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Hello,

 

I finished this early this morning, just added two small aerials to the nose and that was it. This is the High Planes kit, bought decades ago and restarted in 2016. I added two Airfix DC3 engines as replacements for the basic kit engines, scratch built the three aerials and mast, the set of photo-etched fuselage mounted aerials were liberated from the Encore kit (which was just a reboxing of the horrid Frog kit) and needed some alterations to make them suitable for the High Planes kit.

 

The model was finished using Sovereign paints which I highly recommend, harder work than the Special Hobby kit but this is a more accurate kit than the Special Hobby offering!

 

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After 4 hours sitting patiently on RFI this build deserves some praise. You've done a great job with this mate. :).

 

Martin

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Posted (edited)

A fine job of a tricky kit you have done there. 👍

Edited by Greg Law

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I'll pay that... very nicely done Beaufort. Congratulations on a very rewarding effort - you've earned yourself a cold one! 

Cheers.. Dave. 

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Very nice work 👍 Those fuselage aerials would drive me mad 😵

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Superb result - I know that must have taken a great deal of effort.

 

Pat

 

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Excellent!

 

Mike.

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Excellent build not only if you consider they are not the easiest build

 

And for my eye at least it shows HPM's is the more accurate kit indeed which I always knew from comparing the parts

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Lovely job,...... I do like the Beaufort in RAAF service and you have got it off to a tee... great paint job too,

 

Cheers

           Tony

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A very impressive build.

 

I imagine this was not the easiest kit to build - I'm too scared to go near these kits - and you have done it proud.

 

Michael

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Wowza! Nice going on a rather basic kit. Although, as you say, it is the most accurate one out there. I like the scheme too, and I like all the late/Australian modifications like the bigger fin.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Excellent work. An intricate build and a nice understated paint job.

 

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Hi (Simon?),

 

That's a great build of  a High Planes kit. Must have taken you a lot of planning, time and elbow grease. The result is well worth it as it really does look like a prototypical Beaufort.

 

Cheers

 

Michael

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I really like the look of that, it looks very "right" to me. I was so taken by it & went off to HPMs website &....... no Beauforts, zip, nothing. I've long fancied their Mk II(?) P & W powered one in TSS based in Malta, damn. :( C'mon Airfix.

Steve.

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18 hours ago, stevehnz said:

I really like the look of that, it looks very "right" to me. I was so taken by it & went off to HPMs website &....... no Beauforts, zip, nothing. I've long fancied their Mk II(?) P & W powered one in TSS based in Malta, damn. :( C'mon Airfix.

Steve.

Hi Steve,

 

I was surprised all the Beauforts have disappeared so quickly. I was sure I saw some at a local Melbourne Hobby store "Models and Hobbies 4 U" in the last year but they've sold out too. Maybe the moulds have worn out as it is a "limited run" item. The only spot I could see them is at Aviation Megastore which have ok prices but the postage to Australia (and likely NZ) are very high so I only use them as a last resort.

 

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/dap-beaufort-mkvvi-k072099-high-planes-models-hpk072099-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=98980

 

Good luck searching - They sometimes show up on ebay (There is one currently in the UK but including postage, price would be prohibitive).

 

Cheers

 

Michael

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Hi Michael, thanks for that, yeah, to spendy for me I reckon, I'm going to have to rely on Airfix or HPM to tool up a new one, or failing that, maybe go down the @AdrianMF road, oh, the horror. :D

Steve.

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