**** FINISHED: 1/72 Blenheim Mk.IV - Heavy Hitters II GB

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    #1 N4521U, Aug 29, 2013
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    User Name: N4521U
    Name: Bill
    Category: Advanced
    Entry: Blenheim Mk. IV
    Kit: 1/72 Airfix

    Accessories; Not many available for this little bugger, just a donated canopy. Did a sh!t load of mods, to make it more accurate! A lot of scratching on this one, mainly interior, and the bomb bay. Nothing was easy on this one and am surprised I am able to finish on time with just 3 days to spare. Ohhhhh them early Airfix kits. Should have a discount coupon for a local liquor store!

    This is another Davidson build. Barry had fewer than fifty hours in his pilot's logbook when he took off in a Blenheim IV (R8662) on a daylight raid with #18 Squadron. It was July 6, 1940 and he was ordered to bomb an enemy aerodrome in France. It was to be his first and only combat operation and the first day of almost five years as a POW.

    Another Davidson complete, another under way in GB19.
     

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    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    And some details.
     

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    Amazing what you've done with that kit Bill. I have it in my stash and have looked to start it several times but have never been brave enough. Bravo!!
     
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    I agree with Glenn, very well done indeed Bill.
     
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    Nice silk purse you have their Bill. Marvelous job!

    Cheers

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    amazing finish Bill
     
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    With all here. Well done.
     
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    Great job Bill!
     
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    Excellent work Bill!
     
  10. N4521U

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    Thanks for all that......... and thanks to the correction sheets supplied to me by Terry? So many things to correct, but not impossible. But then I don't think I have ever built OoB!

    Evan, I've got tons of stuff onner, and I will make a CD of it all and get it off to you one day.

    And in the case of the thin fin flash, I took the scale off a German photo of the plane sitting on the sand of the beach when Barry was captured, code, serial and flash are all visible.

    BTW, I had to make the "V" from two chopped up W's! I had used the V from the sheet on another plane!!
     
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    excelent job bill
     
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    Scrubbed up pretty good Bill, well done.
     
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    Thanks Wayne, Sergio.
    I'm really happy with my masking method for the canopy, I can still Look at it and like the end result.
     
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    Congrats on winning the struggle, Bill,. The end result is excellent.

    Geo
     
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    A fine job you did on that Bill.
     
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    Great work Bill your efforts paid off.
     
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    Very nice, Bill. Another front-runnner....

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    Thanks you Charles, Woody........ much appreciated.
     
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    I agree with the above, nice one!
     
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    Well done, and a great job on the canopy.
     
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