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    Here is my SRAM. Sopwith Baby Seaplane.

    I will post the "How To" at the weekend.

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    Rob.

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    Pretty baby takes a bath!
    Last edited by alkis21; 09-25-2012 at 10:31.

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    A pair of Shapeways Sopwith Baby float planes











    Cheers,

    Kev

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    Beatiful Sopwith.And it really float!!!!!
    Thanks for the pics.

    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_ace View Post
    Beatiful Sopwith.And it really float!!!!!
    Thanks for the pics.

    Nick

    Only on casting resin I'm afraid Nick.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Only on casting resin I'm afraid Nick.
    Rob.
    Oh that's not water!!!I did not realize!But it's still a great plane.
    I was reading a book and I saw the Sopwith Tabloid.Someone has already done the official painting thread of this Sopwith??

    Thanks.
    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_ace View Post
    Oh that's not water!!!I did not realize!But it's still a great plane.
    I was reading a book and I saw the Sopwith Tabloid.Someone has already done the official painting thread of this Sopwith??

    Thanks.
    Nick
    Easy to mistake it for water in a photo Nick.
    What was funny was when we had it out for a Convention.........
    You would never guess the number of punters who tried to stick their finger in.
    How the heck they thought it stayed on the edge of the table, I have no idea.
    Rob.

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    Two Sopwith Babies and a Fairey Hamble Baby:







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    Wow! You are really inundating us with these beauties today Steve.
    Are you suddenly going all Nautical on us after last Saturday's operations?
    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
    Wow! You are really inundating us with these beauties today Steve.
    Are you suddenly going all Nautical on us after last Saturday's operations?
    Rob.
    This lot are the first aircraft I've painted for nearly a year, so I've got a backlog to show off
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    This lot are the first aircraft I've painted for nearly a year, so I've got a backlog to show off
    And its a pretty amazing show so far! Good job Steve.

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    I never seen so many float planes in one location as when you had the display out at SALUTE Steve.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Shapeways, homebrew decals Ansaldo built version.

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    Nice job Zoe.
    just what my Italian boys could do with.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I'm pretty sure this is a Red Eagle. It's been so long since I started this plane... Finally got it done. It is the latest in the Sopwith series for my wife decorated with the Welch Dragon. As it is a sea plane I used a crest I saw in the city of Caernarfon in North Wales. This plane has been dubbed the 'Myrmie Dragon" by my wife.

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    And the crest that was used as inspiration.
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    Great paint job buy all. You have done fantastic work.

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    That dragon is excellent!
    Very well done!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Thanks Tim. It seems too often that my wife sets me on fire with these. If we have a sortie and she doesn't light me up she isn't satisfied!

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    these floatplanes are amazing! better than anything i could do!

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    Loved what I saw on this thread so I thought I'd have a go too. This is my Shapeways attempt. Painting not my strong point but really enjoyed giving it a go. I really wish I knew how to produce the decals that many of you seem to be sooooo good at, so any advice on that score gratefully accepted (had to try to paint the Blackburn logo ). I took some close ups too but the Shapeways model is so grainy that they didn't look so good. Do the rest of you spend hours preparing the surface of Shapeways models?
    Anyway - here we go:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Painting not my strong point but really enjoyed giving it a go.
    I disagree, your paint job is excellent.

    I really wish I knew how to produce the decals that many of you seem to be sooooo good at, so any advice on that score gratefully accepted (had to try to paint the Blackburn logo ).
    1. Decent inkjet colour printer - I use an Epson 630. It doesn't have to be top of the line, or even in the middle, cheap works too.
    2. Decent inkjet decal paper and varnish - for example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inkjet-Wate.../dp/B006DFDTF4
    3. Research
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    4. I use Windows Paint, XP or above for designs. Result of zoom, colour invert, crop, then use of erase, past filled white rectangles. and white pencil. Black pencil for touchups and correcting mistakes.

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    Do the rest of you spend hours preparing the surface of Shapeways models?
    Nope. OK, it takes days, but only about 15 mins work over that time.

    1. Dilute (3 pts PVA, 1 pt water) PVA brushed on. Takes about 2 mins. Wait for 24 hrs.
    2. Nailfile or emory board for 30 secs on rough spots. Those with Dremel tools, use a very fine sanding attachment and low power.
    3. Repeat steps 1-2 twice more.
    4. Undercoat with acryllic paint. Takes about 2 mins. Wait a day to dry. Save time by undercoating in CDL. I use an Ivory spray.

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    OUTSTANDING JOB by all!! Those planes are very nice. Good to see something a little different every now and then...

