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Offline LT1962

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WnW FE-2B Early - Completed
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:57:57 PM »
Well I am thinking I will have a go with this one. It usually takes me about 6 months to complete a WnW kit, dunno how I will go with this monster.
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Offline RAGIII

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 12:49:27 AM »
I am looking forward to your build. Best of Luck to you.
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 06:26:38 PM »
A very nice but also complicated kit. I have done it and had a lot of fun, but rigging was a bit complicated.
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 08:49:04 AM »
That one is still on my workbench and has a break at the moment. I love this kit, but, as Manni said, it has its difficult steps. Have fun with it, it’s one of the coolest looking airplanes of WWI in my opinion.
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 02:28:39 AM »
A lovely subject and really worth building! My humble skills couldn't manage this ... but there is no reason you cannot do a great job of it if you work steadily at it!
All the Best,
Marc

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 08:00:43 AM »
Great subject, following with interest.
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Offline LT1962

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 05:04:58 PM »
Its really hard to appreciate the size of this kit. Anyway here are the wings which can be seen against the standard size WnW instruction booklet.

Offline LT1962

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 05:06:12 PM »
......and what better way to start knowing there is going to be lots of rigging. A couple of hours making up some eyelets.

Offline Monty

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 03:07:13 AM »
Rigging eyelets are good! You will need a fair amount.... Regards, Marc.

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 08:28:49 PM »
Great subject!

I've built one and it's my preferred build.

Lot to see on this BIG plane   :D

I'll follow

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Offline LT1962

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 03:32:04 PM »
As I thought, this will be slow going. Getting those wings licked into shape.
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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 12:35:32 PM »
If going slow means looking this good, then by all means go slow.  I really like what you have done so far.

Offline LT1962

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 02:12:59 PM »
Ive started on the nacelle now that the wings are nearly finished. Still about another 100 eyelets to CA in place.

I had an issue with some red paint on the rudder that did not dry matt and remained tacky. Managed to google a solution to that with some clear varnish and a few drops of drier. 24 hours later it was resolved. I also managed to spill a small bottle of thinners over one section of the wing just as the finishing touches were being done. That held me up for a while.

Work on the struts has also begun.

Offline aliluke

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 05:03:44 PM »
Looking great and looks like are flying through it. Six months is an easy target at your rate.  :)

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Offline Dave Brewer

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Re: WnW FE-2B Early
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 04:55:06 PM »
Yes,like Alistair said;I wish I could work to your standard as "slow" as you do.I sure wish I had the self discipline to fabricate the rigging components as a first step.