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Offline RAGIII

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2020, 11:10:47 PM »
Nice progress. I do like the CDL and wood portions. Your hand brushing is super!
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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2020, 12:41:21 AM »
Nice to see a bit more progress on this one , like Rick said , super job on the brush painting ! Looking forwardto the next round of up-dates  :)


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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2020, 05:54:45 AM »
Good to see this one back again. You are making a first class job of this and I am looking forward to seeing it completed.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2020, 08:31:35 PM »
Always nice to meet a fellow 1/72 modeller!  And a brush painter to boot.

I really like the Airfix B.E.2c, with one built, another building and more in the stash.  I shall follow your build with interest.  The wood effect on that prop is superb.  Not sure you've converted me to oil colours yet, though.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2020, 02:32:34 AM »
Always nice to meet a fellow 1/72 modeller!  And a brush painter to boot.

I really like the Airfix B.E.2c, with one built, another building and more in the stash.  I shall follow your build with interest.  The wood effect on that prop is superb.  Not sure you've converted me to oil colours yet, though.
thanks for the interest and comments, i mainly started with oils as i don't have a big stash of kit paints which means every kit i buy also meant i had to buy the associated paint, with around 6 or 7 tubes of oil paint you can make pretty much any colour you want so works out much cheaper, it also adds a little more interest to the paint job when mixing up your own colours.

I used oils for the camo on my dogfight double spitfire, they're good for getting a softer edge to the camo pattern



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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2020, 11:19:37 AM »
Oil paints have a richness and warmth acrylics can rarely match, as is evident in your work. I'm starting to use Hataka enamels as an adjunct to oils but using acrylic solely as a barrier layer to this or that project. They're good enough.

After my current dH60G I must buy a BE2, convert to an 'a' variant and follow your approach: this and the RE8 always endeared themselves due to the steampunky-ness of both.

Well done with your work. Take care.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2020, 11:00:28 PM »
Very nice work on the BE2c. Airfix made a great job with this kit and I gladly see more and more of them being built.
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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2020, 10:59:09 PM »
I must admit I have a soft spot for the BE series of aeroplanes.

I have a set prints (11) taken from the original Royal Aircraft Factory linen drawings for the BE.2a dated 1914 (G.A.ís & assemblies). If anyone out thereís interested, please let me know and Iíll forward some copies on.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2020, 02:31:27 AM »
Jaysena

Thank you for your very generous offer! -- might I take you up on it?

Bought two 72nd scale Airfix jobs, one for an 'A' variant and one for a later nightfighter so would be useful.. They best sum up the ww1 'look' of any aircraft of the period for me.

Kind regards,
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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2020, 03:27:07 AM »
Jaysena: pm sent.

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2020, 08:13:17 AM »
Fantastic build!

I built the Meikraft and did a Formaplane as a sorta-kinda BE12 back in the day.  The new Airfix version looks way more fun!  I'll definitely give one a go as soon as I clear out the bin of despair (poor man's version of the shelf of doom).

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2020, 05:56:03 PM »
thanks for all the comments on this build, i'm enjoying the process even if it is taking far too long.

Had a good day with the 2c yesterday, got the wings and rear end attached. I've painted the wings in a slightly lighter shade just for a bit of difference, the control horns i've added on the rear are probably a tad too tall but they're about the smallest i can hold for shaping etc. I'll probably make a start on the rigging tonight, should be easy now i have my new prescription glasses  :D








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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2020, 06:08:31 PM »
I love it. I absolutely love it!

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2020, 07:34:27 PM »
This looks great!

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Re: Airfix 1/72 BE2c No.12 Sqn RFC
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2020, 11:57:02 PM »
Your BE is really looking great! I have been tempted to do a few two seaters in 1/72nd and this one May be the first. Very inspirational!
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