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Who knew the Battle was so big?;Only the mudguards to fit. I like RAF circa 1938 but this is a tough build
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Mervyn Cook said on April 23, 2018
Bigger than a Blenheim
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Michel Verschuere said on April 23, 2018
Welcome Mervyn, can't wait to see the full report on this build!
Mervyn Cook said on April 24, 2018
that's not easy Mike, tapping letters on my iPhone!
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on April 23, 2018
Mervyn, welcome! Whose kit, and what scale? I've been hoping for Airfix to either do a new one in 72nd, or also upgrade to 48th. I still have their 72nd, but the wings are off, as is the nose. Nice rivets, though! For removing loose skin...
it's the old classic airframes 1/48 kit.now very rare
Tom Cleaver said on April 24, 2018
And yes, a bear of a bear of a kit. I think I had too much time on my hands back when it first came out, that I finished it.
you really need to love the Fairey Battle.Perhaps if the Airfix Blenheim succeeds we might see a new one.
Robert Royes said on April 23, 2018
Nice work! It does look big, and welcome.
Craig Abrahamson said on April 23, 2018
Welcome aboard, sir...excuse my ignorance, but what IS that...?
Why it's a Fairey Battle of course, the question is what's the scale.
That's a pretty big 'greenhouse' sittin' on the top - how many crew are in there?
Excuse my mistakes, getting used to the forum
Rob Pollock said on April 24, 2018
Don’t trust any of them, Mervyn. They’re all vagabonds and ruffians, particularly the Editor...
that's what I heard😊
Editor said on April 24, 2018
Mervyn, welcome onboard at iModeler and thanks for the excellent first post. The Fairey Battle is one of these planes we don't see built very often, which is a bit of a shame. I wasn't aware it was THAT big compared to other aircraft. And that greenhouse canopy must have been a tedious paint job!
yes I had to cut out the masks hoping the blade would not pierce the canopy. I still can't quite figure how the mudguards go on, certainly not as per the instructions!
Greg Kittinger said on April 24, 2018
Lovely Battle - I've got a 1/72 in the stash waiting for the right moment...
And welcome aboard!
George Henderson said on April 28, 2018
Welcome and a very nice looking model
david leigh-smith said on April 28, 2018
Yep, very nice looking model...of a damned ugly aircraft.
Mervyn Cook said on April 29, 2018
Ugly? No! Dare I hope for a 1/32 kit?
david leigh-smith said on April 29, 2018
If they did 1/24 you could use the thing as a greenhouse...
Personal tastes aside, Mervyn, you've done a great job!
Mervyn Cook said on April 30, 2018
Yeah, I think I would go for a 1/24 kit. Thanks David
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