Hello Folks My latest and last in 2016 completed build. This time Defiant Mk.I from Airfix in 1/48 scale. Pretty nice kit maybe the panel lines a little bit soft and out of scale, but goes together no problem it […]
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Built as a NF Mk.II, AA404/VA-P, Nº 125 Squadron, Colterne 1942. All the parts for this version are included in the box but not mentioned in the instructions, Montex Masks were used for the insignia.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. An interceptor fighter with all it’s armament concentrated in a rear-mounted turret, whereby the pilot could concentrate on the maneuvering and the gunner on gunning. The Brits were always concerned with […]
Not simply a ‘great Airfix kit’, in my opinion, one of the best fitting and rewarding kits of any manufacturer that I’ve built in years. No I’m not one of those folks that screamed and shouted for a 48th Defiant […]
Considered by some to be elegant, dismissed by others as one of the ugliest monoplane fighters of all time… the Defiant was a British two-seater built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a “turret fighter”, literally designed around a novel hydraulically-powered […]
Have to say, I’ve really enjoyed building my first aircraft for my Battle of Britain Collection both for RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft. Detail is superb and offers a good model for a different RAF aircraft. I first built a defiant […]
May I present my rendition of Airfix’s recent release of the 1/48 scale BP Defiant. Finished in one of the kit schemes of an aircraft from 264 SQN, RAF in Suffolk, 1940. The level of detail OOB is excellent and […]
Here are a few pictures of the all new Airfix 1:48 scale Defiant which I have built for Airfix Modelworld Magazine and is featured in the new issue of the magazine which came out yesterday. I have to say this […]
Following on from my post last week with the first of my Battle of Britain series from MAI this year, here are the next four builds which appeared in the May to August issues. The builds are: Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter […]
One of the worst developments in air combat, the concept of a turret‑armed defensive fighter emerged in 1935, when the RAF planned to defend Britain against massed formations of unescorted enemy bombers in air combat that more resembled fleet actions. […]