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  1. As part of some upcoming large scale, 3D-printed aircraft cockpit upgrade designs, very happy to announce a model of the World War Two-era "Set, Complete Radio 522-A" ("SCR-522-A") used by the US Army Air Corps, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. In RAF and RAAF service, this radio set was known as the TR.5043. This model is available in 1/32 and 1/24 scales. Other scales are possible. Often referred to as a "Signal Corps Radio", the SCR-522-A was installed aboard many aircraft types. For example, the SCR-522-A was a conspicuous feature of the P-51D and P-51K Mustang fighters, installed behind the pilot's armored seat back and visible through the bubble canopy. Very soon, we will be releasing a highly detailed, 3D-printed cockpit for the classic Revell 1/32 scale Bristol Beaufighter (see posts below). Click here for the Model Monkey products in 1/24 scale and 1/18 scale Click here for Model Monkey products in 1/32 scale. Click here for the Model Monkey catalog.
  2. It is hoped an accurately sized and highly detailed 3D-printed TR.9D will be included in a soon-to-be-released 1/32 scale Bristol Beaufighter cockpit. The radio can be offered separately. Any help is hugely appreciated. TIA!
  3. Hello, I have decided that, with all the great builds emerging here, it's time to get on the wave... But I warn you - this is a long-term project and the progress here will be sloooow... My obsession with this Bristol's beast has started some 6 years ago (Thanks to HlavaXXII, a friend of mine...). It was few years after I had returned to modelling after many years of doing other things. First goal was to make a 1/33 paper model of this plane. But as I have started to look for the references, this happened to be a challenge in itself. And a lot fun too. So after years of researching, with many ups and downs over the time, I've got a lot of references, a couple of new friends, some computer 3D models and the persistent feeling that I need to do something with it, or it will end up in vain... Time flies, you know... Me inside TFC's Beau, July 2012: So, what to do? A detailed, full 1/32 or 1/24 scale model was an option... But then I saw a 1/12 F-104 cockpit on some modelling show. And that one has made me think... And when I bumped into Jack Constant's amazing cutaways, which are made also in 1/12 scale, the decision was made. Jack Constant's models are now in collection of Canada Aviation and Space Museum: https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1998.0075.001, https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1998.0076.001 https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1998.0077.001, https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1998.0226.001 https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1998.0227.001, https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=1998.0228.001 I haven't found any quality pictures online. There's a great summary of his work in FineScale Modeler/May 1999, written by his son Alan Constant: https://kalmbachhobbystore.com/product/back-issue/fsm990501 My heap of "Beau" references: There's a lot more of it on my harddrive. So to finish my first WIP post, here are some real world and full scale examples of the subject: Beaufighter Nose Section by David North, on Flickr Bristol Beaufighter (A19-144) Photo 2 by Chris Young, on Flickr There's hope I'll be back soon. Juraj
  4. Well since Kev has put me to work again looking after this group build, I really should contribute. I picked this kit up earlier in the year for 25 bucks at a swap meet on a whim because the price was pretty good. I was thinking of doing an RAAF MK 1C Beaufighter, I don't think there is much difference between the C and the F. It will be pretty much straight from the box, I don't tend to do a lot in the way of detailing for older models as you often end up spending more on aftermarket than the model initially cost. It looks decent enough in the box, so hopefully it doesn't present too many build issues.
  5. Diorama: Bristol Beaufighter Mk 1C - No. 30 Squadron RAAF ( A19-15 'O') - Australia I tried to Catch the Atmosphere of Ward's Airstrip, Port Moresby 1942, in the Diorama. Model Kit: 1/32 Revell Bristol Beaufighter with a lot of scratchbuilding. My good old Revell 1/32 (1975?) was taken apart and had a complete overhaul, inside and out. The project took around a year or so, reworking all of the model until i was happy with it: Complete interior rebuild, wheelbays, gunbays & removeable panels. Sanding and rescribing of panel lines & rivetting. Diorama: British built Bristol Beaufighter Mk IC undergoing maintenance at Port Moresby, Ward's Airfield, during the Kokoda Trail Campaign, Papua New Guinea, November-December 1942. From early 1941 the roles of the Beaufighter diversified as it was adapted to carry out anti-shipping strikes and ground-attack missions, and in these capacities gained its fearsome reputation. In the Asia-Pacific theatre the Beaufighter was nicknamed "Whispering Death" because of its quiet engines and heavy firepower. The origin of this nickname is generally attributed to Japanese troops, but there are also accounts that it began with British pilots in Burma. Royal Australian Air Force 30. Squadron Beaufighters attacked Japanese boats, airstrips, and supply dumps in Lae, on Goodenough Island, Buna, and Gona. The unit also played a major part in supporting army operations between Buna, Kokoda, and Sanananda by regularly attacking supply and communication lines. By November 30. Squadron had begun a series of strafing missions against Japanese infantry retreating from Kokoda towards the north coast. The squadron's Beaufighters maintained an armed reconnaissance searching for troops escaping the bombing offensives on Buna, Soputa, and Gona. They also made a series of successful strafing attack on grounded aircraft at the Lae aerodrome. The Kokoda Trail fighting was some of the most desperate and vicious encountered by Australian troops in the Second World War. Victory on the Kokoda Trail ensured that Allied bases in Northern Australia, vital in the coming counter-offensive against the Japanese, would not be seriously threatened by Japanese air attacks. This Photo from AWM, Inspired me to do the Project: "Ward's Airstrip, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 1942" Had to try another one... enjoy Diorama: 1/32 Revell Beaufighter + Ford 3000s Converted. Airfix Multipose Figures converted with Ultracast Heads...
  6. Some years ago in a fit of adventure I picked up a 1/32 set of Aggressor markings for the F-5. Keeping an eye out for the Hasegawa kit, on F/S threads and Fleabay since then, turned up zero/zip/zilch for so long I stopped looking. Earlier today I made a perfunctory search and scared up THREE on offer. Also on the 'I want' list is Revell's classic 1/32 F4U-1. Currently have one on the go, in kit markings 1835 Sqn. Would love to thrash one out in RNZAF, too. There are Revell kits for Africa. And going for very reasonable $$. A ton of Revell Beaufighters have shown up as well. Have one already, slated for NF status but would love another in 489 Sqn. Is it the time of year? People thinning stashes before Winter? I no complain! If I didn't find the F-5E I was thinking of bashing together something Sabre-like in Aggressor scheme, simply to use the markings. Yes, I'm aware of Tamiya's jewellery and Trumpy's oeuvre, and they're a lot less work. I'm "old school" and like the challenge. Grew up on the classics, that's my "bliss", to be knee-deep and bum-up in s/b. Plus ça change plus la même chose. notes from a small island. Rossky
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