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tonyot

1/72nd Airfix Blenheim Mk.IV, Group de Bombardment 1 "Lorraine", Free French Air Force, Syria 1941-42.....FINISHED

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Hello Tony

Good job with the decals 👍

Patrice

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Looks great. You must have a pretty extensive and interesting collection of finished models.

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Posted (edited)
On 5/17/2018 at 1:39 AM, tonyot said:

Note the Bolly has belt fed twin Browning .303in machine guns in the mid upper turret,.... I will need to source some for this model as the kit only includes drum fed Vickers K Guns,.... which will be a nice addition to the spares box! 

Tony,

If you didn't find some Brownings for the turret, have a look at part E10; it's meant for the perspex under-chin blister on the MkIV bomber and isn't great but would probably do.

If you need a second one, PM me your address and I'll post one to you.

Edited by Beard
to correct spelling.

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Beard said:

Tony,

If you didn't find some Brownings for the turret, have a look at part E10; it's meant for the perspex under-chin blister on the MkIV bomber and isn't great but would probably do.

If you need a second one, PM me your address and I'll post one to you.

Cheers mate that is very kind of you,....... I was going to use this Browning along with one left over from another Blenheim kit, but I had a set of nose guns from an old Lancaster and used these instead as I liked the anti flash muzzles,.... I just cut the mounting and re mounted them closer together, they should look OK inside the turret,.....if not I`ll revert to your plan.  Also,...I wasn`t happy with the canopy glazing so I removed it,.... added a harness to the pilots seat, made from painted tape, then cut away the sliding roof panel and re mounted it onto a set of runners made from plastic strip,... another piece of strip was also used to make the forward frame section on the sliding panel

I also added the left over carburettor intakes onto the upper nacelles as most tropicalised Blenheim`s had  additional intakes up here too.;

40611132960_84b7199cb5_k.jpgDSCF3578 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40611132630_d6297611e9_k.jpgDSCF3579 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Cheers

           Tony

Edited by tonyot

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Some great final touches being added here Tony. The chipping and weathering on all your latest models is very subtle and effective.

Cheers.. Dave

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I'm glad you found something in the spares box Tony and it's looking very smart.

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Thanks Fella`s.......

                          I finished off the resin propellers and here they are compared to the kit items,....much more realistic;

27560932467_7fca4ec628_k.jpgDSCF3621 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And with that final job,....canopy back on and I`m calling this one finished now;

42430747631_1a1a233ec1_k.jpgDSCF3655_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41707394874_ae070a25e6_k.jpgDSCF3652_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41528273295_3a5b1ee6c7_k.jpgDSCF3669_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27560920027_00bf5fca6d_k.jpgDSCF3670_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27560921047_7dbd37da8a_k.jpgDSCF3668_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27560921617_ec297233a7_k.jpgDSCF3666_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27560922007_f5050d5a22_k.jpgDSCF3664_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

42380762732_328f959c1e_k.jpgDSCF3663_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41707392974_69bb79af44_k.jpgDSCF3654_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41707389524_87bc4ece17_k.jpgDSCF3659_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

42430746271_70edfc215b_k.jpgDSCF3657_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27560922737_9595ecfe3f_k.jpgDSCF3662_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Cheers

          Tony

 

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That's one truly inspirational and cracking build there Tony - I now know why I bought one just the other week. Just hope I can get somewhere close to this beautifully finished example when I finally decide to tackle mine. 

Yet another excellent example of how his hobby can put a smile on ones dial! 

 

Cheers.. Dave 

 

 

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Stop it! I can't take so much of this great talent you keep throwing at us. Great looking Blenheim, by the way.

 

 

Chris

Edited by dogsbody

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Good morning Tony

 Another great build 👍👍

 

Patrice

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Thanks for the kind words,.....

Cheers

          Tony

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Another corker!

 

Trevor

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