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7 hours ago, mark.au said:

Nice looking interior there, Chris.  Looking forward to your progress with this.

Thanks Mark,it's a nice kit so far and all going together well,the PE certainly helps lift it.

 

5 hours ago, opus999 said:

Interiors are shaping up nicely!  I'm interested in the Beaufighter -- I haven't watched too many of them built. 

 

Boy, those Mk. I's were sure small, weren't they?  Har Har... :coat:

Thanks Opus999 pleased with the kit at the mo, all the fit is great so far, got a couple of these in the stash but this is hhe only FAA one.  This is the first Beau I have built too

 

2 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Nice internals, that man.

This one is shaping up very nicely.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks Alistair,  pleased I got the PE in okay and it looks quite convincing so far.

 

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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Chris,

 

I completely missed the start of the Beau but will follow with interest. I must get my paws on that Airfix kit,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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10 minutes ago, Dunny said:

Chris,

 

I completely missed the start of the Beau but will follow with interest. I must get my paws on that Airfix kit,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger, it is a great kit so far and is building very nicely.  Got another one to do as a Mk.X so will likely do a Dallachy machine. The fit is good so far.

 

Thanks

Chris

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5 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Great work on the inners, Chris, that's a lovely-looking office - excellent detail painting, if I may say so!

 

Looking forward to watching this one coming together.

Thanks Mark, I cannot take all the credit though, as the PE is pre coloured and looks Fantastic.

 

5 hours ago, Johnson said:

Cracking work Chris!

 


It looks really great. Who made it? Eduard?

 

Cheers

Thanks Charlie, yes this is the Eduard cockpit set for this one

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

 

Got a nice Decal sheet with some on will be fun to weather.

 

Sounds like an informal GB gentlemen. Mine is on order :jump_fire:

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7 hours ago, Dunny said:

Sounds like an informal GB gentlemen. Mine is on order :jump_fire:

Call me crazy but I think I will be in, just want to order another PE cockpit set, but due to me ordering some other PE sets and Gsnnet decals I need to wait for pay day, which is Friday, wahoo.

Chris

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7 hours ago, Dunny said:

Sounds like an informal GB gentlemen. Mine is on order :jump_fire:

 

4 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Call me crazy but I think I will be in, just want to order another PE cockpit set, but due to me ordering some other PE sets and Gsnnet decals I need to wait for pay day, which is Friday, wahoo.

Chris

Much as I'd like to I've already built a Dallachy Torbeau this year but I will follow with great interest and as Jadlam are reporting that the Gannet will be in stock this week, I'm just waiting for the Airfix email to say it's on it's way.

Good luck Gents.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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24 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Call me crazy but I think I will be in, just want to order another PE cockpit set,

Not crazy at all Chris, it’s a good set, looks great in your cockpit.

 When I saw it I wanted to order one (for the Beaufighter that I’ve got on back order) but it’s discontinued! ☹️
No stock at big H or anywhere else I looked. 

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54 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

 

Much as I'd like to I've already built a Dallachy Torbeau this year but I will follow with great interest and as Jadlam are reporting that the Gannet will be in stock this week, I'm just waiting for the Airfix email to say it's on it's way.

Good luck Gents.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Ooooooo exciting, will be awaiting that same email Alistair,  can't interest you in another Beau:wicked:

 

30 minutes ago, Johnson said:

Not crazy at all Chris, it’s a good set, looks great in your cockpit.

 When I saw it I wanted to order one (for the Beaufighter that I’ve got on back order) but it’s discontinued! ☹️
No stock at big H or anywhere else I looked. 

Thanks Charlie, that's a shame to hear about the PE set.  Hood luck with your build too.

 

4 minutes ago, Beard said:

I'm assuming that the Beaufighter has Merlin engines and the 'angled' tailplanes. If so, I'll be following because I had my eyes on the Alley Cat conversion but never got round to buying one.

Hi Simon, thanks.  I am building an FAA  Merline engined Mk.II , although the ztail planes are confusing me a bit so more research required as the FAA spec is Flat, but I have seen some profiles with angled.  Will try and zero in on a machine but not that much info out there.

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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43 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

can't interest you in another Beau:wicked:

 

Let me have a think about it.

I may have one in an old dogfight double box in the loft.

Edit: No just checked and i must have given it to my nephew.

 

 

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Alistair

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1 hour ago, Beard said:

I'm assuming that the Beaufighter has Merlin engines and the 'angled' tailplanes. If so, I'll be following because I had my eyes on the Alley Cat conversion but never got round to buying one.

Hi Simon,

 

both Alley Cat Beau' Mk.II sets are still available via Models For Sale, early here and late here, although there is only one late version in stock.

 

HTH,

Mark

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1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

building an FAA  Merline engined Mk.II , although the ztail planes are confusing me a bit so more research required as the FAA spec is Flat, but I have seen some profiles with angled.  Will try and zero in on a machine but not that much info out there

Hi Chris,

 

I've just had a look in WingLeader Photo Archive 10 for the Beau' Mk.I/II/VIf - only two pics of FAA Mk.IIs on p.48, unfortunately. One is the nose section only of a 779NAS machine at Gibraltar, the other is T3223/L1*P of 798NAS, Lee-on-Solent which appears to me to have angled tailplanes. I can scan if you'd like.

 

Cheers,

Mark

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4 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Hi Chris,

 

I've just had a look in WingLeader Photo Archive 10 for the Beau' Mk.I/II/VIf - only two pics of FAA Mk.IIs on p.48, unfortunately. One is the nose section only of a 779NAS machine at Gibraltar, the other is T3223/L1*P of 798NAS, Lee-on-Solent which appears to me to have angled tailplanes. I can scan if you'd like.

 

Cheers,

Mark

Hi Mark, yes please,  that would be most helpful, I was leaning towards T3137 which has yhe flat tailplanes,TSS uppers and another article says AM sky blue undersides, not sure what that is at the mo.

Thanks

Chris

Edit ordered some Sky blue from Sovereign Hobbies.

 

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1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

that would be most helpful, I was leaning towards T3137 which has yhe flat tailplanes,TSS uppers and another article says AM sky blue undersides, not sure what that is at the mo.

PM sent, Chris :) 

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