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PeteF

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  1. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Decided to use the kit cannons as is. I ordered brass barrels for the .303s since they're prominent.
  2. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Thanks, I'll look in to those. Got the exhaust installed.
  3. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Thanks for the kind words. Actually I'm finding that I'm struggling with the same issue I used to have with modeling which is the basic assembly. I'm using too much glue, having trouble filling and leveling the seams and breaking parts that don't naturally end up where they should be. I find that the intermediate years have taught me a lot about painting and detailing and have given me a much greater subject matter understanding (which makes it easier to interpret photos and diagrams into actual parts) but I still can't seem to do basic things like cut a piece of styrene pipe straight or make a little "box" that is symmetrical. There seems to be a finite "resolution" to how fiddly of things I can accurately make. I'd be hopeless in 1/48 scale LOL.
  4. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    All plumbed. Two airplane parts!
  5. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Finally some bits that are starting to resemble an aircraft.
  6. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Test fit with and without the shroud.
  7. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Had to scratch build the exhaust shrouds. Thinking about this plane, the exhaust stacks were well shrouded so wouldn't have rusted as much as, say, a Spitfire so I went for heat colors.
  8. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    So much of the detail in this plane is on the bottom that I’m going to display it on a mirror.
  9. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Couple more shots. Muddy fenders, extended stencil decals from Barracuda and double the trouble.
  10. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Finished the landing gear (other than adding the brake tube to the wheels and the gear door guards). Fiddly...even knowing it was fiddly it was a 2 day grind to get it all right. Had issues with the resin wheels/tires with paint lifting even though I'd primered them so had to fix that with a brush and had to sleeve the axles to fit the wheels...lots of scratch built detail that was missing from the wheel wells. Broke parts that had to be fixed in-situ...yeah this would never have lasted as all-plastic gear. Pretty satisfying to have it done though. Have to finish one of the engines then can put the nacelles together.
  11. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Test fitting the most fiddly landing gear ever. There are still 4 additional parts!
  12. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Scratch building parts has its challenges. The Mossy has more of the same part in each nacelle than "mirrored" parts. I keep screwing up left and right. Made progress with the wheel wells. Note the retract piston is on the same side of each nacelle.
  13. You’re a better man than I am. I’m already getting sick of building two of all the fiddly bits on a twin rngine plane!
  14. PeteF

    1/24 Airfix Scale Mosquito build

    Got some resin tires and more stencil decals from Barracuda today. Also made the rear gear door springs by winding .010 lead wire around .02 lead wire.
  15. I can try. In my experience many of those places have a problem with smaller details (the aircraft ID is a bit small) but I might give that a try if another modeler here doesn't have the rig.
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