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Eduard Airco DH.2 1/48 (BiplaneGB17)

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Wouter10/09/2017 09:52:52
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Hi Jim, nice figure painting indeed. I especially like the leather gear too. What did you use to get that effect?


Peter Day 110/09/2017 09:53:36
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He's looking great Jim - the leatherwork is particularly good.


Richard Foenander10/09/2017 16:01:37
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Hmmm...leather kinkyface 20 Seriously nice figure painting and ditto as said twice above on leatherwork, Jim.



Fernando Nijhuis10/09/2017 16:30:31
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Indeed a nice looking figure Jim, he’ll look quite nicely next to your DH.2thumbs up


Ross Moore12/09/2017 12:00:16
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Been lurking over the winter months, watching the build progress, some very nice work and the figure is great.



jimbo13/09/2017 15:37:01
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Hi all

Andy - thanks. Not seen "The Fast Show" so I'll have to look it up on YouTube.

Steve - he does have that 'jolly chap' look about him. In WW2 the RAF pilots were young men by and large but it does appear that in WW1 the flyers were a much more mixed bunch.

Sean - thanks. I'll pm you nearer the date about Telford. Looking forward to seeing you again.

John - it has been a struggle - just so slow.

Keith - thanks. The leather turned out OK so I'm happy with that.

Wouter - the leather is Vallejo Leather Brown and then Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber oils

Peter - If a guy of your skills says he is OK then I am more than happy smile

Richard - definitely kinky boots but needs must to keep warm.

Fernando - thank you. I try to include a figure where practical to give a sense of scale.

Ross - nice to see you. Soon be summer down under thumbs up

Well the pilot is finished. As I said above to Fernando I like to include a figure where I can. I don't have the skill to do stand alone figures but within a dio it is fair enough. I also found the scale,1/48, difficult. 1/35 is big enough for detail and 1/72 is small enough to get away with hinting at detail but this was neither one nor the other. Sidcot Suit shadowed with oils. The sheepskin is just Vallejo white with a touch of sand to take the starkness off.





Thanks for all your patient support and encouragement.


Peter Day 113/09/2017 16:00:27
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Very fine work Jim, nothing wrong with that figure at all the oil shadowing on the suit is brilliantly done.


Wouter13/09/2017 16:19:34
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Hi Jim, I agree with Peter, the chap looks marvallous!


jimbo14/09/2017 16:56:08
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Hi all

Peter and Wouter - much appreciated especially coming from a couple of published modellers wink 2

I am glad to be done with the pilot and have been decalling. The tiny little decals, they look like tiger faces, which go on the struts are a right b - they kept floating about on the film of water. Luckily Eduard provide a few spares wink 2





When I have done them all I'll give a mist over with some satin varnish.


Wouter14/09/2017 17:40:12
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Nice one, those decals give it it's character. What a nice looking plane, love those vibrant roundels and French flag at the tail. And that jig, still find it a very good idea, I should keep it in mind.

Can you put a real live thingy next to the plane for us and take a photo so we can have a sense of scale? smile p Quite curious, think most of us will be even more impressed!


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