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  • Birthday 08/13/1963

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  1. Still working on the Beaufighter. The interieur is finished. Or I am finished with it which is closer to the truth. Made the observers seat and some instruments. The ammo boxes are covered with thissue soaked in white glue. I saw pictures of zipped ammo boxes which allowed me to get an easy escape from a potentional big problem. Tossed in some lines and cables ad voila that should do the trick. 110_6242 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_6244 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_6243 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_6248 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Now I most focus on the engines. They look ok but as far as I know the exhausts came together in a collective ring in the front of the cowling and from there on to the main exhaust. I have no idea how to replicate that now but time will tell I guess. Also some brake lines on the landing gear and after that time for paint. Due to some construction work in our house I am not able to airbrush, hopefully in October everything will be done so I can start throwing paint around. Hope you like it, sorry for the lousy pictures. Rick.
  2. Finished building the cockpit. 110_5545 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Overvieuw, dials are from Airscale, wiring is made out of lead wire. All the rest is Evergreen and the sparebox. 110_5547 by Rick Martens, on Flickr The tub and the port side, all the levers are made out of small strips of metal. 110_5550 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Instrument panel, both sidewalls and the steering wheel. 110_5551 by Rick Martens, on Flickr The seat, the belts are made out of an empty cheese tube, the rest is Evergreen 110_5555 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Dryfit 110_5554 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Port sidewall 110_5556 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Slowly it comes together now. I am quite happy the way it turns out so far. Rick
  3. Nice!! I will be looking to this one allready saw some useful images for my own build. How do the other parts look? Have fun!!
  4. Eric, Thank you for the info, one quick question what kind of vinyl do you use to make the masks? Rick
  5. Great model and great story. What kind of machine you use to make those masks? Can you operate that kind of machine with, lets say not much more then moderate computerskills? Rick
  6. Did some work on the inside and the landing gear 110_5528 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5529 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Working on the internals, starboardside cockpit done. Made the sidewalls behind the cockpit to cover the area to the observers place. I know most of it will not be visible but I know it is there. Ran out of ribbing material... 110_5534 by Rick Martens, on Flickr IP done with a little help from Airscale. Used all references I could get. Maybe not all that accurate but with some paint on it, it might just look right. 110_5536 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Starboard side console done 110_5539 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Made a start with the floor, all out of Evergreen card. 110_5543 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Also made a start with the landing gear. Filled the ejectionmarks and hollowed the wheelhubs. 110_5544 by Rick Martens, on Flickr The bench is the usual mess... Hope you like it.
  7. Yeah I know it looks good but it I like to scratch the interieur with bits and pieces I have lying around. We willl see how it turns out. So far I have made the floor so that is the base to start with.
  8. Hi Brian, Thanks. I sanded everything down and after that I drew everyting on with a pencil, after that I did the rescribing. I do not know if it is all that accurate due to the fact that there are a lot of different references.
  9. Hello everybody, I am still working on the Beaufighter. As usual the out of the box thing went out of the window. I decided to rescribe the whole thing because it looks better and I have never done anything like that before. There are a lot of books and references but somehow every book I have and read tells something different. I am quite happy how it turned out but it took forever, Too bad I shoot lousy pictures but I hope that you like what I have done so far. 110_5502 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5503 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5504 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5505 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5506 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5507 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5511 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5512 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5513 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_5514 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Next will be the interieur and the landing gear. I will try to scratch most of the interieur without the use of afermarket stuff. The kit is from 1974, the engines and the landing gear look quite allright to me so it will not take to much effort to make those look decent. The interieur however does not look like anything I have seen in books so far so that is a challenge. Rick.
  10. I have added everything I wanted to the nose section. 110_4560 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Assembled the crew. 110_4555 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4557 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4558 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4563 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4566 by Rick Martens, on Flickr The tail gunner and the radio operator are like Frankenstein put together from all sorts of spare parts. Rick
  11. Been working on the bombardier's compartment 110_4474 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4477 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4478 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4479 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4490 by Rick Martens, on Flickr I have added the bomb release switch, bombdoor controlls, a portable oxygen bottle and the springs and pulleys for the two machineguns in the nose. Maybe not all that accurate but it looks fine to me. 110_4482 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4484 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4485 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Could't resist a dry fit. That place is crowded they had hardly room to breathe in there!! 110_4495 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4494 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Also finished the Norden bombsight. Only could't get the crosshairs done. Tried stretches sprue, thin wire ( too thick ) and even the dogs hair so I will probably leave it as it is. Thanks to Daniel I know the noseart Liquid8er 1 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Liquid8er 2 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Rick
  12. Small update, Been working on the bombardeers office, the bombsight and reworked the chin turret. Question about that when the turret is pointing to the side there are two "black" panels showing in the pictures. Are those clear panels or something like that? 110_4436 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4435 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4434 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4433 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4431 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4430 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4429 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Rick
  13. Count me in. Knew I had the old Revell kit somewhere and dug it up. I want to make it in the markings of the Beaufighter of the 29th Fighter Squadron flown by Guy Gibson in 1940 1941. 110_4402 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4399 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4401 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_4400 by Rick Martens, on Flickr That is what I have to work with And it will come out something like this R7673 by Rick Martens, on Flickr Was the serial indeed R7673? Rick
  14. Liquid-8-Or by Rick Martens, on Flickr Somebody on a Dutch forum found this one. I am still very curious wether there was any noseart involved, or a name and/or mission symbols. All the pictures I know show the plane from the portside but I have not seen any picture displaying the starboard side. Mayby someone over here knows?
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