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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I


1 13 September 2017, 17:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
In account of the more then challenging Blackburn Roc-project I need a therapy on the subject of turret-fighters. I guess a good cure could be...... a B.P. Defiant in 1:48 from Airfix!
Here you see first pictures of the assembled cockpit; the "alu" tank in the front end will not be seen with closed fuselage halfs, hence it was dry-brushed with a Tamiya- metallic color.
13 September 2017, 17:09
Mats Bengtsson
Looking good so far Roland. I was in two minds whether to build the Airfix Defiant Mk.I or the Airfix Spitfire Mk.I but I chose the Spitfire (maybe I'll go for the Defiant next time 🙂 ). I'll be following your build with great interest.
13 September 2017, 18:19
Stephan Ryll
Nice start Roland 👍
13 September 2017, 18:22
Alec K
Looking great so far Roland. I hope the Airfix kit is as therapeutic as hoped for 😄
13 September 2017, 18:54
Roland Sachsenhofer
Mats, Stephen, Alec, thank you- and feel very welcome!
It will be a pleasure to enjoy the Spitfire-build; I will have a seat for sure!
Everything evolves fine with this build so far- not really surprising with such a fine engineered kit!
13 September 2017, 20:15
David Thor
That`s a kit on my wishlist, so i will follow this one with great interest. 🙂
13 September 2017, 21:08
Sebastian Meyner
Great subject, promising start ...as usual Roland 👍
13 September 2017, 21:11
Roland Sachsenhofer
Great! Thank you for your interest and your comments
14 September 2017, 08:14
Miro Herold
Hallo Roland, wie üblich, sensationele akribische Hobbyarbeit. Weiter so....
14 September 2017, 21:10
Bart Goesaert
you're for sure into these "heavy" fighters... nice looking interior
15 September 2017, 07:32
Christian Bruer
and now in quarterscale😉 good start, count me in!
15 September 2017, 17:56
Erik Leijdens
Graet cockpit Roland. Always nice when there is no need for resins aftermarket pits 👍
15 September 2017, 20:35
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all guys! Your words are motivating.... and very kind! "Heavy fighters"! Oh yeah!
17 September 2017, 09:27
Roland Sachsenhofer
Some new pictures: over a base of gloss black I sprayed Alclad White Aluminum on all those areas, where a decent chipping of paint is planed. The little violet spots just visible on the metallic color are spots of masking lacquer.
The step will be applying the preshading and spraying on the color of the Defiants underside.
30 September 2017, 07:18
Alec K
It's coming along well Roland 👍. Can you please explain the black-sprayed areas?
30 September 2017, 10:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Alec! The black areas serve as a primer for the "Alclad" metal color. These superb metallic paint must not be sprayed on the bare plastic, it would simply peel off. Additionally the glossiness of the black makes the metallic more bright.
1 October 2017, 08:16
Alec K
I get it - only some areas were treated with the black undercoat and silver (not the entire airframe). Thanks for clarification Roland 👍
1 October 2017, 19:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Defiant has been finally painted with Gunzes choice for "Dark Green" and "Dark Earth", everything shining under a coat of Gunze clear gloss.
I masked the color edges on he upper-side in a rather rough way and detail-sprayed the edges with my free hand held airbrush afterwards.
I hope to get the decals on during the next days!
4 October 2017, 17:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Defiants surfaces have been finished so far.....
The turret was with exception of Resin-guns build out of the box. The macros show how much dust has settled on the parts! 🙂
21 October 2017, 10:52
Alec K
Nice progress Roland 👍. Looking great!
21 October 2017, 13:16
Stephan Ryll
Great looking bird so far Roland 👍
21 October 2017, 14:47
Soeren .
Another stunning project Roland😉
21 October 2017, 14:50
Miro Herold
Clean and nice surfaces painting. One see the great experience-.
21 October 2017, 14:54
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you guys! I hopeful to get this project finished this weekend- Airfix did a very good job indeed!
21 October 2017, 16:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
Finished at last! Although the Airfix kit is a little bit cumbersome in some areas-I think of the wheel struts and, especially, the wheel bays fairing- it was a very pleasant build! With help from Eduard here and there its can result in a pretty detailed model.
I am happy to have Britain´s "turret fighter" standing alongside it´s FAA counterpart, the Blackburn Roc!
23 October 2017, 20:30
Soeren .
Nice work Roland. 🙂
After Ive seen yours, I know why I really want to build one.
24 October 2017, 04:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
That is very kind, Sören, thank you.
I am quite sure you will have a lot of modeling fun with this one!
24 October 2017, 05:48
Bart Goesaert
looks very nice, but it still is however an ugly duckling....
24 October 2017, 10:09
Alec K
Great job Roland 👍
24 October 2017, 11:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both guys!
25 October 2017, 15:34

Project info

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1:48 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I (Airfix A05128)1:48 Defiant Mk.I - Gun Barrels (Quickboost QB 48 756)1:48 Defiant Mk.I - Exhausts (Quickboost QB 48 755)3+
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I
GB Royal Air Force (1918-now)
No. 2(AC) Sqn. N1572/KO-I
September 1940 Army Co-Operation Trials - RAF Hatfield Woodhouse
BS381C:241 BS381C:350 BS381C:210

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