Jump to content
The Great LSM Twins Group Build ends July 3, 2024 ×

1/24th Airfix Mosquito


Recommended Posts

Hey Guys,

 

Many thanks for all of these kind comments. This is a pretty large and involving build, but ultimately very enjoyable! One of the best I have done. It is taking a very long time to get it as I want it, and your comments are really good at pushing me to the end.

 

Cheers Guys,

 

Chris.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Guys,

 

Bit of an update! The Mossie is coming along nicely now, here's some pics of where I am at:

 

I finished detailing the undercarriage doors and got them painted up:

 

SAM_0254_zps0ad31050.jpg

 

SAM_0256_zpsa2758983.jpg

 

 

Added thin aluminium strips to the exhaust stubs to give them a hollow look:

 

SAM_0255_zps8cae5d64.jpg

 

 

Tail wheel fitted:

 

SAM_0261_zps27fe8377.jpg

 

 

Fitted the flaps and undercarriage nacelles!!:

 

SAM_0264_zpsea6903a3.jpg

 

SAM_0259_zpsbd56d3a2.jpg

 

SAM_0265_zps3ed47457.jpg

 

SAM_0266_zpse6fa80e4.jpg

 

SAM_0257_zpse73f7ae5.jpg

 

 

SAM_0263_zps79ad3f22.jpg

 

 

SAM_0262_zpsac040212.jpg

 

 

She sits nice and level too. All credit to Airfix, the wing tips are the same distance from the ground, phew!! You never know, this may even be finished one day!

 

Cheers for looking,

 

Chris.

 

 

 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cheers Dave. Next project will be a first for me. I have always been an aircraft modeller but I felt the need to spread my wings (sic) a little so I'm gonna try my hand at a bit of armor. Planning to do a DAK display, Tiger 1 & Panzer 3 together on a desert base.

 

We'll see how that goes, it will be virgin territory for me!!

 

Chris.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

Chris

The Mossie looks more awesome every time I check in!

1/24 is a bit to adventurous for me, but this build will surely be a template for me (and others I imagine) if one ever comes out in 1/32...

 

Planning to do a DAK display, Tiger 1 & Panzer 3 together on a desert base.

 

We'll see how that goes, it will be virgin territory for me!!

 

Chris.

Ooh

Afrika Tiger - 'the unicorn' of all armour modelling!!

Do you know which Abt. you're building, as the two were rather different?

I'm not going to go there regarding the colour...

Let me know if you need some pointers - I am NO expert, but have read A LOT of threads over on missing-Lynx over the years, and can point you to the Tiger experten over there if you like...

 

PM / email me if you like

 

Cheers

Nick

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Nick. After reading up on the Afrika Tiger I feel I may have picked a rather controversial subject for my first tank! I have no idea as yet of which Abt. I will cross that bridge when I get there. Shall I be daring and do it in olive green?! :sofa:

Chris.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Hey Guys,

 

Sorry about the lack of updates, things are a little slow at the bench at the moment. I have managed some time on this though, gave it an initial matt coat using Vallejo matt. After letting it cure for a day or two I gave it an overall muddy wash to tone down the brightness of the paint and make it look generally grubby, using Flory Models dark dirt wash. I prefer to use this wash on a matt surface as I can then scrub it into the paint and remove as much of the wash as I need to get the finish I'm happy with.

 

I've also been at it with various powder colours. Only done the one wing upper surface so far to see if I like it or not. I think it turned out OK and I'm pretty happy with the result. I think this is as far as I will go weathering wise, don't want it to be too overdone. Anyway, here's a few pics of the wing I have done. What do you think?

 

 

SAM_0277_zpsf7cc99ad.jpg

 

 

SAM_0280_zps6c46a4f9.jpg

 

 

SAM_0282_zps82c4d072.jpg

 

 

Actually, looking at that last photo, I'm not too sure about the light coloured wash on the black panels....hmmmm.

 

Cheers Guys. Comments/feedback always welcome - good or bad!

 

Chris.

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest styrenedemon

It's looking really good to me. I think you are right about the weathering. I wouldn't go much furthure if it were me.

 

I agree with what you're thinking about the light wash over the black parts. I know it's a popular technique, but I have a hard time understanding why the panel line in the grey would have a dark brown dirt accumulated in it but the immediatley ajacent black would have a concrete colored dirt in it. I tried the Flory light dirt (which is grey) on a Hellcat and yeah...it made the panel lines pop...just didn't like it though.

 

That being said...you have to go with what suits your eye and honestly if you hadn't said something I'd never have noticed it. Way too caught up in the sheer awesomness of that thing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Guys,

 

Bit of an update. Finished the weathering, got it as far as I want to go. I could have gone further on the undersides around the engines but I decided to keep it fairly subdued. Also fitted the ventral bay doors, along with their hydraulic jacks and flexible hoses.

 

Everything unmasked, you can now see the pilot's DV window slid open (it survived the masking tape!!). Next task: detail the firewall and install the engine.

 

Check out the pics, feedback always welcome.

 

 

SAM_0285_zps5d98ed8a.jpg

 

 

SAM_0286_zps3eeb8ff1.jpg

 

 

SAM_0290_zps02fcacc0.jpg

 

 

SAM_0294_zpsa7de46bc.jpg

 

 

SAM_0296_zps43e6ea40.jpg

 

 

SAM_0299_zps85d48b3d.jpg

 

 

SAM_0300_zpsf13eff74.jpg

 

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...