**** FINISHED: 1/72 Defiant 264 Sqn PS*V

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    Name: Bill
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    Model:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: MPM Advanced kit with etch and resin parts.

    Accessories: Resin cockpit/turret insides, prop, wheels. 0Model Decals, UK, decals for the VP*S and serial. Bought the exhausts, but they were wrong, so I drilled out the kit pieces.…
    Scratch built: Clearance lights from clear sprue, painted red or green. Landing lights from silver bead wires. Radiator exhaust scoop from brass sheet.

    Looking for something else a little out of the ordinary, it seems, or I haven't seen, anyone is doing a Defiant. I have located a bit of information on a downed defiant, both pilot and gunner lost, over Thanet (Kent) on the 28th of August 1940. I have found a photo of the headstone of the gunner, the log listing them as crashed, and a photo of the plane before the fact. I thought it would be significant to do something "in memory" so to speak.

    It's my first really complete and correct build, it's been a blast.
    Cheers, Just Plane Bill
     

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    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    A few more views to finish it off.

    JPBill
     

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    Great work Bill!

    The Blue of the roundels looks too light to me (or is it just the effect of the light?), but you've done a great job!
     
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    Looks great Bill! well done
     
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    Nicely done Bill!
     
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    Wow, great looking model for a first build, super! My first build was uh, well, we don't need to speak of that.
     
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    Looks great. Better than the entry into the Melbourne 2010 model expo. Well done.
     
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    Nice work sir! That is definitely something to be proud of!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Very well done Bill. :)
     
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    Excellent result Bill, it really looks great especially in 1/72.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Very nice job Bill...
     
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    Beauty Bill. I see what Evan means about the roundels, but not your fault if the shade is bright. Great job mate, and hope to see you back soon after your op., good luck !
     
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    Congrats Bill. You kept at it after the big setback and it turned out great. Kudos for your grit and the great finish.
     
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    Turned out great Bill. Nice work.
     
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    She has turned out really great Bill. Congrats. However the model seems to be a little bit too much shiny.
     
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    Nicely done Bill particularly under the circumstances, that last minute recovery.
     
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    She looks great Bill, well done mate :)
     
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    Well...Just Plane Bill....Great job mate!:D:D
     
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    Excellent work Bill!
     
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