Building the Gavia’s Bristol Scout Eduard 1/48 scale

by Claudio Kalicinsky © 2013 Modeler Site

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This Gavia kit was manufactured by Eduard, and reaches the quality and design of recent releases from both companies. The kit comprises two sprues of parts, there aren't a lot of them, but that doesn't mean the kit isn't detailed.


The decals are in excellent register and are some of the thinnest that I have yet seen. Two different early Scouts “C” versions are provided, one being No. 1611, flown by Captain Lanoe Hawker on his VC flights and the other No. 1250, a machine of the RNAS, during 1915. This plane has the red and white roundels on the wings and the Union Jack on the fuselage sides. This last version is the one I decided to replicate.



To add more detail to the kit I bought the Part etched set (48-095) especially designed for this kit.


I started the construction sanding down the inner surface of the fuselage to attach the internal structure provided by the Part set.

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