Eric's Xmas entry

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Eric's Xmas entry

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:02 pm

OK, I had to get a new kit, as the one I was going to build turned out to be a series 2 kit!

So, here it is.

It is a 1/72 Bristol F.2B WWI fighter aircraft. A nice little kit with quite resonable detailing, it should be quite a challenge!

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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby Mark » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:00 pm

Interesting subject. Bonus points if you can get the wings aligned with each other ;) Fixing the wings was always my downfall with biplanes.
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Postby Eric » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:18 am

Yep, it's been about 30 years since I last did a bipalne and I am not looking forward to putting the wings together one little bit!

Already painted the interior and bonded the two halfs together.

The extentions on the exhusts are odd, I wonder if it was to deflect the hot gasses away from the dope covered fabric?

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Postby Eric » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Got a bit more done on my little plane, I attached the two tailplanes then glued the struts onto the lower wing and then glued the fuselage onto it. Ithen attached the four struts on the fusalage and the next day when the glue was dry I attached on the upper wing. I am fairly happy with the way they glued together, they seem quite even.

One little mod I have done is to drill four holes in the underside of the lower wing, bend some stretched sprue and glue them in place under the wing to represent the little stableizers for when on the ground. I figure they are there to stop the wings grounding.

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Postby douglas » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:52 pm

why do modern things have to be so complicated, life was so simple in those days. a bit of wood some of grannys nickers two pram wheels and an old tractor engine and what do you get. A (I must not use sligthly naughty words) FANGDANGALED FLYING MACHINE :roll:
I'm a perfectionist so it will look good, I'm not a fanatasist but it will still look good, my tiger crew are all individualists so they do it there way, yours are all individualists so let them do it there way to
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Postby Mark » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:11 pm

Wings straight, no gluey finger prints, it's looking good Eric. There's a good amount of detail for what looks like quite an old tooling.
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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby terry35 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:04 am

Looking Good Eric goodluck in the competition.

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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby Eric » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:56 am

Just to let y'all know I am still working on my kit, just about got the painting done.then some weathering to do,and some extra improvements!
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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby Eric » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:54 am

Done, with 10 mis to spare! :D

I used some left over thread from my Bismarck for the tentioners between the struts and some weathering. No other mods done really.

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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:45 am

Brilliant job Eric. Really got the feel of an old WW1 fighter that's seen a bit of action. Have a well earned K.
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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby chill » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:57 am

Indeed superb model there Sir.

Just need a scale model of Biggles sat in the seat.

Tally ho!
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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:11 am

I thought that WAS Biggles !
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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby chill » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:30 am

Yes it could well be - got my magnifying glasses on.....damn smart phone not downloading picture .....should have gone to Specsavers.
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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby Eric » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:04 pm

The two figures were just waaaaay to small to attempt to put any real detailing on!

I am pleased with the way it came out, looks better than I'd thought it would.

Come on everyone else, get 'em finished!!!
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Re: Eric's Xmas entry

Postby mike » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:24 pm

Neat job Eric I like the subtle weathering and you did a great job on the rigging.
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