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Airfix 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant.

by Bernard Wylie on November 11, 2016 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

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.

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Failed Concept…BP Defiant Airfix 1/48

by Bill Koppos on October 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

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 […]

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‘Different’ Defiant

by IAN JACKSON on September 25, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

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 […]

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Camouflage & Markings – Boulton Paul Defiant

by Editor on June 28, 2016 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

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 […]

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Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

by Michael Booth on June 20, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

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 […]

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Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant MK.I, 264 SQN RAF, 1940

by Kent Strickland on May 26, 2016 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

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 […]

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The New Airfix Defiant in 1:48

by Alan Price on February 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

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 […]

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Next lot of Battle of Britain Builds

by Alan Price on November 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

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 […]

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Airfix 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

by Tom Cleaver on August 6, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

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. […]

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Some Images From The Airfix Website Concerning Their New 1/48 Defiant

by Seamus Boughe on July 24, 2015 in News -- 9 Comments