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Unkempt

Airfix BE2c

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Unkempt    183

RAF BE2c, the newish 1/72 Airfix release.

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Nice kit, I had strut problems but I think that was me. The checks are all decals, some of them don't quite match up if you look closely but again, me I think.

 

Not fully rigged. I might add some tailplane rigging later but I'm sick of rigging right now...

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Darby    5,115

I think it looks rather splendid.

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Unkempt    183
1 hour ago, TallBlondJohn said:

Looks great. I have two of these in the stash - any tips/warnings?

Thanks guys. Only a few little tips: keep the big check decals nice and wet so you can position them easily; I didn't follow the strut instructions which was probably a bad idea, probably best to use the jig parts provided; and it seemed to me that the engine fit was really tight so watch out for that. Other than that  it went together pretty easily for such a fiddly little thing.

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cngaero    1,158

That's a real eye catcher.

Very nice indeed.

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Murdo    671

You would certainly notice that fairly easily.

 

Very nice job mate!        :clap2:

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limeypilot    4,031

Very nice, she looks great even without the tail rigging.

 

Ian

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That really looks great. Well done.

As an aside, I wonder if any wags did actually play draughts on the tailplanes?

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invidia    631

Great looking build. Don't worry about the decals lining up, the ones on my kit didn't. 

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Bangor Lad    571

Lovely build. Must admit I am tempted to add one of these to the stash.

 

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Buzby061    586

Very nice indeed. I'd look at it longer but my eyes are going!

 

Pete

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pheonix    822

That is indeed a very nice model and a very striking scheme. Your rigging looks fine to me - finish it when you have rested your eyes and patience!

 

P

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mackem01    484

That's fantastic build for 72nd, well done. Was the c/s a kit option and what unit is it?

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Unkempt    183
15 hours ago, mackem01 said:

That's fantastic build for 72nd, well done. Was the c/s a kit option and what unit is it?

Yep, it's actually the one on the front of the box. It's identified as 'BE2c 4207 of Turnhouse Aerodrome', and there's a bit on the Airfix site here that says ' the distinctive black and white scheme applied to BE2c ‘4207’ was adopted to aid airborne recognition of this handsome training aircraft.'

 

To be honest I can't find anything else about it on the net so I'm just taking Airfix's word for all this.

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Unkempt    183
30 minutes ago, mackem01 said:

Thanks.....I was hoping it was allocated to a numbered  squadron.

After a bit more looking around, it could be 26 Squadron, but I really can't be sure.

 

edit: or possibly 77... does anyone know anything more?

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FredG    51

I hope this helps.

 

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No. 26 Training Squadron 22 May 1916 Turnhouse

 

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