SBristol Fighter

Ratch

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To celebrate 100 years of the RAF

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Well done you for attempting this. And what a model to start with. I remember making this years ago. It is a model typical of Airfix’s early efforts, and therefore a real challenge compared to today’s designs & moulds. I can’t wait to see the finished article.

Ratch

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Cheers Dominic,

the parts

 

the instructions

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Colin M

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Great choice. I love to see a 'classic' kit tackled.

Ratch

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 Cheers Colin, opening shots

Bill and Vincent waiting to board

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Ratch

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 Like my Hannover, I've painted everything before assembly

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John Symmons

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Hi Ratch.

Looking at the sprue shots this looks like the old 1950's moulding except it seems Airfix have up-dated the crew figures as your have legs. My one I built recently ( See Building a couple of old dogs posting.) mine were legless even though it was a much later re-issue. Those large location holes are a real boon as you have plenty of glueing area and the joint can be quite strong. woundered how you managed to set all those struts at the correct angle? I only set two each side then added the others after the top wing was in place.

Anyway it seems you're on a WW1 kick at the moment, and it's great to see some of those early aircraft, just wish Airfix would issue more. Love to see a new tooling of the Hawker Hart / Fury / Demon family. Looking forwards to seeing the completed model.

Remember we do this for fun                                     John the Pom

Ratch

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 Hi John, my kit was second hand and the crew were missing so I had to replace them from my spares. The kit is indeed from 1957. I set each of the struts by eye and left them to fully set overnight. When I was younger the top wing would have been slapped on and everything would have collapsed, but I seem to be a bit more patient now - maybe its to do with age. I'm enjoying these biplanes (I found them daunting previously).

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Ratch

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 Got decals on now

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Colin M

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Well talk about a quick buld. Looking good too.

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