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The Airfix R.E.8 is a re-boxed, old mold kit lacking detail and needing lots of filing down, sanding and putty. Details were added using foil and wire and monofilament for rigging.

Painting by hand using Testors enamel, the linen color is a mix. The side Vickers gun is a spare Spandau from a Roden Dr.1 kit. It had detail that the supplied part did not. The interior and Lewis ring is all DIY. Rigging was complicated requiring double threading at times.

R.E.8 

Author

William Blecke

Work Time 

About 6 months 

Model

The Airfix R.E.8

Scale

1/72

Type

Static Modeling

Details

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