1/72nd bristol beaufort by frog

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  1. woljags

    woljags Active Member

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    I've not had much time to myself for the last week and a half due to the extension but got to play last night,during some of the moving around i came across another box of old models needing restoring from when i was young with some interesting subjects inside one of them being this frog Beaufort.The model was badly damaged but savable using new parts i will rob from a spare frog Beaufighter i have in the collection,pics to follow shortly once i've downloaded them,thanks for looking
     
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    Look forward to seeing it Bob. I remember building the kit back in the mid 1960s, and being impressed with the quality, which was excellent for the time. Pity there's not a good kit, reasonably priced, in 1/48th scale.
     
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    Sounds good Bob, especially as Wojtek and I are planning a joint Beaufighter build in the near future...we'lll post a thread on that at the time.

    Btw, let me know if you need any decals for her.
     
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    the kit really was in poor condition with many parts missing so using a spare frog beaufighter the parts were slightly altered and replaced as nessesary
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    1stly she was striped of paint and filled and sanded to remove any damage to the main fuselage
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    the tail rudder and tailplanes were replaced 1st and sanded to shape
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    detail was then added to the cockpit
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    then the replacement undercart and engines
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    finally the canopys were fitted once i was happy with the cockpit detail

    now for the external detailing,i think i will finish this in far eastern camo and plan to look around to find which aircraft to finish her as,

    thanks for looking
     
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    Great progress on bringing this one back from the dead. As T said, it's a real pity there is not a kit available in 1/48, because I for one would have a couple for some Aussie versions.

    Well done.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Looking good. Can't wait to see it finished.
     
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    Yep... nice job. :)
     
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    thanks chaps very kind,
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    kite now in camo although the detailing is still left to do,at the moment i am sorting out some markings for her,i plan to try Terry's tip on using gloss varnish 1st before applying the transfers to see if i can get better results,

    thanks for looking
     
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    Evan i have been leaving you pm's but still not had a reply,

    cheers Bob
     
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    bristol beaufort | eBay UK
    this is a link for others of new kits available if anyone else wants to have a go building one of these
     
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    progress so far,it seems to be coming together nicely
     
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    Very, very nice! There is something about that camoflauge scheme that just makes me happy.Well Done!
     
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    very kind
     
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    Looking good Bob.
     
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    the model does not look bad, look funny, everything I've read though I have not done is not speaking highly of the lace and I have been of great.
    in the last photo is instructive that plane as well as possible long did it and I really liked assembly.
     
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    thanks Terry
     
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