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Offline NARSES2

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An Australian Beau'
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:00:20 am »
When I got a copy of Fly Past magazine's Beaufighter special there was a photograph which intrigued me. A Beaufighter in the EDSG/DSG over white scheme. Now until that moment I'd thought this scheme had only been used on the longer ranged patrol aircraft. So I thought "why not on a Beaufighter ?" It was very short lived on the Beau' but does look good.

So here we have the Hasagawa 1/72 Beaufighter built from the box with the exception of a Quickboost tail fillet. I know most aircraft with the tail fillet had the thimble nose cone (the target tugs didn't) but I want that for something else. Another reason for this build is that it's of a bomb armed Beau and you don't see to many of those.

It's a nice kit and goes together well, recommended if you can get one at a decent price. Paints are Halfords, Xtracrylic and the usual culprits for the small details. Markings are from the kit and spares box.

So here we have Beaufighter Mk X of 455 Sqd RAAF East Coates May 1945.







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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 09:24:15 am »
Another good one Chris, and that scheme suits the Beau so well too.  :thumbsup: :bow:

I didn't even know Hasegawa did a Beaufighter myself, I bet it costs a pretty penny!
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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 10:30:10 am »
Nice one Chris ! Looks awesome in those colours....always been a big fan of the Beau'

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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 12:34:48 pm »
Damm. she looks really good in those colours Chris....very nice.
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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 06:03:51 am »
Damm. she looks really good in those colours Chris....very nice.

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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 06:33:33 am »
Lovely scheme that......another great build mate...... :thumbsup:
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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 07:45:47 am »
I didn't even know Hasegawa did a Beaufighter myself, I bet it costs a pretty penny!

Lots of boxings of different marks Kit. I picked up a couple in the US at decent prices. In the UK they are typical Hasegawa silly price
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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 02:31:51 pm »
Oooh, that's pretty!
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Re: An Australian Beau'
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 03:17:55 pm »
Beautiful!  :thumbsup: