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    Peter, beautiful Fee, and a great pose of the two planes.

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    Probably my last Fee, number four
    this one has been around for a while, the PC10 is starting to fade into brownish from greenish
    based on a picture showing the early 'goalpost' upper gun mount.
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    Shapeways, by Colinwe
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    I've mislaid my mini drill, so no center struts yet, as I drill through the top wing and push them through
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    Reduced Aircraft Factory crew
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    front gun mounting post moved to show it was a moveable thing!
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    Nice one (four) John. This inspires me to hurry up and finish my last two.

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    It inspires me to start my first!
    I need to give up my day job to free up time.

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    My single Fe is also getting a bit lonely.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Nicely done! Maybe I should make some standing gunners for models like this, rather than cutting them off at the waist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Here is my first FEE. My gunner is not as reckless as yours is John!

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    very nice. where did you get the gunner from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    Nicely done! Maybe I should make some standing gunners for models like this, rather than cutting them off at the waist?
    Hi Daryl,
    It depends on the depth of the cockpit in the models you put the crew into, but for Fe2s, a few full size gunners might be nice certainly.
    If you feel its worth the effort to make them, I'm sure someone will use them
    The gunner in my latest Fe2does not really have legs as such, just some bent wire to lift him enough to show off the gun mounting post.
    looks a little odd, but it works if you don't look too closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybear View Post
    very nice. where did you get the gunner from?
    Hi Darell, it is one of Daryl's Shapeways Lewis gunners but I whittled a small piece of wood for his lower body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    Nicely done! Maybe I should make some standing gunners for models like this, rather than cutting them off at the waist?
    That would be very useful Daryl.
    I have three Capronis waiting for crewmen.
    Preferably not penguins this time.
    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
    Maybe I should make some standing gunners for models like this, rather than cutting them off at the waist?
    That would be very useful Daryl.
    I have three Capronis waiting for crewmen.
    Easily done:
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    I've ordered a test print -- I'll take them out of "Beta Mode" if the test print comes back nicely.

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    Now a set of these will go nicely with my two Fe and 5 caproni, good call

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    Indeed!

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    Fantastic. Let us know how the test print goes. I want some of these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    Easily done:
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    Ask and it shall be delivered unto you.
    Thanks Daryl.

    Now about those ground crew?
    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 Teaticket View Post
    Fantastic. Let us know how the test print goes. I want some of these!
    Me too!

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    They do look rather good,
    I may have to buy some more planes to put more standing gunners in

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    A quick note: the test prints for the standing observers came out very well so I've marked them as available on Shapeways. I bought mine in FUD -- I like the finish. I can't wait to see them doing acrobatic stunts in FEs and similar planes.
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    I have somehow missed this thread But these models are just over the top Just so good!!
    I must learn to do woodimitation like yours James.

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    Love the dry ice photos. Wonderful idea.

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    Beautiful FE2s in this thread. I have four on order from Shapeways and will hopefully have them ready to go by the end of next month to do a Bloody April Centennial game...

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    Obviously not a popular plane, it's been 18 months since the last one posted, but here are my two Shapeways FE2b's for the OTT campaign, I shall be flying V for Vagabond, hope to survive the first few missions at least. I've just seem John Biggles planes and they are superb, really like the gunners, why didn't I look at the thread first. ;(

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    More very fine aircraft.
    You should be all fit and ready to go now John.
    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
    More very fine aircraft.
    You should be all fit and ready to go now John.
    Rob.
    Well I would be except that Neil came up with Balloons for the first scenario and so I am trying to build 3 of them before I start the game

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    Two more corkers, John!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Very nice FE’s inspired me to finish off my two, cheers

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    Two super Fe's there Vagabond.
    Good Luck in the Campaign.

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    Great looking Fees! Good luck in the coming campaign!

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    Terrific job on those, John.
    They will look great Over the Trenches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Well I would be except that Neil came up with Balloons for the first scenario and so I am trying to build 3 of them before I start the game
    You can always substitute the balloon cards John.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thanks guys those are very generous comments.

    Rob I'll use the cards if I run out of time but I'd quite like to have models on the table if I can make them. The only models I know of is a Stakken made in the States but it's pretty damned expensive to ship it.

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    You have been a very busy lad John. Beautiful work too - Congratulations. I only wish I could give you more rep than the one for the DH2s.

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    Hi,

    A couple of recent additions, these are big impressive models, Skytrex FE2b’s. Have added additional struts to wings for correct number and added rear-facing Lewis gun on telescopic mount to fire at higher altitude EA over the wing by the observer.
    I believe form earlier discussions, that the pilot could have used this gun as a secondary forward facing gun, but seems difficult on this model to envisage this.
    Later FE2d models have a fixed forward gun for the pilot, I have read.

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    Braver man than me Baz, great job. I've only built one Skytrex model, a tripehound; not a happy experience !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great addition to the hangar, Baz!

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    Nice models, Baz. Didn't know about Skytrex Miniatures.

    Their website says they are "Hiring Now!"
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Great addition to your hangar Baz. I look forward to seeing them soon in OTT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Scharf View Post
    Nice models, Baz. Didn't know about Skytrex Miniatures.

    Their website says they are "Hiring Now!"
    Not sure if they are still going or been overtaken by red eagle miniatures, these were bought on eBay as a job lot

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    Really good job there, Baz!

    Yes, 'Red Eagle' bought out 'Skytrex' a few years ago but still sell their whole range of WGF.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    I agree Baz.
    A really well produced job. Ithink that particular model gave me more bother than the Staaken builds that I did.

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

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    I have said it before and I will say it again:
    My favorite plane. Ares should of done this one first.
    This plane did it all:
    Role Fighter/Reconnaissance, Night Bomber
    Manufacturer Royal Aircraft Factory
    First flight February 1914
    Introduction September 1915
    Retired 1918
    Status Retired
    Primary user Royal Flying Corps
    Produced 1914–1918
    Number built 1,939
    Variants F.E.1, Vickers VIM

    Great work gentlemen on the paint jobs!

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    Lovely work there Baz - agree with Peter, Teaticket, it would be nice to see them in a future OTT scenario

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