Next small build for me is the recently released kit of the Be 2C and Eindecker, a new standard of moulding by Airfix and the only example of this plane in 1/72.
The kit includes paint and brushes, but I think I will use my own and produce something with a bit more 'grown-up' appearance and hone my skills with fiddly work at this scale. To begin with I will just make the BE2C, and will probably scratch build the skids these were fitted with early on.
Made a start this week, not with the cockpit which even at this scale in a WW1 plane has plenty of detail - the pilot figures are especially good, but the wings. Hoping to re-create that CDL finish with the frames showing through. Started by drawing the rib outlines onto the bare plastic and then progressively adding very light coats of Humbrol 71 and the 108 supplied with the kit, dry brushing the surface betwen coats..I think a matt coat at the end should produce just the right effect
end result with the rigging holes drilled through with 0.5mm drill, the 0.2mm monofilament fits in the holes perfectly and should make rigging a breeze..