AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

To celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, welcome to our first year-long Group Build. With the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918, the RAF is the oldest air force on the planet, so there is plenty of scope in the Build. Anything RAF-related goes … aircraft, vehicles, boats, personnel, you name it.
Runs from 1 January to 31 December 2018 … no extensions!

Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby Wege » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:56

semi-on topic- I 'walked' into this 'room' only seeing Bulldog, thinking that someone was game to try a Bristol Bulldog and who actually made one.... (remembering my 1/72 Airfix Bulldog which had those 'not-so-reliable' decals)

.. nice one.. this reminds me of an AT4 Airtourer...
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby BigReg » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49

Hi Angus,
As you've done a standard Bulldog, maybe I could do this one?
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Doing pre-flight checks, I'm the good looking one closest to the camera.
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby ajmm » Sat Jul 07, 2018 20:25

Wege - I'd love a Bristol Bulldog in this scale. Like you, fond memories of the Airfix one. There is a very basic one on shape ways but I'm holding out for better…not sure from whom.

David - that's a very toothy looking shark's mouth. How was the flight? Never flown a Bulldog but they're supposed to be good fun, very solid feeling. Very envious! :D

Almost done. Last update before I hope to finish this off tomorrow. Only thing left to do is a varnish coat to seal in the decals (I think Satin, as these things seem pretty shiny in pictures). I don't think I'm going to do any panel line work. Perhaps I'll take a pencil to the control surfaces. I'll see when I've sprayed the satin, but it's so small that it will be doubly easy to overdo it.

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The prop took ages to do - almost as long as the rest of the plane!

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The wing stencil data and filler caps were home printed. I don't know why I don't do this more often. Took all of 20 minutes. I'm sure they're not perfect but as they say - Group Builds are for trying new stuff.

Finally, couldn't resist sneaking in a shot with another almost-completion and transatlantic counterpart…

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Should wrap this up tomorrow.
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby BigReg » Thu Jul 12, 2018 17:48

Did someone say Bulldog of the Bristol variety???

Here is my scratchbuilt model............
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby BigReg » Thu Jul 12, 2018 17:49

OOps! Sorry Angus I've hi jacked a thread of yours again.

Won't do it again unless you mention the words Hart or Fury!

David
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby ajmm » Thu Jul 12, 2018 21:08

Hart, Fury, Demon and Audax!!!

Hijack away, sir. That is very impressive scratch building. Also you are much the best hijacker. The DB Cooper of thread hijackers.
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby smeg1959 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 22:21

I truly admire the skills on display in each of the various scratchbuilding projects that have appeared on the forum. And the temptation (if not the skill set) is certainly there to try a bit of scratchbuilding myself, quite possibly this guy. Another addition to the Bucket List. ;)
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby Wege » Fri Jul 13, 2018 14:10

BigReg wrote:Did someone say Bulldog of the Bristol variety???

Here is my scratchbuilt model............


lunatic.

wd that man!
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby bootneck42 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 19:55

BigReg wrote:Did someone say Bulldog of the Bristol variety???

Here is my scratchbuilt model............

Any chance you could start a new thread and do a WiP on how you scratchbuilt this please David?

Mike
Hello all stations, this is Bulldog. //Hart, Fury, Demon and Audax// over.
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Re: AJMM’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog

Postby ajmm » Fri Jul 13, 2018 23:34

Yes - please do WIP thread for your Bulldog David.

Meanwhile, I've finished my Scottish Bulldog. Really just a question of doing a Satin varnish coat...

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And I also used a pencil to give the panel lines some more definition - as I did on the SR177.

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All in all a lovely little kit - quick, quite simple build.

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The only thing I would do if I tackle this again is plunge-mould a replacement canopy. It would be tricky getting it to fit, but it would really improve the transparency. Although, that said, the lighting setup I use makes the canopy look far thicker and more opaque than in the flesh (resin?).

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Anyway - thanks very much for looking and for all the encouragement along the way!

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