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Canada's Most Decorated Soldier: William Barker and His Snipe

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#16 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

Really nice Tom!

 

What part of town do you live in?  I'm at McGee & Oracle!


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

Wow, the wood is AMAZING. Decals or paint?

 

You probably said, but regulars here will tell you I'm literally flying through life much of the time, and never have a chance to read carefully. Apologies if you have already addressed the topic.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

Really nice Tom!

 

What part of town do you live in?  I'm at McGee & Oracle!

Jennings,

 

Thanks! PM sent.

 

Cheers, Tom



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

Wow, the wood is AMAZING. Decals or paint?

 

You probably said, but regulars here will tell you I'm literally flying through life much of the time, and never have a chance to read carefully. Apologies if you have already addressed the topic.

Bill,

 

Thanks very much indeed! The wood effect is oils over an acrylic base. The technique has gotten to be pretty common for WWI aircraft, and I'm itching to apply it to a Roland D.IVb that I ordered. Let me know if you need more info.

 

Cheers,  Tom


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

Awesome job, Tom! Really nice painting.

 

Jay


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

The wood effect is oils over an acrylic base. The technique has gotten to be pretty common for WWI aircraft.

Hey, Tom, I use that technique all the time for rifle stocks in armor dios, so I know it well. Very well-executed, though.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:53 PM

Awesome job, Tom! Really nice painting.

 

Jay

 

Thanks Jay!

 

Cheers,  Tom



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:54 PM

Hey, Tom, I use that technique all the time for rifle stocks in armor dios, so I know it well. Very well-executed, though.

Bill,

 

At some point I'd love to try it on a Revell or Heller sailing vessel!

 

Cheers,  Tom


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:48 AM

Beautiful execution, nicely done!


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:13 PM

Stunning work Tom, love the woodwork and you say its your first WnW in years........a super clean build.

 

Regards. Andy


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:03 AM

Beautiful execution, nicely done!

Mike, you are very kind! Thanks!

Stunning work Tom, love the woodwork and you say its your first WnW in years........a super clean build.

Regards. Andy

Thanks Andy! Painting the woodwork was one of my favorite parts of this build.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

Beautifully executed Tom.  I built the kit and used a bit of artistic licence to depict the same aircraft.  Barker's story of his last dog-fight is amazing and you should read Wayne Ralph's book.on his life.

 

May I park my Snipe here?

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:34 AM

Barney,

Thanks for the kind words and advice about the book! I'll definitely look out for it. It would be great to see your work!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

I had originally wanted to build all of the WnW kits which were flown by Canadians who were recipients of the Victtoria Cross but Mother Nature decided otherwise.

 

"Billy" Barker's Snipe.

 

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I did not try weathering this one as the real thing was a fresh-from-the factory plane set up for Barker to test and evaluate.  He was to be the commander of the Snipe "Top Gun" flight training the pilots on a new aircraft but as it turned out it was also his last flight as a combat pilot

 

Barney


Edited by Old Dog Flying, 18 March 2017 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:54 PM

Barney,

Great work!

Cheers, Tom



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