1/48 Airfix BP Defiant
This is the newish and quite nice to build Airfix 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk I. The markings it’s dressed in represent 264 Squadron circa the summer of 1940 in the traditional colours of dark green, dark earth all over sky. I didn’t find much trouble during the build as the new Airfix kits are gaining a reputation for not only a straight forward and trouble free assembly but also good pricing.
I picked up the Eduard interior set for it which I’ve added to the cockpit but I didn’t bother with it for the turret. If I’d chosen the option to pose the rear turret open I would have certainly used it for sure. All the paints are from the Mr Color RAF colours set with weathering done using AK/MiG products, pastels and oils.
It was a real pleasure to build without any problems and if you want to do and NF version, parts for the Night Fighter version are in the box though you’ll need to source appropriate markings for it.
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