Bristol Beaufort Improved Engine cowlings and oil coolers for 1/48 ICM kits
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This is a set of 3D designed parts designed by myself that improves the look and appearance of the Taurus engine cowlings and oil cooler housings. The openings diameters on the both items are too large.
I have included a total of 8 parts in the set, cowlings, engine spiders, exhausts, and oil coolers. You will note dark and light coloured resin parts, the dark grey are printed in 8K resin for detail, but are more brittle, and the spiders are in light grey as the resin is a little more flexible.
Do you consult your references as there are many variations on the orientation and the cowlings, sometimes the ‘latches’ are on the upper side and sometimes on the underside. Another point to note is that sometimes the exhaust is at the the 3 o’clock position on the Port side and at other times it is at the 5 o’clock position. Obviously this mirrors to the starboard side, that is 9 o’clock and 7 o’clock.
All of these options can be accommodated by rotating and exchanging the cowlings left to right etc. Note all other engine parts and rear cowling fins used straight from the kit parts, and all fit together really well.
One of the best references that I have found is the Bristol Beaufort, A Technical Guide by Valiant Wings publishing.
I spent hours trying to scouring the pictures in the above book and others along with comparing to the 1/72 Airfix kit as additional guide reference.
I would like to thank Peter Legge who drew my attention to this project and for also supplying some reference pictures and details.
Please do allow the standard 2-3 weeks order processing time.