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Gee this build snuck up on me, plus it seems it will the the 3rd GB in progress!! Now for something completely different I’m going to build an Italian Seaplane for this build, a pretty little Macchi M.5. Ok now before everyone gets excited and reminds me this is the US Navy GB, there is a little known fact that the US Navy flew Macchi M.5’s (loaned from the Italians) from December 1917. These aircraft flew as 263ᵃ Squadrigilia and were in operations against Austro-Hungarian forces over the Adriatic sea. In one of these encounters occurred on the 18th August 1918 where a US Navy Pilot Charles H. Hammann became the first US Navy pilot to receive the Medal of Honor. Unfortunately I can’t find enough details on Hammann’s aircraft to replicate this aircraft but will build the other aircraft which was important in this event, Ensign George Ludlow’s Macchi M.13015 (he was rescued by Hammann after being shot down) which is included in the decal set. Ludlow's is the bottom aircraft, very colourful. oh and I can't forget the resin, gotta have resin in every build! This is part of the kit. I won't be getting too carried away with internal detailing as most of it will be hidden, so this will very much be an out of the box build. This will be my first big scale biplane so will be a bit nervous when it come to the rigging, all helpful advise appreciated. Plus as an additional first this will be the first GB which has no added extras! Been looking forward to building this right from the beginning, plus will be trying a few different painting techniques I’ve seen in other builds.