The Bristol Beaufighter is one of my favourite planes and Tamiya has some beautiful 1/48 scale renditions in it's line up. There are plenty color schemes to choose from but a bare metal yellow & black Target Towing version was the one I immediately fell in love with.
But unfortunately when finished the belly of a plane is barely visible. That's a pity since plane bellies are always areas covered with very nice details. So I wanted to expose the black & yellow striping on the bottom and decided to add some folded wings. And yes I know this is not historical correct but hey do I care? Guess not. =+)
As said above there were no Bristol Beaufighters with folded wings... till now. =+)
I just cut off the wings and scratched a folded wing mechanism with parts from the scrapbox. In every way this kit from Tamiya is an excellent one. All the parts were fitting perfectly and I only added some resin seats from Ultracast. An Eduard mask set was used to mask the transparent parts and I used EZ line to create the antenna. The bare metal coat was done using Extreme metal from AK interactive and the black & yellow are acrylic from Tamiya. Pledge was used for varnishing purpose.
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