**** DONE: 1/48 Beaufighter Mk.21 - Heavy Hitters II GB

Discussion in '#18 Heavy Hitters II' started by Vic Balshaw, May 4, 2013.

  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    #1 Vic Balshaw, May 4, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 27, 2013
    Username: Vic Balshaw
    First name: Vic
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya – 61053-2800

    Extras: Eduard ED48 215 etched detail set. Ventura VA4872 decal for Aussie aircraft. Plastic Model Club MM48 010 canopy mask. Minimal scratch building and a lot of TLC.

    For this build I'm turning to Australia and it's Pacific War. Beaufighter Mk.21'as were manufactured in both Britain and Australia and it is an Australian manufactured aircraft that I will duplicate. The aircraft is serial number A8-23, squadron code EHC from 31 Squadron RAAF. The aircraft was brought on charge in August 1944 and delivered to the squadron inventory in October 1944 where it served until being placed in storage on October 1945 and finally scrapped in August 1949.

    20130504-1b.jpg

    The only information I have relating directly to this airframe is that it was normally piloted by Flg. Off. A.A Burton, the Nav Plt. Off. R.W. Lyons. (Pentland Vol 2, Profile p.94, photo p 95)

    20130504-1d.jpg

    20130504-1c.jpg
     
  2. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Another biggun my man. Did you add on to your unit, or build a room in the back yard??????
     
  3. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,730
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Aaah....A8-23, then there must be a A8-13! :lol:

    Looking forward to this one Vic!
     
  4. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,190
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    At 1/48, not all that big Bill.

    Nice one Vic. No lights this time I assume!
     
  5. woody

    woody Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,334
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IL.
    Another good one Vic.
     
  6. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Did look at the instructions and think 'fibre optic!'

    Here you go Jan:

    A8-13 – Mk 21 to 31 Sqn 20 Sep 1944. 16 Sep - first operation flight. 27 Nov – hit strong down-draught when landing, damaged undercarriage, Coomalie airstrip NT. 29 Nov - to Repair and Salvage Unit (RSU). 5 Apr 1945 - return to 31 Sqn. 14 Apr - back to RSU. 8 Jun – with 22 Sqn and tailwheel collapsed on landing, Wama airstrip. 11 Sep – allocated Sqn code SK-G. 8 Nov – into store. 8 Aug 1949 – Struck off.
     
  7. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    plumbing "pro" at Lowes in Franklin N.C.
    Location:
    north carolina
    Ah, a couple of lights wouldn't hurt, me thinks!
     
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,719
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Good one Vic. Maybe nav lights, and an illuminated instrument panel - oh, and the orange or blue lamp in the mid fuselage ......... just kidding!
    Got some detail shots, cutaways and side elevation drawing showing equipment fit, if you need them Vic.
     
  9. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Many thanks for the offer Terry but I think I'll be okay with this one, I've stacks of reference material on the Mk.21.
     
  10. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,730
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Cheers Vic! A bit of a bumpy road, for the poor lass!
     
  11. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,757
    Likes Received:
    1,538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    I'm looking forward to the build. Go, go Vic.. :thumbleft:
     
  12. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,640
    Likes Received:
    427
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    nice one Vic, as you know Peter's thread from an earlier GB is a mine of info !
     
  13. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,197
    Likes Received:
    848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Look forward to this one Vic, goota do one myself one day...
     
  14. T Bolt

    T Bolt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    9,728
    Likes Received:
    194
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bridge & Highway Construction Inspector
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    Cool one Vic. I did the Airfix one when I was a kid and think about doing it in 1/48th every time I see it in a hobby shop. Maybe some day....
     
  15. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Thanks guys, could be a few days before I get started on this one.
     
  16. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    Old eyes, I looked at it like it was a two engined craft....... Doh
     
  17. ozhawk40

    ozhawk40 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,337
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    I have one only until I win Lotto!
    Location:
    Live on the Oz West Coast - Perth
    Marvellous choice Vic!

    The two crew were Alexander Stewart Burton and Ralph Walker Lyons. Looking at the ORB they joined ops late in the war after graduating Beaufighter Course 24 from 5 OTU in February 1945. They got in a couple of missions before the end of hostilities flying 23 and other Beau's.

    Cheers

    Peter
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,719
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Good stuff Peter, and look, in Oz, they print things upside down !
     
  19. ozhawk40

    ozhawk40 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,337
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    I have one only until I win Lotto!
    Location:
    Live on the Oz West Coast - Perth
    Yes of course we do, and back to front. :shock:

    Another snippet of info is that Burton and Lyons were involved in a mid air collision with another Beau whilst in training. Fatal for the other crew involved at the time, unfortunately. Balls of steel in those days for sure.
     
  20. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    This good stuff Peter, my thanks. Where did you find such snippets!


    Terry, you have to remember that a good many of the Aussies are of Irish decent………………………………………..
     
Loading...

Share This Page