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Deicded to put my He-219 up and build  RAF Night Fighter instead.  I have the two AML decals for the none tilted tail wings and one tilted upward tail wing. I have a set of AML resin tail wings coming. Not sure which NF Squadron i will do yet :)

 

 

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Got the mr color black primer sprayeed tonight. I used the AK Real colors RAF interior green. Then i went back and added a little with for some post shading. I recieved my ALM resin strait tail wings today . Not sure which version i am doing yet :)

 

 

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Small update on the Beaufighter . Got the instrument panel done. Sprayeed the engines and some interior parts with the mr color 1500 black primer. Also will be buildin the 1/48 Tamiya Tlly 10HP and Figures to go with the build. More progress pics to follow soon :)

 

 

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  • F-104 nut changed the title to 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter and Airfix Blenheim Night Fighters

think i will follow along with this one.

finished the beaufighter a few weeks ago, my first proper model, but not in the night fighter scheme.

i'd never heard of montex so had a peek at their website, need to having some of them!

my masking skills are sadly lacking.

was intrigued with the finnish blenhiem colour scheme for the airfix on the montex site, is this the same model you are building. different colour scheme obviously.

 

thanks

 

ken

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More parts painted on the Beau tonihgt, I used AK real color aluminum on the cylinder heads. The used the shaow hobbiw thinnerline circle cutter to cut mack to spray the Mr color medium sea grey for part of the engine crank cover .

 

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Start messing with the landing and wing on the left side. Blose away by the aount of detail that Airfix provides. Fit of the strut is really nice. Next i will pray some primer and paint before i install the strut and close the wings :)

 

 

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Nice start to both these kits! How do you like the AK paints? I went pretty much all-in on Mission Models, and while I have liked them, they do leave a bit to be desired. 
 

Also, that circle cutter is a marvel, isn’t it? I bought one and waited a few months for its arrival, and it was worth it!

 

Thanks for sharing.

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This was my first Tamiya kit i did. Its a lovely kit and really got me back in to the modelling groove! i did the Mk X in Coastal Command colours. The circle cutter does look like a great tool too. Looking good so far! 

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On mine , for the instrument panel i used a cocktail stick and some tiny drops of Vallejo grey primer dropped in to the instruments to represent the instrument faces

Also the  copper on the cowlings and the hedgehog exhausts i toned down using 4B pencil ground down and rubbed on.. the Humbrol enamel Bronze was too shiny - this was a tip i got from here!

Never used masks.. just Maskol and then clean up the edges with a cocktail stick ( i am single-handedly sustaining the cocktail stick industry it seems lol ! )

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Bristol Hercules were painted semi-matt black, as were all Bristol engines in that time period.

 

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1 hour ago, dogsbody said:

Bristol Hercules were painted semi-matt black, as were all Bristol engines in that time period.

 

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Thanks for the awesome pics !!

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Will keep looking in to see your progress, iam sure they will turn out to be two excellent models. 

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On 1/4/2021 at 10:56 PM, F-104 nut said:

Thanks for the awesome pics !!

Hello Brian !!

Very glad to see you in BM beehive !!

Welcome aboard Sir !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Great progress and an Airfix Blenheim  too very nice.

Might have to look for one of those circle cutters 

Chris

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Edit - no I won't just seen the price!!!
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Sprent the day getting the Beaufighter interior finished . Painted with A real colors and Mr color paintes. Weather with rw umber oil wash and some dry brushing. Next to glue glue the fuseloge together :)

 

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How did I miss this?!  She looks great so far.  I'll follow this thread as I've got one of these kits earmarked for the Bristol GB later this year.

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Got the beaufighter airframe together. Fit is really nice. Just have a little filler work to do on the tail wings for some reason. I find that drillinga hole gear and using a plastic rod to relace the axle . That way i can paint tht struts and install the wheels last :)

 

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Spent the last few days repainting the Hercules engnine. In sequene i sprayed the mr color black primer, Tamiya NATO black, tamiya black gray mix and final i misted tamiya black for some highlights . Engine cowling primered and iner sprayed with RAF interior green. Next to mask the inside start painting the metal colors for the collector ring :)

 

 

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