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      Ok, with thanks to HFC and Lancair IV I am feeling some motivation I have not felt in a long time. The B17s you guys are building are just fantastic!!
      This has given me the idea that a 1/48 or 1/32 scale aircraft build may be something that I could happily embark on. So........
      I thought for almost 10 seconds and came up with two possibility's.
      Either the DAP MkXXI Beaufighter or a CAC Mk XIIV Boomerang, my two all time favorite aircraft.
      Back before I joined the Army I was a member of the Moorabbin Air Museum in Victoria, there we had both of these aircraft. (Australian National Aviation Museum - Moorabbin Air Museum)
      I spent many many hours working on both of these aircraft, instilling in me a passion that has lasted!
      I have fond memory's of sitting in the pilots seat of the 'Beau' dreaming of streaking in at zero feet on a 'strafing' run on a Jap position!

      So after a little research I decided that the Boomerang was too much of a project, a 1/25 vac form was available but its spendy and not all that good. I was in the process of scratchbuilding a 1/5th scale one when I joined the Army. That is long gone and I thought that........well........ I don't want to do that much work and the 'Beau' is a much more available kit so that won out.
      Depending on availability I may go with a 1/48 as I cant find a 1/32 kit in my price range!

      Detail info is readily available for the MkXXI and on searching there is some detail kits but for some reason, (Although I'm happy to work [I]from [/I]a kit) I consider the detail kits cheating (Go figure!) and will not use them.

      So I'm itching to start making stringers, longerons and instrument panels.

      Thanks guys, like I need another project!

      Right now I am compiling as much detail info as I can, I have both an original pilots manual and a maintenance manual for the MkXXI. I will contact the museum and I hope to be down there soon to take as many detail pics as I can. I still know some senior members so getting access to the Beau should not be too much of an issue. I also hope to get the cowling's off at least one motor for more pics.

      Awww........................ I'm looking forward to starting!
      Cheers,
      Doc.
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    Welcome to the airfield, Doc. We have a hardstand waiting for you at the flight line and would be more than happy to see the Beau in all its glory. Good luck finding the right kit.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I picked up a 1/48 Beaufighter kit just the other day, so here go's the start of the first 'wingey thingey' in a long time.

    I do think they are a sexy airplane.


    Doc.

    PS, should I have put the green rubber band on the starboard wing and the red on the port??
    Proud to have served.

    Wondering, WHY ME? since 1972.
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  3. Yeah go for it Doc !!! Currently I'm putting together two 1/32nd scale P40's ones an E A29-82 Severed here at Mildura and the other an M a 76sqn machine both RAAF machines of course!
    These builds are totally out of my comfort zone but I'm having a ball
    Your kit looks like a Tamiya Job it will fall together trust me .
    Looking forward to the progress on your Beau .

    Sean
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    Modelmaker, how about some pics of the P-40's your doing.
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    Oh definitely we need to see some of those P-40's. I'll be making an AVG P40 dio in the near future. I'd love to have a "go by" model. One is the Hasegawa P40E and the other two are Trumpeter B's.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  6. I'll start a thread later today then , just seems a bit strange posting the progress when Ii'm up to the painting stage , anyway lets not hijack Docs tread.

    Sean
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