This week we can report that the Bristol Beaufort under restoration at Caboolture is now resplendent in a full coat of camouflage on the entire fuselage, following on from the completion of the tail assembly.
The paint looks beautiful and is accurate for this aircraft: – A9-141 during its RAAF service.
Ron Lee and the crew have done an excellent job and she looks the part. Fortunately, it is finished in a non-glossy finish unlike a number of other Warbirds, giving the aircraft an authentic look.
Work has also been undertaken to finally fit the forward guns in their mounts and fitting of the turret mounts for the rear gun has been completed ready to receive them as well.
Temporary arrangements have now been made to re-accommodate the Beaufort back in its Caboolture hanger so work in the short to medium term can occur without further interruption. This is good news indeed!
© John Parker 2013