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Fishbed

Blackburn Roc, rescued from shelf of dooooooom

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You know when you have plans for a kit, extra detail here, change that there, wait for extra details.......

Before you know it its some months/years down the line and nothing has moved with that kit. Rather than let this languish in the pile of unfinished kits, I finished it as is.

In the end I just replaced the drain pipes that come with the kit to represent the machine guns with resin ones from Quickboost (good job there was 8 in the pack, I lost 3 after not watching what I was doing and broke them all off. :shutup: Three are still at large somewhere). I also lowered the (insert name of thing that goes up and down to move out of the way of the guns as they swing past) at the back. Otherwise pretty much as it came in the box including the decals. I'm not happy with the fuel spill stains, but I am happy it was finally finished. Now all I need now is its twin the Defiant to complete the set.

Tim

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Nice save. She looks really good and the fuel stain seem fine to me. I have one in my stash and each time I look at all the outlet pipes I put it back next to its Skua sister.

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Job as a the goalie if you like, nice save.

Colin

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As has been said - nice save. Odd looking bird though - almost as if she has been rear ended by a big truck.

Cheers,

Mike

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Problems notwithstanding that's a fine looking build. Not a pretty aeroplane by any standards but fascinating nonetheless!

Cheers,

Roger

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Cool! :goodjob: I love the Roc. I have one I am very slowly converting into a float plane, stalled though until I can get my hands on a spare set of 1/48 scale Swordfish beaching gear.

Martin

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Nice one, thats the first I've seen on here. Smashing job!

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A nice model of a rather special - can I say ugly - plane?

Well done - congrats. Definitely not a model one sees often.

Cheers,

Michael

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" (insert name of thing that goes up and down to move out of the way of the guns as they swing past) "

Turtledeck

Nice job!

Chris

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Very nice, just a quick question, what are those 'things' under the wings, they look like bomb racks?

Thanks for sharing

Shane

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Thats a cracking job, I'll be stoked if my one comes up to that standard, you've done it very nicely. :)

Steve.

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Very nice indeed,.....I take it that it is the 1/48th scale Special Hobby kit?

Shane- Yes those are bomb racks, the outer four are actually called a Light Stores Carrier which could carry flares, smoke floats or small bombs wile the largger one inboard of these was for carrying larger bombs. The Roc was actually used as a dive bomber during the Battle of France and attacked German gun positions shelling our lads at Dunkirk. I built one of my Roc models as one of these aircraft.

Cheers

Tony

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" (insert name of thing that goes up and down to move out of the way of the guns as they swing past) "

Turtledeck

Nice job!

Chris

Thanks, I shall add that to the ever-growing stash of (to some) useless information :-)

Tim

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Very nice indeed,.....I take it that it is the 1/48th scale Special Hobby kit?

Shane- Yes those are bomb racks, the outer four are actually called a Light Stores Carrier which could carry flares, smoke floats or small bombs wile the largger one inboard of these was for carrying larger bombs. The Roc was actually used as a dive bomber during the Battle of France and attacked German gun positions shelling our lads at Dunkirk. I built one of my Roc models as one of these aircraft.

Cheers

Tony

Yes, 1/48 Special Hobby (that name does conjure up some interesting images, but lets not go there ;-) )

Odd to think of the Roc as a multi-roll aircraft, let alone an aircraft :mental:

Tim

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Good that you saved this one, great build of this not too often seen bird.

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Great model, done exceptionally well.

I did the Skua and the Roc. ( Still break out in cold sweets at night. )

Sort of Rocs to riches.

:goodjob:

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Very nice indeed, it certainly looks the part! I have the Skua just hit my bench, certainly is a challenging build but if it looks half as good as yours I would be happy!

Cheers now

Bob

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Just saw this; the addition of the resin guns makes a big difference in the scale appearance of the plane. Wonderful paint work and build.

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Great save, well worth the effort

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On 3/5/2019 at 3:51 AM, 28ZComeback said:

Just saw this; the addition of the resin guns makes a big difference in the scale appearance of the plane. Wonderful paint work and build.

Well, the kit ones probably scale out to be the size of drain pipes 🙂

 

Tim

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Posted (edited)
On ‎4‎/‎27‎/‎2015 at 1:18 PM, Martian Hale said:

Cool! :goodjob: I love the Roc. I have one I am very slowly converting into a float plane, stalled though until I can get my hands on a spare set of 1/48 scale Swordfish beaching gear.

Martin

Figured it would be you or tonyot  that would do one, Martian- especially since Moa doesn't do military airplanes anymore!

Mike

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