Hearing of the new Airfix 1/48th Defiant NF.1., I was minded I had the recent tool 1/72 one in my stash. In fact I've been planning off and on to build this as part of my Battle of Britain series for quite some time but other projects kept [...]
Here is a double post for you all today. First the Eduard Spitfire VIII, this is simply a superb kit, an utter joy to build and one of my favourite kits so far this year. The same cant be said about the second build, the Trumpeter Defiant, [...]
As I've just joined iModeler, finding my way around, I like to share one of my recent builds.
Airfix introduced the new tooling for the Boulton Paul Defiant in 1:72 scale, and I allways had an intrest in this somewhat unusual fighter.
My latest and last in 2016 completed build. This time Defiant Mk.I from Airfix in 1/48 scale.
Pretty nice kit maybe the panel lines a little bit soft and out of scale, but goes together no problem it all.
Decals I used for this [...]
Built as a NF Mk.II, AA404/VA-P, Nº 125 Squadron, Colterne 1942.
All the parts for this version are included in the box but not mentioned in the instructions, Montex Masks were used for the insignia.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. An interceptor fighter with all it's armament concentrated in a rear-mounted turret, whereby the pilot could concentrate on the maneuvering and the gunner on gunning. The Brits were always concerned [...]
Not simply a 'great Airfix kit', in my opinion, one of the best fitting and rewarding kits of any manufacturer that I've built in years. No I'm not one of those folks that screamed and shouted for a 48th Defiant in the past, to tell the [...]
Considered by some to be elegant, dismissed by others as one of the ugliest monoplane fighters of all time... the Defiant was a British two-seater built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", literally designed around a [...]
Have to say, I've really enjoyed building my first aircraft for my Battle of Britain Collection both for RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft. Detail is superb and offers a good model for a different RAF aircraft.
I first built a defiant when I was [...]
May I present my rendition of Airfix's recent release of the 1/48 scale BP Defiant. Finished in one of the kit schemes of an aircraft from 264 SQN, RAF in Suffolk, 1940. The level of detail OOB is excellent and provides a great start if [...]