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#1 kkarlsen

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:50 AM

So, this is my latest project, a diorama of a S.e.5a Squadron based in France 1918.

 

The concept for this diorama has been in the making (in the back of my mind) for a very long time and it has been an adventurous journey into 'The Great War' almost a 100 years ago…

 

Diorama: The scratch build Crossley Tender & Trailer was the basis for this project and the goal was to depict a Squadron of S.e.5a’s which have come back from a patrol over enemy lines. One of the planes did a crash landing and is brought back by the Crossley and trailer. I knew, that to get ‘feel’ of a Squadron would require several completed S.e.5a’s and it was quite the job getting this far. One of the planes has its engine being serviced by a ‘fitter’, and a scratched hand cart, often seen in RFC Aerodromes, is used to carry parts, a Vickers transit chest and toolboxes required for the repairs. 

 

The three planes I chose,  are the ones of Squadron Commander Keith 'Grid' Caldwell (NZ), D6864, James Ira 'Taffy' Jones (GB)  C1117 'T' and of Frederick Stanley 'Freddie' Gordon (NZ), D3438 'Z' - The last one without the wings, is done as C6459 'C'. It could have been the one flown by Sydney 'Timbertoes' Carlin, but I have not yet been able to confirm this.

 

It's a depiction of a day in the No. 74 Squadron based at Clairmarais, France 1918. On 30. July 1918, 'taffy' Jones brought down three German planes, a Rumpler C and a LVG C around noon and a Fokker D VII at 17:50 in the evening. The Squadron Commander Keith Caldwell, also brought down a Fokker D VII on this day... 

 

Its first operational fighters were S.e.5as in March 1918. The squadron served in France from April until February 1919, when it returned to Britain where it was disbanded on 3 July 1919. During its wartime service, it was credited with 140 enemy planes destroyed and 85 driven down out of control, for 225 victories. Seventeen aces had served in the squadron, including Victoria Cross winner Major Edward Mannock, Ira "Taffy" Jones, Benjamin Roxburgh-Smith, future Air Commodore Keith Caldwell, Andrew Kiddie, Frederick Stanley Gordon, Sydney Carlin, Frederick Hunt, Clive Glynn, George Hicks, Wilfred Ernest Young, Henry Dolan, Harris Clements, George Gauld, and Frederick Luff. (Wikipedia)

 

Construction, detailing and painting the 3½ S.e.5a’s, was a massive undertaking. Early on I decided to convert the ‘Hisso’ engined planes into the later type equipped with the more stable Wolseley Viper engine. Also the dope color, is the later PC12 dope, which was more towards chocolate brown than the earlier PC10 Khaki or olive drab. Decals are a mix of masked off letters, kit decals and a homebrew of markings done with decal paper and printed. Rigging was done with Prym elastic thread and monofilament. For the anchor points, I used micro brass tube and tiny homemade eyelets from thin steel wires. Several photoetch detail sets from Eduard, HGW and Part were used.

 

The figures for the diorama are Model Cellar, Kellerkind Miniatures, D-Day Miniature Studio, with some minor alterations/additions. Some RFC ‘fitters’ are done from Airfix multipose figures and some parts from the spares box.

 

 

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Edited by kkarlsen, 30 June 2017 - 09:48 AM.

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2017 builds:

S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:53 AM

And some close-up photo's of the build...

 

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Thanks for looking. Regards: Kent


Edited by kkarlsen, 30 June 2017 - 09:51 AM.

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S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:59 AM

Bloody hell!

 

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:43 AM

You've definitely outdone yourself and everyone else for that matter!

 

Wow!!!!


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:51 AM

That is quite impressive!!!!! 

:goodjob:


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 05:15 AM

Amazing diorama, Kent! Just awesome stuff. May I publish it on the website?

Kev
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:17 AM

Just brilliant.  :goodjob:


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

well, that is fantastic diorama Kent! superb executed  :wow:

jan


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:56 AM

Amazing diorama, Kent! Just awesome stuff. May I publish it on the website?

Kev

 

Thank you Kevin...


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S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:59 AM

Absolutely stunning. Great skills on display. Thank you for sharing!
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:39 AM

Tremendous display!  Everything from the panes to the figures to the grass is awesome.

 

Totally impressed!

 

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:42 AM

Thank you Kevin...

 

So that's a yes?

 

Kev


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

As I said in your build thread, this is my favorite build to date on LSP. It perfectly tells a story, the craftsmanship is top notch, and all the little details are there. I find it to be a very inspiring piece of work. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 02:34 PM

out-freaking-standing


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

So that's a yes?

 

Kev

 

Yes Kevin, it is  :)


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2017 builds:

S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=




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