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Thread: Official Felixstowe F 2a Painting Thread

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    Thank you, guys

    I edited these cards and may play this way. From what I've read so far there were often 4 or 5 crew depending on the mission but I've yet to read about 6. I think there may be limited space between the cabin guns and hard to distribute enough crew if one of the pilots is using the 90* to port B-firing Lewis in the nose.

    The top tail gunner was often limited because German seaplanes would try to attack from dead astern or just below, so the Felixstowes would dive to 50' of altitude to prevent this and yaw left and right to give the cabin gunner(s?) opportunity.

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    Wonderful paintwork.

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    Truely magnificent, Chris. What a superb job on the aircraft and on the photos too Thanks for sharing.

    Having just purchased two Hansa Brandenburg W29's and with a W12 in the collection too, I guess I'm going to have to try one of these giants myself, sooner rather than later

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    Thanks, guys

    Mike, this particular scheme wasn't as daunting as I'd feared, the crazy patterns are more forgiving than the stripes/squares of some other dazzle schemes. Yes, you're going to need something to keep those hornets of Zeebrugge in check

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    This Felixstowe 2a is by Decapod Models. Dazzle pattern modeled after Felixstowe N4512 flying out of Greater Yarmouth NAS.

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    Upper surface of wings & horizontal stabilizers: Testors Olive Enamel Matte
    Bottom surface of wings, horizontal stabilizers: Humbrol Linen Matte #103
    Wing struts: Humbrol Hard Leather #6
    Fuselage top & sides, rudder and floats: Testors Red Enamel Matte
    Fuselage bottom: Testors Rust Enamel Matte
    Propeller: Humbrol Hard Leather #6, Humbrol Brass #54 & Testors Flat Enamel Steel
    Engine: Citadel Leadbelcher
    Rudder Insignia: Testors Blue, White & Red Enamel Matte
    Canopy: Humbrol British Grey Matte #64 & Dark Grey Satin #125
    Pilots & Crew: Humbrol Dark Grey Satin #125
    Upper wing Decals: Peddinghaus 1/72
    Fuselage White Swirl Decals: Homemade paper using Aims Felixstowe F2.2A N4512 decal sheet
    Sealant: Windsor & Newton Satin Varnish

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    Beautiful Felixstowe, Craig!

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    Thats one snazzy Felixstowe! Great job Craig.

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    Great job! Awesome snazzy looking plane!

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    That's a Bobby Dazzler, Craig, well done & well presented with all the pertinent painting info, thanks for that.

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Great work on that Felixstowe.

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    A veritable work of art Craig.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Craig, I've got one you can paint for me. Dazzle camo will not be necessary, but PC10 on the wings is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJG173 View Post
    Craig, I've got one you can paint for me. Dazzle camo will not be necessary, but PC10 on the wings is required.
    Robert - Sure. I have been using Testor's Olive Matte oil-based paint for the wings on most of my RFC planes including the Felixstowe. I'll bring it to our next game night and you can see if it works for you. Otherwise I'll use whatever you suggest. And yes no dazzle camo is good by me

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    Thanks to all for your kind comments on the Felixstowe. As I've said to some already, now we have to see how she fights!

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    They said it all already Craig! Great job - the REP will have to wait though - you know why But, I'll be back!

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    very eye catching felix Craig!

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    Anyone have a better line drawing of the Felixstowe? The original was 72dpi, but something higher and cleaner would be nice.

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    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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    Looks awesome to me Mike!

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    Mike - would you be able to make a movement card for the red & white swirl Felixstowe using your graphic above? Appreciate your amazing talents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Anyone have a better line drawing of the Felixstowe? The original was 72dpi, but something higher and cleaner would be nice.
    Public link to two 600 dpi png files are here: F2A line drawings. From the Aeronaut Fighting America Flying Boats of WWI.
    They're 5 and 8 MB.

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