Coastal Command Beau
Long time no visit, work life has gotten in the way of my modelling, but i managed to roll one out of the hangar finally.
Tamiyas 1/48 Beaufighter. OOB build with a paint scheme i came across whilst looking for something more interesting other than the standard Beau colours. I couldn't find much info on her other than it was LZ293 and 'it was eventually with 236Sqn in march 1944 and crashed near davidstow moor a/f cornwall in august 1944
I have before seen the colour scheme referenced as an anti u-boat scheme used by a/c based at davidstow moor, but others may know more '
There is a little more about her around the net and a few reference pictures but nothing deep that i could find. Regardless, i loved the scheme so went with it 🙂 She was all over painted in the standard RAF scheme and then i applied the white so the original scheme was still a hint here and there. I got fairly down and dirty with her and did have some issues with my clear coat and the oils not getting along nicely but persistence got her to a stage where i was fairly happy overall with the grotty look i wanted.
I have since ditched the cheap oils i have been using for over a year and will be trying VMS clears and some Flory washes (when they finally turn up) on my next kit which i am looking forward too, new products!
Quick edit- The base was something i knocked up out of plaster, scribed, painted and weathered to give her a bit of pop.
cheers all..and as an Aussie, to all you Brits, it's coming home!
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