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    Wonderful job and great visual appeal, Shapeways well done!

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    Really nice job on that Mike

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Thanks for the feedback - really excellent. Re the printer - I have an Epson 635, so I guess that will do the job nicely. I have seen the logo too - but how do you get to the point where the logo is exactly the correct size? Is it trial and error or is there a way of calculating it?
    Once again, thanks for the comments everyone - much appreciated Mike

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    Nice job Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    Thanks for the feedback - really excellent. Re the printer - I have an Epson 635, so I guess that will do the job nicely. I have seen the logo too - but how do you get to the point where the logo is exactly the correct size? Is it trial and error or is there a way of calculating it?
    Make the original as a bitmap preferably, and the larger the better.

    I then paste the image into an .odt document (Open Office) but I think Word will work as well.

    I have set my screen size for the document to closely approximate the width of an A4 sheet of paper.

    Hold up the model next to the screen and adjust image size by eye until it's approximately correct. Make a few versions of slightly larger and slightly smaller sizes, bracketing the best guess.

    Print out the page with the slightly different sized images on a sheet of normal paper.

    Take the model, compare it to the image sizes, and select the best.

    Copy and paste the best sized image to a "work in progress" document, which has dozens of images you've worked on before. Rondels, serials, logos, etc.

    When ready to print, use decal paper and print the "work in progress" document, saving it for later, as it contains correctly sized images you can re-use in future just by copying and pasting without the trial and error process.

    For Rondels, it's possible to calculate the size beforehand too. If you know that the diameter of the rondel is 1.44 metres, say, then the image should be 1cm across if the rondel image has no borders. In practice, this is not often the case, and all this does is give you a good first approximation to start off with. You're almost always best off examining the photos you have of the original aircraft, seeing how much of the wing or fuselage they cover, and adjusting image size accordingly. It helps that there *were* standard rondel sizes, though these were not always adhered to, so once you have a rondel of the right size for one aircraft, odds are pretty good you can just copy it dozens of times for many aircraft that used that standard size.

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    Make the original as a bitmap preferably, and the larger the better.

    I then paste the image into an .odt document (Open Office) but I think Word will work as well.

    I have set my screen size for the document to closely approximate the width of an A4 sheet of paper.

    Hold up the model next to the screen and adjust image size by eye until it's approximately correct. Make a few versions of slightly larger and slightly smaller sizes, bracketing the best guess.

    Print out the page with the slightly different sized images on a sheet of normal paper.

    Take the model, compare it to the image sizes, and select the best.

    Copy and paste the best sized image to a "work in progress" document, which has dozens of images you've worked on before. Rondels, serials, logos, etc.

    When ready to print, use decal paper and print the "work in progress" document, saving it for later, as it contains correctly sized images you can re-use in future just by copying and pasting without the trial and error process.

    For Rondels, it's possible to calculate the size beforehand too. If you know that the diameter of the rondel is 1.44 metres, say, then the image should be 1cm across if the rondel image has no borders. In practice, this is not often the case, and all this does is give you a good first approximation to start off with. You're almost always best off examining the photos you have of the original aircraft, seeing how much of the wing or fuselage they cover, and adjusting image size accordingly. It helps that there *were* standard rondel sizes, though these were not always adhered to, so once you have a rondel of the right size for one aircraft, odds are pretty good you can just copy it dozens of times for many aircraft that used that standard size.
    Thanks Zoe - all sounds sooo simple put like that. I even have Libre Office, so I'll let you know how I get on. Many thanks again, Mike

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    After seeing "A Pair of torpedoes" mission by Crash Craig I started to build my naval force. First "Baby" is here:

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    Cute baby!

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    Lovely baby, Georg!
    I have a couple of those... looking forward to having twins

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

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    Lovely work on that Baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    Lovely baby, Georg!
    I have a couple of those... looking forward to having twins
    Thanks. Yes, you nailed it, hawing twins is a must in this case. Here is the second one together with first one:
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    Congrats on your babies, Georg!

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    Double good Georg!

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    Very pretty babies Georg.
    What is their parentage?
    Rob.
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    Nice work Georg.
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    Unit and crew?

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    SOPWITH BABY (N2071) No 229 Squadron, RAF; Great Yarmouth, Great Britain; April 1918
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    Source: www.wwi-models.org - Sopwith Baby
    Mike
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    Steve [Guntruck] already has a few of these in his Entente album, and Zoe has one in hers, as well.

    Anyway, here is a two-sided WWF version, for those that want one:

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    Mike
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    Mike, you make getting a Baby so tempting - bad, bad, bad Baby, no Baby, no .....



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