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bristol boy

High Plains DAP Bristol Beaufreighter (mk 9)

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Finished this a while ago but bad weather, DIY etc. prevented me from photographing it. The High Planes kits are made of very strange soft plastic but cover this interesting variant of the Beaufort used towards the end of WW2 for freight. This and other examples carried the message 'japan has surrendered' under the wings to inform renegade units of the Japanese Army.

the model is airbrushed using Acrylics which I am not a fan of and will stick to enamels in future as they seem a lot more hard wearing.

Some pictures...

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Very nice model, without turret, making it more interesting.

Example of a Very important type, that hasn't been given the special treatment.

Revell and a nice 1/32. Would be good, or Airfix and 1/48, Really missing a good tool,😊

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Very nice BB - a lovely model of an unusual subject; and a Bristol to boot!

Great job, great result :) 

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22 minutes ago, Gerrardandrews said:

Very nice model, without turret, making it more interesting.

Example of a Very important type, that hasn't been given the special treatment.

Revell and a nice 1/32. Would be good, or Airfix and 1/48, Really missing a good tool,😊

 

Seconded, although a new mainstream one in 1/72 would be nice.

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Yes agree with the previous comments , very nice Beaufort indeed and the transport version too.

Perhaps Special Hobby will get round to issuing their 1.48th kit they announced god knows how many years ago. :pipe:

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Never knew this variant existed. That's refreshing and humbling!

It is not devoid of charm, but mostly you have done a fantastic job with this model.

 

Congrats!!!

JR

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38 minutes ago, jean said:

Never knew this variant existed. That's refreshing and humbling!

It is not devoid of charm, but mostly you have done a fantastic job with this model.

Perfectly said JR.

Well done BB, and I've learned something too.

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That's very nice.  A rare beast and very nicely executed. 

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Nice job on this & an attractive & interesting subject. You look to have handled the HP kit very well. :thumbsup:

I'd like to put my hand up for a decent new tool 1/72 kit too.

Steve.

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You have done a pretty fair effort on that kit. I know that it is a bit of a horse's bottom so your efforts are even more commendable!!

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I don't know what you had to deal with on the kit/build side but the finished product looks very good to me. 

 

Well done indeed

 

On the RAAF scheme side what paint/brand/colour did you decide to use for the Foliage Green?

 

I have an RAAF Piper I'm looking to build and would really appreciate the input.

 

Cheers

 

Bruce

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51 minutes ago, Winenut said:

I don't know what you had to deal with on the kit/build side but the finished product looks very good to me. 

 

Well done indeed

 

On the RAAF scheme side what paint/brand/colour did you decide to use for the Foliage Green?

 

I have an RAAF Piper I'm looking to build and would really appreciate the input.

 

Cheers

 

Bruce

Hi Bruce,

Bit of a WIP if you are interested

The paint is a 50/50 mix of Tamiya XF-70 and 61 thinned with meths. Personally I think the colour looks about right!

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Very nice – it's always good to see less-common variants/aircraft built.

 

Regards,

David

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Nice one!

BTW - besides Beaufrighter some other interesting products of High Planes i have found on their web page. Are they available somwhere in Europe?

Cheers

J-W

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She looks great finished, nice to see something different. The symbols underneath look great

 

Rob

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3 hours ago, JWM said:

Nice one!

BTW - besides Beaufrighter some other interesting products of High Planes i have found on their web page. Are they available somwhere in Europe?

Cheers

J-W

Thanks JW, mine came from EBay!

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