Author Topic: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 7.3.2019 Rudder **FINISH**  (Read 6723 times)

Offline Bughunter

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Bristol F.2B Fighter  
 



After the finished Nieuport I had no desire to continue with already started projects, so I could not resist to try another one.


But: What did I do?


To see, if I'm able to handle that specific model I started with the wings.

Primed with Alclad white:



With MrPaint airbrushed with white, a huge number of precut masks loomed into the picture!



And now the imposition (see the question above): the wings masked on three side with little squares. On the place of the cockade I added self cut masks.



After painting with Gunze red H3 I removed the masks. Yes I know, there are discussions about the color, it could also be black, but I like the red more for such colorful biplane.
The result on upper side ...



.. and the bottom sides. Here and there some small problems but ok at all.



So I will build "The corocodile":

Source:eduard.com

There you can see the kit content:
https://www.eduard.com/store/Eduard/BRISTOL-F-2B-FIGHTER-THE-CROCODILE-1-48.html

It looks like that it may work. So I can continue with the fuselage.

Is there a interest in a build report?

Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 08:41:01 AM by Bughunter »
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 07:07:22 AM »
Yes please! I may not comment all the time (still feeling a bit guilty about that in general) but I enjoy reading your build logs immensely.
I have to say that all those red-and-white squares look a lot better than my rather simple red/white bands on my 1/32 D.VII... After a few tries they're finally on a bit as I had them in mind (albeit ending up with a bit of a thickish coat of paint)

Look forward to more!

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 07:33:44 AM »
of course Frank, come along with it!
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 02:57:12 PM »
I really like the build logs, I see them too for reference. So yes please...
Ray

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 09:18:59 PM »
Oh my...Frank...one of my favourite schemes....done by you. I know this will end up as a stunner! I would also choose the red squares. May be one day I will bulid mine, too. Found the dacals for a 1:32md kit.
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 10:17:21 PM »
Wow Frank, great start to what I am sure will be a super build.   :D

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 11:13:42 PM »
That is too cool!!

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 02:01:46 AM »
Great masking and paint work! You are off to another terrific Model!
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 07:36:26 AM »
It will be highly appreciated and will be a wonder, I'm sure. 8)
Ciao
Giuseppe

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 08:24:50 AM »
A warm welcome to all of you!
Due to exhibitions and other things in the next weeks, the progress will be slower. Also spring is coming slowly, which increases my outdoor activities. So a little patience please ;)

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 03:29:06 AM »
Another interesting thread in 48, I'm in the first row!

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 07:21:04 AM »
Just found this Frank. I always enjoy the out-of-the-way aircraft or those with colourful schemes. This fits the bill nicely and you will give us another masterpiece i due course.

Stephen.

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Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48, Update 20.4.2018 Cooler
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2018, 07:22:17 AM »
Antonio and Stephen, welcome to the show!


Cooler


Due to exhibitions (next weekend I will be in Wilnsdorf/Germany), Easter holiday, and some important things I had not really time for working on this project. But a little progress I have not shown yet.

My sources of information are now complete: beside the Datafile 115 I use the Special-Edition Vol. 1 and 2. The Specials contains some nice color detail pictures.



Today I want to show the cooler. I a own update? Yes!

Eduard offers two variants for the shutter in front of the cooler, one completely open:


and closed:



Both are to thick, it would be possible to sand them down. But I want to have a half open setting, so that one can see the cooler and the teeth of "THE CROCODILE".

Then I found a PE set by Parts, It is for a Roden kit but I think I can use some brass also here.

Quelle: super-hobby.com


From left to right:
- The (slightly modified) cooler from Eduard. The instructions showed brass colors, but I used black because it is only in the background.
- The cooler from the Part kit, a perforated etched part. Since it was completely designed as a network (there were different engines and coolers), I soldered the upper part. The colors are then tinned and burnished, bright brass looked too new to me
- The shutter from the part set. I tried to bend the individual slats slightly
- The retaining plates for the shutter
- on top is the outer frame



After a layer Gunze Mr.Metal Primer I added the decal. The lowest and top margin of the decal was cut away and applied to the cooler.
After a short drying time I cutted the decal with a new scalpel blade and bent the slats.



Comparison with original, the kinks in the slats are visible too.



Later I glued the frame to the cooler and added the slat holder.



The sub assembly on the Eduard cooler, which will be glued at first to the fuselage.
It was a lot of work, but I like the final impression. I hope the decals will stay on the metal!



From time to time a worked on the air screw, here after rough grinding:



And painted with different colors:



The Fighter used different air screws: two blades, four blades, with metal edges, with gray fabric? cover ...
"THE CROCODILE" used a two blades with grey tips.

Cheers,
Frank
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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2018, 08:42:18 AM »
Frank,
     I don't know how I missed this earlier, what a great scheme and already looking like a real winner. The prop is really a superb addition (as usual!) and you really got the wing masking done perfectly. I'll be following this project very closely, as Manni has said it promises to be a stunner!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Bristol F.2B Fighter, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2018, 08:47:57 AM »
Truly spectacular Frank, your workmanship never stops amazing me.  Looking forward to your progress.