1/72 Matchbox Beaufighter Mk X

Gallery Article by Thomas Ng on Aug 31 2018

Malaysia National Day



The Beaufighter was involved in the early stage of the Malayan Emergency, it's first attack was carried out on Aug 1948, with a powerful armament of 4 20mm cannon, 6 machine guns, and 8 Rocket or 2 500lbs bombs carried under wing, the Beaufighter had many successful strikes on Bandits camp located deep in Malayan Jungle. Beaufigter was replaced by Bristol Brigand at the closing month of 1949.

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This is the Matchbox kit from the Revell boxing, kit was build OOB with decals from Freightdog was used. The paint scheme chosen was the post war MSG over night. This is part of my ongoing Malayan Emergency “Ops Firedog” collection.

Happy Merdeka 2018.

Thomas Ng

Photos and text © by Thomas Ng