ICM 1/48 Bristol Beaufort Mk.I Bombing Raid (48314)

This time I am going to show you ICM 1/48 Bristol Beaufort Mk.I Bombing Raid (48314). There are 231+86 parts inside. Assembled model will have 368mm wingspan, what is quite big for this scale. All frames are packed into one resealable plastic bag. Let's open everything and take a closer look together in the video-review first.
By the way, here you can read review with Tropical version of this aircraft.
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  • Origins: Designed by Bristol Aeroplane Company in the mid-1930s, the Beaufort was intended for the Royal Air Force's Coastal Command.
  • Dual Threat: Primarily designed for torpedo attacks against enemy warships and shipping, the Beaufort also proved effective in bombing raids on land targets. It was one of the few aircraft in its early service years capable of carrying the entire range of British aerial ordnance.
  • Active Service: The Beaufort entered service in late 1939 and saw action throughout the early stages of the war. It participated in notable operations like the strike on Hamburg's oil storage facilities in 1940 and attacks against German forces occupying Western Europe.
  • Shifting Roles: As the war progressed and more advanced aircraft emerged, the Beaufort's primary role shifted to maritime patrol and reconnaissance duties. It remained in service until 1944, with some variants used by Commonwealth air forces like Australia and New Zealand.

  • Watch this video where I show all parts even closer.

    First frame is dedicated to wing parts. Each side should be glued out of two halves and mechanization is separate.

    Turret parts come on their own tiny frame. Overall quality looks fine and should be easy to work with.

    Front section of the engine cowlings should be glued out of two halves. Tail surfaces are molded separately.

    ICM also provides various armament which can be used with this aircraft. In my opinion it is nice bonus which might come handy for a better appearance.

    Each landing gear wheel should be glued out of two halves. Note also one-piece landing gear leg section and propeller.

    Here you can see quite large spar which support wings as well as parts for main wheel wells. Overall quality is nice here.

    Last frame is dedicated to fuselage halves, both are molded with tail fin. There are guiding pins inside which should help you with alignment.

    Clear frame is packed into separate plastic bag. Molding quality is great and there are masking templates included.

    Two decals sheets are printed in nice quality and carry all necessary symbols for several options. You can see them on the photo below.

    Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

    New set should be already available for purchase. Original plastic showed itself as really nice choice for all fans of British aviation in popular scale. Well, now we get yet another cool version with several markings inside. Moreover, it is nice to see that ICM included all necessary things. Yes, there is plenty of aftermarket as well, but this will require additional investment. Of course, another thing you can get is the figures set from the same brand.
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    • Nice molding quality
    • Clever parts division
    • Great decals
    • Masking templates included


    • No figurines in one box? :D

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