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22 hours ago, rob85 said:

These are some great options! I’m waiting for my two Beauforts to turn up with baited breath! I like the idea of an Aussie one. 
 

if they are here by then, which considering they were scheduled to be out last year, I’ll definitely be building one from Malta. The other I’m not sure on, would love to do an one or Arthur Aldridge’s aircraft, but would need to look into it more.

 

failing that I’ve still get my beaufighters or Blenheims to do.... not very original of me though.

 

Rob

 

I'm getting desperate for my Beaufort, too.  It can't take much longer to get here, right?!

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1 hour ago, jackroadkill said:

 

I'm getting desperate for my Beaufort, too.  It can't take much longer to get here, right?!

I’m hoping not!!

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2 hours ago, jackroadkill said:

 

I'm getting desperate for my Beaufort, too.  It can't take much longer to get here, right?!

 

56 minutes ago, rob85 said:

I’m hoping not!!

Anyone taking bets on which one shows up first ? 1/72 Airfix or 1/48 ICM. 

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Just now, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

 

Anyone taking bets on which one shows up first ? 1/72 Airfix or 1/48 ICM. 

Well I've ordered the Airfix 1/72 version, so it's a sure-fire bet that that the ICM one will arrive way beforehand.

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3 minutes ago, jackroadkill said:

Well I've ordered the Airfix 1/72 version, so it's a sure-fire bet that that the ICM one will arrive way beforehand.

My money goes to whomever gets here first, though I will buy both as I like the Beaufort. 

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Same here I’ve ordered two Beauforts with airfix, obviously because it made the postage cheaper not because I’m greedy!

 

Rob

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Well, I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, like thirty years. I have a lot on so will use my 1959 1/79 scale Mk I Blenheim - for ‘Britain First’. Just a small matter of lowering the wing and a bit of silver paint 😊

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2 hours ago, rob85 said:


Today was a good day

 

That's just showing off!  :lol:  

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12 hours ago, Enzo Matrix said:

 

That's just showing off!  :lol:  

Maybe a little!

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On 3/11/2021 at 7:54 PM, rob85 said:

Today was a good day

First Beaufort kits I've seen in the UK,  thanks for sharing.

Means that mine (on pre-order at LMS) will arrive in time for this GB.  I'd imagine it will be a popular subject.

 

Edited Sat  13 March 2021:

My Beaufort has arrived. 

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Decisions, decisions.

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4 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

First Beaufort kits I've seen in the UK,  thanks for sharing.

Means that mine (on pre-order at LMS) will arrive in time for this GB.  I'd imagine it will be a popular subject.

Well i was a bit surprised, PayPal told me the money had been taken a few days ago and then had an email saying they would be delivered yesterday and they were!

 

hopefully will be in stores soon and will sell out and encourage airfix to more kits that aren’t readily available at a good price

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Thought I’d signed up for this one. I too have built a Bristol racer btw (1/32 scratch)

 

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For the GB I have a Brisfit in the stash and I wouldn’t mind scratching an A and an F Bristol scout.

 

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On 12/03/2021 at 17:57, theplasticsurgeon said:

Decisions, decisions.

 

 

Can you guess what I'm going to say next?  :wicked:  

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  • Enzo Matrix changed the title to Bristol Aeroplane Company GB

I have been planning ahead for upcoming GBs, and for this one I've got the Hobby 2000 (ex-Hasegawa) Beaufighter IF/IC. All the other kits of the "Beau" that I have or have built are of later versions, although this kit seems to include a lot of unused parts for these.

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It should make for an interesting comparison with the Airfix kit. Now, which of the 4 subjects should I choose?

 

I am also mulling the idea of an Airfix Bulldog in "exotic" markings, but that may or may not come to pass. And I have an old Airfix Blenheim that I had just started over Christmas, but that is currently earmarked for the French Fancy 2 GB.

 

And as if those were not enough, I also bought the Valom Bombay, but that may be a kit too far, given how busy things will get later in the year,

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Very jealous of your early mark beaufighter, I really should have bought one of those hobby 2000 kits when I had the chance! I have the Hase mkVI and Airfix mkX in the stash, but the mkIf/c would be cool.

 

Rob

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On 15/03/2021 at 22:06, rob85 said:

Very jealous of your early mark beaufighter, I really should have bought one of those hobby 2000 kits when I had the chance! I have the Hase mkVI and Airfix mkX in the stash, but the mkIf/c would be cool.

 

This set works perfectly with the Airfix kit.

 

https://www.alleycatmodels.co.uk/early-beaufighter-mkivi-conversion-6526-p.asp

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12 hours ago, rob85 said:

You are a gent

I know!   :lol:  

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