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beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby oz rb fan » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:21 am

my current project is a Tamiya beaufighter back dated to an early MK1f night fighter,,,so it has redroo flat tailplanes and will have ultracast spoked wheels..redroo short exhausts and a few mods to kit parts.
Image74287563_1096152900580081_6055939209171042304_n by paul sabin, on Flickrcockpit with a redroo seat.
Image74186677_1096152867246751_1892708726326951936_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
observers posistion also with a redroo seat.
Image73304775_1096152950580076_7494553863769292800_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
flat tailplanes fitted
Image74283030_1097996687062369_857524107938365440_o by paul sabin, on Flickr
just need to fit the trim tabs
Image74467396_1102280223300682_9108878091463163904_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
the tamiya kit is of a MKiv beau that had different oilcool housings ......so modify them i guess i should
Image74369883_1102368479958523_8186198848608141312_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
so after a bit of carving and milput they look like this.
cowls also needed the front lip removed as the early collectors didnt have it.
Image72721871_1102537556608282_1598475759716925440_o by paul sabin, on Flickr
and engines ready to mount


more to come in the coming weeks
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby oz rb fan » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:05 pm

Image74240786_1108456006016437_1989368356892835840_o by paul sabin, on Flick
oilcoolers fixed....engines mounted ......looking like a MK1F
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby hrtpaul » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:58 pm

Looked awesome today mate :)
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby oz rb fan » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:43 am

last of the mods done...it now has smooth cowls...and is in undercoat
Image78503421_1126507870877917_5494341891275096064_o by paul sabin, on Flickr
a couple of minor fixes and it will get it's first colour next weekend.
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby oz rb fan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:28 pm

first colours on the beau
Image76916716_1133799610148743_2954951209183608832_o by paul sabin, on Flickr
Image79162686_1133927690135935_5008035835409334272_o by paul sabin, on Flickr
hope to get the green on it next weekend
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby oz rb fan » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:32 pm

well she's finished.......
she is a MK1f Beaufighter night fighter from the battle of Britain period
it's a tamiya 1/48 beaugighter backdated with redroo flat tailplanes,short exhausts and seats plus ultracast early beaufighter wheels...plus PD decals for the main stuff and Damo for the aircraft serials...plus alot of little bits and bobs to make it an early airframe..including modified oil coolers removing the bumps from the cowls and extra canopy frames to make it a very early beau.
Image89731578_1218076031721100_8139281673838657536_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
Image89987941_1218076121721091_1219356806065684480_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
Image89997074_1218076011721102_5538739715538157568_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
Image90052312_1218076078387762_8406959514787512320_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
Image90344308_1218076055054431_5253631613106913280_n by paul sabin, on Flickr
it was built for a club stand for expo this year...it has been a challenge to get it finished,but i do like the look even if it from the wrong theater of war from my usual stuff.

as an aside the airframe represented would later go on the be John Cunninghams personal plane for 10 of his nightfighter kills.
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby Wedgetail » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:26 pm

Now that turned out tops Paul. Very nice shelf Queen.
When i saw the markings I thought it was "Cats Eyes" Beaufighter.
Nice model to go with the book as well.
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Re: beaufighter MKif nightfighter

Postby Adam the Akrodude » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:11 pm

Having seen this beaut Beau in the flesh, it's some of Paul's best work to date - bravo sir!
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