Kit: Aeroclub (1:48)
The FE2b is Aeroclub's kit, much modified to represent the 22 Squadron machine
forced down by Werner Voss on June 5, 1917. The engine was scratchbuilt
from the crankcase up, as was the engine bearer assembly and all interior
detail. The undercarriage and tail skid were replaced with brass rod, and the
Lewis guns with photo-etched items from Fotocut. In total, the project lasted
four months and consumed 267 hours...I keep track, so I KNOW I'll never finish
all the kits in the closet!
Kit: Lone Star (1:48)
I'll be putting the roof on soon, and all of this work will become
invisible; maybe you'd like to add it to my page?
And to prove I finished, a couple of photos!
Kit: Koster (1:48)
The Sopwith Triplane is the mount of CSD Booker of Naval 8. It is NOT Eduard's
kit but the Koster vacuform. The distinctive decor is a combination of paint
and decals, and was a LOT of work rendered superflous when the Eduard kit was
The aluminum work is handled by carefully handpainting small white sworls on a
black base, and overcoating all with a light coat of SNJ spray. Most details
of engine, gun, and interior were scratchbuilt.
Anyone figured out a good way to rig these tripes with monofilament?