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Thread: Official Bristol Blenheim Mk.I/IV painting thread

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    I will start off this thread featuring the ubiquitous Bristol Blenheim Mk.I and Mk.IV bombers. In service with numerous air forces from the late 1930's including those of Great Britain, South Africa, Yugoslavia, Greece, Romania and Finland.

    This one is a 1/200 Peters Planes miniature in the colours of the Free French 'Groupe Lorraine', November 1941:

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    Currently reading 'The Reich Intruders' by Martin Bowman, about 2Gp RAF during WWII. There are lots of scenario ideas for Blenheim IVs there, from the Battle Of France, through anti-ship strikes ('Beat' and 'Roadstead'), fighter-escorted 'Circus' and 'Ramrod' ops into France and the Low Countries, unescorted daylight attacks on German cities (Op WRECKAGE to Bremen), and then in 1942 operations against the advancing Japanese. So the Blenheim IV gives you quite a few options and longevity as a playing piece.

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    Nice one Carl - saw the restored Blenheim years ago before they parked it in the turf at Duxford - superb aircraft.

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    Well worth adding here Carl.
    The painting standard alone does you proud.
    An inspiration to all those budding repainters out there.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Nice one Carl - saw the restored Blenheim years ago before they parked it in the turf at Duxford - superb aircraft.
    Currently in the process of being restored again, though this time as a Blenheim I.

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    More Duxford pics here - http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/album.php?albumid=1032

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    Great pictures Baldrick. I love the lines of the Blenheim Mk.I even more than the later Mark IV.

    One of the first 1/200 'paint your own' I did back in 2009 was a Helmet Historical Aircraft Bristol Blenheim Mk.I of 57 Squadron RAF.

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    My next project is three more Blenheim Mk.IVs of 139 Squadron RAF deployed to France in 1939-40.

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    Yeah, the Blenheim I's cockpit area is instantly spotable, while the later nose resembles other Bristol designs. A shame for modellers (though definitely not for the crews) that apart from the nightfighter role (Mk.If) and a few orphans out in the Far East, the Mk.I has pretty much disappeared by May 40.

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    Nice pics Balders - thanks for that.

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    A pair of Furuta Egg Blenheim IV.

    The nose/greenhouse it way off but they make OK planes for the table.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by pflanzer View Post
    A pair of Furuta Egg Blenheim IV.
    The nose/greenhouse it way off but they make OK planes for the table.
    Tony
    I've seen far worse 'representations'! Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    I've seen far worse 'representations'! Nice find.
    To the uninitiated like me they look just fine.
    Rob.

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    You can see the difference in Carl`s model which has the more correct `squint` look.
    The Furuta models have a nose more in line with a Beaufort, not that most people are going to spot the difference in 1/200 unless they really look!

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    Yes, the Beaufort has a symmetrical nose 'greenhouse'. The major difference with the Blernheim IV is the 'trough' in the port upper nose panels to provide a better forward view for the pilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    Yes, the Beaufort has a symmetrical nose 'greenhouse'. The major difference with the Blernheim IV is the 'trough' in the port upper nose panels to provide a better forward view for the pilot.
    What Baldrick said. These also have a pod of 4 .30 cal. guns mounted under the bomb bay.
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by pflanzer View Post
    What Baldrick said. These also have a pod of 4 .30 cal. guns mounted under the bomb bay.
    Tony
    But only the Blenheim IVf fighters, used mostly by Coastal Command. The bombers didn't have the belly gunpack, although some did have a remotely-fired, rearward-facing barbette mount on the escape hatch under the nose with either 1 or 2 MGs in it.

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    Finally finished my 1/200 Helmet Historical Aircraft Blenheim IVs of 139 Sqn RAF that have been sitting on the bench since 2011.

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    Another very well painted addition to your fighting force Carl.
    I do like to see a unit all flying together.
    Rob.

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    Here are my latest Blenheims from AIM over the Desert.


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    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Nice work Rob
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    These are my two Blenheim MK IV from AIM.

    My solo Campaigns needed a reliable British 2 engines bomber.








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    Great work Joaquim, that gives us four for Malta, and my two Wimpeys from aim arrived a couple of days ago.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I must see them painted, Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackronin View Post
    I must see them painted, Rob.
    You will my boy you will.
    Rob.
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    Looking good, nice addition to the Malta (air) fleet Rob and Andrej.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    Looking good, nice addition to the Malta (air) fleet Rob and Andrej.
    Neil. Right PZL P11, wrong PZL P11 owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Great work Joaquim, that gives us four for Malta, and my two Wimpeys from aim arrived a couple of days ago.
    Rob.
    you must post pics of the Wimpys soon Rob, I am considering a couple of those myself, as my father flew in them during the war.
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    And where are my manners!

    Excellent paint work, all of you. Yet another bunch of great painters to try and live up to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    you must post pics of the Wimpys soon Rob, I am considering a couple of those myself, as my father flew in them during the war.
    Be a while I'm afraid John.
    I've got six Stringbags and a Maryland to complete first.
    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick62 View Post
    But only the Blenheim IVf fighters, used mostly by Coastal Command. The bombers didn't have the belly gunpack, although some did have a remotely-fired, rearward-facing barbette mount on the escape hatch under the nose with either 1 or 2 MGs in it.

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    Baldrick was the rearwards-facing barbette fixed?

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    Posting my 1/200 wargaming Blenheims.
    55Sqn Mk.IV
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    90Sqn Mk.I
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    And 1/144 scale wargaming ones:
    30Sqn Mk.I
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    68Sqn Mk.IV
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    And just to show off here are a couple of display versions of these models.
    211Sqn Mk.I in 1940 Greece
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    Bl151 Finnish airforce
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    1/200 Finnish Blenheim mk.I - Armaments in Miniature.
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    Another nice job Kevin.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    My AIM Finnish Blenheims Mk. I just finished and ready for EF duty.









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    Yes indeed Andrzej, a very fine finish to the finished Finnish Fins.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    My Blenheim IVs for North Africa/ middle east scenaria
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    Thanks John. I have 3 Zvezda models I was thinking about painting for a Torch scheme. From the book I have the color of the letter designates the squadron #.
    RED 18 Squadron
    YELLOW 13 Squadron
    WHITE 614 Squadron

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    I didn't know that, I only have some black and white photos, and guessed

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    Not being critical John just letting you know that is what I saw in my Airfile book for Torch. I have decals for Ju88's and will do some schemes I am not sure are real but hope they come out good.

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    4 more Blenheim IVs from Zvezda
    139 Squadron 1940 northern France and Belgium
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    Very nice John !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    You have made a superb job of those as usual John.
    i really must get back onto the WW2 trail.
    Rob.
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    Nice job on the Blenheims. You could try them out on the Maastricht Bridges scenario I wrote, just substitute them for the Fairey Battles in the original.

    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...tricht-Bridges

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    Thanks Carl,
    I have 4 Battles as well, There was another bridge attack involving Battles and Blenheims a bit later on, plus 139 made several raids around Maastricht in May 1940.
    http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/139_squadron.html

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    Very nice John. Lots of great Blenheims here...now where is my stash of Zvezdas?
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    Dang; now your all getting me thinking about some early war action in the channel.
    Between the books, "The Ship Busters", and "Reich Intruders", there's a lot of scenario material!
    https://www.amazon.com/Ship-Busters-...e+ship+busters
    https://www.amazon.com/Reich-Intrude...eich+intruders

    Karl
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    Nice job on those John. Have to work on mine soon.

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    Cards? Are there any for this plane?
    Mike
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