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Dark Defender - Airfix 1/72 Defiant (New tool)

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Good Evening one and all,

Just thought I'd share a few pics of this build hot off the bench this afternoon. Airfix new 1/72 Defiant built straight out of the box, my only deviation being a set of Eduard Masks for that pesky greenhouse turret and canopy (there was no way I was doing that myself!). This was an on/off build for me but could easily be done in a couple of days.

I chose the night fighter scheme as I like black aircraft and the shark mouth was a bonus. Painted Tamiya NATO black and certain panels picked out in slightly different shades to break up the plain finish. Panel wash was a mix of light and dark grey Flory washes, panel edges and chips done with a graphite pencil, and some pastels for exhaust streaksand underside dirt/grime.

Anyway I hope you like her, need to get back to some jets next, enjoy the pic's and feel free to comment/critique as you wish.

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Thanks for looking,

Eng

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Very nice Defiant there, looks great

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Superb Defiant !

Very convincing finish.

Great work !!!

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Looks great, most of all I really enjoy the tonal variation. Nato black always looks green to me but your work seems to nullify that. Maybe that shading and graphite work will make a big difference in my go at it.

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Very nice I like them in a " stealth" camouflage ;)

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Lovely job mate, it is a cracking little kit and you've certainly done it justice B)

Cheers,

Stew

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A really good looking Defiant. I particularly like the way you've highlighted the panel lines.

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Very nicely finished Defiant :goodjob:

BillyD

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Thanks folks, some very kind comments all round.

The all black colour scheme is always very appealing but tricky to pull off well, could probably have refined this a bit more but for a 1/72 quick build it ticks the boxes. Might add some paint chipping around the leading edges.

These new Airfix kits just get better and better, I can't resist the appeal of those red boxes, I had no real interest in the Defiant but the box art did it, the the all-black option was the icing on the cake.

Rgds,

Eng

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