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    My one, single seater armed with 2 Lewis guns:




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    I like it.

    And here's mine... I've used it once or twice, and was really happy with it.


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    Nice job, John

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    This is a very early attempt by me.


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    I`ve posted these elsewhere but they seem to belong here.
    My version of Price and Libby`s plane.
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    I know the picture quality is not great but its about the best I can do.
    Model is the Skytrex/Red Eagle one with some extra strut and u/c work.
    UPDATE: I`ve since added another `Fee` to my collection since posting this with the later version of the oleo U/C.
    First mission escorted by Price and Libby!
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    Then what happens next, bounced by Albatri!
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    Recently complete for a customer...








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    Even more superlatives needed to describe these aircraft Kev. Anyone would be proud to fly those.
    Rob.

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    Wow, those are great. I'm reading Derek Robinson's "War Story" about an FE2 squadron and popped on to see if there was any Wings of Glory versions.. and I see these! Very inspirational - thanks for posting!

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    Beautiful flight of Fees there Kev. Well done.

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    I have my first Fee finished,
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    single gun, so an excuse to buy some more Lewis guns perhaps...
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    model by Colinwe, crew reduced aircraft factory
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    new plane, hence the pale CDL, damaged on delivery, hence the darker lower right wing with top wing aileron

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    I have my first Fee finished,.....new plane, hence the pale CDL, damaged on delivery, hence the darker lower right wing with top wing aileron
    Very nice & I like the touch with the replacement aileron!
    Last edited by flash; 02-25-2014 at 01:52.

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    I saw a picture on the web somewhere of a rebuilt Dh2 with this, so I figured as the Fee used the same wing top and bottom also, it would make it easy to distinguish when I get another one!!

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    A very neat touch John.
    You are starting to build up quite an Armada.
    We usually have a game at Musters on the Saturday afternoon or evening if it is a long weekend one, so you must pop over sometime and have a game.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    It it missing a few interplane struts? (body to upper wing?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by decapod View Post
    It it missing a few interplane struts? (body to upper wing?)
    Thanks, I hadn't noticed!!!
    I shall get the brass rod out when I get home and remedy that.

    (wanders off muttering and shaking head at own failure to research)

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    Don't worry too much John.
    If you look at mine it is missing the outer struts.
    That's the way they came in the early days of Red Eagle.
    Now I make my own struts.
    Rob.
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    A very striking paint scheme that should be easily recognisable on hte tabble! Well done!

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    My first Fee revisited
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    played it last night, gave a Halberstsdt DIII a nasty surprise, and quite ruined the day for an EIII

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    As the crew are moulded in, I cannot fit a second Lewis gun, so this shall be a bomber variant

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    And finally, a pre April 1916 Fee, with a mad gunner
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    Now that my Gunbus's and Be2s are being shot down at a rate of knots, it's time to introduce some faster aircraft to the flight.

    for those that are interested, the gunner is a reduced aircraft factory lewis gunner (FUD) first type, with .51mm wire legs and a milliput coat
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    Nice work John, and a nasty surprise for any Hun that dives onto your tail.



    Rob.
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    Nice work John. You should try a light brown ink wash on that gunner, it'll work a treat.

    Ian

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    Fantastic bit of work with that gunner John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Womble View Post
    Nice work John. You should try a light brown ink wash on that gunner, it'll work a treat.

    Ian
    Which brings me to the subject of ink washes Ian. Where do you source yours? i used Citadel for years, but there current washes seem to leave a residue of small spots of the pigment on the surface of the model. I am therefore, reluctant to use them any more.
    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Which brings me to the subject of ink washes Ian. Where do you source yours? i used Citadel for years, but there current washes seem to leave a residue of small spots of the pigment on the surface of the model. I am therefore, reluctant to use them any more.
    Rob.
    I use Army Painter soft tone. I've found it the best replacement since GW stopped producing Devlan Mud.

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    Thanks Ian.
    I will get some of that at the next show.
    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
    Thanks Ian.
    I will get some of that at the next show.
    Rob.
    They do two brown washes, soft tone for light brown and strong tone for dark, both come I handy.

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    Busy busy busy!

    My 1st of two Shapeways UFD RAF F.E.2.

    I was very impressed with the quality of this model, very little preparation needed, just a soak in warm soapy water then a bit of going over with a soft toothbrush, rinse, dry and then 2 coats of primer. I didn't find the model more delicate or brittle than other small scale model kits such as Valom kits.

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    Really sharp looking aircraft there James. I like the FUD products quite a bit. The struts and under carriage seem to be a bit thicker on the FUD models I have, than the models in WSF but I kind of like that. Always enjoy seeing your work.

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    A very tasty offering James.
    That looks sweet indeed.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Very nice workmanship James
    I may have to investigate FUD again

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    Very nice Fee James!

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    A friend of mine in Okinawa sent me a nice gift of ice cream that arrived today with a massive block of dry ice........ you know you have problems when taking diorama shots take preference over ice cream!

    Lost In Clouds

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    Neat photos James! Now I'll have to do that in the PBEM game....thanks.

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    Excellent work, James! The dry ice photos are amazing.

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    The ice (ing) on the cake so to speak.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    James,
    Fantastic pics, now, how to find some dry ice for my AARs!!

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    Chuck,
    Great to see some more two gun Fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    James,
    Fantastic pics, now, how to find some dry ice for my AARs!!
    Here is one source John.

    http://www.chillistick.com/category-...ack-sizes.html

    Rob.
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    Here is my second FE2 from the twin set I got from Shapeways:

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    Yet another very smart looking aircraft James.
    Rob.
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    Beautiful looking aircraft, James.

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    James, I don't see a prop on your 2nd Fee,(nice!) did you not get one? Not nit picking, I got two Shapeways a while back with no props. I emailed them about it and they sent me two more planes. One was great with prop, the 2nd again had missing prop and most of the tail piece missing! I will convert that into a wreck someday.
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    It did come with a prop,I can't remember though if I took the photo before or after attaching the prop!

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    Here is my first FEE. My gunner is not as reckless as yours is John!

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    Would love to give you rep for this one too!

    Very nice.

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    That is very well posed. It actually looks as if the gunner could do the business.

    Also the paint job is excellent as usual Peter.
    Rob.
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    James, your work continues to leave me in awe

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