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Completed : Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

Kit Info Brand: Airfix A05128 Scale: 1/48 Media: Styrene Markings: Kit The Subject The Boulton Paul Defiant is a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a “turret fighter”, without any forward-firing guns. In...

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WIP : Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.I Pt. 4 – Finishing

I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the Airfix decals. The carrier film is thin and they went on very easily. Color fidelity is also very good and they reacted well with Mark Setter and Softer. I went with N1572/KO-I due to the unique placement of the KO-I. Alas I found out after …...

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WIP : Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.I Pt. 3 – Painting

Painting begins with a base coat of black. Then the usual marble coat with white. The first color on is AK Interactive Dark Earth. The paint was thinned and had Vallejo Glaze Medium added. With the reduced opacity the marble coat still shows through. I then masked off the dark earth sections with blutack to …...

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I painted a Hasegawa 1/48 WW2 RAF Pilot

I think my figure painting is still unrefined. Definitely more practice needed! Again this WWII pilot figure comes from the Hasegawa 1/48 WWII Pilot Figure Set....

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WIP : Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.I Pt. 2 – Construction

Unfortunately, not much can be seen once the fuselage halves are brought together. It’s a real tight fit in there. Airfix connected the 2 parts of the rear deck with 2 spars, which span across the opening for the gunner’s turret. This is likely to ease fit and position of the rear deck inside the …...

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WIP : Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.I Pt. 1 – Cockpit

While plugging along with the F-14+ Kai, I decided to start on this one which hopefully will be a sanity build. Since this this a new Airfix kit, I think it won’t present too many problems. Details are good and everything is crisply molded. But there are no seatbelt details nor decals for them. These …...

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Completed : Italeri 1/72 BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1

Kit Info Brand : Italeri No.1236 Media : Injection Plastic Markings : Kit The Subject The Sea Harrier is a further development of the Harrier Jump Jet. It is a naval short/vertical take-off and landing (S/VTOL) subsonic jet fighter designed to replace the de Havilland Sea Vixen. Largely based on the RAF’s Harrier GR.3, it …...

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WIP : Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pt. 3 – Finishing

Hey… my missing wheel turned up! So the casting work I did was all for naught. Oh well, it was good practice at least. Anyway, on to finishing this build. First, for the base gloss coat, I sprayed AK Interactive Intermediate Gauzy. This is by far the easiest gloss coat I’ve ever used. I simply …...

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WIP : Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pt. 2 – Painting

After a few rounds of seamline fixing and rescribing, the pitot tube broke off. Oh well, it makes the kit a lot less fiddly to hold. So, first on is black primer. To add some variety and fading to the monotone color scheme, I sprayed white in random straight lines across the top of the …...

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WIP : Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pt. 1 – Construction

Kit Info Manufacturer : Italeri No.1236 Scale : 1/72 Media : Injection Plastic This is the Italeri rebox of the original ESCI kit issued in 1983. By most accounts it’s still one of the better representations of the Sea Harrier in 1/72 scale. As usual we begin with a simple cockpit. Instrument panels are all …...

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