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Wingnut Wings S.e.5a - Wolseley Viper conversion


kkarlsen
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Startet working on the Wingnut Wings S.e.5a as a part of my dioarama for the Crossley RFC Tender & Trailer

 

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This is the photo that got me going. I'm using it as an inspiration...

 

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The RFC Crossley + Trailer... 1/32 100 % Scratch build - http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=60301&hl=

 

It's my intention to convert it from a Hispano Suiza to a Wolseley Viper powered S.e.5a. I just cannot stand the Hisso-nose (sorry) 

I'm not quite sure why, but perhaps it's because one of my first builds, as a boy, was a 1/72 S.e.5a from Revell?

 

Anyways, I've been working on the nose/cowling...

 

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Some 'stretchmarks' added with putty, as the wings won't be attached, some details to the wingroot...

 

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Dryfitting of the Wolseley engine...

 

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Parts for the converted front, radiator and grill...

 

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New engine cover from aluminium...

 

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Rebuild S.e.5a by 'The Vintage Aviator' - New Zealand...

 

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I purchased the Part S32031 - RAF S.E.5a w/Wolseley Viper Photoetch set 1/32, with a grill for the radiator, but i simply don't know how to assemble the tiny PE parts, and to get a nice result?

 

There is also the Mastercasters Wolseley Viper resin front for WNW, but I really would like to see if it is possible to get a more correct look of the radiator, with an open grill...

 

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Mastercasters resin front...                                                        Original Wolseley Viper front...

 

I managed to get them done in 0.3 mm plasticard, but if one of you know a smarter way, it would be very much appreciated...

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Thx, it isn't the mesh, but the louvered part. I've managed to make some in 0.3 mm plasticard, but they are still a bit 'heavy'

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Great project, and it looks great so far !

I love the Viper nose, too.

 

 

Thx, it isn't the mesh, but the louvered part. I've managed to make some in 0.3 mm plasticard, but they are still a bit 'heavy'

 

Maybe you can try some of the Radu's PE sets. Some are flat rigging wires. Maybe if you cut them to lenght, they may be nice louver blades?

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Thanks, It's not the material that worries me, but how to get the louvers close together and aligned...

 

But hopefully my skills will improve some time in the future... I have more Wolseley's in the 'Pipeline'

 

The PC10 - Well like most of my paints, I mix them myself, I find most paints out of the bottle are too 'garish/stark'?

This time I have used a olive drab as basis, mixing it with some hull red, white and black I think...

 

Starting from a dark layer, doing thinned and lightned paint to get some variation.

 

I did give it a bit of dark wash (enamel) and I think i will try and add some oil color filtering...

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Still a bit 'shaken' from yesterday's regional modelling contest here i Denmark (Oestjysk Open) - I really didn't expect this!

 

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Link to the Crossley RFC Tender & Trailer build tread: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=60301&hl

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