Second helping…Airfix Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk.I

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  • Frederick J Seitz III said 5 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Have not gotten as much done on her as yet, but I feel the need to sniff glue, so tonight should have some progress

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  • Paul Barber said 5 months, 2 weeks ago:

    A lovely start on this one too, Frederick! I guess our hobby is among those where sniffing glue is legitimised! Great to see you up and running!

  • Frederick J Seitz III said 2 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Hello All,
    More progress on the Defiant. Also another good kit by the seemingly resurgent Airfix. Not as well done as the Hurricane, but a nice little kit, just the same.
    I managed to get the cockpit installed, wings and tail planes, and completed the “Business End” of the aircraft. Just a couple more things to clean up, and I’ll be throwing paint at her as well!!

    5 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Louis Gardner said 2 months, 3 weeks ago:

    I still have to paint my turret on the outside. Yours turned out very well. I ended up getting a set of Barracuda Cast resin main wheels. My kit parts had a nasty sink mark right in the center of the wheel hub. Other than that, this BP has been a joy to build so far. I’ll be spraying mine as soon as I get a few more Mk 1 Spitfires ready for the spray shop. I’m planning on making a day of spraying the BP Defiant, two early Hurricanes and three Mk 1 Spits. (not to mention 4 calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree) 🙂

    I’m watching the progress ……………… Looks great my friend.

  • Paul Barber said 2 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Looking great, Fred – that turret looks like a build in itself! The interior looks very impressive! Really pleased to see a variety of BPDs turning up on the RAF100 group – a plane that certainly took some bravery to operate, from both crew members!

  • Frederick J Seitz III said 3 weeks, 6 days ago:

    Finally Finished!!!
    Airfix 1:48 Scale Boulton-Paul Defiant.
    No 264 Squadron Martlesham-Heath, England, Sept, 1940.

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  • Tom Cleaver said 3 weeks, 6 days ago:

    Lookin’ good Freddie!

  • Paul Barber said 3 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Another outstanding contribution – and important both sides of the pond to have RAF Martlesham Heath represented. From the RFC, to a testing site for decades of RAF aircraft, a key role in the Battle of Britain; and a home to the USAAF in England it was a hub of RAF activity!

    This brilliant build does it complete justice – thanks again Frederick – beautiful builds.

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