This is the Bristol F2B Fighter from Roden in 1/72 scale, done as a 11
Squadron machine as flown by Capt. Andrew McKeevor and Sgt L.A. Powell.
A complete build article can be found in the December 2003 Internet
The kit was built with quite a few improvements, most from the PART
photoetch set for this kit. The Rolls Royce Falcon engine is a little
gem, as are most of the engines included with Roden kits now.
The majority of painting was done with various acrylics. Rigging is heat
stretched sprue, with turnbuckles made of blobs of Testors gold enamel.
Here is the 1/48 kit built to represent Capt. B.A.Smart's aircraft from
H.M.S. Furious. A complete build article can be found in the March 2004
The model was painted mostly with acrylics from various sources: Testors
Acryl, Gunze and Citadel. This model was a test shot, so did not come
with decals. I used roundels from Eaglestrike sheet 48081 "Camels Part
I", and some Reheat instrument dials.
Rigging is nylon monofilament for the double flying wires and stretched
sprue for the rest. Turnbuckles are blobs of Testors PLA Gold enamel.
Overall a fine model that I enjoyed building.
This is the 1/48 scale kit out of the box, non-Profi version. The
model represents the aircraft as flown by S.Lt Willy Coppens, 9e
Escadrille, May, 1918.
The model was painted with a mix of Floquil and Humbrol
enamels. I chose not to use the decal provided for the blue and white tail
markings, painting it instead. The only changes to the kit were to cut out
and deflect the control surfaces and to add rigging with heat stretched sprue. I
also added a fuel filler cap on the spine from a disc punched out of styrene
Fantastic kit, easy to construct and a great value.
This is the Eduard 1/48 Nieuport 17 built from the "R.F.C." kit, which
is a non-Profi edition. The Eduard etched set for the Nieuport 17 48249
was incorporated into this build.
The model is finished in the markings of (then) Capt. William A. Bishop,
60 Squadron, RFC, 1917.
The model was finished overall with various enamels. The aluminum dope
finish is Floquil Old Silver airbrushed with a Bink's Wren.
1/48 scale kit built as 6144 as flown by James Meissner, 94th Aero
Squadron, May 1918.
Painted with Misterkit French WWI range of acrylic colours for exterior,
Gunze and Citadel acrylics and Testors Acryl for interior and assorted
details. Cowling is Citadel Mithril Silver thinned and fortified with
Future sprayed on with an airbrush. Red "lightning bolt" on the cowl is
a homemade decal, the rest are kit decals. Rigging is heat stretched
sprue painted steel, with turnbuckles indicated with gold PLA enamel.
A delightful kit that went together very quickly. Most of the time was
spent painting and applying decals!
For a complete build review, see the May 2004 issue of Internet Modeler.