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RE-8 "Harry Tate"

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I guess its time I drag out some of my stuff.

The RE-8 was a mid war (WW1) bomber / observation plane, it acquired the nickname Harry Tate (a popular entertainer of the time) because when you say RE-8 with a thick english accent is sounds similar to Harry Tate.

This is the Airfix RE-8 kit, the plastic was stamped 1958 so this was one of the first kits Airfix made, although this was a 1980s re-issue. While it was not my first WW1 plane it was my first attempt at rigging in 1/72. I have since started to go back and rig earlier models. The rigging is .008" guitar string held in place with epoxy.

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That looks great. Rigging in that scale is not fun. I have two I'm working on, not lookin forward to the rigging.

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One reason, I chose to modelWWII and Viet Nam era aircraft, NO RIGGING!!!! your little RE-8, Harry Tate, looks great!!!!:lol::blink::lol:

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Model looks great, so does the rigging. Even more impressive is the fact that you did that in 1/72 scale!

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That is super small and super nice !!

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