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PostSubject: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 1:24 pm

This build was started on another modelling web site. Unfortunately, the site has since shut down, and will be missed dearly.

Maker: Eduard    Scale: 1:48     Subject: WWI biplane and crew
I really enjoy the fine quality kits that Eduard offers. The aircraft kit includes PE, film, and a masking set for the distinctive paint scheme. The figure set includes a choice of four maps. The only addition I will make are the Gas Patch turn buckles for the rigging.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 1:26 pm

The basic cockpit layout.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 1:28 pm

Eduard provides some very interesting details: Here are the leather handles for the gunners' magazines. Some needle nose tweezers did the job of forming them. I managed to lose one of the handles, but Eduard supplied two spares for this part, and it is most appreciated.



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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 1:32 pm

More progress on the cockpit. Eduard produced some very nice PE to create the wicker pilots' seat. Also, a nicely detailed harness for the pilot.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 1:35 pm

The cockpit is nearing completion. To date, everything has fit together quite well. Now will be the real test as I attach the seats and harness. Then, the instrument panel and pilots' machine gun. After that, it's time to button up the fuselage.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 4:45 pm

Hey Cole! Glad to see this WIP here! And the detail already seen is deeply impressive. I will be watching this one with great interest as I have a fondness for 'old' style aviation.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sat 21 May 2016, 6:03 pm

I'll be watching with interest too ... i love old aircraft.

Looking very neat and tidy Cole
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sun 22 May 2016, 12:21 am

That's a sharp looking cockpit Cole and it looks like the wicker seat will be nice too.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sun 22 May 2016, 2:42 am

Great cockpit detail, Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Sun 22 May 2016, 2:10 pm

Cockpit is great, even better with your work. I hope the engine matches that realism. Figures are always a big "plus" bringing life to a static display. Why model companies don't routinely add a couple of them to kits is a shame.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 24 May 2016, 8:48 am

Thanks everyone.

A bit more progress on the cockpit. I will have to return for an attempt at touching up some parts. The wicker seat turned out well, though I am thinking a wash of some kind may help. Now all that's left is the instrument panel and pilots' machine gun.



In the interim, I have readied the wings and tail for primer. Eduard did something I found very interesting with the tail. The control horns are each a single piece and fit through both sides of the tail surfaces. The control horns for the wings only extend from one side of each wing. There is very nice detail on all of the surfaces, so I will do my best to bring it out, colorful paint scheme notwithstanding.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 24 May 2016, 2:27 pm

Looking good, Cole. Nice of them to make a 1 piece control horn for the tail - much easier to install and less prone to breakage.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 24 May 2016, 5:06 pm

Looking great. That cockpit shot says a lot. Love the look of the seat and belts
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 24 May 2016, 5:43 pm

Lovely detailing Cole, Buck beat me to it LOL, love the seat belts and wicker chair.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 24 May 2016, 6:13 pm

Cole: Great to see you posting here. I was worried that you might have got lost in the change. I'm looking forward to watching your work.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Tue 24 May 2016, 11:45 pm

Looking great Cole.

John, Coles been here for awhile.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Wed 25 May 2016, 7:45 am

Top notch work Cole.

I knew the wicker seat would look good,

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 5:43 am

Cheers gents.

After a light wash of burnt umber the cockpit is complete. Eduard make unbelievably small PE, in this case for the instrument panel. Now for the hard part; joining the fuselage. My experience with Eduard has been one of close fits with little room for error.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 5:47 am

That is some fine detail Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 8:24 am

Brilliant cockpit Cole.

Is the 'wicker work' to the seat part of the p/e?

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 11:48 am

That wicker seat and the belts are amazing Cole. Good luck with the pairing.

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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 2:04 pm

Full cockpit really makes the kit special. Fine job!
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 2:25 pm

Awesome detailing, Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Thu 26 May 2016, 7:09 pm

Coming to life Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristol F2.B "Crocodile"   Fri 27 May 2016, 10:45 am

Al: The pilots' seat consists of 3 PE parts. If you scroll up the page, you can see the pieces prior to prime and paint. I think Eduard did a great job of recreating the wicker.

In the meantime, the first masking for the wings has been readied. I will repeat this pattern for the top of the upper wing and the bottom of the lower wing. Then of course comes the fuselage.

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