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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2021, 01:10:03 AM »
Awesome ! Really nice progress William  :)


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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2021, 03:29:09 AM »
Totally agree with Ken and Alex: this is modelling of the very highest standard.

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2021, 09:42:32 PM »
Spectacular work!
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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2021, 11:08:17 PM »
Still moving forward.  Got a lot done over the past couple of weeks but there's still a lot to do.  Looking very racy now though.   :)






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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2021, 04:29:50 AM »
There may still be much to do but it really is beginning to look the part now.

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2021, 05:15:03 AM »
What a beautiful model after so much careful work. Love it!

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2021, 05:47:32 AM »
Remarkable!

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2021, 01:21:27 AM »
Extraordinary sir!  This is true scale modeling, as opposed to kit assembling, which is all I'm good for.  ;)

Sir Harry would be so proud. Beautiful work.

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2021, 12:13:13 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments!  WD, I just received a CSM Nieuport 17 in 1/32 from my wife as a birthday present.  I should be able to run with the big boys soon.   :D  :D

Here's a bit more on the S.5.  In 1/144, you could die for want of decals.  I had to do the tail codes myself and these were made by running some blank white decal paper through a laser printer.  Then cutting the numbers out after to leave a thin white outline.



I never tried this before and needed plenty of spares, but after 18 tries managed to get to here:



I also tried doing the spoked wheels, which was another new one for me.





So far the spokes are only on the front face.  I haven't decided whether to do the rear faces too or to leave well enough alone..  ???

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2021, 09:46:03 PM »
I flashed away by the quality of your self cut decals! :o
This build is unbelievable ... Love your work.

If you touch a 1/32 kit with that technology used on your small ones this model will work and fly once finished!

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2021, 01:14:28 AM »
I can only ditto what Frank said. Incredible how small you have managed to cut out the decals. The spoked wheel made me want to quit my hobby. I have done it in 1/32nd and had a less accurate wheel. Chapeau.
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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2021, 03:12:16 AM »
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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2021, 04:38:01 AM »
I agree with Frank and Manni - your work is superb in every way. Spked wheels in 1/144 scale.....? I think that I will now give up modelling and try something a little easier.

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2021, 08:40:46 AM »
Don’t worry.  I have that urge all the time too!  Sometimes I wonder if I would have been better off if I’d just learned to play the bongos instead.    ;D

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Re: Supermarine S.5 - 1927 Schneider Trophy winner in 1/144
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2021, 10:51:40 PM »
Well ..you made the one side ...might as well continue with the others . What are you using for the spokes ?


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