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DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII

by Michael Woodgate

 

DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII
100 Sqn, RAAF

 images by Pieter Stroethoff

 


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Description

 

Here is Contrail's 1/48 scale Beaufort Mk. I converted to an Australian Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) Beaufort Mk. VIII.

I had to rework the engines and the shape of the nacelles, the undercarriage, broaden the chord of the fin, add radar aerials to the rear fuselage and take care of many other items peculiar to Aussie Beauforts.

Paints used were Gunze RAF Dark Green, Dark Earth and a lightened shade of Sky.

 

 

Decals came from Superscale for the code letters, Tasman for the roundels and serials. The nose art was painted directly onto the model using a photo of the actual aircraft as reference.

 

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2001 by Michael Woodgate
Images Copyright 2001 by Pieter Stroethoff
Page Created 12 December, 2001
Last Updated 14 December, 2001

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