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Here is my collection of biplanes so far, all 1:72

Revell Spad - my first attempt, all brush painted, rigging is with de-stranded picture wire

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Airfix Bristol fighter - again using de-stranded picture wire

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Revell Hawker Fury, using slightly thinner wire

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The same picture super-imposed onto a photo I took in the lake district...

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Revell Sopwith camel, also with the thinner wire

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A Revell DH2 - my first plane rigged using ez-line

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And finally a Gloster Gladiator, also rigged with ez-line

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Nice, the DH. 2 is lovely especially! I haven't used EZ line before but it certainly looks the part.

I did enjoy building the DH2 - and ez-line is simply awesome, it is actually elastic & will stretch to well over 6 times its' original length - so to get it tight enough to look right needs hardly any tension at all - if you check the control wires on the ailerons, those wires had the ends dipped into a drop of CA & were then simply held against the wing surface for 10 seconds.

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Hi Andy,

A lovely collection!

If you were to put a small dab of accelerator were the rigging line is to go and a small dab of super glue on the wire it will take 10 seconds less!

Christian the Married and exiled to africa

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Great work, especially the DH2. Just goes to show what can be achieved with these older kits. Hope mine turns out as nice!

Cheers, Tim

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Loving the little Gladiator. I'm in the process of making the MkII just now with the floats rather than the wheels so it's nice to see a finished kit!

How did you tackle the rigging? I'm considering leaving mine unrigged as I'm reasonably amateurish with all of this and the prospect is a little daunting, to be honest.

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Great work, especially the DH2. Just goes to show what can be achieved with these older kits. Hope mine turns out as nice!

Cheers, Tim

I can assure you that from some angles it looks pretty poor. I look forward to seeing your pictures

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Nice collection. I agree the Gladiator is especially good.

Because EZ line is elastic, if it is accidentally bumped, it stretches, no problem.

It is nice to meet another biplane aficionado.

Keep up the good work.

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