05-16-2021, 12:40 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: essex, england
Re: 1/48 Model of the Year? Corgi F.2B
Originally Posted by FortunateSon
A very pleasant surprise: Corgi's Bristol F.2B
It's been a bit of a slow year for 1/48 so far. Basically, the only producer has been hobbymaster who has been dumping out their underwhelming Me109s in addition to generally not too ambitious repaints of their decent older moulds like Zero and P-51.
So what a pleasure to see something truly new and something really nice: I have here Corgi's F.2B fighter in 1/48. I won't rivet count this, but just want to say on general impression it's just gorgeous.
- The wooden prop is the best wooden prop i have ever seen from Corgi
- It is very well packaged
- The rigging is tight and good
- the colours appear to be basically perfect*
- there's even a hint of cockpit inside detail next to the pilots
- The pilot and gunner are reasonable for diecast. i may try to improve them a bit, but this may be difficult.
* well, the glossy cowl is a bit questionable. But, at scale, it works for me.
- missing rigging on empennage.
in short, it's just a really lovely model. The exhausts are not hollow at the end, though this is far from unusual for diecast. Maybe these can be drilled out, but it has to be done extremely carefully.
Grade: Solid A. Model of the year candidate, certainly in 1/48.
Apparently the glossy cowl is correct, as it got covered in oil.