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Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:20 pm
by Xenol1997
I highly doubt I'll finish this project before the February deadline, however I thought I'd have a go nonetheless. I have elected to build one of the Vickers Wellingtons used by Biggles under the guise of government research aircraft in 'Biggles Breaks the Silence'. I thought that this would be a good opportunity for a unique livery allowing a bit of creative license on my part!

On my lunchbreak today I wandered over to the local model shop and picked up one of the new (and much lauded) 1:72 Airfix Wellington Mk.1a/cs to begin my build. Below is a rough mockup of the scheme I'd like to do. It is entirely fake of course, but I feel quite plausible.

ImageBiggles Breaks the Silence – Antarctic Research Wellington. by Xenol, on Flickr

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:41 pm
by kylie_koyote
OOh, good luck!

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 pm
by 266
Go for it. Like the registration!

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm
by Foolscap
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses:-)

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:12 pm
by Fairblue
Foolscap wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses:-)
Me too.

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 pm
by Wanderer
This should be an amazing aircarft!

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 am
by VickersVandal
Absolutely brilliant! So glad you've joined the group build! I love this project. The scheme you've mocked up is great (quite reminiscent of postwar RCAF aircraft) and I'm keen to see how the new tool Wimpey builds up.

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:20 pm
by Xenol1997
Thanks for the kind words chaps - The kit has been washed, but I'm waiting on the arrival of my new airbrush-pump before I start in earnest. The kit seems very nicely moulded, however I'd say there's almost TOO MUCH internal detailing, the majority of which will never be seen. I'm probably going to do the bare minimum in everything except the cockpit simply to get this build moving forward!

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:23 pm
by Xenol1997
Wow, what a delay! Work had been a bit oppressive of late, combined with other factors means I've not been able to spend much time on this as I had hoped. Made a proper start today though. If you're a purist you might want to look away, in the interests of convenience I am taking some liberties regarding the interior colours.

Primed most of the interior parts and painted the majority of the side walls. Gosh my eyes were hurting after hand-painting all those trusses!

Image51202404_653546485470890_1229000609668005888_n by Xenol, on Flickr

Hopefully I'll get some more done tomorrow!

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:08 pm
by kylie_koyote
Well done!

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:22 am
by VickersVandal
Excellent excellent. Keep the build pics coming :-)

I am definitely not a purist on colours and the beauty of Biggles builds is that nobody needs to be :mrgreen:

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:42 am
by Xenol1997
Cabin coming together now.

Image51188942_237859217129144_5367716819345866752_n by Xenol, on Flickr

Re: Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 am
by 266
Great stuff, keep at it! Looking forward to the final outcome.