Billy Bishop only flew an SE5 and not an SE5a, there is no kit of an SE5 so I opted for the Nie17 rather than a conversion
Also the Nie17 will be depicted as that during the lone attack on a German aerodrome.
No decals for the Nie17, all markings will be sprayed, only the serial number B'1566 will be done as adecal.
The Nie17 will be finished in doped aluminium, I will use a different tone for wings (fabric) and fuselage (wood) and blue engine cowl, wheel cover colour is still in doubt, still to do some more research.
Dave, never saw the Karaya details set for the SE5a, MisterKit of USA has a PE detail set for the SE5a and it looks OK, which kit do you have of the SE5a. As yet has never used the aerofoil rigging, I think it is a bit tricky in handling, the NIe17 has the wire type of rigging.
Thanks for all comments and interest shown, will keep you posted.