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Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X - Tamiya, 1/48


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Hello Gentlemen,

 

Here's my recently completed Beaufighter Mk.X, from RAF 22 Sq. in Burma, circa 1944.

This kit was first build in 1999, as a coastal command TF X, but with the years, skills ameliorations and techniques enahnced and it cried for a restauration!

Paints are AK real Colors for the dark earth and dark green, Tamiya for the underside Ocean Grey. Decals from the Extradecals range.

 

The gunner cupola didn't took benefit of paint removal and masking, so the result is a bit down level, and the radar cooler additional scoop on the upper fuselage is standing a bit proud and should be smaller. 

 

As usual, comments and critics most welcome.

I hope you'll like her.

 

Best

 

Stef (#6)

 

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Thanks for the kind words :).

 

Well, sure enough the timble nose isn't very cute, but it adds to this bird "personnality", and I find it even more interesting with the fin filet. I'll definitiely build some more, like target tug or Aussie.

 

Best,

 

Stéphane

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Hello, 

 

Scoop is in fact the shortest type provided as an option in the kit. I somewhat shorten it but it's still sitting too high and also too big.

I wasn't able to find much reference, though.

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Radar cooler intake? I've never heard of or seen that before.

 

Are you sure it's not the location of the strike camera? When the radar was fitted in the nose, the camera was mounted above and behind the cockpit.

 

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Chris

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Hello,

Not sure at all , that's what I read from my research, but as said I wasn't very successful at finding info on that item .

So if it's the strike camera then so be it. I've learned something :)

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12 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Radar cooler intake? I've never heard of or seen that before.

 

Are you sure it's not the location of the strike camera? When the radar was fitted in the nose, the camera was mounted above and behind the cockpit.

 

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Chris

 

Nice work on the Beau. Scrubs up well as they say.

 

Chris you are 100% correct about the camera above the cockpit.

Interesting photo of a merlin powered Beau. Gas patch just in front of the tail. Not seen that before.

 

What are the protrusions at the back of the engine nacelles where it meets the wing???  New to me.

 

Cheers

 

Dick 

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8 hours ago, jenko said:

What are the protrusions at the back of the engine nacelles where it meets the wing???  New to me.

 

I'm not sure. I've never found any information on those. I'm guessing possibly fuel vents.

 

 

 

Chris

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Again, thanks a lot for the kind words, guys 😄

 

As for the scoop, duly noted it is the strike camera and not related to radar cooling . As I said I wasn't able to find a lot of intel about it and one of the numerous interest of this forum is to get educated on the specifics.

A day when you learn something new is a good day ....

 

Cheers

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That looks great Stephane, I do like that scheme & the later nose for the centimetric radar gives it an interesting point of difference. 👍 As for the camera housing, some Kristal Klear or similar in the opening & you've got a glass front. :)

Steve.

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On 11/25/2020 at 7:41 AM, stevehnz said:

That looks great Stephane, I do like that scheme & the later nose for the centimetric radar gives it an interesting point of difference. 👍 As for the camera housing, some Kristal Klear or similar in the opening & you've got a glass front. :)

Steve.

Will add this, thanks a lot for the tip ! :)

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