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Eduard's 1/48 scale
Bristol F.2B

by Roger Fabrocini

Bristol F.2B


Eduard's 1/48 scale Bristol F.2B is available online from Squadron 




This is Eduard’s 1/48 Bristol F.2B fighter, kit #8127 (ProfiPACK), finished in the markings of Lt. Colonel Andrew E. McKeever (Canadian), 11 Squadron, November, 1917





The only construction problem was encountered while attaching the upper wing. It appeared to sit too close to the top of the fuselage/engine cowling. In hindsight I feel that opening the location holes for the interplane struts was a mistake. The strut’s locating pin should sit as Eduard has intended, slightly out of the hole.


Additional P.E. detail was added from PARTS set #S48-133 (intended for the Roden kit).

Rigging was with Clear .002” monofilament, run through a Testor’s Gray Enamel paint marker tip, strung through P.E. turnbuckles from Eduard set #72-438.



Painting and Markings


Gunze acrylics and Mr. Color lacquer paints were used.

Final coat is Floquil’s Flat Finish. Wood was simulated with artist oils over a base of Floquil’s Foundation, “varnished” with a mix of Tamiya clear yellow and clear orange.



Weathering was achieved using a thin mix of Tamiya Red Brown and Black (I always like to give a nod to Chris Wauchop, Brett Green and HyperScale for revealing this weathering “trick”. No other weathering technique has had a more dramatic visual impact on my work).





Photographs were taken using a Nikon Coolpix 4500, shot at the highest resolution and edited using Nikon View 6 software.



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Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
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Author: Brett Green
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UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 July 25, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767956
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2005 by Roger Fabrocini
Page Created 09 November, 2005
Last Updated 09 November, 2005

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