1/72 FAA Blackburn Firebrand

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  1. conkerking

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    Blackburn B-37 Firebrand TF Mk. II
    No. 708 Naval Air Squadron FAA
    Lee-on-Solent, 1945


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    Valom kit, my first venture into the arcane world of Czech limited-run jobbies. Threw up a few challenges but nothing major.

    I think this plane is quite pretty, in an ugly sort of way. Not much loved by pilots though, apparently. It's kind of a big plane with the proportions of a small plane (actually the "Firebrick" was originally conceived as a two-seater), looks like a 1/48 on the shelf somehow.
     
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    Nice job mate! Got to admit though, the Firebrand almost steals the ugly title from the Wil....that thing!
     
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    Very nice build. I would call it brutish rather than outright ugly
     
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    Nice build.
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    Nice result, looks great. How was the Valom kit? (I have a couple of theirs in my stash).
     
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    Very nice! Any WWII plane is beautiful, in it's own way. :)
     
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    Cheers!

    The Valom kit was pretty good. Very good fit actually, hardly any filler, bit of minor flash but no big deal. I had to do a bit of trimming to get the fuselage and the wing to fit together well. I fell out with the vacformed canopy, bit flimsy and it ended up all cloudy which is a shame. There weren't many decals but what there was went on beautifully. I have their Walrus in the stash.
     
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    Looks Great! I always liked the Firebrand, looks almost too weird to fly
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Well done!

    All the best!

    Dusan.
     
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    Not a candidate for 'the Navy's most beautiful aircraft' by any means, but you did a great job of her!
     
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    The what?
     
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    DON'T go there...!!!! :)
     
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    yes lets
     
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    I have no idea what they're talking about either... :?:
     
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    Do you mean the W*ldc*t? She ain't that ugly...
     
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    I've never seen that plane before. Like the C-130 it's ugly but then again that's where it gets its charm from. Nice build
     
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