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Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Completed

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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter Completed
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:28 PM

A very nice plane to build.  I decided not to to use the kit decals for the invasion stripes  12mm flexible tamiya tape worked very well

 IMG_E1681 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_E1682 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_E1684 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 10, 2018 3:45 PM

Thats nicely done, i like the finish on it. Good idea to paint the stripes.

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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:13 PM

Thank you Bish

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 PM

Nifty looking build. I think you did a great job.

Mike

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:15 PM
Great looking Beau

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:18 PM

Thanks guys. It was pleasure to build

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:06 PM

 Very sharp looking build!!! The invasion stripes really make it pop!

 

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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:39 PM

Thanks Stik. I’m glad I painted them instead of using the decals. This model was such a pleasure to build after a disastrous Hs-123

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:21 PM

Very nice build.

That's a great kit too.

Often not realized is that twin engine fighters, like the Beau and the P-38, had the wider 24" stripes, your 1/2" tape.

Really well done.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:03 AM
I have this kit in the stash. Good tip to use. Mike
  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:00 PM

mawright20
I have this kit in the stash. Good tip to use. Mike
 

I measured the kit decals for the stripes and was surprised that Tamiya had a flexible tape with that width. I had zero bleed through and it adapted to the curves very nicely

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:06 PM

Very well done! I have to agree, the painted invasion stripes are stunning! 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:13 PM

Greatmaker

It was pleasure to build

Agreed.  This was one of the nicest and best fitting kits I've built.  Really nice work on yours, Greatmaker.

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:27 PM

Nice looking airplane. I like the weathering on the underside.

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:04 PM

Thanks guys.  Your support for my build is greatly appreciated

 

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