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  1. This Mk I Blenheim was released in 1969 in 1/72 scale and was an 'upgrade' from their release ten years earlier in 1/79 scale. This kit had considerably more components than the first release and even included the option of skis - which I will be using. I like old school stuff and so will be modifying it with Falcon aftermarket glassware. The decals are shot, however, SBS Model have produced some lovely decals which will help me depict an aircraft from the Russo-Finnish wars. Very exciting box art The main components Lots of bits to play with Bought this set thirty years ago - they are still good Lovely fresh decals
  2. Here I present my second Airfix Blenheim Mk 1 for the year, using markings from Xtradecals sheet 72-202. Completed as L6670 UQ-R 211 Sqn Menidi Greece 1940, which is the subject of a well known photograph: http://commons.m.wik...1941._CM290.jpg The instructions indicate this aircraft as dark earth/mid-stone over either sky or light Mediterranean blue. In an earlier post in the RFI thread for my FAA Blenheim Mk 1, Tony O'Toole suggested on the basis of the photo that it could be azure, and so I went with that. Brush painted Italeri Acryl Acrylics for the camouflage, Tamiya Acrylics for the interior and detail painting, made grubby with some watercolours. Also replaced part of the canopy due to an unfortunate mishap (see the build thread here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234980814-172-airfix-blenheim-mk-1-in-mediterranean-colours/). As a change to my earlier build, I went with the bomb bay open, flaps down, engine cowling gills open and the turret in the up position. Thanks for looking.
  3. I made a start this weekend on my second Blenheim Mk 1. Again using Xtradecals sheet 72-202. This one will be completed as L6670 UQ-R 211 Sqn Menidi Greece 1940. This is the subject of a well known photograph:http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Royal_Air_Force-_Operations_Over_Albania_and_in_Greece,_1940-1941._CM290.jpg The instructions indicate this aircraft as dark earth/mid-stone over either sky or light Mediterranean blue. In an earlier post in the RFI thread for my FAA Blenheim Mk 1, Tony O'Toole suggested on the basis of the photo that it could be azure, and so I am going to go with that. As a change to my earlier build, I am going to have the bomb bay open, flaps down, engine cowling gills open and the turret in the up position. I also have the issue of a broken canopy (from the previous build): An email to Airfix revealed that they currently have no spares :-( I think the break looks reasonably clean along a canopy frame so I am considering whether I can use the front part and try and make the sliding part from spare acetate or other clear plastic and model the top of the canopy open. Managed to get the main airframe together over the weekend, everything going together nicely. I made a start on the other bits and pieces. I am using Italeri Acryl paints for all of the outside paint scheme, a first for me, using flat dark earth, flat mid stone and flat azure. It goes on very nicely, thinned with a little water, with a minimum of brushstrokes and I am very happy with the finish on rudder and tail-planes. Masking of the canopy went OK, no sliced up fingers! The engine cowls went on OK (better than last time). I made a slight change to how I fixed them last time by gluing them in place without the engines present, and then wiggled them around a bit to minimise any gaps. I used tamiya acrylics for inside the cockpit (xf-71), the collector rings (my own mix, for which I forget what the recipe was) and the bombs (xf-4).
  4. Here i present my latest completed model, the new tool Airfix Blenheim in FAA colours. Built to represent L1210/P, 771 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, RNAS Hatston 1942. Brush painted with Tamiya acrylics, markings from Xtradecal sheet 72-202. Build thread can be found here. I discovered during the course of building her that there may be a question mark over the roundels on the upper surfaces of the wings, so I may need to be brave and change them later on. Really enjoyed building this one, and the decal sheet from Xtradecal has bags more lovely schemes. I am going to start on a desert one straight away! Thanks for looking.
  5. Hello all, Excuse me if this topic has been covered before, but I'm wondering if any of you could possiby point me toward some good resources for detailing a Mk1 Blenheim? I'm relatively new to the hobby and as such am struggling to find the stuff on my own. I'm really looking for the normal kind of stuff, drawings/photographs of wheel well, cockpits, gunner's position and flaps and the like. But my google fu is woefully inadiquate. Help me Obi Wan Ken-Britmodeller, you're my only hope! Many thanks, Paul
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