Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Fokker E.111 by Heroics and Ros

I caved in and painted up the first of the 1/300 (6mm) WWI planes I bought at Joy of Six. The WWI H&R planes have a special place in my heart from way back and this plane more than most as I often had this single wing plane out when playing WWI air combat.

I think this is an improved version of the original ones I had as I remember the undercarriage being built into the model whilst this had it made from four pieces and whilst I did originally add them to the plane I decided to remove them for a more realistic point to attach the base to.

A fairly basic paint job with the base colour Iraqi Sand with a little darker brown added for the effects of the canvas on the wings tail and to a lesser extent on the fuselage.

All told I was at this one less than an hour and I have a finished model, I need to work on my freehand, or get some transfers as my crosses are a bit weak.

So now I need to get the DH2 I have assembled (and since stood on!) all painted up. Then maybe try a little one on one to see if I can get either rule set into my head. As far as diversions go this is not to expensive in money or time and it keeps the interest of my son firmly in place.

12 comments:

  1. Nice work Ian, the freehand is fine.

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    1. Thanks Fran, I think by the time I am finished I should have it sorted

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  2. Nothing wrong with those crosses Ian! Very nice work!

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    1. Thanks Roger, I would not go quite that far though :-)

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  3. They look great. Much better than my free hand crosses.

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    1. Thanks Chris, I did do some repair work to them though

      Ian

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  4. The free hand looks good I wouldn't have known if you didn't say anything.

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    1. Thanks Robert, of course I have to keep it up now

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  5. Just the job... Now where is the red one ....

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    1. He can wait, plan to do plenty of early war stuff and then work through the various plane improvements. Derby can't come quick enough LOL

      Ian

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  6. That does look like great fun Ian.

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    1. Great value in that it was painted really fast which is what makes them such fun to work with

      Ian

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