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As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

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AdrianMF

Frog/Airfix Bristol Beaufort

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Very nice indeed, that's wonderful work

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That’s the business that is 👍🏻👍🏻

 

Trevor

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Superb job.

I'm hoping that when I start one of three 'High Planes' Beaufort's I have, someone (Airfix?) will have announced a new tool release!

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

 

 

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Amazing detail added to that old kit.   Quite inspiring.


David

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Exceptional results Adrian and as long as it has the original manufacturers plate its a good'n.

 

Keith 

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Stunning and yes eagerly anticipating the Announcement of a mainstream new Tooling Beaufort given your sacrifice to the Modelling Altar!  

 

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Thank you all so much for the comments on the finished model and the support I've had over the build!

 

It has been fun and it has left me with the urge to do a proper build of the new Airfix Beaufighter, because of the exemplary engineering and fit of the parts I used (although I'm going to be filling the panel lines). I have been pulling that Frog Beaufort kit out of the stash, having a quick look and putting it back with a shudder for around eight years now, but I am now cured!

 

Although I've done my bit to get a new mainstream model, I am in two minds about it. There are very few Beauforts in the RFI forum*, which may reflect the scarcity and/or difficulty of kits. Or it may be that in popularity terms it is simply squeezed out by the Blenheim on one side and the Beaufighter on the other, and so sales projections may not be that great. Maybe we all need to start building a Frog/Highplanes/Special Hobby one...

 

Regards,

Adrian

 

* Numbers of hits searching for word in title only of threads in this RFI forum:

14 Beaufort
24 Walrus

36 Anson

70+ Blenheim

80+ Swordfish

130+ Beaufighter

200+ Mosquito

600+ Hurricane

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Fantastic work there Adrian, really, really nice work

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I`ve been following this Adrian and it has turned out brilliantly,....... it looks every inch a Beaufort,......I love it!!

 

Also,.... thanks for hastening along a mainstream kit as it always happens after somebody goes to such lengths to create a mini masterpiece of a neglected type and one of my favourite RAF aircraft to boot!!

 

Cheers

          Tony

Edited by tonyot

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Smashing job and quite an achievement. It looks great!! Well done!

 

Miguel

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6 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

 

* Numbers of hits searching for word in title only of threads in this RFI forum:

14 Beaufort
24 Walrus

36 Anson

70+ Blenheim

80+ Swordfish

130+ Beaufighter

200+ Mosquito

600+ Hurricane

Or that may be down to the sheer lack of kits out there.

My experience of Looking for Beaufort kits at various shows has lead me to find only one kit, a High Planes effort (that I bashed together in my earlier reintroduction to modelling!). I’m still on the hunt for a special hobby. eBay prices have been a little steep in my experience (same was true for the Classic Airframes 1/48 Blenheims that we’re in the £50+ mark until Airfix released theirs!).

 

Ever hopeful

Matt

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Having followed the build thread with interest, I can honestky say that it's some of the best modelling I've seen.  Quite simply, exceptional!

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On 2/5/2019 at 11:56 PM, AdrianMF said:

Although I've done my bit to get a new mainstream model, I am in two minds about it. There are very few Beauforts in the RFI forum*,

 

* Numbers of hits searching for word in title only of threads in this RFI forum:

14 Beaufort, 24 Walrus, 36 Anson, 70+ Blenheim, 80+ Swordfish, 130+ Beaufighter, 200+ Mosquito, 600+ Hurricane

Well it worked!

What are you going to do next that will inspire a manufacturer? 

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That is lovely - congratulations! :clap2:

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A great looking Beaufort.  Now, could you please painstaikingly convert an old Mosquito kit in to a two-stage Merlin version?  I shall be looking out for the new, state of the art kit announcement around the time you finish it.

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Fantastic build of an old kit. Very impressive and brings back good memories.

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That's the old Airfix Heinkel?! I'm astounded.

 

They're all fantastic. And the Beaufort is sublime.

Edited by IanC

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Nice start! but in order to seal the deal on a new tool Beaufort you must do at least 2 more builds on the same level as this fine example. I'm anxiously awaiting

for the results of both your builds and the new tool.  😉 :hourglass:

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43 minutes ago, keith in the uk said:

looks like sods law has struck again

It is a well-known law of modelling that no major manufacturer releases a state of the art kit of a subject until some poor sucker has spent a year or so upgrading a horrible old one. Just taking one for the team...

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Adrian, how about working on a Lincoln...

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

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