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meremodeller

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Airfix Beaufort
« on: July 25, 2021, 11:53:21 AM »
Whilst working on the Ju88A-1, I started the Airfix 1/72 Beaufort. Just a few impressions of the kit first.
1.It appears to be accurate and certainly is well detailed.
2.Typical of the new Airfix kits it requires care in assembly to ensure all the components fit together with no gaps etc. I slipped up a bit on the transparencies and had to do a little filling but looking at my second kit I really should have taken more care.
3.It is also very important to follow the instructions, especially regarding the assembly of the engines so mark them with the component number as you remove them from the runners.
I decided to hand paint this model but the lack of anything like matching colours in the Humbrol Dropper range decided me to use Xtracrylics. They do require a primer/undercoat and for this I used 'Ultimate Primer-grey' and the photos shows the model primed with just two areas painted with dark Slate Grey and Dark Sea Grey. Covering well and decal ready.

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 02:39:55 PM »
Moving On,
The painting of the camouflage is now complete and most of the sub-assemblies are now ready to be attached once the transfers have been applied
I am using the kit transfers and having used the xtracrylics giving a slightly glossy finish there would be no issues. We shall see!

chriswil42

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2021, 04:11:21 PM »
Looks good Bill.
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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2021, 10:44:20 AM »
Thank you, now decaled, and u/c attached will be posting more photos soon.

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2021, 01:28:45 PM »
Looking good - finished by tea time then Bill

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 08:02:11 PM »
Looks good Bill, I have one which Iíll start once I get round to finishing the Beaufighter.

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2021, 03:51:23 PM »
I also have one of these in the stash so have appreciated the tips Bill, thanks.

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2021, 04:37:38 PM »
Decals now in place on the Beaufort,. I'm using the kit decals and they work really well with Microset etc. Brushed on Vallejo Matt, with a dash of gloss, varnish. Now for the gathering, It would appear from photographs that operational Beauforts were very scruffy with marked paintwork, especially on the wing surfaces close to the fuselage.
Any word of warning about the build. It is very important to ensure the turret is accurately assembled and is sitting down well into its mounting. This is because the fairing that covers the front edges of the turret, and indeed stops it falling out, is a tight fit and needs to bed in accurately to the fuselage before being glued into position.
Standby for the next episode soon.

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2021, 06:03:50 PM »
Coming along nicely.
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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2021, 08:36:53 PM »
Hi Bill,


Noticed that you have put the roundel on the fuselage upside down???

Only Joking, ................


I have one in my stash, along with the Beaufighter, and Blenheim, so this build info is worth it's weight in gold.

Cheers,
Bigkev






« Last Edit: August 04, 2021, 05:02:55 AM by Bigkev »

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 10:55:25 AM »
Hi Bill,


Noticed that you have put the roundel on the fuselage upside down???

Only Joking, ................


I have one in my stash, along with the Beaufighter, and Blenheim, so this build info is worth it's weight in gold.




Cheers,
Bigkev
Inside out surely?
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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 01:51:51 PM »
Excellent Bill.
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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2021, 09:14:41 AM »
Using the photographs in Warpaint 50, especially the colour image on the cover, I have weathered the Beaufort and then added all of the details including the torpedo.
Very pleased with this model, especially as it's completely out of the box, including the decals.

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2021, 01:14:05 PM »
Looking good Bill - who/what  do you have in the torpedo sights

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Re: Airfix Beaufort
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2021, 01:15:49 PM »
Certainly looks like it's been in the wars.
Chris