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L.F.G. Roland C-11

The Whale

Airfix 1/72 Styrene injection kit. Adequately molded and detailed. Mediocre fit. The holes for the rigging were drilled with a #80 bit in a pin vice.

The Modelers in Action Challenge theme for the 1998 4th Quarter was World War II Aircraft. Several weeks before November 1st, we had a demo on adding the rigging with monofilament. Lots of members built planes with rigging for the Case that month.

I also got to fly my Roland, against enemy planes in the tabletop game The Blue Max. This is played over a large hex board. The planes are mounted on telescoping stands so you can fly at different altitudes. I had to drill a whole in its belly to fit on the stand but it was worth it.

Updated 4-12-2011

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