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  1. Well; I’ve returned from the abyss. More than 2 years since I did any real modelling, and now I’ve got a month or so to play with before it’s back to school. I figured that I could do with a real KUTA to get he mojo going again; once that was decided it was just a matter of which build to resurrect. Looking around the workbench i came to the rather alarming realization that i have more started builds than thinstarted kits in the stash (time for a shopping trip methinks I eventually settled on the one build that I have absolutely no chance of completing before I go on my next hiatus: the Big Beau. aka. The old Revell 1:32 Beaufighter being built as a nightfighter. State of play as of today; That is to say; cockpit put together with some PE thrown at it, bulkheads cut down (but not replaced) engines base painted, one exhaust collector painted the wrong colour, one resin exhaust painted and fettled and the canopy has been masked. This was all done almost a year before I left (that’s 3 years ago now) and much of it will be re-done. First up: that one painted exhaust collector ring. Now there are 2 in the same state. Consistency is key after all. A brief look at photos shows that these need to be much thicker. Challenge accepted. The filler used for rounghing out the shape started life as a tubed wood filler: it has found a new purpose as my cheap green stuff alternative. Challenges to overcome in the next few weeks will include: - my previous ham fisted re-scribing attempts - the fact that this kit comes from the 1970s (it’s 20 years older than I am... ) Anyhow; I’m not likely to finish this one this time around, since I’m on the other side of the country as of January 3rd but I’ll do as much as possible, and enjoy myself as I go along. As always, any advice or commentary is appreciated - especially links to, or photos of builds where others have done similar work with this old kit. Cheers, K p.s. KUTA XII anyone?
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