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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.

 

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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.

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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:

 

 

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

 

Just had a cup of tea in my favourite mug:

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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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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.

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