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Finished today is my Airfix Defiant NF1 in 1/72. This is the old kit moulded from 1964 and re-released with reprinted decals. I built it OOB and added steel antenna's on the underside and the radio wiring on each side of the fuselage and underside. With the euphemism of "it is what it is". Added wing lights too. Enjoyable fun little build.
Well, I've thought about it and cant really decide so I thought id do as much as possible. The plan which I know will fail will consist of the following 1x Defiant Airfix 264sqd (PS-U) 1x Spit, AZ Mk.Ib QV-H Mr Unwins kite 1x Airfix Hurricane KW-Z 615sqd 1x Special Hobby Defiant (TW-H 141 Sqd, West Malling) 1x Airfix He111P-2 So that's the plan, I reserve the right to deviate a little as im constructing.
This might sound a really stupid question from one who has been modelling for over forty years, but, having just got the new Airfix Defiant with the intention of doing it as a night fighter, I realise that I don't know how to make an overall black finish look interesting. Presumably some variation on pre-shading and washes? I would greatly appreciate any pointers in this direction as the last time I did an overall black aircraft was the old Airfix Defiant when I was about six! Thanks in advance Martin