Thursday, 20 February 2020

Work Work Work : Russian Civil War Aircraft

Some of you will know that in my day job I deal with Flooding.....needless to say it has been a busy couple of weeks. Finally I have a couple of days off, but it does mean very little progress on the hobby front. However, snatched time between shifts, incident rooms and radio interviews I have managed to paint up the the two aircraft I had picked up from Amazon.
For the ‘whites’ a French Nieuport a very simple model to put together, cheap a good scale and came with suitable Imperial markings as an option
An in flight shot....the only problem I had was the transfer for the tail fin which was impossible to apply so I had to compromise 
For the Reds a captured Sopwith Camel, this was the revel kit....way to complex and fiddly struts were a nightmare !
But it is nice now it is finished, the markings are a bit of a botch from stuff I already had...but they will do for now
Finally a Red standard, some will spot this figure is a later Red Army standard which I have modified the flag, his gun may be slightly wrong but again I’m not going to count buttons, the flag was copied from an original photo and looks better in real life than this photo, obvious they have hurriedly painted on their RSFSR symbol.

24 comments:

  1. Good looking planes! Are the kits 1/48? Glad you could snatch some time away from your busy work schedule.

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    1. Yep they are 1/48’s but as biplanes they are quite small anyway. They may well be used as objectives at some point 🙂

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  2. Nice work on the planes. Seeing the forecast I guess you'll be busy again the next few days.

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    1. Thanks David yes after a couple of days off I am back working my third weekend in a row 🤭

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    1. Thanks Phil 👍not used the transfers yet need a lot more planes !!!!

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  4. Nice work on those. Biplanes are always a fiddly bloody job for me.

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    1. The sopwith was a real nightmare as the trusses simply weren’t strong enough to stand on their own !

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  5. Glad you've not been washed away. These are cool

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    1. Cheers Martin when it stops raining will get in touch for a game

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  6. These look superb Matt, really great stuff.

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    1. Thanks Michael simple paint schemes which were quite quick

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  7. Glad your on dry land Matt, living down in Worcester true it's been a busy couple of weeks... :-(
    Best wishes
    Stu

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    1. Yes you are not quite out of it yet with a bit more rain to come

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  8. Lovely looking biplanes and a great looking commisar ( I did find in the last game I had with this figure on his first outing ,the large metal flag broke off!),super sculpt!
    Best Iain

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    1. Yes a lovely sculpt but the design of the flag is poorly thought out. I got round this (hopefully) by sticking it to the back of the figures cap, so it is attached in three places ?

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  9. Good work on the model planes.
    Your standard bearer looks good!
    RCW is a favourite conflict for me having Russian ancestry...

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    1. A nice period and an excuse if needed to collect some slightly different stuff 👍

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  10. Lovely work on the two planes - markings and all. Also, a very eye-catching standard!

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  11. Lovely looking toys Matt...
    Ever such a tempting period...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Definately more colourful than perhaps people think with lots of opportunity for squad based games.......

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