This model represents a Defiant NF.I of No. 264 Sqn. flown by Sqn. Ldr. Philip Saunders, amongst others, between December 1940 and February 1941. I picked this scheme for the unusual fuselage roundel.
Mid war theory held that wars would be fou[...]
When I looked at the kit I knew there was something wrong with the nose outline so I sat aside. Later at a show in a sale box there a resin nose by DB Productions for the Airfix Defiant for $1. I remembered my Airfix kit so I bought and put it[...]
Built in 2015. Initially my dad wanted to build a Defiant Mk.II nightfighter with the Classic Airframes kit with the fancy red codes but he didn´t get along with the itsy bitsy tiny PE parts for the antennas, so he decided to build a Mk.I which [...]
Welcome to the Whipple Special (named after a notorious contest attendee who built nothing unless he could build at least two of them) of the Airfix and (newer) Classic Airframes Defiants. As we live in the Golden Age of Modeling, kits are seemi[...]
This was purchased in a well-known Edinburgh model shop over a year ago and Innis picked it, so while I was off work awaiting a Covid-19 test result I thought it was about time it was built.
Innis decided it would be wheels up...Ye[...]
Very nice kit from Airfix and rare topiic from WWII RAF.
Model depicts an aircraft operating with 255 Squadron RAF, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, 1941. Note this plane has six stack exhausts for which I used Ultracast parts. Other aftermarket parts are Eduard cockpit set and Master gun barrels. D[...]
This is my lash up of the relatively new tool Airfix quarter scale Defiant.
Tried a heavy post-shade then comprehensive highlighting coat technique with freehand camo.
All feedback welcome as ever! :-)
Full build video here:
What can I say? The Defiant and particularly this aircraft was long overdue on my wish list. In fact it was more than 30 years long due. I was a young boy when my father offered me Airfix 1/72 BP Defiant and the model shown on the box was this [...]