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1/72 Airfix Defiant Mk I

I have always liked the Defiant and had started this Airfix 1/72 Defiant Mk I and then put it back in the box. Well, now its finished! I added Eduard Zoom to the interior, Quickboost gun barrels, exhaust and pitot/antenna masts. Aires resin for ventral ID light. Clear sprue for wingtip lights and last but not least the excellent Barracuda wheelset. Antenna was rigged with Uschi Superfine thread and model was painted with MRP paints. Weathering was kept to a bare minimum as these were not in the fight for long and my photos suggested little weathering. Markings are from Extradecal and depict a aircraft from 264 Squadron. Great kit with excellent fit!

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14 responses to 1/72 Airfix Defiant Mk I

  1. your usual fine work

  2. Nice work, my friend….especially in that “small” scale… 🙂

  3. Neatly done model.

  4. It’s a great little kit and you have fully realized its potential. Beautiful job.

  5. Very nice work, these new Airfix kits are very nice.

  6. Looks good Geoffrey, well done.

  7. It’s a little gem. Excellent model!

  8. Geoffrey, this is excellent, I like it a lot !

  9. Excellent! You did a great job on the wing tip lights especially. Since all I model is 1/72, I appreciate what it takes to make those subtle but significant detail additions.

  10. Beautiful Defiant!

  11. Wonderful! I love what you’ve done with this kit. Built it last year and agree with your comments.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous little build! I built the MPM 1:72 a few years ago and it was rather a pain in the butt. I have heard nothing but good things about the 1:72 Airfix offering. Great job!

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