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David G LANE
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William Barker VC Sopwtih Snipe 1918

August 15, 2021 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2K

Sopwith 7F.1 in which he reached 50 victories and won the VC.
WNW 1:32
Tamiya, Alclad II and printers ink paints
Model Kasten line
1:48 Gaspatch turnbuckles ( even these were a little oversized on the wing control horns)
AIMS aero wires ( painted PC10)
Figure to follow...?

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16 responses

  1. Excellent work. The grime on the underside looks very nice !

  2. Your usual wonderful job, David!
    The undersides stained fabric is, simply, amazing.

  3. David, @mentaldental, wow that is something special. Excellent build and paint work. Looking at the tail assembly, it looks so fragile and fiddley, I would never have been able to get it built with my ham handedness. Definitely liked.

  4. Beefy Bird! Kinda like the P-47 of WW1. Excellent build and paint, as usual.

    • I thought exactly the same looks small but is quite chunky and a wider wingspan than the Camel!
      I'll be painting up the figure that goes with it'll take me a week if all goes well.

  5. Another David Lane masterpiece. I'll just say that everyone else's comments are spot-on.

  6. An amazing result, David @mentaldental
    Really impressed by the rigging and usage of the turnbuckles.
    Effects on the fabric is looking wonderful as well.

  7. Wow! Can't really add to the above comments.

  8. Who needs the real aircraft if a model kit can be made to look like this! Simply amazing….?

  9. Impressive!

    The remains of E8102 are still around, preserved at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. Here's a pic of it when I was last there.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  10. @mentaldental, I have to just say that @tcinla nailed it with masterpiece! Oh, my goodness, but that is just amazing scale modeling David! 🙂

  11. Ditto all the above - a real beauty!

  12. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    A very just and noble build David.
    This is pure museum quality, your weathering is very convincing and the grime on the
    underside is a very well thought out feature, it adds so much visual interest.

  13. Impressive accuracy and impeccable paint. Did you use the WnW colour advices (Tamiya) for two PC10-12 tones or did you prefer MRP or something else ?

  14. You are a true craftsman. Every model is a work of art

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