Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter

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Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter

Post by m.lacivita » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:36 am

On Jan. 6, 1942, Beaufighter MkI serial T4887, belonging to no. 252 sq. of Coastal Command, in transfer flight from Gibraltar to Malta, landed by mistake on a Sicilian field. It ended his career in Italian markings.

Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter, out of the box. Kit courtesy of Allan Buttrick.

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Post by D520 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:30 am

This is the Massimo touch! Unmistakable.

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Post by Editor » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:25 pm

Beautiful job!
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Post by gruson » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:05 am

Great job, nice one !

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Post by Dave Bayliss » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:35 am

Like that, good job. It seems people have always liked visiting Italia, even when they are not supposed to! I have several projects for non-italian aircraft in R.A. colours planned, must get around to doing one! I like very much your work with the paint job. It looks very effective, even on a straight out of the box kit.
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Post by Luftwoller » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:09 am

Fantastic job and a great story as well,
Thx for posting,
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Post by Vincent Biondi » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:44 pm

Great Job!!
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Post by GAJouette » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:28 pm

Massimo,
Outstanding my friend.It's always a real threat to see your latest project posted.
Highest Regards,
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Post by Lubos Pavel » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:09 pm

Nice Beaufighter. But are you sure that Italian Baufighter had the two tone camouflage on the upper sides? According to the photos presented in "06 - Ali Straniere in Italia Prede di Guerra yugo, RAF, USAAF" and my opinion this Beau was camouflaged on the upper sides only in Extra Dark Sea Grey. :roll:

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Post by chrism » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:03 pm

Nice work. I think it's cool to see captured aircraft.

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