[WWI] FE2b

Stuart Malone smalone at kc.rr.com
Wed Jul 20 20:33:08 EDT 2011

There seems to be a contingency on the list with an aversion towards  
resin kits.  I guess I don't understand why.

The Plum Blossum FE2b shows up occasionally on evil-Bay and doesn't  
usually go for more than what some nutter sellers are asking for  
Formaplane kits.

Someone mentioned the Spad XVI.  The Planet Models Spad XI can be  
found, but will go for a pretty penny.  Once in a while one sneaks on  
there for a reasonable price.

I look at it this way.  Myself and many others happily sent $20US plus  
shipping to get the latest release from short-run injection and/or  
vacuform producers in 1990.  That $20US from 1990 is now worth just  
shy of $35US.  That kinda money buys some darn nice resin kits!  Just  
food for thought.

nb:  Choroszy Nieuport 29
	Czech Master Armstrong-Whitworth FK10
	Merlin Halberstadt D.II or D.III  (can't remember which one they  
labeled it as)
	Eduard DH2 profi-pack

Stuart Malone

On Jul 20, 2011, at 10:11 AM, Dennis Ugulano wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 13:38 +0200, Crawford Neil wrote:
>> While I applaud your decision to build a Fee, I must say that it's
>> very
>> strange that we still don't have a good 1/72 injected kit of it.
> Neil,
> 	I so agree with you.  The FE2b in injection mold would be beautiful.
> And to me, so many opportunities missed.  Eduard doing the Roland CII,
> Sopwith Triplane, and other 1/48th scale kits but not scaling them  
> down
> to 1/72.  Do not the Roland, the Triplane and Nieuport 28 all call out
> for an update.  The 60 year old molds from Revell are getting tired.
> Why can't they update their line as they did with the Fokker DR1?
> 	Then add to mix Roden coming out with a beautiful 1/72 line of
> Nieuports and then going to 1/32nd scale.  What happened to 1/48th?  I
> have not broken the code to their releases.
> 	The Form-a-plane FE2b will have its problems but Joe Chubbock was a
> master at what he did and I'm sure the completed model will reflect
> that.  At least I have a place to start.
> Dennis
> -- 
> Dennis Ugulano
> "Each modeler will rise to their own level of masochisim."
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