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Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« on: May 18, 2020, 06:15:05 PM »
Got started on the Blenheim.
Fits like a dream.
Andy.
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 06:16:31 PM »
Scale?
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 06:19:58 PM »
Sorry.... 1/48th
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 06:24:58 PM »
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 06:26:17 PM »
Yes, its bigger than I thought.
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 07:30:02 PM »
What wingspan Andy ???

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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 08:26:06 PM »
Got started on the Blenheim.
Fits like a dream.
Andy.

Hi Andy,
I think you meant it meant 'well'
Though a dream, could be a 'nightmare'
From what I have heard, it is the former?
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 11:43:51 AM »
Lovely looking aeroplane, Iíll keep an eye on this build.
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 12:52:20 PM »
Good start Andy
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 06:38:25 PM »
Hi Andy,
Very good work matey, I look forward to seeing this one progress.
I have the 1/72 version so it will be interesting to hear your build comments.
Cheers,
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 04:29:54 PM »
One review says it needs a bit of care around the nose transparencies and as ever plenty of dry runs before committing to glue. One of the great things is the turret can be slotted in later so no need to worry about trying to mask around it. I have reviews and builds of the kit which I can scan and send you if you like Andy. Pity it's not the 1/72 scale one I have a set of masks for that. Kev you can have them if you, or anyone else, need them when you come to build. Same with the Do 17.

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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 05:13:16 PM »
Hi Andy,
You've made good progress...

Like Chris mentioned, extra care may need ti to be taken around the nose transparencies... apparently the nose glazing halves need to be fixed to the fuselage halves first before the fuselage halves are joined.

Will keep in touch,
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 06:58:09 PM »
One review says it needs a bit of care around the nose transparencies and as ever plenty of dry runs before committing to glue. One of the great things is the turret can be slotted in later so no need to worry about trying to mask around it. I have reviews and builds of the kit which I can scan and send you if you like Andy. Pity it's not the 1/72 scale one I have a set of masks for that. Kev you can have them if you, or anyone else, need them when you come to build. Same with the Do 17.

Hi Chris,
Thanks for the offer of the masks. I am interested. Perhaps you could email me direct and we could sort out any payment.
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 06:10:14 PM »
Hello boyz.
More Pics.
Cheers,
Andy.
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Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2020, 06:17:03 PM »
Thanks for the comments Chaps. I will take care with the glazing.
Chris, I can use all the help I can get.
MARTIN, the wingspan of the kit is about 360 mm.
You can see by the photo of the wing that the lower half is a bit distorted. Warm water may sort it.
Cheers,
Andy.
Andy