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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.

For more information feel free to visit the build report: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=9848.0


And now the pictures!

































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

Cheers,
Frank

EDIT: More pictures with details see another posting later
« Last Edit: November 20, 2018, 02:14:44 AM by Bughunter »

Offline lone modeller

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 03:28:54 AM »
Having followed your build thread with great interest, I am really pleased that you have achieved such a remarkable result with this kit. The extra details that you have added, together with the incredibly realistic paint finishes for the metal and wood make this a model to remember. Congratulations on a stunning build.

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 03:43:37 AM »
A truly magnificent build from start to finish Frank. The detailing and painting are Superb!
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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 04:16:47 AM »
    Another spectacular finish Frank! The detailing and finish are, as always, superbly executed and the rigging is very impressive as well. Your work in 1:48 Scale amazes me, like all of your subjects this one looks to be larger. Just wonderful work Sir!
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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 05:11:59 AM »
Another beauty Frank.  The log will be used by many in the future, including me.  Thanks for sharing your skills with us.

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 06:47:22 AM »
Congratulations on your beautiful S.e.5, it's really a great model. And thank you for your build log, it will be a great reference when I will build mine.
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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 06:58:08 AM »
Top job Frank,

I got one at Telford, so will be copying yours...

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 04:03:41 PM »
Wow, Frank! I miss the superlatives, that is further proof for your outstanding abilities in model building.
Chapeau!
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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 05:24:19 PM »
I am not so into this construction but your interpretaction makes me feel as I would approach SE.5 build for sure. Needless to say I got 2 pcs in the stash (Eduard, Roden)
Great outcome!
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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 08:16:17 PM »
Very nice. NIVO gives it a special look.
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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 11:23:56 PM »
Change your name to "Trophy Hunter", fantasitc result sir.

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2018, 10:14:19 PM »
Great build, nothing more to say. I can confirm ,this kit is a bit complicated to build,but result could be outstanding,as we all can see.

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Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 02:13:50 AM »
Thanks you very much for your nice comments!  :-*

My friends of the german model board ask for more details on the pictures, on a brighter background, so I made another set.
Have fun with the pictures!












On the right side there are the six starter buttons of the flares visible:











An a open air experiment from the balcony:


Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48, more pics
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 02:22:25 AM »
I really like the last shot Frank and the tail streamer is cool.

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Re: Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a "Night Fighter", Eduard 1/48, more pics
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2018, 08:21:18 AM »
Superb build  ;)
Well done.

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