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Aurora 1/48 F2b Brisfit


Ron Bell
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I'm still at it with these old Aurora WW I biplanes. Found this one at a local show and it's bit rarer than others so I snapped it up. It's the Monogram boxing, so the decal locators were removed from the molds, which made life a lot easier. The only thing I did was add a basic interior and drill out the exhaust pipes and Lewis guns. The kit has a four bladed prop, which was only used on Brisfits with a particular engine. In addition, it has a dual Lewis gun mount, which the gunners did not like as it was bulkier and heavier and more difficult to bring to bear on a target. Anyhoo, here 'tis.

 

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I'll take some credit for influencing (infecting?) you over the years with the desire to build such old beasts.....and this is one I'd skip! Not only did you do a great job in building and detailing an older kit...but any of those WWI designs that require rigging between the struts as well as rigging multiple wing bays is pretty much off of my list!

By the way, what paints did you use for the PC10 and Clear Doped Linen? I know Humbrol makes those, but they're tough to come by down here. Did you use anything else that might be more easily available?  Nice one Ron!

GIL :cool:

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The PC 10 was Model Master Green Drab. The linen was also Model Master, but i can't remember it's name. 'Course, Model Master Enamels are now out of production, but you can still find some on the interweb. 

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Oh I love it! Ya gotta love these old kits. With a little extra attention, they can turn out quite nice! Bravo!

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Looks good Ron. The Shuttleworth Collection about 5 miles from where I live has one. Have seen it a number of times and your model certainly captures the character of that aeroplane.

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Rigging is stretched sprue. You get it taught by lighting a match and then blowing it out and putting the line to be tensioned in the smoke. It springs taught as it shrinks. It takes a bit to get the hang of it and you may melt a few lines, but they are easily replaced. 

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