The old Airfix Bolton Paul Defiant nightmare.

Bigfoot57

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I remember this one but when I last built this it was in a plastic bag hanging up in our local newsagent similar to this one by the way great build so far

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Colin

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Steven000

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Nice work on the nose Richard, looks great :thumb2:
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Thanks Guys,

Jim, yes there would be chipping if it was cellulose putty. I used Magic Sculpt so it's a bit harder but normally I would use a corner of a file to score and then only scribe with a scriber. For the curves I use a PE saw.

Colin, if its in a plastic bag chances are it's a relic and molded before I was born. Even the picture depicts the nose wrongly.

Steven, the plastic surgeon says thank you.

I've done a bit just now by scribing and adding the screw heads with sliced styrene rod...

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On close up scribing looks quite roughly done as my eyes are starting to blur a little.

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Cheers,
Richard
 

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Hi,
Today was very productive...I think I finished the correction.

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Painted and matched the colours. They look lighter than rest of the plane I presume through oxidation and that I haven't applied the varnish. With the varnish its quite near.

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After some post shading and stains from the exhaust I coated with matt varnish...

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Bits of dust from the previous sanding attracted by static.

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Calling this done with one final picture. You'll find the rest in the completed section.

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Thanks for staying with me and looking in.

Cheers,
Richard
 
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