FE.2b "Early" model kit in 1/32 scale of WingNut Wings
War I Aircraft
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Than, fit the tailbooms to the wing
trailing edges. The tailbooms are fine and fit accurately but I had to
sand the strut mating lips at the wing joint to get a good fit without
too much pressure.
On this particular FE.2b, circular
clothing ?? straps are seen around the tailbooms. Probably these fix on
the plane the real bamboo sections of the booms. These were added made
from decal strips #98 on the decal sheet in light sand colour. See photo
on page 22.
Some aircraft had "bungees", so are without control return-cables. On the FE.2b of 22 squadron, full length control cables were fitted.
The long control cables to the rudder
use etched metal parts P7, P8, a sort of splitter, see page 26.
Now turn to the skipped assembly of the landing gear....
STEP 7 and STEP 16
Also the wingtip skids and the control
pulleys were added as seen in STEP 15.
The wing tyres were painted coal grey (very dark grey). On the wheels and tailskid, some "grass" from a modelrailway set was applied fixed with some varnish.
On the tip of the wingstrut pitottube (part strut D14), a piece of a metal needle was fitted to suggest metal. The airpipe was painted metal as well.
... and that completed this model!
That completed this kit. The FE.2b "early" is a nice addition to the early aviation 1/32 collection. It took a gold medal at the Dutch IPMS NL Euro Scale Modelling 2012 contest.
( This model has also been presented in a written artikel in the Dutch IPMS NL MIP magazine 2013-4 , this with a companion "late" Fe.2b of my friend Peter)
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