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Wingnut Wings' 1/32 scale
FE.2b Late Version

by Dirk Polchow


FE.2b Late Version



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Description

 

Here are some pictures of my recently finished FE.2b Late from Wingnut Wings. It's the 7018 "Punjab 32 Montgomery" LBF Morris & T Ress from 11 Sqn and shot down by Richthofen on September 1916.

 

 

To get some structural strength to the boom, I used monofilament, fixed with selfmade turnbuckles. The effect of the rigging on the stiffness of the tail boom was astonishing, although the whole construction was not fixed to the wings at this stage. After this step, at about 140 buckles had been made and a few had to be replaced due to the different tensions of the rigging. The control wires for the rudder, the ailerons and the elevators were also made by monofilament and the installation needs some special attention because of the omnipresence of the rigging.

 

 

For the bomb racks and the guns I used the detail sets from HGW. I also made some additional wiring on the bomb release level and its mounting points, scratch built the bungee cord for the tailskid and mounted it into the same position like the rudder.

In summary this was by far my most complex build, especially because of the excessive rigging.

 

  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
  • Wingnut WIngs 1/32 scale FE.2b by Dirk Polchow: Image
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P.S.: The Fee has also been posted on HyperScale's Plastic Pics forum and can be found here:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1344168137/Wingnut+1-32+FE-2b+Late+-+Finished

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1333742605/Wingnut+1-32+FE-2b+Late+Cockpit+and+Engine

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1337101739/Wingnut+1-32+FE-2b+Late+-+Nacelle%2C+Rigging+and+Wing+alignment


 

Model, Images and Text Copyright 2012 by Dirk Polchow
Page Created 2 October, 2012
Last Updated 2 October, 2012

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