1/72 Bristol Blenheim IVf.
This is the new tool Airfix Blenheim. Airfix has given the Blenheim pretty extensive coverage over the last 8 years. They’ve produced bomber and fighter variants of both the Mk. I and Mk. IV in 1/72 for a total of four kits. They could easily do another release of the Mk. IV as a Canadian built Bolingbroke with just a change of decals. These kits all feature nacelles that are shaped more like a Bolingbroke then a Blenheim. The only one missing is the Mk. V. In 1/48, they’ve done the Mk.I in both fighter and bomber boxings.
Having built the Mk.I previously, this kit held no surprises. Pay attention to the join between the nose and main fuselage and you’ll get a great model. Very enjoyable all around. No, I didn’t modify the nacelles to better reflect a Blenheim. Life is short and that stash of kits needs to get built. Paints are Xtracolor and Humbrol. The decals are from Xtradecal for a RCAF 404Sq. plane stationed at Thorney Island in the south of England during 1941.
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