Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter
February 6, 2017 in Aviation
I was going through my posts here on iModeler and realized I never posted about my first build in 2016! During construction I cracked the gunner position canopy. I was able to continue building the kit since the canopy could be put on last. I tried to order a replacement from Airfix but, they were out. They did say they would eventually send me a replacement when they produced one, but that was indefinite. So then I looked for another Beaufighter kit. Again I was frustrated by no available kit in the local shops or too high a price for shipping from an online dealer. In the meantime the rest of the kit was completed and for a couple months it sat while I waited for the replacement part. Then on a spontaneous visit to my favorite local hobby shop I found another Beaufighter kit and immediately snapped it up. Using the canopy from the new kit, I finally finished my Beaufighter. Of course, you all know the Airfix replacement part part arrived a few days later. But that’s okay because I very much enjoyed making this kit and look forward to doing the other one later this year. Needless to say, it took so long to get the model done I forgot to take pics and post them here. So, here they are!
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