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noelbarnes

RAAF Beaufighter MkIc A19-54

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This is the Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter Mkx converted to an RAAF MkIc. Modifications consisted of:

 

1. Removing the centre of the tail piece and trimming the mating surfaces to create the horizontal tail planes found on the MkIc

2. Adding the shortened engine intakes. (found in the kit)

3. Adding the glasshouse behind the cockpit and using the alternative piece at the rear.  (found in the kit)

4. Adding DF loops under the glass house. (found in the kit)

5. Removing the Camera Aperture on the nose.

6. Adding Barracuda's treaded resin tyres. 

7. DK decals (modified) for the markings. 

 

The Airfix Beaufighter is a very nice kit and the conversion is very straight forward as most of the parts are already included in the box. 

 

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Looks really nice mate

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Beau-ti-ful! Loved the scheme and the markings! Well done!

Mike

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Nice, but why did you paint the engine central gear casings grey? In real life, they should be black. Airfix instructs you to paint them black. Just the very tip, next to the propeller is aluminum colour.

 

 

Chris

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Really good looking Beau! 

Cheers

J-W

 

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Bonzer!

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Now this looks spiffy n nice

 

lovely finish & great choice of markings too

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Beautiful job on that Noel, I really like that, I'd love to get a finish like that too.

Steve.

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Top notch job, got half a dozen Beau's to do and this is inspiration to make a start!

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

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Some great attention to detail with this lovely Beau, Noel. 

The weathering and overall finish (dirty but not too grubby) is a great example of effective restraint that IMO works wonderfully well. I think the readers will also enjoy seeing the TF.X photo comparison that you showed us in AMI. Two Beau-t builds!! 

 

Cheers.. Dave. 

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6 hours ago, Steve27752 said:

Very nice, did you do a Wip on it?

Hi Steve. Sorry mate no WIP shots of this unfortunately. 

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A lovely build Noel.  Will look out for it at SCALEACT this year

 

Bruce

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On 7/19/2018 at 9:58 AM, Rabbit Leader said:

I think the readers will also enjoy seeing the TF.X photo comparison that you showed us in AMI. Two Beau-t builds!! 

Yes please, what Dave said. :)

Steve.

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Top stuff!

Your clean technique, precision and weathering ability are obvious from the photos.

Really nice portrayal of the RAAF "whispering death".

:goodjob:

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On 7/20/2018 at 2:21 PM, stevehnz said:

Yes please, what Dave said. :)

Steve.

As Requested

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Very nicely done models. Cleanly built and just the right amount of weathering to be realistic.

Good point about the gear casings

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