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Rangi01

Airfix Boulton & Paul Defiant

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Hello All,

I would like to share with you my rendition of Airfix's excellent new tool Defiant (and a couple of pictures of their not so good old tool Defiant!!)

I had a lot of fun with this build as it goes together so easy, I have another in the stash that will be done as a Night Fighter.

Built OOB except for tape and wire seatbelts and wingtip navigation lights and done in the kit markings. Decals are nice but a little stiff, I found that they would not conform to the panel lines even with a good dose of Micro Sol, I ended up using a toothpick to help them settle in. Paints are (my favourite) Tamiya Acrylics with a light oil wash on the top to modulate the colour and a preshade on the bottom. I kept the weathering to a minimum.

Also are some pictures of it's older brother that I made a number of years ago with a lot of modifications (Tail enlarged, new chin intake, altered ailerons etc etc) as a comparison. Sorry about the very average photos.

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Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy.


From the land of the long white cloud


Shane.

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Very C O O L! Got one in my stash and looking forward to making it look half as good as yours!

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Nice job Shane B)

Funny how you can tell at a glance the old tool from the new one, despite the very creditable effort you made to improve it.

Cheers,

Stew

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Superb Defiant !!!

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That,s a cracking Defiant,and a great job on the old lady too!

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That's a very nice looking model,I am just building one at the moment and it will not look as good as that. Looking at the old Airfix kit, you might just fit a Gypsy6 in the cowling! It does not help that a lot of the drawings of Defiants seem to get the nose so wrong.

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Lovely job.

I've got one on the go at the moment, just primered up.

Pete

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Thanks guys, appreciate your comments. Airfix have really come a long way in their engineering and the kit goes together very well as those who have built her can testify. Little things like how the wing attaches means no visible join line and the turret that can be popped in at the end of the build make it a real pleasure. This is the first of the new tools I have built and I hope that the rest are just as good.

Being a name sake I really wanted this to come out well and I am pretty happy with it.

Thanks for looking.

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Got to agree, it's a really well engineered kit.

Pete

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Very nice, busy with mine at moment amongst other builds, was going to to the black night fighter scheme but I may do this one.

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