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#1 Bill_S

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:11 AM

My entry:

 

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I purchased these engines from LSP Dan.


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I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 


#2 harvey

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:54 PM

OH BOY !! Love it Bill......Harv :popcorn:


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#3 Shawn M

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:59 PM

cool, always liked the 'Beau


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


#4 Bill_S

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:38 PM

I always thought the Beaufighter a bit of an oddity; how many twin engines have the props forward of the nose?

 

Regardless, I'm going to give it a go. I started by attaching the inner wing uppers to the fuselage halves.

 

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For it's age, I got a decent fit with minimal gap. The real reason for doing it first is because of the cockpit floor...

 

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The kit cockpit floor level is much too high; in actuality, the floor is on the same level as the bottom of the wing.  The lower wing is taped in place here.

 

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A floor support glued in place, then cut at the join between the fuselage and lower wing.

 

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Next up is to drill out cannon openings, cobble up some 20mm barrels, and cut the floor to fit.


Edited by Bill_S, 11 July 2017 - 12:18 PM.

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#5 r0t0rdr1ver

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:04 PM

Have fun Bill! Love the Beau and can't wait to see what you do with it... :popcorn:


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:01 PM

Hello,

 

Always liked the Beau,one of my favorites :).

 

Cheers

Boris



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:53 PM

I've seen some stunning builds of this kit Bill, I'm sure yours will be amongst them.
Max

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:56 PM

Good start! :)

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:46 PM

excellent choice - love the Beau!


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-Patrick

 


#10 dmthamade

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 02:25 AM

Whispering Death!! :popcorn:  :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:35 AM

Good start indeed, I really love the Revell Beau as there is so much you can do with it. I used the Quickboost exhausts as they look very good.
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

BIll

Nice choice and I will be following with great interest and nostalgia.

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:06 PM

OH BOY !! Love it Bill......Harv :popcorn:

 

 

cool, always liked the 'Beau

 

 

Have fun Bill! Love the Beau and can't wait to see what you do with it... :popcorn:

 

 

Hello,

 

Always liked the Beau,one of my favorites :).

 

Cheers

Boris

 

 

I've seen some stunning builds of this kit Bill, I'm sure yours will be amongst them.
Max

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excellent choice - love the Beau!

 

The Grateful Dead. Black licorice. Bristol Beaufighter.

 

You either love them or hate them. I love black licorice, and I'll always be one of Jerry's kids. but I'm not a big fan of the Beaufighter.  Personally, I think it's rather homely - but it's in honor of Dan, so I'm going to build it.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:14 PM

I happen to love all 3!....Harv
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#15 Bill_S

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 08:09 PM

Lots of prep work before the building can begin. I got the floor cut, and I'm going to fill in the opening for the wing.

 

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I'm going to have to figure out how to back up the wing fill before I can lay some putty down over it. The design of the kit is going to pose some challenges.


Edited by Bill_S, 11 July 2017 - 12:20 PM.

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