For expert modelers with considerable modeling experience. This model kit includes several separate parts and requires assembly. CA glue is recommended.
Recommended to help build a Beaufighter Mk.VI or TF Mk.X from:
- Revell 1/32 scale Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IF Night Fighter
- Revell/Lodela 1/32 scale Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IF
- and more!
This accurate and highly detailed model provides major components of the Bristol Beaufighter cockpit and intra-wing spar equipment bay/pilot hatch well. Although specific details differed considerably between aircraft in the field, features and instrumentation of this model best represent those of Beaufighter Mk.IV and TF Mk.X fighters with starboard side radio installation.
A cockpit for Beaufighter Mk.IF or Mk.II is available separately.
Optional radios: this 3D-printed model features either a highly detailed TR.1133 radio (UK design) or TR.5043 radio (US design). When adding this model to your cart, please select which radio you need. If no radio is specified, you will receive a TR.1133 radio with your cockpit.
An assembly and painting guide is available. Link:
This model was independently reviewed by Brett Green on Hyperscale. Link: http://www.hyperscale.com/2019/reviews/accessories/modelmonkeybeaufightervicockpitreviewbg_1.htm
The model does not include throttles and other similar levers (too fine to print). If desired, use scrap photo-etch brass or plastic to make your own throttles and levers.
Note: Supporting sprue removal, especially from the cockpit floor and intra-spar equipment bay is difficult. A very sharp cutting instrument such as a new cuticle clipper, and patient, careful cutting are required. During supporting sprue removal, the old saying, "slow and steady wins the race", applies. Remaining supporting sprue contact point "nubs" can be carefully scraped or cut away using a sharp hobby knife.
Instrument decals are not included with this 3D-printed cockpit. Cockpit instrument bezel diameters are sized to accept Airscale Model Aircraft Enhancements 1/32 scale RAF World War Two-era instrument decals, available directly from Airscale. Link: https://www.airscale.co.uk/
Beaufighter aircraft marking decals and aircraft data stencil decals are available directly from Aviaeology. Link: https://www.aviaeology.com/
This model is not a 3D-printed copy of any plastic or resin kit's parts. Therefore, it is sized, shaped and detailed very differently than the parts in your Revell kit. Despite every effort being made to ensure a good fit to your Revell kit, some adjustment to your Revell kit's parts may be needed for best fit.
Please remove all locator tabs and raised details on the interior of the cockpit area of both fuselage halves of your Revell 1/32 scale Beaufighter kit before assembly. The Revell kit's locator tabs will interfere with 3D cockpit part fit. The Revell kit's raised detail is not accurate.
The Revell kit's pilot figure will not fit in the accurately scaled 3D-printed pilot seat. The Revell figure is too big.
If you need to clean these parts, mild dishwashing liquid in water or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is recommended. Do not use acetone. Acetone can melt 3D-printed plastic.
© Model Monkey Book and Hobby. This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.