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Bernard Wylie
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Airfix 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant.

November 11, 2016 · in Aviation · · 21 · 2.1K

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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  1. Great build! Seems these new Airfix-es are great stuffs.

  2. Thanks Gábor, all the new Airfix kits are excellent, great details and great fit.

  3. Nice work, Bernard! I've got two of those waiting on the bench. I also have an Xtradecal sheet for them. Good to know that the Mk.II parts are in the box.

  4. Very nice! Love the Defiant. I've finished one in typical overland scheme, but want to add a night fighter version at some point.

  5. Nicely finished, Bernard...however odd it may seem, the airframe somehow reminds me of the German Stuka (can't explain my observation). Not a 'pretty' airplane IMO, but apparently got the job done.

  6. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    This one really stands out Bernard, nice model and aircraft, but it is the coloring that for me makes it poke out from the normal scheme ( nothing wrong with those schemes ). Good work overall.

  7. Another stunner from your bench, Bernard ! And you are right, you can t go wrong with a new tool Airfix kit, especially when it has the shape of the Defiant.

  8. Great work, I've got to try one of the new Aitfix kits, 1/72 though.

    • Thanks Robert, a couple of friends who do 1/72 have only had good things to say about the latest Airfix kits in that scale, and I've even ordered one of their new B-17's.

  9. Nice job. Like it.

  10. Awesome build my friend. This new Airfix Defiant is definitely on my list... Now I just need to find one.

  11. Tail end Charlie in the comment section... once again this kit proves "That Black is Beautiful." A simple elegant satin finish,accented with some antenna wires to make the kit look interesting makes for a looker. Two thumbs up Bernard.

  12. Looks great Bernard. It's on my list too but I haven't seen one in the shops yet in Australia!

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