Airfix 1/72 Be-2c
The initial set – from the novelties of 2016 firm Airfix. On the box of the model are located, bribing with their elaborate detailing, the photo of the front of the aircraft (in particular the finned cylinders of the engine).
In fact: disappointment, hints on the ribs are present only on the inside of the cylinders, where they will not be visible. To please the fast assembly, the manufacturer gave the original design of the biplane box racks: at the ends of the racks, shoes were made, which are positioned in the corresponding wells on the surface of the wings, forming ugly joints. After assembling the biplane box, these joints become inaccessible to the putty. From the pros: the manufacturer gives in the set a pair of rails for the installation of racks, but for some reason only a couple, not four.
The model was collected according to the terms of the contest “Out of the Box-3” by scalemodels.ru. Those. actually without modifications. Because rules allowed to use third-party decals, then the ribs of the motor cylinders were simulated with a striped decal. Wind visors, instead of the lost, are squeezed out of a transparent packaging film. Braces monofilament “Gamma.”
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