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Trying to get my modelling world back on track again after a dead few months...

Something simple to start with... the very odd and rather colourful Baynes Bat.

batbox.jpg

Very little to this kit, all the work will be in the painting it looks like.

batsprues.jpg

Dinky!

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Trying to get my modelling world back on track again after a dead few months...

Something simple to start with... the very odd and rather colourful Baynes Bat.

batbox.jpg

Very little to this kit, all the work will be in the painting it looks like.

batsprues.jpg

Dinky!

thats the entire kit?!!!

iv never heard of it but if thats a skid underneath i bet it was tasty landing the thing

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Yep, it was a skid... as it would sit lopsided I may source a pilot and put it 'in flight'. Would help show the natty yellow/black understripes.

Only difficulty is the lack of an obvious support point, the skid puts a block on an underside fixing. Maybe a pair of thin wires to the wingtips or something would work.

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Good luck with the Bat, it s a good little kit, pitots etc are a bit fragile and the fuselage decals on mine needed Mr Softer to get them to conform. Dont forget to blank off the sidewalls if its not too late already :)

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  • 3 weeks later...

A slow start but some progress has been made:

bat1.jpg

I've left out the seat and rear bulkhead, they just don't fit and won't be missed.

The pilot's an old Matchbox one from the bits box, heavily filed and cut up to fit the very small space.

It took countless test fits to get him in right, without getting in the way of the canopy.

Simply painted up:

bat2.jpg

Not much can be seen in there so I wasn't going to do too much.

bat3.jpg

Current progress so far. Still need to sort out a stand for this though.

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It reminds me of the Fauvel AV-36 and to a lesser degree the AV-22. Both of which I was lucky enough to fly a few years ago.

I can remember that roll control of the AV36 was nicely harmonised, but pitch control took a bit of getting used to and aerotow was interesting.

Good luck with the build.

Chris.

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