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#1 Peterpools

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

THE MOSSIE: READY FOR INSPECTION – Seven months of pure enjoyment.

It all started out looking for a good project for my first contest in 30 plus years, I thought the Mossie would be a perfect candidate and I would be entering her in the Box Stock Category, so all the AM purchases would have to wait for a future build down the road. What can I say: Tamiya just keeps raising the bar and having built almost every one of Papa Tamiya's WWII kits, the Mossie is on a level by herself. Detail abounds and at times, maybe a bit too much as some detail will not be seen after completion. A number of choices need to be decided upon on the outset, as three different aircraft are offered; all of the same version. Decisions on cowlings on or off, bomb bay and Hispano bays open or closed, flaps up or down, machine gun bay open or closed and a few others I can't recall right now. Except for the flaps and bomb bays, all the cowl panels are removable but I find it's easier to build with a plan of open or closed, as they just don't work well for me making the parts removable.

I struggled with the interior color: RAF Interior Green and wound up mixing my own, as Tamiya's recommendation seemed a bit off. Exterior colors drove me crazy, as Tamiya colors just didn't look right. Anthony came to the rescue in giving me an original color chip from a Mossie restoration and I matched it as close as I could. I used MRP Lacquers Paints for the first time for the exterior colors and for me, they are just incredible and now my go to paint. When I quickly lost one of the PE flap hing parts, Carl fired one off ASAP. Thanks guys, you were lifesavers for sure.

Kit decals and masks … typical Tamiya .. come on Papa Tamiya, with what the kit costs and the superb quality, there needs to be a major improvement in the decals and lets start laser cutting the paint masks, as it's more work cutting them out then making your own.

Problems and blunders .. all of my own making. Lessons learned … be careful and look before doing. And THANK YOU all for your help, guidance and information during the build.

Absolutely a brilliant and more then highly recommended.

I'm working on a presentation base and when done, I'll shoot a few additional photographs.

Peter

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:25 PM

RFI Photos#2

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:35 PM

Beautiful job on the 487 (NZ) squadron bird!  My friend's father flew EG-B in 487 in June/July 1945 so this sqn is pretty near and dear to me.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:51 PM

great job Peter

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:54 PM

Just LOVELY Pete!!!    Out-freakin-standing! 


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:32 PM

What a Epic journey with monumental ending Peter, thank You for sharing.

Cheers

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:35 PM

Wonderful build, Clean and crisp. I really like this one!


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

Outstanding build Peter! Really, really nice!! :thumbsup:


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:18 PM

Looks wonderful Peter, u certainly nailed this build, I also have switched over to Mrp, best paint I have sprayed to date. What's next on the horizon for u, again, awesome job on your mossie

Jeff
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

Peter, looks incredible. Nobody could have told that you had that disaster with the wing. Everything from the cockpit to the engines to the overall finish just looks amazing.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:33 PM

Top notch - she’s a doozy Peter - bring on the next one!

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:31 PM

Peter,

 

WOW! An absolutely stunning result from your epic build! Your photography is also in class by itself! Thanks for putting together your build log, and sharing the finish.

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:40 PM

Exquisite Peter!
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:51 PM

Well, that's just an amazing build, Peter. Your skills and attention to detail are evident in the final result, and you've topped it off with some great photography, too. I'd love to publish this on the website if you'd permit me.

 

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