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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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The Beriev Be-2 was a Russian seaplane designed to fly off ships, though most seem to have been used as land-based aircraft. It was taken out of service in 1942.

The kit is by VP Canada, i.e. a 1/72 vacform. The mouldings were very good with nicely engraved lines. There were no decals or metal parts. I scratch built the undercarriage using scraps ad wheels from the spares box. The rear canopy fell foul of the carpet monster so I had to mould a new one, which wasn't a bad think as the original was rather flimsy and slightly yellowed.

That makes the 71st model that I have either built or restored since January 2017. That's a bogglingly large number - even I find it to be rather excessive. That works out at about one every five days. I need to do more gardening, reading, housework, walking, sleeping, watching TV - anything.


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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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Another little gem. I must admit your combination of quality and quantity in 2017 has been mind-boggling.

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Over 70 models the past year, and you still find time to set up such lovely photos!
The Be-2 is very nicely modelled. Well done. I suppose the single grey colouring would have worked well on the Russian landscape, and been easy on the guy with the airbrush.


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Brilliant job as ever with this lesser known aircraft, and congratulations on a most prolific tally of builds for 2017!

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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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That is a great looker, Vacant and, naturally, it's a type I've never come across before. 71 builds in a year is a serious amount of modelling - maybe you do need to get out more :ha:

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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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I'm taken by both the stellar build and the beautifully staged pic. Really nice work, Vacant.


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vacant wrote:
That makes the 71st model that I have either built or restored since January 2017. That's a bogglingly large number - even I find it to be rather excessive. That works out at about one every five days. I need to do more gardening, reading, housework, walking, sleeping, watching TV - anything.


Refurbishment Legend!!!. Don't worry, outside is scary!!! :shock:

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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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Wow, that's great modelling again Vacant.

I've not built a vac-form kit before (just a couple of boats for radio control) and maybe one day when I've minimised my stash of CBK's maybe I'll give it a go. But I have to say that you set the standards pretty high ;-) And the fact that you manage to take such realistic photos too is a credit to you.

As for the amount of kits that you manage to build in a year, what can I say? I think I agree with the rest of the guys, maybe you need to get out more :ha:

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Beriev Be-2 (KOR-1); VP Canada 1/72 vacform
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'maybe you need to get out more'

I'm rather hoping that the collective wisdom and weight of comments such as this will shame me into doing just that - though I have a few kits I would like to build first, including a few more vacforms.


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That's a beautiful Be-2! I built the MPM (?) injection molded version a few years back and your vac build has my effort beat by a country mile!

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Absolutely stunning presentation of an unusual and attractive model!
You should be proud, if not a little exhausted!

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Very nice. Maybe we need to get in more :grin:

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very cool!


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