Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant, 264 Squadron, England, July 1940
Hope you are all doing fine.
My next submission is a 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant from Airfix.
A remarkable plane which was eventually not that successful in combat.
The build itself was pretty straight forwarded.
No real issues, but this is what I have observed also from my other ‘new tool’ Airfix builds.
Mainly out of the box except for the seat belts and brake lines.
This time I also tried to add some oil and exhaust stains.
For the antenna wire Ushi wire is used.
Paints used are DarkEarth (71.323) and DarkGreen (71.324) for top side and a 1:3 mixture of DuckEggGreen (71.009) with GreyBlue (71.103) for the bottom side, all from vallejo.
Just one thing that I ran into were imprints (grease remains I think) of the patafix.
On one of the images you can clearly see the mark on the green color next to the brown one.
Luckily I was able to pretty simple remove this using white spirit.
I also got some great advise from Spiros @fiveten to use a coating after each applied layer.
The chosen scheme is the one from 264 squadron in July 1940, reason for this is the letter combination PS-V.
Once my daughter noticed this combination, I had no other choice.
She is fan of the Dutch soccer team PSV, so you get the picture.
Any advise or critic is welcome so next time I can improve on that.
20 additional images. Click to enlarge.