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

Discussion in '#18 Heavy Hitters II' started by N4521U, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Ratings:
    +254 / 0 / -0
    #1 N4521U, Aug 29, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 29, 2013
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Ratings:
    +254 / 0 / -0
    And some details.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. T Bolt

    T Bolt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    10,255
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bridge & Highway Construction Inspector
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    Ratings:
    +359 / 0 / -0
    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!!
     
  4. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    50,245
    Likes Received:
    1,831
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Ratings:
    +2,513 / 0 / -3
    I agree with Glenn, very well done indeed Bill.
     
  5. ozhawk40

    ozhawk40 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    I have one only until I win Lotto!
    Location:
    Live on the Oz West Coast - Perth
    Ratings:
    +17 / 1 / -0
    Nice silk purse you have their Bill. Marvelous job!

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  6. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    15,119
    Likes Received:
    528
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    Ratings:
    +633 / 2 / -3
    amazing finish Bill
     
  7. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    53,720
    Likes Received:
    3,453
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Ratings:
    +4,853 / 2 / -1
    With all here. Well done.
     
  8. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,553
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0 / -0
    Great job Bill!
     
  9. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    44,580
    Likes Received:
    717
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +853 / 0 / -0
    Excellent work Bill!
     
  10. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Ratings:
    +254 / 0 / -0
    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!!
     
  11. destrozas

    destrozas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    electromechanical assembly
    Ratings:
    +65 / 0 / -0
    excelent job bill
     
  12. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    53,899
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Ratings:
    +1,273 / 4 / -5
    Scrubbed up pretty good Bill, well done.
     
  13. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Ratings:
    +254 / 0 / -0
    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.
     
  14. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    13,332
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,320 / 2 / -2
    Congrats on winning the struggle, Bill,. The end result is excellent.

    Geo
     
  15. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    27,421
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Ratings:
    +2,168 / 3 / -2
    A fine job you did on that Bill.
     
  16. woody

    woody Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,334
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IL.
    Ratings:
    +20 / 0 / -0
    Great work Bill your efforts paid off.
     
  17. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,618
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    Ratings:
    +120 / 1 / -0
    Very nice, Bill. Another front-runnner....

    Charles
     
  18. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Ratings:
    +254 / 0 / -0
    Thanks you Charles, Woody........ much appreciated.
     
  19. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,700
    Likes Received:
    255
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    plumbing "pro" at Lowes in Franklin N.C.
    Location:
    north carolina
    Ratings:
    +295 / 0 / -0
    I agree with the above, nice one!
     
  20. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,996
    Likes Received:
    773
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Ratings:
    +1,023 / 1 / -4
    Well done, and a great job on the canopy.
     
Loading...

Share This Page