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Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« on: June 23, 2018, 03:01:22 PM »
So I've finished my Jagdpanther and I wanted to go back to aircraft - so it's this baby





















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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 03:47:30 PM »
That looks like a nice kit. What paint scheme are you thinking of doing?
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 05:30:15 PM »
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 11:25:55 PM »
Some progress













Being Tamiya, this goes together very nicely. Not too many parts either  O0

I don't normally bother with the pilot figures - but decided to stick them in as it's such a big cockpit
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 01:05:13 AM »
ehmm …doesn't the backseat gunner looks in the other direction?

in the blueprint he does.   

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 01:53:20 AM »
ehmm …doesn't the backseat gunner looks in the other direction?

in the blueprint he does.
Only if it's the fighter version (option A)

If you look at Section 2 of the instructions, it points out A and B options
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 03:08:07 AM »
Ahh! i see you build the fighter version :)

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 03:48:16 AM »
Nope. The other version. In the fighter version, the guy is facing the rear.  ;D
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 04:59:52 AM »
JD, i fear its just the other way around  :-\



A   the bomber has the rear MG
B  the fighter (day or night) has no rear MG



A seat to the rear to grab the gun
B seat to the front, no gun mount canopy

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 05:02:22 AM »
Ah. I've got my fighter/bomber types mixed up. I'm making option B (Fighter)
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 05:10:42 AM »
Phew!  :bd:

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 06:09:14 AM »
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2018, 06:37:05 AM »
A slight misunderstanding. Nothing to see here - move along  ;D
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2018, 04:35:34 PM »
And she's done. No weathering. This baby is brand new off the production line










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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2018, 04:41:46 PM »
Looks great!

One question- in the day fighter variant why did the plane need a GIB? Nav? Comms? In the night fighter he'd be the radar operator.
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