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Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48

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Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48


Out of a Eduard "Royal Dual Combo" kit in 1/48 I build a Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a as Night Fighter. This is model number six of 2018.
Beside the kit I used further Eduard accessories, like Brassin radiator, wheels, stretchers and air screw hub. Some other resin and additional PE was already part of the Royal edition. The air screw is again a self made wooden one.
I used paints form Alclad, Gunze, Mr.Paint and oils for weathering.

 

The original SE.5a is shown in Windsock Datafile Special with two pictures and a color profile.

 

The kit and the accessories allows great details, but the build is a bit complex.


And now the pictures!


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The NIVO color (Night Invisible Varnish Orfordness) is a good camouflage :)

 

Cheers,
Frank

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Excellent work :clap2: ... Really like the scheme. Are those flare launcers under the rear fuselage ? I imagine dropping a super hot burning flare on an Hydrogen filled dirigible would work. 

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Great job and admire your wooden prop.

 

Regards

 

Dave

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Thank you all!

30 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Are those flare launcers under the rear fuselage ? I imagine dropping a super hot burning flare on an Hydrogen filled dirigible would work. 

There are Holt flares under the fuselage. It was possible to fire them with the six start buttons on the right side of the cockpit. But not for dropping - the burning magnesia was used as landing lights. This gives a bright light, but with the big disadvantage, that the pilot sees nothing, if the flare is burned out and he do not touched the ground yet.

That is also the reason of the location - no direct sight by pilot. On some other aircrafts I have noticed such flares below the lower wing.

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Thanks you very much for your comments!
My friends of the german model board ask for more details on the pictures, on a brighter background, so I made another set.

 

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On the right side there are the six starter buttons of the flares visible:
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An a open air experiment from the balcony:
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Cheers,
Frank

 

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Completely agree with Marco -0 those pictures are much better and show what a fantastic model this is.

 

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Thank you!

With the first set of pictures I wanted to capture the dark atmosphere of the dark Night Fighter painting, even if some details are lost then. The color is really dark and depending on angel and light the green looks even different.

 

Cheers,

Frank

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