Bristol F2b fighter “the crocodile”
April 16, 2014 in Aviation
Bristol Fighter is one of the most succesfull two seaters of WWI and a really beautiful bird. I built this kit last year for the FSM WWI GB. This is the 1:48 Eduard limited edition kit, with decals for just one camo scheme – the crocodile. The fit is good, without any major issues and I had a lot of fun while building it. There were no frustrating moments due to the kit, but just those that were caused by myself. The only downfalls are the lack of clear instruction for the stencil decals (but WnW instructions booklet came to the rescue) and the fact that the engine is practically missing, so it cannot be build with open service panels. If you want to show the engine in 1:48 scale, then go with the Roden kit.
I used mainly Tamiya and Gunze acrylics and Alclad II for the emtalic parts. The wooden pieces are done with oils over acrylics. I attempted a “transaprent” upper wing lower surface with some success.
I can strongly recommend this kit for those that want a nice not WnW Bristol Fighter.
Any comments, question,reccomendation or constructive criticism are mor ethan welcomed
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