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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 25 Aug 2019 07:47 #1

If this will pass muster, I need something to do that's easy!

According to what was posted, " I'm keeping simple for air and land subjects anything produced in numbers over a 1000. Sea subjects say...500 or more. not sure of the Abrams is over 1000 units...but it's definitely a workhorse...you get the idea"

"Also thinking that projects already started will be good as long as they are no more than 50% done. I would like to get 10 to 12 people on the poll before giving this Campaign a start date."

Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter: a multi-role aircraft used in many roles; rocket-armed ground attack, aircraft torpedo bomber, maritime strike/ground attack aircraft, anti-shipping aircraft. Built 5928 according to Wiki

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I had some of the wing and interior glued together, that is all. Plan on adding some Ultracast seats and exhausts.
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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 25 Aug 2019 10:09 #2

It's Eric's call but I'm betting you're good to start. :popcorn
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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 26 Aug 2019 00:19 #3

:popcorn ...

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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 28 Aug 2019 20:34 #4

Thanks guys!

got the interior painted up. the two Ultracast seats worked nicely replacing the old ones.

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and with the fuselage buttoned up, I have a few small seams to clean up. coming together quickly!

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I was trying to drill out the two little openings on the cowlings but screwed them up royally so now I'll replace them with some hyperdermic needles. I'll probably try to fashion some exhausts for the engine to attach to the cowl as well.

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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 28 Aug 2019 22:04 #5

:thumbsup

Can't go wrong with a 'Beau'



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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 29 Aug 2019 00:46 #6

Warren here's what I did when I built this kit. There ought to be twice as many pipes but I thought that looked busy enough with the three cowl braces that also were there. Tamiya shoulda covered these details :oldguy :bat







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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 29 Aug 2019 05:32 #7

Thanks John, that helps me a lot! I've been looking at a few pictures online, looks as though several of the pipes coming from the back cylinders connect to the ones in the front of the engine.
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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 29 Aug 2019 07:11 #8

Interesting...:popcorn
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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 29 Aug 2019 11:15 #9

Warren, as you know the Hercules was a sleeve valve engine. It had two exhaust ports on the front of each cylinder, and three intake ports on the back. Here's a web page with a good picture of the intake piping on the Persius and Centaurus, which were similar to the Hercules.

https://www.enginehistory.org/members/articles/Shilling.shtml

The left side exhaust ports of the front and back row cylinders were joined together and in the case of the Beaufighter and other installations with the front exhaust collector ring went forward. Same for the ports on the right side of each cylinder. A real rats nest of piping, and there were also three struts that went from the front reduction gear housing to the front collector ring to support it. This is the clearest photo I have found of the piping for the exhaust on the Beaufighter.

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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 31 Aug 2019 21:02 #10

Thanks John. been looking at a few walkaround sites to check out the piping but these links and info will help too. Next step after some sanding!!

worked on the landing lights and drilling out the intakes.

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lights. i used Stoneboat's advice for the furnace tape

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then added a little Micro Crystal Clear for a lens

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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 31 Aug 2019 22:52 #11

I have some engine and light fixtures pictures if you're interested

Cheers, Christian B)

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1/48 Bristol Beaufighter 15 Sep 2019 20:41 #12

phantom II wrote:
I have some engine and light fixtures pictures if you're interested

Cheers, Christian B)

Thanks Chris, I did find a few pics online that helped!

I've painted some of the fiddly bits

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and just added some cut round tube for the exhausts

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2 sets for each engine

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Painted...

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then cut out. some foam so I could paint the inside of the cowls copper

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Also cut out the intakes and replace the molded detail with 2 pieces of wire

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two power-eggs ready for installation!

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Last night I painted a pre-shade and sprayed the topside dark sea grey

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next up will be the undersides!
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