Since the announcement of our new Bristol Beaufort Mk.I tooling project earlier this month, it has been interesting to gauge the opinions of modellers on the various social media sites and modelling forums, and following last weekend’s event, in person at the Bolton IPMS Model Show. It seems as if the Beaufort proved to be something of a surprise addition to the range for many people, but one which most are really pleased to see. Of the people we spoke to at Bolton, some admitted to have almost given up hope of ever seeing an Airfix Beaufort kit, whilst others described it as probably not an aircraft type they would have proposed via our show suggestions box – having said that, they were extremely glad we decided to produce it. Thankfully, now the news is out there, the response has been overwhelmingly positive and it seems as if this incredibly interesting WWII subject is going to be a popular build project later in the year. The image files used in support of this feature are an exclusive first look at a selection of computer rendered 3D images produced from the Beaufort project CAD files and once again, are being made available to Workbench readers before anyone else sees them. In the next edition of our blog, we will be speaking to the product designer leading this project and looking at some of the earlier development stages of this exciting new model kit.