1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Mk VI - Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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  1. dneid

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    Extras: Aries Cockpit and Wheel Wells. I may use aftermarket decals. I am not sure on that yet. Picture includes them as well as the kit decals pulled from the box.

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    Nice, Dale!
     
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    Good kit that one Dale, you should enjoy the build.
     
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    Nice to see you step into the Furball
     
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    An awesome aircraft....good one Dale!
     
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    I have one of these sitting downstairs and was thinking about doing it up as a second entry but now I will watch your build instead.

    Cheers,

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    Beaufighter is a great choice! Nice.
     
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    Jeff, jump in two Beaufighters would be really cool.
     
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    I may still but I have my eye on an e bay item that should I be successful will be my second build and will be a major undertaking.

    Cheers,

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    I'll watch this one as well.
    Got a Davidson who flew these things.
     
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    Good choice Dale :)
     
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    Hey, guys, I am trying to get my Eduard Spit finished 1st. I hope to have that wrapped over the weekend or early the following week.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this one go Dale. I have the same kit in the stash for a future GB.
     
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    A nice choice with lots of goodies. Should be fun to watch.
     
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    Nice choice Dale, it's a great kit.

    Geo
     
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    Looking forward to this one Dale. Still want to get one of these.
     
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    Ok, now that the Spit is done, back to the Beaufighter. I resprayed the interior green as the Vallejo was just too bright green. I grabbed a bottle of Testor's MM acrylic British Interior Green and put that down last night. Things look much better now and far less psychotic. I will take the weekend to pick out all the interior detain in the Aries resin kit (of which there is quite a bit). I should learn more about acrylic paint properties with all the hand/dry brushing over the weekend. Pictures to come after I make a bit of a dent in the painting.
     
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    Dale, looking forward to the pics. If you're not used to acrylics, a couple of things to keep in mind. First, they dry very quickly. First, they all dry very quickly and, depending on the manufacturer, can clog up your airbrush fairly quickly. For long airbrushing jobs, you may want to mix in a few drops of acrylic "extender" which delays the dry time a bit. Second, acrylics tend not to do well when applied with a paint brush. Again, this depends on the manufacturer as some do reasonably well and others poorly (Tamiya being one). I limit brush painting to small areas. Third, acrylics are the least clingy to plastic surfaces with lacquers and enamels being much better. I have found that my Pollyscale acrylics need a primer applied first, otherwise there is a strong likelihood of adhesion failure, especially when masking. Tamiyas, on the other hand, can go straight onto the plastic with minimal issues.
     
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