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Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Bristol Beaufighter

by Jan Goormans




Tamiya's 1/48 scale Beaufighter is available online from Squadron




Here is my 1/48 scale Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter

I used the Aires detail set and the Aeromaster “Whispering death” decal sheet.

The fit was excellent and the Aires set is just marvellous.

I decided to build a fairly new Australian bird, so not too dirty. The build was without any problem.

After the build I preshaded the complete plane.

Then the bottom was sprayed with Tamiya Sky, to bring some life into the bottom I sprayed some of the panels with mixtures of very diluted sky-orange and sky-blue.

Then the brown and the green were sprayed, here also the same technique was used the break the monotone colours, very diluted mix of brown-orange and green-orange.


Now its time to future the plane. Then decals and future again.

Before the weathering starts I went trough the panel lines with a very fine pen with water based black ink.

The weathering itself was done with oil paints, bunt umber and dark grey, but not too much since I wanted to make a Beaufighter that was fairly new in service.

Finally, the model was sealed with a mix of future and Gunze clear matt to finish it off.


This is a nice kit, it won’t be the last I have made.




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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2007 by Jan Goormans
Page Created 13 August, 2007
Last Updated 12 December, 2007

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