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Bristol Fighter F.2B Airfix 72nd Scale

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  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Roanoke Virginia
Bristol Fighter F.2B Airfix 72nd Scale
Posted by Strongeagle on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:14 PM

This Airfix kit was issued in 1956.  My kit was from the 1987 boxing and had 1957 stamped on the inside of the fuselage.  This little fighter fought me all the way, but it turned out OK.   I painted it with Humbrol Met 11 silver which turned out to be perfect to simulate silver doped fabric.  I used the original very old decals but the upper roundels wrinkled badly and I had to  replace them with painted on roundels. I added ezLine rigging which was easier than I'd anticipated. Mine sits here on my desk waiting for Capt. McKeever and his Observer Powell to mount-up and chase some of the Kaiser's best out of the sky.

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:28 PM

Very nice indeed - the rigging on a biplane really brings it to life.  I built the Airfix "Brisfit" several times as a young lad - nothing like as good as this - seeing yours brings back happy memories of back-yard dogfights - thank you!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?


  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:30 PM

Looks awesome! I love it when these old kits come back to life.


God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100


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