Bring on the mighty Airfix Bristol Blenheim! Jesus what a kit!

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  1. ian lanc

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    Good-day modellers :eek:

    Some may have read in my last thread of the Airfix Fairy Battle I had made, that I was making the Airfix Blenheim!
    Christ what a kit that was but it didn't beat me but I beat the hell out of it, now ask me if I'd build anouther?...NOPE!

    The model depicts a craft from 218 [Gold Coast] Squadron. T1996. HA - B, this Blenheim at the time was used for training purposes.

    I've used the vac' form canopy and cut open the upper hatch to display it half open also viewing bombing window is from the vac' form set
    as is the upper turret glazing and rearward firing blister - altered exhausts as the kit ones are totally the wrong shape - cut set
    rudder/ailerons to give this bird a bit of character - cut out the nav' table and added a longer better looking with a map on the table to add interest.
    no PE added to this heap and the nose art is hand painted, Well all the model is really

    There are quite a few pictures to look at! but to me its far better to see many than just
    a couple of pictures and you get to see what has gone into this devil of a kit.

    All built from my Tea-Tray

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Airframes

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    Good work on an old kit there Ian.
    I forgot you were attempting this one - I could have sent you the drawings and directions for correcting the engines, nacelles, fin, rudder, tail planes, wings ........
     
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    I heard even the box it came in needed correcting. :lol:
     
  4. ian lanc

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    I'm fine Terry! After all its supposed to be fun this modelling lark and shouldn't get too serious and just build it, It still looks like a Blenheim or is it a Bolingbroke :lol:
     
  5. ian lanc

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    The actual 'box art' really made me make this kit because it looked quality stuff :

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    Really came out well.
    Ed
     
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    Really nice work on that horrid kit Ian. It's a victory anytime it turns out better that the pictures on the box, and you've done work miles ahead of that.
     
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    Nicely done though. :thumbright:
     
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    You may be interested to learn that Airfix has a new Blenheim in their 2014 release schedule - and it's a MkI. If it's up to their recent standards, it should be a cracking kit!
     
  11. ian lanc

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    Yeh read that up....Somewhere! When it does come out Airfix should not sell on this mould but kill it with fire! :leftfighter7::leftfighter7:
     
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    The only reason I went thru what I did with my Blenheim was the fact it was for my P/O Davidson collection, and it suited the Heavy GB! Otherwise, had I known........... bugger That! I used the vac glass as well. But all the corrections needed that Terry sent me were frightful! But it got did!
     
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    Excellent work Ian!
     
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    Turned out rather well!
     
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    Turned out very well! Excellent job Ian!:thumbright:
     
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    I agree. Really gotta wonder about that box art....
     
  17. Vic Balshaw

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    What a super looking build, very impressed.
     
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    That is fantastic for 1/72nd!!! I'm most impressed.
     
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    Very nice Blenheim!
     
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    Great job there Ian, what a difference!

    Looking forward to seeing what their new kit is like, wonder how it will compare to the Special Hobby offering.
     
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