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Paul van Acker
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Roden 1/48 BE-2

July 13, 2021 · in Aviation · · 12 ≡

Hello all. Just completed. Royal Aircraft Factory RAF BE-2 completed. No. 12 Squadron Western Front, France March 1916. My first of several Rodens in the stash. A fun easy build, I'm looking forward to doing another one soon. I still have to refine my rigging skills but it's slowly getting there. It's worth the effort. I love the mass of wires everywhere. ?
Thanks for looking.

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  1. Speechless, Paul @paulwoodyvanacker
    Your bi-planes are at a very high level of modelling.
    To me the rigging looks fantastic.

  2. Love your job, Paul!
    Oh, my, what a bazillion of wires!

  3. British biplanes and their rigging madness...great job, especially with a Roden kit!

  4. On one hand, they got that box kite to carry 2 machine guns AND bombs? Then the same geniuses put the gunner in the front, in his own private squirrel cage. Things that make ya say Hmmmm.
    That is a great looking model Sir. As above, fabulous rigging job.

    • Lol. Thank you.
      It was designed for the recce role originally. The guns etc came later but of course, were pretty useless in the front position.
      Not something you'd want to go to war in. Lol.

  5. Looks great! All that spider web stuff keeps me from too many bipes!

  6. Nice job, Paul. Lots of work rigging this one.

  7. Weird but wonderful, definitely liked.

  8. Wow, the "bird cage" of bird cages, and you got it just right. Super result, Paul!

  9. Well, that's an elegant, if rather delicate-looking creature, but an absolutely gorgeous finish to your model. Well done in persevering with the rigging in this scale, which I have attempted myself previously, but upgraded to 1/32 scale for WW1 kits... just to get a little more space using sometimes clumsy fingers!

    Great work... ;-).

  10. Thanks very much everyone. ?

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