REVIEWBristol Fighter F.2b Mk IV
Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 10:34 PM UTC
After the Armistice and the surrender and the signing of the Treaty of Versaillie most the major world powers wanted to forget the lessons learned and hurried toward pacifism and disarming even themselves. But the future was clearer to the men who knew human nature and fortunately they saw the conflicts just out of site and beyond the horizon of the coming days.
As Roden has rightly recorded, ". . .The most important modernization of the type was the rebuild to the Mk IV specification. The main difference was a new mechanical wing which was now equipped with Handley Page slots. The vertical tail had a much changed outline and the undercarriage was improved. It was visibly different to the
original Bristol F.2B Fighter which by now looked like its military grandfather. . ." With a high level of detail, this kit will not soon be eclipsed. Modelers now have a kit that replicates the lines and profile of this bird of prey. Born in battle, tested under fire the Bristol 2F.B should never have been forgotten. Roden has done a great job of rectifying that omission from the builder’s shelf.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 12:34 PM UTC
Good news dear members. I have a special surprise to offer on this kit. The build will be accomplished by a master modeler. This mystery master has agreed to give us a build Blog and a Feature on his life's work. He has been working with historical societies for many years. He writes professionally and has been linked to IPMS since almost the beginning. He was the first fellow to bring PE Spandau guns out for modelers. He has purchased the old 77 figure molds and plans to reopen its doors. He has a great little website and specializes in all eras. More later!
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 05:43 PM UTC
The kit has been wrapped up and sent first class to Hawaii. Hookie-lau!