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Eduard's 1:48 Roland C.II kit #8043
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 - 06:15 PM UTC


Box Contents.
82 plastic parts
Color photo-etched details
4 camouflage variants
Express mask
Instruction sheet

Colour profiles
Roland C.II, FFA 5b, Western front, 1916
Roland C.II, Western front, 1917
Roland C.II, Western front, 1917
Roland C.II, Bayerische Flieger Schule 5, 1917

cost = 34.95 - 12% discount for Christmas = 30.76 USD

Well well! Eduard re-re-releases one of their best molds. The colour profiles are not earth shaking and appear to have been released in the two early issues, the profipack and the weekend versions. Still you can not go wrong with this kit. The parts inventory is quite nice and the decals are a must have to represent various issues of the Roland C.II. That's a Roman numeral two folks not the arabic #11. Several reviewers got that wrong in the past. Santa should be dropping one of these by my airfield before the 25th. So a bit of fun is expected.

Link to Kit Review

Please remember to mention that you heard about these products in review, here at Aeroscale's Early Aviation forum.
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 06:05 PM UTC
Good news! The kit arrived this evening with the mail.
Repainted
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 09:07 PM UTC
this kit is fun and easy to build.Nice to see this one return again.I will not get another one for myself, but it´s a real good kit and for you guys who never got it the first round, now is the time

Larsa Q
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 03:50 PM UTC
Here are some references to begin with.

Profile #163 Profile Publications Ltd.by Mr. Pete Grosz.
Datafile 49 Windsock Publications Ltd.by Mr. Ray Rimell
Roland’s Mighty Whale Aviation News Vol.14, #2 by Colin Owers.
The Benighted Rolands Air Enthusiast Quarterly #3.by Dan San Abbott with editing by Peter Grosz.
CaptainA
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 11:04 AM UTC
I just finished an Eduard Roland for the twin seater campaign. It is a really good looking aircraft.
CaptainA
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:34 PM UTC
I like it sooo much, I ordered another one. It just arrived.
thegirl
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 02:48 PM UTC
How about doing an online build there Carl ?
Louis
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 08:35 PM UTC
I am going to spend some money again...

I try to resist....but no.
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:47 AM UTC
Spend the money Louis , it's worth it . I built the kit when it first came out years ago and was very pleased with it . The weekend kit is in the stash along with this one also have the bluemax kit but it doesn't add up to Eduards kit but it's still a very nice kit just needs lot's of work done to her .
CaptainA
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 07:59 AM UTC
Terri, I might do an online build when I get some of my current builds and build commitments out of the way. Those campaigns have a way of backing up on us.
thegirl
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 09:07 AM UTC
That would be fantastic Carl . I really missing my kits right now , but that chopper is fun build . Yes the Campaigns have their way on doing that .
BradCancian
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 11:44 AM UTC
I have this exact kt on the bench at the moment around 3/4 done... very nice kit.

Can't share many pics at this stage, as it is a magazine build for SAM

BC
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 02:09 AM UTC
Which mag Brad so I can watch for it when it hits the news stands .
CaptainA
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 02:18 PM UTC
Terri, It would be much easier if I could substitute "Scales" for "Stripes".
BradCancian
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 08:06 PM UTC
Smile



Build is slowly progressing, should be done in the next week or two.

BC
thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 02:30 AM UTC
Now your just being a tease here , Brad !
BradCancian
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 02:33 AM UTC
Hi all - my build of this boxing is done - all completely OOB, decals and all. This is a very nice kit in my opinion.




Can't show too much more for now....

BC
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 03:23 AM UTC
Beautiful rendition Brad........absolutely.

Keith
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 04:10 AM UTC
Very nice, Brad ! I specially like the subtle weathering

Cheers,

Claudio
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 05:43 AM UTC
Beautiful , just absolutely beautiful . It was worth the waiting !
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 06:32 AM UTC
Excellent Brad! Just what I had hoped for!
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 04:48 PM UTC
Greetings all you Whale fans.

For a little background I have already built two of these from earlier issues. But I did not have a camera at the time so the interior shots were not done then. I will record this build with my digital camera from start. One really should have the Windsock Datafle on the subject for this build. It is most impressive.

Here are my two previous builds.
Two variations on a theme
Roland built.

Linke- Hoffman built
thegirl
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 02:43 PM UTC
Interesting colour schemes Stephen
JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 05:04 PM UTC
Greeting Terri.

These colours were standard on German machines from 1916 - spring 1917. Lilac or mauve did not show up until late summer early fall 1917. By then the Roland C.II was out of production.
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 04:11 AM UTC
Red just seems to be a very odd colour for the part of the camo . How effective this would have been ? Then again one done all in stripes , or most of it would be neat to build .