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Beaufighter 252 Squadron 1942


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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.




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...




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.




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








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

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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:





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






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



Just had a cup of tea in my favourite mug:




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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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.




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.

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