Sunset Patrol

Well, one of the most challenging pieces of aviation art yet. I call this one ‘Sunset Patrol’. It shows a Beaufort patrolling the North Sea at sunset investigating a small boat at sea. The aircraft depicted is the Bristol Beaufort at the RAF Hendon Museum, serial number DD931.

As can be seen from the original photo below, I had to retract the undercarriage, close an open side door, re-arm it and crew it with a rear gunner looking out of the turret! All in in all great fun to do.

Beaufort at RAF Hendon Museum