View Post
    Michal, is your kit sturdy enough for gaming? It is a lovely model, but will/can it stand up to handling? Lloyd
    Lloyd, be sure so yes.
    Michal

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    These repaints are great. I love seeing the differnt paint schemes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    Just beautiful Rob!
    Are they hand painted or did you use decals?
    Hand painted Barry.
    It was a three G&T case.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Hand painted Barry.
    It was a three G&T case.
    Rob.
    I fancy doing my two se5a's like yours Rob. Neat lines! Really crisp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTRAINo View Post
    I fancy doing my two se5a's like yours Rob. Neat lines! Really crisp.
    Why thank you Hayden.
    Rob.

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    My SE5a

    Leighton 56 Sqn





    Mccudden 56 Sqn







    Learoyd 40






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    Very nice Chris. I could have done with those to help me out yesterday!
    Rob.

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    Cyril Crowe and David Galley of 56sqn B Flight.

    These are Shapeways planes made in WSF, designed by Decapod.

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    Very nice! Excellent work! The elves are all clapping too!

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    Eventually all my planes will have pilots too, lol! I have some ordered from Shapeways, awaiting their arrival so I can crew these birds!

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    Nice looking Se5's I have 2 red eagle ones to repaint. I now have some inspiration.

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    A triplet of Shapeways WSF SE5's: Cpt McCudden n°56 sqn, Cpt Mannock n°74 sqn, and Cpt Insall n°50 sqn (my own take from a 1918 picture).
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    The pictures make the PC 10 appear greener than it looks IRL on the miniatures.

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

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    Good looking birds, Eric. Which decals did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsepyre View Post
    Good looking birds, Eric. Which decals did you use?
    For the roundels, Mehusla (Ebay). The letters are from an old set of RAF/Royal Navy stencils. The rest of the markings are done with the good ole paintbrush.
    "Forget the casualties! How much did we make?"

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    You have made a really good job of those Eric. they would grace anyone's games table.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Great looking SE5s! And well-chosen, too.

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    They look like factory product. I would never be able to tell they were Shapeways. Amazing job!

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    Thank you Rob, but the trick is taking the picture from far enough away...
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    You can see the WSF is still grainy in places.
    And another picture of the gallant night fighter SE5a helping a french pilot out of a tight spot
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    Cheers!

    Eric
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    Here we have a repaint of a Nexus SE5a, one of six I have completed for 'A' Flight, 85 Squadron RAF in May of 1918
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    Photos of all six in the Squadron Thread (Entente)!

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    Great looking SE5! Was that a Bishop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast.git View Post
    Great looking SE5! Was that a Bishop?
    Yes, all six were! Not any more!

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    You have made a neat job of that Tim.
    The system for mounting your magnet is interesting.
    Mrs Kyte's remark that it was certainly not a WWI AWAC cracked me up. I didn't even know she knew what an AWAC was.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    The system for mounting your magnet is interesting.
    Looks like Kelly's (Captain Chum) solution using Litko peg-toppers: http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...light=mounting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Yes, all six were! Not any more!
    Ah... to have six Bishops. Would need to rob a bank in order to afford that many!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast.git View Post
    Looks like Kelly's (Captain Chum) solution using Litko peg-toppers: http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...light=mounting
    I like that method! I may start doing mine that way as well!

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    My first custom paint, Valom RAF SE.5a, She still needs a little work though.

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    A very tasty piece of work James.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thank you, I really need to get some "Proper" acrylics as Im using Citadel paints and having to mix colours to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarEast View Post
    Thank you, I really need to get some "Proper" acrylics as Im using Citadel paints and having to mix colours to match.
    I'm not so sure about "proper" paints. Mixing basic tones to obtain the desired colour is faster and easier than searching through hundreds of references from this or that manufacturer. With practice, you will easily get the same colour from batch to batch. In the long run, it's cheaper too...
    "Forget the casualties! How much did we make?"

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    James a suggestion if I may. Vallejo Model Colour Brown Violet is a very close match for British PC 10.

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    Funny you should say that! But I picked up one of their colours today - USA Olive Drab though and these are MUCH cheaper in Japan than citadel paints.... almost half the cost!

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    Some very nice aircraft gents, great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarEast View Post
    My first custom paint, Valom RAF SE.5a, She still needs a little work though. Based on this bird:
    Nice job James - Frank Ormond 'Mongoose' Soden was credited with a couple of kills with this kite whilst he was with 60.

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    A totally fictitious scheme and my own initials.

    Needs some touching up and some roundels put on the fuselage.

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    Great job James.
    Definitely something R.N.A.S. about that paint scheme.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Would make a great escort for my Felixstowe (if it needed one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Great job James.
    Definitely something R.N.A.S. about that paint scheme.
    Rob.
    Many thanks - I found the fuselage roundels this morning while tiding up the office so once I have touched up the underside and the wing tips I will put those and the lettering on. Although I think I will need some black with white board stencils.

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    Excellent paint scheme, James. Did you use white decals or paint and masking tape for the white areas?
    "Forget the casualties! How much did we make?"

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    I used masking tape - I use 3 layers of white acrylic primer and then a light wash of pure white. Then leave over night to fully dry, then mask up all the areas that I want to remain white. Then again once dried over night I remove the mask and reapply for the second colour, this time blue.

    Once all coats are dried I then apply washes to create more shadow followed by some dry brushing to show the edges - finally followed by the varnish.

    The aircraft above still needs some touch up and washes on the underside as well as some weathering. For the record I took a 20 year break from painting miniatures and the Wings of War and X-wings miniatures are the first in a very long time!

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    Superb job there James. When you come onto your shapeways you'll have no problems.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Excellent work, James. I like the scheme and personalization very much.
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