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Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:29:31 AM »
Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile"  
 


A year after start I was able to finish the build of this Brisfit last week, just in time to take part on exhibition and contest last weekend. This biplane was rewarded with a gold medal in 1/48 class.

The model was build from a "Limited Edition" kit 1127 by Eduard in 1/48, but was enhanced with a lot of scratch builded parts from wood and metal. For more details please see my detailed build report https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=9378
As usual I used paints form Alclad, Gunze, Mr.Paint and oils for weathering.

This is definitely the model with the biggest effort until now, so from that point of view it is my masterpiece.

And now the pictures!
































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Frank
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Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 07:30:54 AM »
And since this is a "zoom in" model here some additional shots with details.

Have fun!














Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 05:57:09 PM »
Still an outstanding masterpiece. As I have seen by some pictures of my friend I heared the model allready won some prices. :) Congrats!
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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 06:49:26 PM »
Congratulations- a really spectacular build! First class all round. Cheers Matt

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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 06:59:51 PM »
Well done Frank,

You take it to a whole new level...

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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 09:12:40 PM »
Frank,
As always your added details and beautiful paint work have turned this into a Spectacular Model! Your build log was informative and full of tips for us mortal modelers! Brilliant work all around!!
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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 09:25:09 PM »
As I commented in the build thread - a top world class model - all around! From the scheme choice to the execution of the finest details.
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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 10:55:21 PM »
Simply stunning Frank, the amount of detail added is world class.  The build log was wonderful too.  Congratulations

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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 11:18:51 PM »
Simply amazing work, Frank. One of the best 1/48 scale models I’ve ever seen. Congratulations on a truly excellent model.
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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 01:26:24 AM »
    An amazing Model Frank, and I agree, your Masterpiece to date and that's saying a lot! I echo Gary's comments, the quality of your work in 1:48 Scale rivals and surpasses many larger works, simply spectacular! What's next on the "Bug Table"?
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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 04:06:10 AM »
Yes, Frank, this truly is a masterpiece!  I love everything about it.  Certainly deserving of the gold medal and all the accolades here.  Well worth the effort, I'd say.  You've inspired me to dig out my Eduard Brisfish and start cutting parts from the sprue.
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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 05:48:02 AM »
Hello my friends,
thank you to all of you!

On this pictures I detected, that two rigging lines was "glued" together by the steel paint, this is fixed now.

Still an outstanding masterpiece.
Thank you Manni! I remember your first post in the build report ;)
I hope you manage this year a visit in Wilnsdorf on Sunday, 28.April so I'm able to present my models to you. This will me more then this one for sure!

First class all round.
Thanks Matt!

You take it to a whole new level...
Guy, the sum of all the details create this level, but for the price of a lot of effort.

Your build log was informative and full of tips for us mortal modelers! Brilliant work all around!!
Rick, nice to hear that! A build log takes effort, but if you find it useful I can continue that way.

a top world class model - all around!
the amount of detail added is world class.
One of the best 1/48 scale models I’ve ever seen.
PrzemoL, Juan and Gary - if you all saying somthing like that, I need a red_head_smiley and I should start to believe it ::)
Since I know some parts, which could be done better, like small color things, here and there a wrong angle ... 8)

What's next on the "Bug Table"?
Thanks Lance! At the moment I'm a bit tired and out of motivation, but I should start to work on my group build model soon. So the unfinished Dolphin have to wait.

You've inspired me to dig out my Eduard Brisfish and start cutting parts from the sprue.
That is a great praise! Be only careful with the fuselage halves!


Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2019, 05:56:24 AM »
As I have commented before Frank, this is an outstanding model, worthy of a Gold medal in any competition. The level of detail surpasses that found on many larger scale models - it is truly amazing. and worthy of all the praise bestowed on it.

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Re: Bristol F.2B "Fighter the Crocodile", Eduard 1/48
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2019, 06:22:46 PM »
Stunning outcome!! I have been watching the building thread and those little self-made details made incredible quality of what you are presenting now.
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K