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Here is my first build for this GB - an Airspeed Oxford.

I'm not sure whether the kit is by AZ Models or Admiral. The box has both logos so I assume the two companies are different arms of the same concern.

This is the box top.

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And these are the two main sprues.

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Also in this kit is a transparent sprue and a selection of resin details.

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It looks to be a lovely little kit. The injection moulded parts have nice detail, although there is a very small amount of flash in some places. However, that is entirely consistent with the short-run nature of the kit.

I will be building the box top option, V3354 of 14 SFTS based at Cranfield in 1940. I'm not convinced about the style of the fuselage and underwing serials included on the nice decal sheet, but they should be easily replaceable from general sheets.

This is going to be fun!

Edited by Enzo Matrix

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I will be building the box top option, V3354 of 14 SFTS based at Cranfield in 1940. I'm not convinced about the style of the fuselage and underwing serials included on the nice decal sheet, but they should be easily replaceable from general sheets.

No need. It seems that the odd serial style provided by AZ is correct!

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Oxford-V3354

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Work spread over a couple of weeks.

These are the interior components ready for fitment.

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And fitted. The cockpit is quite detailed - not that much of it will be visible.

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Here is the wing assembly

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And a close-up. As others building this kit have remarked, there is a deep sink mark on one of the nacelle parts. Not a problem. Milliput sorts it right out! :D

Another point of interest is that the kit has two fillets which project from the trailing edges to fill the rear part of the nacelles. These fillets don't actually exist on the real aircraft. The nacelle is simply open at the bottom. A couple of knife cuts and a few strokes with a sanding stick solve that problem. I also took a file to the very tip of the nacelles to thin the walls down a bit.

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Main assembly complete. I needed to use a bit of Milliput, but not too much. I have also started to mask the canopy.

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Interestingly there seems to be more interior structure for the turret than found in the Special Hobby 1/48th scale kit.

Nice worl so far.

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Glad you cut those trailing edge fillets off Enzo, hard to believe that a company has "done its research" into the aircraft but moulded fillets where there weren't any! I love Oxfords, I've got a fair amount of reference material including the Air-Britain Oxford file if you need any extra refs. Yours is coming along beautifully so far.

Max

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Typical. Didn't know that when I did mine. But having done other corrections to my finished one I'll live with it.

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Main assembly completed. The canopy had been maske with Tamiya tape and the whole thing has been given a couple of coats of Alclad2 Black primer which shows up any faults admirably. I'm in the process of correcting those faults.

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Progressing well Enzo.

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Progressing well Enzo.

I must admit I'm having fun with it. I can see more Oxfords in my future. I fancy building Marham's post-war station hack.

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And I fancy doing one from the Civvy boxing!

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I can't imagine that black would be my first choice of "undercoat" if I was contemplating painting my model yellow! :)

Max

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I can't imagine that black would be my first choice of "undercoat" if I was contemplating painting my model yellow! :)

If I was using any hobby acrylic, black would be a disaster. However, I will be using auto paint from a rattle can applied in very thin coats. I've tried it out on a paint dummy and it works very well.

I will be using a Ford paint colour called Jasmine. It is quite a deep yellow very close to Trainer Yellow.

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Lovely job Enzo.

This version is certainly a lot posher than the Novo one I have in the stash, plus there's a fighting chance of your decals being usable !

Cheers Pat

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Sprayed with Xtracrylix XA1002 Dark Earth. The paint is so glossy that it looks like black in the photo.

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Masked with blutak and Copydex and oversprayed with Xtracrylix XA1001 Dark Green.

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Masking removed.

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Masked again with Tamiya tape, paper and copious amounts of Copydex. Sprayed with Ford Jasmine from a rattle can.

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Masking removed. Many touchups required! :)

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Well the main part of masking's done Enzo, (horrid job to do!) so I'm sure the touch-ups will be a breeze. :rolleyes:

Max

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Nice work with the rattle can, I've used Fiat Broom Yellow for RAF Trainer Yellow in the past. The touch ups will be easy!

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I'm sure the touch-ups will be a breeze.

The touch ups will be easy!

Indeed they were!

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And I've even managed to get some of the stickers on.

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Nice.

I remember building the vintage Frog kit in a NOVO boxing.

Might have to try this one.

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Nearly there!

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