It is currently August 21st, 2017, 12:12 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 8:06 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar

Joined: May 1st, 2011, 4:05 am
Posts: 1389
Location: Behind You
I know this is an odd question but these two kits have popped into my head of late and I don't know which kits they actually are.

The only clues I can give are they are both two seater fighters.

One has the observer pointing towards the sky/off to the side.

The other has the observer (I think, could be the pilot) about to hand drop a bomb.

Any idea as to which kits these might be?


Top
 Profile   
 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 9:31 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar

Joined: May 1st, 2012, 6:25 am
Posts: 4233
Only the Roland C.II had the kit pilot pointing upwards
Perhaps it was different on the artwork

_________________
Al speling misteaks aer all mi own werk..
Its not just how good your painting is, its how good the touch-ups are too.


Top
 Profile   
 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 1:38 pm 
Offline
Happily Landed after Many Circuits and Bumps
User avatar

Joined: April 5th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Posts: 1246
The Airfix Hannover CL111A has the rear gunner standing, firing his machine gun.

_________________
Migrant's Wanderings


Top
 Profile   
 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 10:42 pm 
Offline
The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten
User avatar

Joined: May 4th, 2011, 8:53 pm
Posts: 327
Location: Martlesham Heath
The Bristol fighter normally had a hole punched through the 'card' so what the aiman at the back was doing was never clear.


Top
 Profile   
 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 13th, 2017, 1:48 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar

Joined: May 1st, 2012, 6:25 am
Posts: 4233
The Brisfit was an early kit and its crew were the spacemen type cut off at the knees afair.

Airfix has only made 6 WW1 2-seaters;
Airco D.H.4
Hannover
Roland
Bristol Fighter
RAF RE8
RAF BE2C

I do not believe Revell made any WW1 2-seaters, nor Frog. These would be the only makers to have included crew, other makers who made 2-seaters, Merlin, Pegasus etcetera do not include any figures in any kit. Esci and Academy also made WW1 types but they were single seaters, again, with no figures.

~ However - the Handley Page O/400 has a front gunner standing and pointing upwards; he of course could be used in any WW1 type

_________________
Al speling misteaks aer all mi own werk..
Its not just how good your painting is, its how good the touch-ups are too.


Top
 Profile   
 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 13th, 2017, 9:40 am 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar
User avatar

Joined: July 31st, 2013, 11:04 am
Posts: 7478
Location: Milton Keynes
fredk wrote:

~ However - the Handley Page O/400 has a front gunner standing and pointing upwards; he of course could be used in any WW1 type


That was my first thought too but the reference to two seater put me off :grin:

_________________
"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so"


Top
 Profile  WWW  
 
Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification for 2 Airfix WW1 aircraft in 1/72 scale.
PostPosted: August 13th, 2017, 12:53 pm 
Offline
Modelling Gent and Scholar

Joined: May 1st, 2011, 4:05 am
Posts: 1389
Location: Behind You
Thanks for you help. Sorry I was meaning fighters rather than bombers. Maybe I am getting my kits or makers confused. But I am sure there was a WW1 kit where one of the crew was dropping a bomb by hand.

I will check out the ones you all suggested too.


Top
 Profile   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: VickersVandal and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Macinscott 3 style by HighDefGeek