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Daz's Piece of Cake Pigeon - **DONE**
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PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 4:15 pm 
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Yes, yes, it's another Buchon! :ha:

I've got one of these in the stash, and it's about the second-best Buchon kit in this scale (which isn't hard!)

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This will be another one for the movie collection, albeit this time as a TV star which appeared in the series Piece of Cake....
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G-BOML was owned and flown by Nick Grace during the filming of the series. It was one of three aircraft used (one of the others being D-FEHD, which is the subject of my other build).

A very basic paint scheme - no codes or markings to speak of, so this should be a snap.

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Buchon bits...
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Would love it if Airfix were to do a Buchon - it's an important type in its own right!

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Cockpit painted and installed:
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Fuselage going together:
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Well, folks, normally I would have this done by now, especially as I've been on holiday since Wednesday, but I've been feeling as rough as a badger's bum for some reason and I've scarcely touched any plastic whatsoever!

Hopefully I'll be right by Monday so I can carry on.

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Hope you feel better soon. Maybe it's Spitfire withdrawal symptoms???

Look forward to seeing some progress.


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Well, I've managed to get the wings on, the fuselage filled and sanded and the top cowling on. I'll get pics later.

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Story so far....

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I'll need to find a pilot to fit the cockpit, as this one is actually slimmer than the Special Hobby version!

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Good to see you are feeling better and back in the saddle; rapid progress on this now!

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The spinner is being assembled and filled so that it will be modeled in-flight. I've found Nick to go in the cockpit, too.

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Things have progressed a lot quicker on this Buchon that I might have expected.

The camouflage is almost done, and assembling all the major components is complete. I even managed to find a spare set of wing-mounted cannons in the other Buchon kit (G-BOML, of course, only being fitted with these during most of her warbird career).

I'll finish painting the camo over the next couple of days, with any luck.

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Photos of the topsides of G-BOML in her Piece of Cake colours seem to be thin on the ground, so I've based the pattern on those used in the filming of Battle of Britain.

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At one point I considered changing tack and building G-HUNN, which was the other British-registered Buchon used in the TV series. It has a slightly different camouflage pattern which seems to have been better recorded!

Ah well.

Nick Grace is trying out the cockpit here, before he gets a paint job.

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Painting? Done. Pilot? In. Canopy? On.
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Not much left now, except to slap some decals on it!

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And she is..... DONE!

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I kinda enjoyed this one - it was a nice, simple build, although the swastikas I used from the spares box were a pain, so they got replaced with some others. Now all it needs is a Spitfire to sit behind!

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