1/72 Bristol Beaufort.
This is the new Airfix kit. It continues Airfix’ recent record of excellence by packing a lot of detail into a small box. The model features a pretty complete interior that you would expect in a 1/48 kit. In addition to the great detail, it all fits together very well. The only fit issue that I came across involved the small circular windows in the fuselage. I initially thought I screwed them up when I joined the fuselage halves as they set unevenly. After examining a few other builds online, I’m pretty sure they just don’t fit flush. I removed them and used Testors canopy cement to make new ones.
I built the kit out of the box, only adding seatbelts cut from Tamiya tape and painted. Camouflage paints are Xtracolor Extra Dark Sea Grey , Humbrol 22 black and 102 green. The decals are nice glossy, Cartograf items that set down well. Use care when applying the fuselage codes because they have very little carrier film. This was an enjoyable project for me. Another one done.
I included a group photo of the model with Airfix’ Blenheim and Beaufighter for comparison purposes. If you’re interested in the construction process, I ran a build log on the Aircraft in progress page. Happy modeling!
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