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My Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter WIP

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  • Member since
    November, 2016
My Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter WIP
Posted by Gerhard on Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:57 AM

My 1st Tamiya kit. Be gentle folks, I'm still a noob. I never do the crew members, but I thought I will give it a bash. All brush painted:


I have two schemes planned, either a RAF bird fro, North Africa, or SAAF one out of Italy. Will have to decide when the new decals arrive, as the kiy ones just disintegrate. 











Some progress, all buttoned up, engines, collector rind and undercarriage painted: The collector rings seem to be quite a contentious issue, with lots of model displaying a solid copper look. In my opinion this is wrong, and it is closer to a rusty steel look. I tried my best to emmulate the color after looking at photgraphs. I used a metallic black base and then a thinned coat of broen enamel to achive the look you see here.


The weathering on the undercarriage and bay doors was done using Tamiya broen and black panel line wash.




  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:07 AM

Excellent progress.  Your first Tamiya kit build is superb.


On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by Gerhard on Friday, August 18, 2017 7:11 AM
Going to have to park this build for now until new decals from the UK arrive. The kit decals are way too old, and just disintegrate the minute you touch them. I tried treating them with a clear coat, but that didn't help either.  It's OK, I decided on the SAAF them anyways. Maybe start with the Airfix 1/72 B17 or 1/48 Stuka. Not sure yet.
  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by Gerhard on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:51 AM

After more than 6 weeks my replacement decals finally arrived from the UK, so this will start up soon again. 

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:18 PM

Lookin' good so far, Gerhard! Also like that Whirlwind for your avatar. Recently bought the 1/48th Trumpeter kit of that plane. Always thought it was sleek, good-looking design. Too bad the RAF didn't make hardly any use of it - guess the jet age caught up with it too quickly.



Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!


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