Roden 1/48th S.E.5a
In the box, this kit provides all of the classic Roden pebbly, wobbly plastic, fiddly fits, obscure attachment points, and horrific decals at no extra cost to the modeler. The scariest part was shaving down the tabs for the cabane and landing gear struts in order to get proper fit and alignment. Other than tossing a few instruments and wires into the cockpit and drilling out the holes in the reloading rail for the Lewis, I didn’t do anything serious with this model. Paints are Floquil Antique White and Butternut for the CDL, Chestnut Brown for the propeller, French Khaki and RLM 81 Braunviolet mixed for a greenish PC-10. Decals are from Aviprint.
This one represents the machine flown by 12-victory ace Capt. Gwilym Lewis of No 40 Squadron RFC, among the fortunate fliers to survive the war.
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