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  1. My next build is Airfix's 1:72 Bristol Beaufighter TF. 10. I have had it in my stash a while, and have always loved the look of this aircraft, and can't wait to start building her. So lets have a look at the box. The artwork as usual is ace, and depicts the aircraft in the colour scheme i plan to build her in. The box contains a detailed instruction booklet, small decal sheet and clear sprue. There are 5 grey sprues, all with little to no flash and lots of detailing. Looks like it will be a nice clean kit to build. I am planning on building it straight from the box, using Vallejo model air acrylics in place of the suggested Humbrol. I also intene to use some resin wheels i picked up at a model show a while back. I am building her in the colours of No. 45 Squadron, "Operation Firedog", RAF Kuala Lumpur 1949. Here's hoping I can do the aircraft the Japanese called 'Whispering Death' justice. So far I have cleaned off the sprues in soapy water, and given the cockpit parts a blast of Vallejo primer. Here we go....
  2. Ready for your inspection is my 1:72 Airfix Bristol Beaufighter TF. 10. It is built as it comes from the box, with the exception of Vallejo acrylics in the place of Humbrol, and resin wheels I purchased from a model show. It was a pretty straight forward build, no real surprises, no flash and a nice amount of detailing. As usual with my builds, I preshaded the panel lines before applying the top coat, and added some light shading patches after I was happy with the top coats. I'm really happy with the finished piece amd hope I've done the aircraft justice. Thanks for looking.
  3. My next build is Airfix's 1:72 Bristol Beaufighter TF. 10. I have had it in my stash a while, and have always loved the look of this aircraft, and can't wait to start building her. So lets have a look at the box. The artwork as usual is ace, and depicts the aircraft in the colour scheme i plan to build her in. The box contains a detailed instruction booklet, small decal sheet and clear sprue. There are 5 grey sprues, all with little to no flash and lots of detailing. Looks like it will be a nice clean kit to build. I am planning on building it straight from the box, using Vallejo model air acrylics in place of the suggested Humbrol. I also intene to use some resin wheels i picked up at a model show a while back. I am building her in the colours of No. 45 Squadron, "Operation Firedog", RAF Kuala Lumpur 1949. Here's hoping I can do the aircraft the Japanese called 'Whispering Death' justice. So far I have cleaned off the sprues in soapy water, and given the cockpit parts a blast of Vallejo primer. Here we go.....
  4. The only combat use of RAF Vampire FB.5 and Meteor F.8 took place in 1951-55 during the Operation Firedog. Albeit the photos are known of the High Speed Silver No.60 Sq. Vampire FB.5s (WA237-WA276 range), the pictures of FB.9s (No.45 and No.60 Sq., WG, WL and WR serials) show them in camouflage - presumably DG/DSG over PRU. My question is whether are there any photos (or other documents) confirming existence of CAMOUFLAGED FB.5s over Malaya in 1950-56 period? Was this variant used only by No.60 Squadron? It is said that in April 1952 the ex-No.60 Sq. FB.5s were flown to Kai Tak to equip No.28 Sq. And these a/c (during their Hong Kong period) are sometimes shown as camouflaged. Were they repainted in HK or were they taken already camouflaged from Butterworth? The situation is even worse with Meteor F.8. It is said that only two aircraft were deployed with No.45 Squadron in 1955. No photos, no idea about the looks, even no serials are known to me. Does anybody know more details about these two specimen? Cheers Michael
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