Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

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Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:16 pm

In the presentation I mentioned that I am currently working on the aircraft model mentioned in the title. I said I'll try to present a workshop and so here it is. This is probably known to everyone TAMIYA model:

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I want to build the plane shown below:

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I have dealt with the interior quite quickly in total and so little will be visible from this in the finished model:

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Then I closed the fuselage:

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi Ripper,
nice progress there.Its a pity the interior detail will be hiddenI look forward to the rest of your build.
Anon...

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:21 pm

Because TAMIYA offers a model with raised ballasts and the plane I was building had a perpendicular defect, it was necessary to intervene with the saw:

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After grinding and gluing I fixed the corrected ballasts to the fuselage. Then I riveted and left for further work.

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At this stage I also removed the very ugly daggers of the aileron trimmers. It will replace it with metal parts later.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:48 pm

I further decided to make the TAMIYA product for the Bristol engine:

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Drills and bits of wires went in motion:

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Painting MrColor C8 and weathering - TAMIYA panel liner
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The complex engine presents itself much better than before
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I also painted the propeller (C8, Chipping Fluid, TAMIYA XF-1,brush with water, XF-1 filter and finally the pigments). The whole thing so far satisfies me
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby Lego » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:39 pm

That's very nice work.

Keep them coming.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 pm

thanks I try to :-)

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:48 pm

I tried to improve the look of the chassis by adding some wires

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Rear wheel painted but I'm not happy with its appearance I guess I have to do something about it
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby Vinny » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:17 pm

Superb modelling Marek [smilie=thumbsup02.gif] Your attention to detail is commendable :DX

Looking forward to the next update.
Vinny [smilie=pdt_popc1.gif]

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:54 pm

It was time for wings. Comparing the model to the plans listed in No. 75 of Air Monograph AJ-PRESS I found that the model is pure SF. So I had to work on a putty and carve out new lines and inspection panels.
Effect on the photos below. They also show that one row of rifle holes from rifles was removed because the plane I was building had only one row.

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The removed canvas lines shown in the photos are as white lines. As you can see, I also marked the lines of rivets.

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI TAMIYA 1:48

Postby ripper1 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:11 pm

A few details.
I glued the oil coolers on the wings unfortunately look like this:

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And they look like this:

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So again I had to use a putty

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As I wrote earlier, I decided to improve the rear wheel of the chassis. Unfortunately, two days of work with a needle and scalpel were wasted for a moment of inattention:

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The wheel was glued but I'm not sure if it will maintain the weight of the model

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