Roden 1/48 scale conversion
by David Askett
Roden's 1/48 scale S.E.5a is available online
This model is based on a 1/48 S.E.5a kit by Roden,
and has been modified to represent one of the few two-seat trainers that
were converted from standard fighter S.E.5a's.
The particular subject the model has been finished
as was part of the fledgling Canadian Air Force and was stationed at
Camp Borden just after the First World War. Photos of this aircraft were
found in the photographic archives of the Canada Aviation Museum.
Conversion work involved modification of the fuselage top decking to
eliminate the fighter's armament and add the second cockpit ahead of the
The model was painted with custom-mixed Gunze
The registration letters on the wings were masked
and airbrushed on, while the ones on the fuselage and empennage were
created in Corel Draw and printed with an ink-jet printer on clear decal
Nylon thread was used for the rigging.
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Copyright 2007 by David Askett
Page Created 18 February, 2007
24 December, 2007
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