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Frog (Revell rebox) 1/72 Bristol Blenheim - Finnish, on skis


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Hello All,

Here's my Revell re-box of the Frog Bristol Blenheim, lightly converted to have retractable skis:

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Sorry for the wierd "daylight vs electric" lighting effect, but I just couldn't get a decent shot yesterday. Work in progress thread is here.

I was inspired to do this example by the picture shown here.

Here's my reproduction of the shot:

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So I need to source some spinners (I think the Revell re-box of the MPM Wellington II may provide these) and build a trailing aerial dispenser. Since the photo was taken I have rigged the top aerial - I'm now wondering if the trailing aerial superseded the wiring on the top one.

I've had a blast doing this model. I detailed the cockpit, replaced the turret glazing with the Falcon one, added oil coolers and detailed the undercarriage/skis, but other than that it builds well from the box and looks very good alongside the new Airfix one. The main difference to my eyes is that the Airfix nose is much wider. I will post a comparison picture when I take one.

Thanks for looking,

Adrian

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Lovely build.

The skis give it a very different look.

Seeing a lot of really outstanding builds on here of the old Frog kits, makes me come over all nostalgic.

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Hi Adrian,

this Mk I looks very good indeed!!!

Are the skis included in the Revell re-box? I have the old Frog kit, but I cannot remember this detail. I have the vacu canopies though, so it shall be built before I get too old!

Congrats on a beautiful build!

JR

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Thanks chaps!

Jean: Good news, bad news! There are skis in both Frog and Revell boxings, but they are of non-retractable skis and not very accurate as far as I can tell.

Regards,

Adrian

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Very nice result on old kit! You prove, that with some effort the Frog Blenheim is still a good kit to do a perfect model.

Cheers

J-W

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That's a terrific looking Blenheim with a great finish. Having built this kit a number of years ago I agree that it holds up pretty well considering its age.

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Very neat with an impeccable finish. The Falcon turret and the skis really elevate it to the next level.

It's inspiring to see what a skilled modeller can do with old kits.

Excellent work!

Kind regards,

Joachim

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Superb Blenheim Adrian, and nice to see it in the Finish camo, very nicely done,

Sean

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Hi Adrian

Wonderful job, I wonder how you judged the stopping distance on skis, can't exactly squeeze the brakes a bit harder can you !

Cheers Pat

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Hi Adrian,

This looks stunning! Well done. I'm currently having fun with a Frog Beaufighter XXI. They really are great fun kits and you take them to another level. Fantastic! :)

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Hi Adrian,

This looks stunning! Well done. I'm currently having fun with a Frog Beaufighter XXI. They really are great fun kits and you take them to another level. Fantastic! :)

Good luck! The engine nacelles on the Frog Beaufighter are quite strange, if I remember rightly?

Regards,

Adrian

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Thanks Adrian.

You're right, they are very strange shapes indeed. In respect to these dustbin shaped offerings I was very fortunate with this kit;

Upon getting home and opening the old kit box, I found a pair of quite old resin replacements inside, along with replacement wheels (Tasman brand) and hedgehog exhausts. The previous owner obviously had a cunning plan! ;)

My wife bought this kit for me from a Salvation Army store for just AUD $10. Thus; she is happy I haven't had to re-mortgage the house to buy the Hasegawa kit, I'm happy and the Salvos are going to do some good with the proceeds. First time ever my wife has regularly asked me for updates on a build! :)

Your build clearly shows how they're not obsolete kits, they're just the ticket sometimes.

All the best and once again, cracking model it just looks 'right', the whole beastie captures the look of the real thing very well.

Tony

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Very nice Adrian,.....you`ve done a cracking job with this old kit and the ski`s are fantastic,

Cheers

Tony

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