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20 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Looks very different with the Merlins. I'm looking forward to the painting.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks Adrian,  sorry for my Tardiness,  I missed your comment. Paint coming soon.

 

8 hours ago, Zephyr91 said:

"You're suffering deja vu again dear"  might be an appropraite line ?   :wicked:

😄 not sure that would wash this time Rob, I would certainly be in for it.   I have had a fleet Finch, VC10 tanker, the Airfix Gannet and a third Beau so better not push my luck any further, all bar the Finch were delivered when SWMBO was at work so they are in I have had those for ages stash😉:wicked:

 

2 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

Fixed the spelling for you there Chris.... :nodding: 🤣

 

Keith

😄 crikey Keith you are encourageable,  like it though😉

 

24 minutes ago, Dunny said:

Chris,

 

That's quite the conversion job, masterfully done! It does look like a lovely kit even in original form (ask me how I know) :jump_fire:

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

 

Thanks Roger, oooo has your GB Beau arrived??? Lovely isn't it.

 

Thanks guys

 

Chris

 

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Hi all

More Beaufighter progress. Canopies fitted Small intakes hollowed out wingtip lights, landing lights and ailerons fitted.

One coat of Colourcoats Sky blue painted underneath,  thinned it out and impressed with the coverage for the first coat

 

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Seafire cockpit internals worked on

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Will get my Informal GB  Beaufighter thread started tomorrow hopefully.

 

Thanks for looking in

Chris

 

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Chris,

 

The Beau is looking lovely - a great conversion job. Look forward to seeing the Dallachy version arise too!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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2 hours ago, keefr22 said:

That Beau is looking super Chris, coming along really well!

 

Seafire 'pit bits are none too shabby either!

 

Keith

Thanjs Keith very pleased with the Beaufighter,  does look good with the Merline engines.  The Seafire pit is coming on well now, I have drilled a hole in the seat back for the harness and cut the elevators and horizontal tailplanes as they were the older style ones.

 

1 hour ago, Dunny said:

Chris,

 

The Beau is looking lovely - a great conversion job. Look forward to seeing the Dallachy version arise too!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger, the Beau is lovely, have been sorting the wingtip lights so now can sand down to flush them and the polish them up.  Then it's paint time.  Will hopefully get my Dallachy thread started tomorrow.

 

Thanjs guys

Chris

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Heyyyy !! A Merlin engined Beau ?? 

Great mind think alike.... A black one ??

I have all the necessary parts for doing one....

Well done my friend, great conversion !!:yahoo:

Page 100 is approaching.... 

Sincerely.

CC

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10 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Heyyyy !! A Merlin engined Beau ?? 

Great mind think alike.... A black one ??

I have all the necessary parts for doing one....

Well done my friend, great conversion !!:yahoo:

Page 100 is approaching.... 

Sincerely.

CC

Thanks CC very kind.   The Beau is very nice, really pleased with it, just polished the wingtip lights so now can move onto paint .  This one will be EDSG, DSG over Sky blue.

 

Crikey yes page 100, wow, never done a thread this long before.

 

Thanks

Chris

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On 12/8/2023 at 11:25 PM, bigbadbadge said:

One coat of Colourcoats Sky blue painted underneath,  thinned it out and impressed with the coverage for the first coat

 

Your hairy stick application is as perfect as always. What did you thin it with?

 

Lights, landing and wingtip, look a treat!

 

Cheers,

 

Charlie

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52 minutes ago, Johnson said:

 

Your hairy stick application is as perfect as always. What did you thin it with?

 

Lights, landing and wingtip, look a treat!

 

Cheers,

 

Charlie

Thanks Charlie, very kind.  I use Colourcoats Naptha thinners in theirs andcthe Humbrol paints, very nice to work with. 

The landing lights are the Marabu PE lights and I went out into the garage this morning to polish the wingtip lights as don't like sanding resin in the house.

 

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Will look good under a coat of Klear.

 

Also corrected the elevators although I did mess them up to start with, now rebuilt and sanded smooth, just need to scribe in the panel lines.

 

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Pleased now with them.

 

Thanks for looking

Chris

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39 minutes ago, AliGauld said:

This is shaping up to be something special. Chris.

I started and read through this entire thread at work today to stave off the boredom and I'd forgotten half the stuff.

:wow:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Crikey thanks Alistair,  crums you must have been really bored😄 I appreciate that, I sometimes go back over it just to remind myself.

 

24 minutes ago, mark.au said:

Some very nice detail work the, Chris.

Thanks Mark, will get the last bits added to the underside so I can start the paint soon.

 

Thanks guys

Chris

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Hi Chris. Sorry I somehow fell out of the habit of following and posting on BM of recent, but the upside is that I have a lot of catching up on this thread to look forward to. Your Seafire III looked like a real cracker. Those Merlins have gone on beautifully, seems whenever I make these kinds of conversions, it takes all of three swipes with a file and suddenly there are gaps everywhere and props pointing off at all funny angles.

Did I hear Gannety noises somewhere?

 

Andy

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5 hours ago, Ngantek said:

Hi Chris. Sorry I somehow fell out of the habit of following and posting on BM of recent, but the upside is that I have a lot of catching up on this thread to look forward to. Your Seafire III looked like a real cracker. Those Merlins have gone on beautifully, seems whenever I make these kinds of conversions, it takes all of three swipes with a file and suddenly there are gaps everywhere and props pointing off at all funny angles.

Did I hear Gannety noises somewhere?

 

Andy

Thanks Andy, hope you are well.  Pleased with the Seafires  and there is another one on the go too.  The Beau is going well, thanks, I have the early set from CMK too but I over sanded that one myself🙄 fortunately I was able to get the late conversion from Mark on here so saved the day for the Beau.

There could be some Gannets in the pipeline, with the New Airfix one and a couple of 72nds too, not sure when yet though.

Chris

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Hi all

 

More progress.

 

Seafire seat drilled out for the lower rear part of the belt mounted and belts added

 

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Beaufighter trailing aerial and shroud made from brass rod and brass sheet cut and bent round the rod.

 

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Also hollowed the fuel dump vents

 

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Painted

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Undersides painted

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Thanks for looking in

 

Chris

 

 

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10 hours ago, Dunny said:

Chris,

 

Looking very nice - I must remember to hollow out the fuel dump vents on my Beau,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger , certainly adds to the overall finish.

 

7 hours ago, AliGauld said:

Oh my,

It's all looking really good.

The little touches are going to make this look spectacular.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

Thanks Alistair pleased with it so far, might try and get some DSG on later

 

Thanks guys

 

Chris

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2 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Fab progress, Chris, those extra details on the Beau are superb, and it's looking splendid with it's undersides painted. The Seafire seat is exquisite. 

 

Cheers, 

Mark 

Thanks Mark , pleased with the Beaufighter will look at paint soon. The SH Seafire is quite a nice kit so far.

I used the Eduard PE belts though. 

 

Chris

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