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Vehicle type: Military
Engine type: Reciprocating
Model of WWII era: 1939-1945
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Model scale: 1:48
Hello colleagues!) Let me presents you my latest model, completed this year. The plastic model kit of Bristol Beaufighhter Mk.VI Night Fighter Tamiya actually represents some hodgepodge of all the modifications at once, and the filling doesnt fit to these decals, so I had to do some conversion. First, I “straightened” regulators so that they wouldnt have cross V and moved trimmers control rods from up to down. Then it went on easier). Short air intakes have been included, I closed the holes for the antennas of the radar and in general it was all, it looked quite like the photo of the prototype).
I used Part etching, the interior was finalized (which is not visible ) and set the resin motor Vector, cut the hood, left hood louvers in the form of a ring, exhaust pipes handmade from wire, solderless, all on superglue, exhausts QuickBoost. Wiring from metallized yarn.
Materials and nuances of Tamiya plastic model construction process
I made the wheels loaded, simply heated them with gas burner and pressed to the table)) (I burned my finger).
Most part of BANO is homemade, stems from the needles, bow antenna, wiring on the racks from wire and shock absorber rods from the needles of catheters.
Painting was conducted with ABRO ground, Akan paints, varnishes Futura and Revel, MIG toning and pigments. Filters Star acrylic. Onto the exhaust pipes on the motor I blew a bit of Star rust, it also touched the cylinders, but from the direction of half a meter it looks great. I didnt even expect))
With the headlights I suffered a lot! What I constructed I achieved at about 40th attempt)
The model was built for the tournament on ScaleModels, but I had no more time or energy to modify the landing gear. I can only say that Tamiya makes about 60% of the parts of the original, so if to finish everything, the thing is serious)).
The base was made during half an hour of laminate, PVA, moss, Star grass, different dust and what was at hand))
Well, something like that)