Bristol Beaufighter TF.MK.X

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by josve, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Ok ok ok......
    I couldn't resist.
    After I bought this plane from Paperaircraftwerks, I just had to try to build a plane :)
    So here it goes.I dont want any laughing in the shadows.....
    I promise I try to do my best!

    First the picture of the model...
    It's supposed to look something like this when I'm finished.
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    I started with the fuselage.Good fit, nice colors, but the print is not good.
    The lines wasn't straight but full of jaggies, so the errors on this build most likely is my fault.

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    Here we have the gunners seat and compartment.

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    The joints of the sections was very good.I made some strips and it all went together.

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    Other side

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    Just a closeup of some of the seams.

    The only trouble I had was coloring edges......so please dont look to close :)
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    No laughter from me!

    Looks great................. keep it up!

    john
  3. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Johnny!

    Welcome to the "plane crazy" bunch!

    What seams? Looks great from here.

    Rick
  4. Clashster

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    Looks great, Johnny! But where do you put the tracks? :grin:

    Chris
  5. cmdrted

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    Looks great, welcome to the wonderful world of card model aviation!
  6. josve

    josve Active Member

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    The fuselage is finished.
    I found it a bit "strange" to build the fuselage without formers...
    But I managed to not getting it twisted, so I'm almost happy with it...
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    The gunports with the guns inserted.
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    Tail.
    The tailfin and the rudders also was made without any formers.
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    Interior.
    This will not show very much after the cockpit and canopy are in place.
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  7. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Great job Johnny.......... these guys don't know you build planes!:grin:

    But I do!

    john
  8. Clashster

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    Looks great, Johnny! Fuselage looks great!

    Chris
  9. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Great start, looking good. Must be a real change not having 50 parts for 1 subassembly!
  10. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks a lot for yor kind words guys!!

    I will continue with the cockpit later today.
  11. josve

    josve Active Member

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    The cockpit is done.
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  12. silverw

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    Hi Johnny

    I've seen your other builds ......... and I wouldn't be suprized to see the screws on the instrument panel!! :)

    Great Stuff!! .... Bill
  13. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks Bill!!

    I don't think you will se any screws here :)
    The details in the cockpit will be more or less covered of the canopy, so I'm not sure about how much work I will put into the detailing....
  14. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    I like your new adventure, Johnny!
    Trying different stuff is always fun!

    How did you make the handles in the cockpit?
    I love the little red "knobs",, I know the Josve touch when I see it!:grin:

    Nice work, as usual, Johnny!8)

    Russell
  15. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks Russell!!

    I made the handles of very thin copperwire, about 0,2 or 0,3mm.
    And dip in red paint,let dry-dip in paint,let dry-dip in paint,let dry etc etc

    The new adventure suits me well I hope :)
    I just had to try this one after I had downloaded it, and hopefully it will be a nice experience!
  16. Clashster

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    Great looking cockpit, Johnny! Love to see your work, even if it is one of those flying thingys... :grin:
  17. Bowdenja

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    Check the sewing department or craft store............... they are straight pins with small colored plastic head. These make pretty good throttle handles...........

    john
  18. John Griffin

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    Invasion stripes rule... and the Beaufighter is one tough looking plane, made even better by the stripes. Your build looks great. What scale is it?
  19. cmdrted

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    Johnny Great job, worthy of the detail you are capable of! You have a better 1st aircraft than many of my 3rds and 20ths!
  20. Bowdenja

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    John.............. 1/32