Author Topic: 1/48 Sea Beau  (Read 10839 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #100 on: October 10, 2019, 09:49:58 PM »
Just running Testors' Dullcote through my airbrush for the first time &, I must say, I'm impressed! :smiley:

Always knew it was good from the rattle can but it's just as good with my poor airbrushing technique, much better than the Tamiya rattle cans I've been using, both for coverage & not reacting with the paints it's covering.

If you can get it, I'd recommend using it!


Of course, it may just be that I'm half-stoned from the fumes but, well, that could be a bonus, too. ;)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 09:52:25 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2019, 04:34:33 AM »
I'm not pushing it too fast, just doing it too long (according to SWMBO). ;)

Funny, from that source, complaints like those usually go the other way around  ;D

Of course, it may just be that I'm half-stoned from the fumes but, well, that could be a bonus, too. ;)

Hehe  :D  I know what you mean about the Tamiya rattle can Flat clear. Somehow they never quite match the effect of Dullcote :smiley:
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #102 on: October 11, 2019, 01:58:59 PM »
Well, unless a miracle happens, this is shelved for the duration or for all time.

What happened? Well, one of my usual end of build tricks - after removing all the tape & liquid mast from the clear bits, I test fitted the parts back on the model, then flipped the model over to do some work on a small fix-up job & "tink" something hit something. I'd removed the gunners canopy & the props, they were on the bench, but the pilots canopy is AWOL. I've all but torn the room apart (I've removed & checked the boxes & sweep the floor & under the bench supports), checked my clothing from last night, cleaned up the work bench ... Nothing!

I'm afraid the vinyl monster may have had it for a midnight snack. :o

So, as it stands, if I find the canopy, I'll finish it, if I don't, it's spare parts sometime in the future. :icon_crap:


To say I'm f___ed off doesn't even come close to describing how I feel right now.
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #103 on: October 11, 2019, 02:11:48 PM »
Sorry to hear this, such a bummer.  :icon_crap:
Incident does not make your builds any lesser quality for the rest us to enjoy.
Lot of impressive building in Sea Beau.  :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #104 on: October 11, 2019, 04:27:55 PM »
Mate, that is so sad.
Not making to SA Expo this year. Bring it to the Aussie Model Expo in June 2020 ;)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2019, 04:55:30 PM »
OK, f___cked-off-plus has been replaced by "I'll be buggered if this is going to beat me!" :icon_ninja:

I'm stealing the canopy cover from my other Tamiya Beaufighter. I'll be painting it up & fitting it tonight! Just try to gobble up this one, vinyl monster! :icon_punal:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2019, 12:20:01 AM »
Well, she's done! :D

No time for pictures tonight - I have to go to bed so I can get up to go to the Expo ... which starts in just over 6 hours! :o
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2019, 01:35:49 AM »
@Old Wombat - Now you have the perfect excuse to apply some special treatment to your second Beaufighter.  Bubble canopy perhaps?  Find a suitable size canopy/windscreen from another aircraft and see how it fits. 

Also, I feel your pain and anguish having lost a clear part and rediscovering it in the worst way possible by stepping on it and breaking it in the process.  I hope you do not rediscover your clear parts in this fashion. 
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2019, 06:58:46 AM »
And Falcon 1/48 set No.40 has Beaufighter canopies, it says in the list "Beaufighter Variants"

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #110 on: October 12, 2019, 09:24:46 PM »
Photo's of the Sea Beau taken at the SAPMA Expo today:





And I can tell you that none of the 3 builds I took placed. ::)


However, I may have influenced SAPMA to have a "Military What If ..." category next year! :smiley:


PS: Oh, & I've already bought another Beaufighter, at the Expo. ;)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 09:26:29 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2019, 10:29:15 PM »
Nice work! Really looks the part! Far better than what I can accomplish these days

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #112 on: October 12, 2019, 10:49:57 PM »
Looking good!  Also, getting a new what-if category for the show is also good and long overdue. 
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2019, 01:24:26 AM »
That's a real looker and one of your best yet, Mr Wombat!

That Beau is worthy of a blue ribbon!

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2019, 02:23:38 AM »
Ooo, that is gorgeous  :smiley:

And the canopy story? Did the Carpet Monster surrender its prize?
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #115 on: October 13, 2019, 05:21:21 AM »
On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd rate that an 11. Gorgeous.

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2019, 06:12:27 AM »
There's a lot of work out there and the result is impressive !
Great job sir !
Alex

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2019, 06:40:03 AM »
Awesome job! Such a terrific looking build!

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2019, 08:12:38 AM »
Just stunning  :-*

Do you have any pics of the arrester hook installation, I looked through the thread but didn't see anything although you mentioned it's from a Tracker.

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #119 on: October 13, 2019, 09:32:02 AM »
So I came looking for the Sea Beau . . . . . . .
Not my preferred scale but . . . . . . .

OMG that's a brilliant bit of work Wombat  :P :-* great navalising modifications and a great finish, a very believable WHIFF all 'round  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Methinks it shoulda scored at least a gold, maybe some bias here  ;) , the work that went into it, and you chopped up a Tamigawa kit to boot (impressive  8);D shoulda impressed those who judge  :smiley: :smiley:

I have to agree there really should be a Military Whiff category in model shows throughout Oz. It's bad enough WHIFFs are lumped into and have to compete with Sci-Fi & Movie Subject categories here in NSW and the builds/ideas behind them get lost being judged with popular Sci-Fi & Movie subjects.
Maybe try again next year when they do have a WHIFF Category?

As I said, great build man, shoulda scored.  :smiley: :smiley:
Now back to an Airfix PR Mk.XIX (and others) to be finished for the Canberra Show  :smiley:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2019, 10:14:35 AM »
You waz robbed Mr Wombat, that's a showstopper beaufighter in anyone's eyes, brilliant visualisation beautifully modelled.

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2019, 10:36:25 AM »
Guy, that come up a treat. Well worth the effort

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2019, 04:52:25 PM »
Thank you all, gentlemen (especially, FAAMAN ;))! :smiley:

In all honesty I never expected it to win &, after trying my hand at judging on Saturday night, I now know exactly why it didn't (& never will) win any prizes.

That doesn't worry me, though, as I built it to make me happy - which it did & is (especially hearing "experten" debating about whether or not the Beaufighter had ever been built with folding wings). ;D


Note: There will be a What If... category next year, as I have pledged to sponsor it (financially - my name will go on another category, Medium Scale Multi Prop's I think they said).
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2019, 07:28:12 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Reply #124 on: October 14, 2019, 08:01:09 PM »
Beyond awesome, is there a back story?