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Avereda

Matchbox Beaufighter

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This came to grief in the 2017 Matchbox GB, I’ll put up some up to date photos later once I’ve dug all the parts out. Original thread here 

 

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State of the model shown below, the state of my back (not pictured) is preventing any progress at the moment. However, I can now put my socks and shoes on unaided so things are improving, they may be hope yet that this one gets done.

 

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This has a great potential! I hope your back problems go away soonest. Usually very painful.

A super new year to you.

 

JR

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On 1/3/2020 at 9:12 PM, jean said:

This has a great potential! I hope your back problems go away soonest. Usually very painful.

A super new year to you.

 

JR

Thanks JR and a great new year to you. The fuselage has been reattached it itself and then everything has been slathered in Mr Surfacer 1200 while I ponder the next move. I’m probably going to put down the airbrush and hand paint for a change but I’m not totally decided as yet.

 

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Nothing wrong with going back to basics on occasion!

Handbrush is good!

Cheers

JR

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5 hours ago, jean said:

Handbrush is good!

Cheers

JR

Particularly given the relatively deep panel lines - a few brush coats could fill them up a bit! I have one of these somewhere in the Coastal Command grey over sky scheme - it looks quite good.

 

Pete

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This was looking great last time we heard from you.

Any more progress ?

cheers Pat 

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7 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

This was looking great last time we heard from you.

Any more progress ?

cheers Pat 

Some of the smaller bits added now

 

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Just so you know. rockets and a torpedo were never carried together on operations.

 

 

Chris

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On ‎10‎/‎01‎/‎2020 at 17:12, jean said:

Handbrush is good!

Cheers

JR

Yeh but a paint brush is better ;) :lol:

 

I'll get me coat :coat:

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5 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Just so you know. rockets and a torpedo were never carried together on operations.

 

 

Chris

That's as may be, but it does seem a shame to leave stuff unused in the box !

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On 1/13/2020 at 3:50 PM, dogsbody said:

Just so you know. rockets and a torpedo were never carried together on operations.

Wise words as always Chris. However this is KUTA World where completion trumps verity. Not only will there be rockets and and a torpedo but there will also be wheels up and no pilot.

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2 hours ago, Avereda said:

Wise words as always Chris. However this is KUTA World where completion trumps verity. Not only will there be rockets and and a torpedo but there will also be wheels up and no pilot.

 

There was always George, the auto-pilot!

 

 

 

Chris

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Came very close to an abandonment this afternoon. Sky on the undersides but a drop on the bench has opened up a nasty seam at the rear of the fuselage. Wine and deep breathing has helped avoid a binning. Back at it tomorrow hopefully.

 

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Chin up - it's looking great.

 

More wine always helps, though I tend to head straight for the whiskey. 😁

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43 minutes ago, Jinxman said:

Chin up - it's looking great.

 

More wine always helps, though I tend to head straight for the whiskey. 😁

 

As an Eastern Canadian, I go for the rum.

 

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Chris

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