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Offline Carpo

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Show us your...........RE8
« on: July 23, 2012, 04:53:16 PM »
Here is mine (WnW 1/32):
And here is the build:
http://www.ww1aero.org.au/pdfs/Modeling%20pdfs/RE8%20build.pdf

Show us yours! Must be someone out there that has turned the old airfix 1/72 kit into a masterpiece!

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 09:45:00 PM »
Here is mine (WnW 1/32):
And here is the build:
http://www.ww1aero.org.au/pdfs/Modeling%20pdfs/RE8%20build.pdf

Show us yours! Must be someone out there that has turned the old airfix 1/72 kit into a masterpiece!

Carpo

Lovely model and a great build article. As for the Airfix kit, Alberto Casirati did a beautiful re-work:

http://www.wwi-models.org/Images/Casirati/RAF/index.html

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 03:19:17 AM »
Here's my RE.8, it's the Wingnut Wings kit.

Build link  http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page25.html

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« Last Edit: November 16, 2013, 09:13:15 PM by Des »
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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 12:27:21 PM »
Not sure about "masterpiece", but this 1:72 Airfix RE8 was my 3rd build after getting back into modelling. I didn't have access to plans so didn't correct the wings or fuselage apart from raising the cockpit sides, adding the carb fairing and separating the air scoop from the fuselage. The interior is scratchbuilt, the tailskid improved and the struts thinned. The undercarriage was also improved and various smaller details added...
 I have another one in the stash, along with a Mini-World twin Lewis and scarff ring, and a Choroszy RAF4a engine to help with the detailing.....











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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 04:51:42 PM »
Beautiful job Ian, I don't know how you guys do it in 1:72 scale, incredible workmanship and superb rigging, well done.

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 11:01:31 AM »
Ian,
    I keep repeating myself; WOW, 1/72 Scale!?!? Very nice work.
Cheers,
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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 11:49:53 AM »
Thanks gents!
As I stated, this was an early build. Really just to see what could be done was this old pile of plastic after having built it (many!) years ago as a kid. The rigging is overscale and the basic airframe wasn't corrected as it needs to be. I have another, quietly awaiting it's turn, and with the "extras" I have for it, and tips from Old Man's build I'm hoping for a much better, and more accurate. result!

Ian

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 01:18:50 PM »
Hello Ian:

The rigging may be a bit out of scale, but my gosh, what a build.  Outstanding work my friend.

Best

Mark
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Offline Nigel Jackson

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 07:06:47 PM »
Hi Ian

It's always nice to see a model of the much maligned 'Harry Tate' and I do marvel as to what you lot can achieve in 1/72 scale. Well done!

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 09:21:09 AM »
Missed this one until now so a simple Beautiful Work to all! Des did his usual and Ians Little one is amazing!
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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 03:14:50 AM »
Missed this one until now so a simple Beautiful Work to all! Des did his usual and Ians Little one is amazing!
RAGIII
Gotta agree with my Amigo!  I also missed this thread.  Brilliant work, guys!
Cheers,
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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 10:20:14 AM »
Great build threads guys.  I've just ordered the WW kit so these will be a real boon.

Many thanks.

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 05:12:25 PM »
Heres my WNW RE8. I cut away the fuselage on the starboard side after seeing this done in the Air Modellers Guide Vol 1. Hope you like them.

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2018, 05:16:02 PM »
Heres a couple more images. More on the WNW website.

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Re: Show us your...........RE8
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2018, 09:19:25 PM »
Wow, beautiful modeling.  Love how you exposed all the internal detail.