This is a reprint of a build I wrote up on the IPMS London message board. I thought it was worth reposting to the blog. For all their faults I love Airfix kits, something about the wide variety of subject matter and/or the history of the company keeps me coming back. Most of the old molds can in no way be described as ‘shake-n-bake’ but there is something fun working through the challenges that some of these kits provide. With many things happening in real life I had been in a bit of a modeling rut lately, as I’m stuck in the photo etch cockpit builds of a 1/72 Lancaster and 1/72 Sutherland which for all the work it does not show much progress. Some quick and easy was needed. (And I could scrap it if didn’t go well). Enter the Airfix 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant NF1.