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Bristol Beaufighter TF.X
27 Sqn, RAF South East Asia Command
Burma, June 1944

Airfix (A04019)

Started: Jul 2016
Finished: Aug 2016

Completed as the latest model for my local clubs annual 'group build' event. This time around I left it too late to build my usual 'dogfight double' combination of two aircraft so here have the Beaufighter in SEAC colors flying a patrol alone. As with all our group builds the model has to be 100% out-of-the-box. I opted for the SEAC camo scheme (based out of Burma) rather than the coastal command grey.

I have grown quite found of these newer toolings from Airfix and when combined with the Cartograph decals in the box they have a winning combination. If I had one suggestion for Airfix to improve it would be the depth of the panel lines. They have made the lines thin enough but they are still too deep in opinion, its a small nitpick for sure but on the off chance someone from Airfix ever stumbles onto this page at least I've now said it out loud :) The model was finished with Gunze Mr Color paints for the main colors and Tamiya Acrylics and Alclad metalisers for the rest.