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Pavel Aparin
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Airfix 1/72 Be-2c

March 25, 2018 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2.6K

The initial set - from the novelties of 2016 firm . 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 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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16 responses

  1. Exquisite build, Pavel...even more so given the scale (the rigging must have been a real headache, but it turned out very well indeed).

  2. Excellent, Pavel. 1/72 turnbuckles, wow!

  3. Amazing work...WOW

  4. Beautiful model!

  5. This is just lovely, Pavel. It's elegance and delicate lines are breathtaking.

  6. Fantastic work Pavel! All the details, and specialy the rigging in this scale, are great.

  7. Outstanding work Pavel, especially in that scale!

  8. Interesting presentation Pavel, well done, looks good.

  9. Outstanding! Great work - especially the rigging, Pavel.

  10. Pavel, Beautiful work on this wonderful looking airplane. I had to take another look when I noticed it was 1/72 scale. Well done !

  11. Beautiful little model, Pavel. Well done!

  12. That's a real beauty! Love the detail you gave the engine, and the rigging is perfect. Great job!

  13. Great job!
    As a ship modeler, I of course love the rigging.

  14. Very elegant looking plane, and great work to represent it so well.

  15. Hello Pavel,
    WOW!. This model can be transported directly to the nearest RAF museum.
    Highest Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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