Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

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Xenol's Antarctic Wimpy - Biggles Breaks the Silence

Post by Xenol1997 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:20 pm

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

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

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:41 pm

OOh, good luck!
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Post by 266 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 pm

Go for it. Like the registration!

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Post by Foolscap » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm

Looking forward to seeing how this progresses:-)
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Post by Fairblue » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:12 pm

Foolscap wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses:-)
Me too.
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Post by Wanderer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 pm

This should be an amazing aircarft!

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

Post by VickersVandal » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 am

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.

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

Post by Xenol1997 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:20 pm

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!

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