Beaufighter Mk.IC 30Sqdn RAAF - Unofficial GB

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  1. ozhawk40

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    #1 ozhawk40, Jan 10, 2012
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    First name: Peter
    Category: Classified
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: Bristol Beaufighter 1C
    Details: 30 Squadron, Wards Strip, New Guinea, 1942
    Aircraft Assignment: TBC
    Accessories: Eduard Masks, True Details Cockpit, CMK Beaufighter 1F Conversion set
    Decals: Custom

    Who could resist this opportunity! Several months ago I scored the Beau on ebay with the cockpit and masks included, (as well as some resin wheels I can't use for this version) for cheap. All good. I 'invested' in the CMK conversion because it provides the flat rear horizontal stabilizers, proper wheels and some etch that will be useful for this build.

    It was also a bit fortuitous that around the same time as this GB was mooted, some new old photos turned up at the local aviation museum that confirmed the id of an aircraft that previously was only known about because of a close up of the nose art in the photo collection of the Australian War Memorial. Call it destiny, but I just had to do this one. I'm still looking into details, but I'm sure I'll be able to provide more details later.

    Well, I'm looking forward to this build, so I'll get stuck in very soon!

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    Smells great.
     
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    Nice one Peter
     
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    Should be a good one Peter.
     
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    Can't wait Pete!
     
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    Great stuff Peter! What Andy said!
     
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    Ummm... thanks Wojtek. I think! I'll let you know when I crack open the CA. Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge ......

    Ah anyways moving right along, here's some photos that have turned up, all care of the Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia.

    Three were taken at the time of it's crash landing and another I think sometime beforehand.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    :cool:

    But not too much, not too much..... :lol:
     
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    Great pics Peter.
     
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    I'm getting the popcorn and will watch this one with interest. Wish I had a Beau in my stash.
     
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    Nice photos Pete! :cool: :cool:
     
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    Peter,

    This should be an interestng build can't wait, got love the Aussie nose art :lol:

    Mike
     
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    Great kit Peter, have this one myself so will be keeping a beady eye on progress.
     
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