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#16 Bill_S

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:29 AM

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And some filler...

 

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Boarding ladder access...

 

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There's a small gap where the fuselage side meets the lower wing; I'm hoping it won't be visible.

 

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Revell's wheel bays are works of fiction. Any modifications to them need to be addressed before the fuselage can be attached to the lower wing. Detail removed, ejector pin marks filled.

 

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I'm going to use the kit landing gear. While I'm sure I could scratch one, I have little confidence that I could make two that were identical. As a result, I'll keep most of the the attachment points in the bay, but some cutting is in order.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:41 PM

Wow,  lots of work.  Looks good


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:14 PM

Looking good Bill, some nice work there.
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:03 PM

Great start Bill, I'll be keeping an eye on this build as I have one on the way....:)

 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:21 PM

Your doing great Bill. Can't wait for more....Harv
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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:45 PM

Looking good! :)

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:18 PM

Even with the Hobbyzone stuff, it doesn't take long...

 

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A little artistic license here:  All my references indicate that the openings are quasi-elliptical, with recessed cannons. I'm going to leave the shape as-is, and have protruding barrels. A little scribing around the openings, and I'll have an opportunity to break out my new beading tool...

 

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Guns look great Bill. I agree with you on how fast we can mess up our bench space....mine looks much the same.... :whistle:


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:31 PM

Bill

Very nice progress. Revell's Golden Oldies surely reflect the state of the Art Way Back When. Nice work on filling the the wing opening and the floor.

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys. The cockpit scares me!


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 11:05 PM

Well, after seeing your build, I went to the LHS today and found an old Revell Japan boxing of the kit.

I'll be using your build as a reference source since I don't have any on the Beaufighter.

Now to find some info on the differences between the kit and a TF-X.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:41 AM

Great work Bill, another kit I would love to build. But if I could, I'd want to build an Israeli Mk.X, but I'm unsure on the differences/mods needed.


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 01:12 AM

Well, after seeing your build, I went to the LHS today and found an old Revell Japan boxing of the kit.

I'll be using your build as a reference source since I don't have any on the Beaufighter.

Now to find some info on the differences between the kit and a TF-X.

Carl

 

 

Great work Bill, another kit I would love to build. But if I could, I'd want to build an Israeli Mk.X, but I'm unsure on the differences/mods needed.

I'm working from this:

 

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It's a little pricey, but should give just about everything you need to know.


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:33 AM

Great to see the Beaufighter being built. Don't see any of these kits being built. I see you have references, did you look at Prime Portal, they have a great walkaround including interior pics. http://www.primeport...ndex.php?Page=1

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:36 AM

Great to see the Beaufighter being built. Don't see any of these kits being built. I see you have references, did you look at Prime Portal, they have a great walkaround including interior pics. http://www.primeport...ndex.php?Page=1

 

 

Don

Outstanding, Don. Thanks!


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