Author Topic: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141  (Read 323 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« on: November 09, 2021, 11:19:41 AM »
Hi all,
This original 1971 boxing of the 141 came in a care package from a forumite early last year. Everything was there aside from the tail strut, decals (a Revell Stuka sheet was in there) and instructions, Scalemates to the rescue for the latter!

Just a bit of fun and it was - no filling, no sanding, the trickiest part was going through my decal spares.

And in case you're wondering about the codes: I did a stint as a radio announcer when I was in my teens and I love Burger King  ;D

Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss BV 141 (1971 boxing) by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss B.v.141 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss B.v.141 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss B.v.141 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss B.v.141 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss B.v.141 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss B.v.141 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 11:42:24 AM »
And another astounding build from DJ Burger King 8) :smiley: ;)
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Offline finsrin

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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 01:57:13 PM »
Asymmetrical strangeness looking its very best. :smiley:   Fine paint job, especially on those many canopy lines.  :smiley:

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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 11:38:51 PM »
Nice job on such an ancient kit! It's from the heyday of the Airfix mad riveter.

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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2021, 02:40:12 AM »
Nice work.
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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2021, 05:06:31 AM »
Bam ! Done !

The way kits used to be built and well done at that

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2021, 05:37:28 AM »
Thank you all for your kind words! You've made me smile.
Fine paint job, especially on those many canopy lines.  :smiley:
Thin brush and prayers for a steady hand to whichever god will listen  ;D
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Re: 1971 Airfix 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV.141
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2021, 09:41:12 AM »
Thin brush and prayers for a steady hand to whichever god will listen  ;D

"To govern the canopy-painting hand and the marking of kits, and to separate wiggly lines from those which are straight; and the modelling deities saw that it was good."  ;D
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Offline Retired In Kalifornia II

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2021, 01:49:21 AM »
...Try spraying clear semi-gloss next time, looks like its been a rainstorm. Built the bugger c.1986-7, uneven greenhouse & nose fits; early 1970s Airfix still engineering 1/72nd molds ala 1950-60s, clunky & rivet-bound though nowhere near bad as FROG's. Japanese already ahead of West tooling really good 1/72 models by 1971, what I'd give to have Hasegawa's Macchi C.202 instead of SUPERMODEL's 1973 kit by 1978 when I'd resumed scale model building.
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