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Bristol Bulldog MK.II Finnish Air Force 1942 - Airfix 1/72


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Today I present my 3rd Bristol Bulldog from Airfix kit in 1/72 scale. Now I'm finish with this plane.
This time it shows a Finnish Bulldog in 1942, this plane was a gif from Sweden, it was used only for training. I will thank Fabien Bauduin fot this kit from the 80's edition (I think), it need a bit more work then the 70's edition but is much better then all what comes after...
Airfix made a mistake with propeller blades, they are reversed in the kit :venere: 
I have engraved the panel lines, add a machine gun cover on the left side under the cockpit and make some cockpit details from scratch, dash board comes from YAHU Poland - nice thing. Decals are mix from TECHMOD registration and GALDECAL swastikas. Painted yellow and grey FS26440 from Gunze, olive green from Modelmaster FS34096.

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Hello, Jerzy -

 

Fantastic result on your Airfix Bulldog - excellent rigging as well 

 

Regards

 

Dave

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Superb Bulldog – I took it for a Pyro 1/48th at first glance!

 

Are the tailplanes from the kit? I don't remember them being so thick and clumsy looking, especially compared with the fin/rudder.

 

An enviable effort!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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5 hours ago, hadzi said:

Today I present my 3rd Bristol Bulldog from Airfix kit in 1/72 scale. Now I'm finish with this plane.
This time it shows a Finnish Bulldog in 1942, this plane was a gif from Sweden, it was used only for training. I will thank Fabien Bauduin fot this kit from the 80's edition (I think), it need a bit more work then the 70's edition but is much better then all what comes after...
Airfix made a mistake with propeller blades, they are reversed in the kit :venere: 
I have engraved the panel lines, add a machine gun cover on the left side under the cockpit and make some cockpit details from scratch, dash board comes from YAHU Poland - nice thing. Decals are mix from TECHMOD registration and GALDECAL swastikas. Painted yellow and grey FS26440 from Gunze, olive green from Modelmaster FS34096.

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Totally awesome! Being a Finn I give you special thanks for an outstanding build!

 

Einar

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16 hours ago, 28ZComeback said:

Outstanding build and finish.  What did you use for the rigging?  I thought it was a 1/48 kit!

Thank you. For the rigging I use TRANSPARENTE MONOFILM DARK, from ACKERMANN Germany

15 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

Superb Bulldog – I took it for a Pyro 1/48th at first glance!

 

Are the tailplanes from the kit? I don't remember them being so thick and clumsy looking, especially compared with the fin/rudder.

 

An enviable effort!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Thank you Joachim, yes tail-plane is from kit and you're right it is to thick, sorry for that.

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Very nice indeed,.... I built one of these many years ago but it was the variant with a cowled engine. Using an Aeroclub engine enclosed inside a metal cowling,......... it was so nose heavy that it used to tip onto its nose all on its own LOL!! !It got squashed by a shelf,..... and was nowhere near the quality of your model.

Cheers

          Tony

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