Dave's 1/72nd Boulton Paul Defiant

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  1. dave

    dave SMF Poster

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    The first build completed since the move.

    This is the new Airfix kit and an OOB, primarily painted using the Mr Hobby acrylics. I tried the Bare metal foil for masking and it came out reasonably well, I think I will improve with practice.

    The kit goes together nicely with no real fit issues, one criticism is the gunner is in standard aircrew outfit rather than a GQ parasuit.

    I now need to get back and finish my overdue Mig 21R. IMG_1447.JPG IMG_1449.JPG IMG_1450.JPG
     
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    Gern 'Stashitis' victim

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    I like it, but it reminds me I haven't finished my 'under a fiver' Cosford build of the old Airfix version of this!
     
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    I did the 1\48 version of this and I found the gun canopy a challenge so I don't know how you did this one but that is nice.
     
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    Nice build Dave. Looks good. I did the 1/48 like Peter and I too had trouble with the gun canopy.
     
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    That looks great Dave
     
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    eddiesolo It's a modelling time!

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    Very nice Dave, nice finish.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    The turret was fiddly, but I found masking using the bare metal foil, rubbing it into the edges with a blunted toothpick then using a scalpel to cut to the edges was the easiest method I have found to date, short of buying the masks.
     
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    Nice one Dave. I like it ;)
     
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    The 'massive' hasn't forgotten................
     
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    It looks nice Dave. Flying mode as well. Even better.
     
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    Its in the wash Wing Commander ! Top job Dave , it looks great on the stand too . Might have to try the bare metal foil method , ive read of a lot of people who use this , but never tried it myself , cheers tony
     
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    Dave, great looking Defiant, I like it! I too have never tried the bare metal foil method, like Tony something I should attempt at some stage.
     

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