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Offline Dick dastardly

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1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« on: May 16, 2016, 11:18:22 PM »
I picked this 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c by Falcon  a couple of pounds
of E-Bay....very little in the way of instructions
so heres a couple of pictures, will upload some more once its all cleaned up, or Binned...
« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 02:28:06 AM by Farther D »
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Offline Ernie

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 03:46:47 AM »
Well, that looks like quite a project.  I am looking forward
to following the build, hopefully outside the bin. ;D

Cheers,
Ernie :)
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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 08:11:56 AM »
Great to see another vacform kit under construction, as the BE.2 is one of my favorite aircraft from the great war era I will be following along closely.

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 03:08:43 AM »
Really looking forward to this one, Dave!  As vacs go, this is a good one for as old as it is.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 08:17:22 AM »
Really looking forward to this one, Dave!  As vacs go, this is a good one for as old as it is.
Cheers,
Bud

I agree with Bud on this kit. I actually had my fuselage together and detailed before other things got in the way. It got destroyed in a house moving incident.
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Offline NinetythirdLiberator

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 08:31:14 AM »
Yee-Hawww!  Another vac.  This will be really fun to watch.  Getting the pop corn as we type...

Dan

Offline IanB

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 11:13:01 AM »
I do hope this doesn't get binned, no vac deserves that....some injection kits maybe....

Ian

Offline lone modeller

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 02:31:18 AM »
I agree with Ian - I am not a vacuform builder myself but I do think that some people really can make them look better than injection kits. I am hoping that this will be no exception.

Stephen.

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2016, 02:30:11 PM »
This kit dates way back to the beginnings of Falcon. Malcolm Laird tried various subjects to see what sold. The 1/48 BE2c and the 1/32 Fokker EV were poor sellers, so he didn't do any more WWI. In fact, Falcon ended up concentrating on canopies, which Tore Martin carries on still. Malcolm now does decals for WNW.
The only Falcon BE2c I've seen built, and very nicely, is here:
http://www.wwi-models.org/Images/Rychlewski/British/index.html

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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 11:39:26 PM »
 As a builder of vacuform kits myself I'm glad to see a vacuform project anytime. Will be following with great interest my friend.
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Re: 1/48 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 08:51:33 AM »
That's a very pretty build Tony, thanks for sharing the link.

The kit is still available in NZ, for $20...I've been tempted once or twice but can't justify it as I just know a WNW one is in our future.

Good luck with the build and please share pics when practical!
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