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Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

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Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Postby Indiana Moffatt » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:48 pm

Airfix Defiant

I have just finshed the new airfix Boulton Paul Defiant Kit

It has take me 4 weeks on and off and enjoyed doing it as its been about 10 months since my last build

On a whole a good kit that went together well without a lot of filling required

The bad bits: Poor cockpit dashboard, just a decal on a bit of smooth plastic and poorly detailed wheels

See the finshed kit







Thxs for looking
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Location: North Shields, Tyne & Wear

Re: Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Postby tc2324 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:51 pm

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Re: Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Postby steve149c » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:24 am

Cracking job that - I've heard good things about this kit
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Canon 7D2, 100-400mm IS L lense, Icom R6 and alot of luck!
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Re: Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Postby ArabJazzie » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:24 pm

steve149c wrote:Cracking job that - I've heard good things about this kit

And here is more good! Just finished a night-fighter and if it wasnt for all the new stuff(New AV-8A and 1/48 Hurri fell off a shelf today! :whistle: ) i would certainly get more!

Nice finish btw! However, i think you have made a mistake with the fairings as i understand the canopy and spine should both be in the same configuration. Saying that, :blush: I know someone else who did that! :thumbs:

Re: Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Postby paddyboy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:07 pm

Hi Paul :P

This was THE very first kit I ever built :Wow:

Airfix: Series 1: 2/s; plastic bag; all sprues black, so no painting, as it was a night fighter :whistle:

I was only 10, but it was amazing to put this all together myself with NO help :Wow:

It ended up being blasted to pieces by my first air rifle :lol:

Great work, mate :thumbs:

Patrick :clap:
XH558, always the first lady in my life
Just remember, please don't tell the wife

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Location: Sprowston, Norwich

Re: Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Postby chrisfg1 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:36 pm

A superb model. I also remember building this as a kid in the early 80s. I may be confused but I remember it being an awful kit to put together. Glad it looks like it's been retooled. Well done. :clap:
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