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1/72 Airfix Beaufighter Mk X 455SQN RAAF.


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Hello all,

 

Here is my recent completion, a 1/72 Airfix Beaufighter using DK Decals to show a 455SQN RAAF machine. I didn't lash out on this one, just masking tape for the seat belts and EZ line for the antennae. I also learnt that it is very difficult to mask and airbrush straight lines. I've only done this once on a 1/72 Typhoon which I did a few years ago, but with a bigger aircraft comes more paint (and finger prints). 

 

Also here is a handy tip. If you airbrush yellow paint make sure the airbrush is super super clean before your spray your gloss cote, even if you have cleaned it thoroughly. Otherwise after a pass over the white invasion stripe it may or may not end up with a yellow tinge to it (so I have heard from someone :wall:). But after a little bit of weathering it blended in. 

 

I like how the colour turned out which is lucky because I just started the Airfix Phantom FG.1. I also have another Beaufighter which will be a 31SQN RAAF aircraft from the same DK Decal sheet and in the same colours. 

 

Thanks for looking, stay safe and wash your hands!

 

Jay Gee.

 

 

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It looks good Jay.  I applaud your effort and the results of this fantastic Beaufighter. :clap2:

 

Mike

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That's splendid! Very nicely done. Can I make a suggestion though that such a fine model would be done betterb photographic justice with a nicer background? Maybe if you took it outside you could get some light on it and make it look ready for take off.

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Thanks for the kind words people.

 

@woody37 I think I've learnt the fine balancing act to stop weathering when it almost looks like it needs more. 

@Aces High I admit my photography skills do need some work. Plus weather has been strange for the last few days, cold, wet and wintery in the "dry" season.

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Cracking job on a great kit and subject. I like the different cowling ring colours and overall finish. She's turned out a winner! 

Cheers and enjoy the open pubs!!!.. Dave 

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Thanks @Rabbit Leader I'm happy how the collector ring turned out. Next time i might mist the white on a little lighter. 

Here is a link to a picture of UB-E in action on the fantastic ADF Serials site.

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/455-Beaufighter/IWM_MH_5117

 

I've been looking forward to a good chicken parmi and beer!

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