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Bristol F.2B Fighter

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Some notes about the model
The model is 1:48 scale Bristol F.2b produced by Roden. It represents the Falcon-engine version.

I started the build as a gift for a member of my family about a year ago and finally managed to finish it in July 2009, quite a long time for building just one model. This model is my big debut: first 1/48 scale model finished, first biplane, first Roden, for the first time I used masks for painting instead decals. This was a great surprise for me that this model was chosen as a Model of Month on Aeroscale.

For upgrading the kit I used Part PE set No. 48133 dedicated to this kit and some scratch built details such as rigging, gunner/observer seat, some wiring in the cockpit. For the first time I also used Gunze and Tamiya acrylics (radome and grey) and Testors enamel olive. I felt in love in all of these paints, especially Gunze and Tamiya.

This was very exhausting project for me lack of experience caused many mistakes and forced me to do some work twice or more but I learned really a lot. I hope to use this knowledge in the future projects because I hope to start another biplane soon.

Many thanks to all Aeroscalers who helped me somehow and gave me a boost to finish this model, especially: Stephen T. Lawson, Terri Werner and Ireneusz Targoń.
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About the Author

About Mecenas
FROM: KATOWICE, POLAND