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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. 

 

45640708805_b600f86581_z.jpg110_4402 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

45830136774_33450f5d5b_k.jpg110_4399 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

46502202172_34b7a39c20_k.jpg110_4401 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

45830137364_beb70ed94e_k.jpg110_4400 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

That is what I have to work with

 

And it will come out something like this

 

44736878750_b1c8260a7c_q.jpgR7673 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

Was the serial indeed R7673?

 

Rick

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I ready like these old kits, this one in particular.  Crunched box, parts off on their own in the box, beer stained instructions and replaceable decals.  Should be fun.

 

Rick

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Great choice, I have the Lodella/Revell issue with the PE and Vac, I plan to build mine after the B-24, so I will be closely watching.

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Rick - according to Bruce Robertson's "British Military Aircraft Serials 1878-1987", R7673 was a Typhoon 1A (or poss 1B) which was later (if I'm reading the notes right) given maintenance airframe no. 4632M.

 

[Edit to add] X7673 was a Beaufighter Mk. I

 

Hope this helps!

Edited by Sepp

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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.

 

47074176044_ce8c41c2ee_k.jpg110_5502 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47811435882_acca2512bd_k.jpg110_5503 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47074175794_37daca2a35_k.jpg110_5504 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47074175384_87cc9343bc_k.jpg110_5505 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47811435632_5a391afdc1_k.jpg110_5506 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47074175204_d22a1fe282_k.jpg110_5507 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47074175134_a43bafdb25_z.jpg110_5511 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47811435502_9520972f9f_k.jpg110_5512 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

47074174864_4530bf3466_k.jpg110_5513 by Rick Martens, on Flickr

 

33986378808_9e2597f5e1_k.jpg110_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.

 

 

 

 

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Well done Rick, that's a lot of re-scribing, no wonder it took forever - but it looks very well done and is worth all the effort for sure.

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Lovely work so far Rick!

This will be my first job when it comes time to build my Beauf. 

Did you sand down the raised panel lines first, then remark all the lines individually, or did you rescribe recessed lines next to the raised ones and then sand off the raised ones?

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6 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Lovely work so far Rick!

This will be my first job when it comes time to build my Beauf. 

Did you sand down the raised panel lines first, then remark all the lines individually, or did you rescribe recessed lines next to the raised ones and then sand off the raised ones?

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.

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hi 

good job so far . so , no after market stuffs ??? even not the Model Monkey cockpit set !!??? it looks very nice , and will save time 

Alain

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7 minutes ago, alain11 said:

hi 

good job so far . so , no after market stuffs ??? even not the Model Monkey cockpit set !!??? it looks very nice , and will save time 

Alain

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.

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9 minutes ago, vvwse4 said:

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.

 

 

Absolutely nothing wrong with that!    

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