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Monday, June 26, 2017

Scratchbuilt Avia B.H. Exp -1/72nd scale

Here it is, now completed:
The step-by-step construction article is here:

The AVIA B.H. Exp. was the first of the famous BH series and predecessor of the newly released KP Avia BH-11.
And if you feel curious and want to check the completed KP BH-11 kit post, it is here:
http://wingsofintent.blogspot.com/2017/06/kp-172nd-avia-bh-11-boska-completed.html
Here they are side-by-side, something that did not occur in reality:



  Here they are portrayed as attendants of the Volkania FlugFest, and we can see in the background the Volkania official music band, the W├╝tende Krakens:

Some modelers and aviation buffs will be aware of a very nice flying replica of the Avia BH Exp.
The builders, though, for some reason, decided to mix the available information found in old photos, and applied later marks and Avia logo to the earlier, unpainted, stages of the plane. That is: this plane originally flew showing the wood and covering without any marks on it, or flew, painted overall in a light color with the marks, as represented on my model. The light finish of later photos show a uniform color that looks cream. Comparing the photos with those finished in silver dope showed that it couldn't be that finish, which appears different. Since later BH models had a cream finish, that color was chosen.
The somewhat boxy, ungraceful, but ultimately charming lines of this light planes makes them truly adorable, and their generally simple lines make them suitable candidates for scratchbuilding endeavors.

















































 

5 comments:

  1. Interesante como siempre, Cordial saludo.
    Armando Gil.

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  2. Interesting shade of cream chosen - as always cleanly built and wonderfully posed.
    Well done!

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  3. Interesting shade of cream chosen - as always cleanly built and wonderfully posed.
    Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Keith.
      You are interesting too.
      ;-)

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