Wednesday 3 February 2021

SE5a (1/200)


I built this 1/200 scale model of a RAF* SE5a in Blender, and printed it on my Elegoo Mars Pro.

The wingspan is about 40mm.

The Lewis gun is much too large in scale, but I feared that if I made it smaller it would become insignificant, and possibly not print. However, I now think it could be shrunk a bit.

There has got to be an easier way of doing the RFC roundels. In spite of my distaste for decals, I'd even go so far as that, if it didn't cost an arm and a leg to buy decals from across the seas.

* In this case, RAF stands for Royal Aircraft Factory, not Royal Air Force. Though in 1918 it could also stand for Royal Air Force, in which case it would be a RAF RAF SE5a.


  1. Looks great, how was it printed? A number of flat parts that were then assembled?

    1. No, it was printed as a single piece on my new Elegoo Mars Pro.

  2. Quite nice!

    As for decals, I think that some of the game level decal companies post the decals by letter, so that ought to be cheaper... Dom's decals springs to mind.

  3. I hope you make these designs available as there is a lack of WWI planes in the 3D world right now.