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  • Birthday 10/04/1950

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    Swindon, UK
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    Late WWII fighters, big engines, big props. Modelling, playing with airbrushes, more modelling.

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  1. Hi Guys, More painting, this time stencils for code numbers. Ef-126 masked and shielded Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The result: Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The 262: Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr And after: Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Some Flory Dark Dirt clay wash: Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Numbers by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
  2. Hi Guys, Here's today's progress. Here's the Mask file for the Silhouette Cameo 3 ready to go Marked for life by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr OraMask 810 for the fin markings. Marked for life by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Kitchen paper for the overspray masks. Marked for life by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The result; Paint is Mission Models MMP-047 Black airbrushed in thin layers thru a Gunze PS-770. Marked for life by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The rest of the Black markings.
  3. Hi Guys, Today was fairly busy, airbrushing the Me-262 flying bomb. As the whole thing was never built and its a "what if?" dated 1946, I've taken some liberties with the design and colour schemes on both airframes. Hence the all-metal undersides. The starting point is the 1944 8-262 painting instructions from the facsimile in Michael Ullman's Luftwaffe Colour book. Tail end by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr I had already primed the aircraft, metalled the underside and airbrushed RLM76 on the flanks of the fuselage. All colours so far have been from
  4. Hi Guys, I actually pulled my finger out this week and did some modelling on the Mistel. So here's some pix with captions. The me-262 was treated to a layer of MMP Grey Primer overall then some of their metallics underneath. Late was instructions called for bare metal under most aircraft. This is 1946 so definitely metal. More Mistel II by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The gear doors were mainly wood with metal trim so would be painted. The nose undercart front door is metal here and its going to be load bearing, for the launch dolly front strut.
  5. No, not Cammett. The photos of the trolley with the wheels and rockets are from another build, this build has a redesigned trolley. Both launch trolleys were designed and printed for me by Wunwinglow (Tim Perry - PP Aeroparts as was) but were commissioned and modified by me. The rocket boosters are also 3D printed by Tim, on mountings designed by me. the new version is lower at the rear and will have altered mountings and a relocated braking parachute.
  6. Hi Guys, Adding detail bits to the Me-262 part of the Mistel project. First up is the rear support strut, which would fall back when the airframes separated. So a little Vee bracket at the top of the strut so it falls back cleanly onto the leading edge of the fin. Here's my working drawing: Struttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr And the strut itself: Struttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Struttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Test fit to the fuselage: Struttin’ by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Out with he H
  7. Hi Guys, Lots of changes to the Mistel, but I'm not going to bother with all that and just show what's achieved so far. Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Almost There by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Now mounted on the original Revell Me-262/He-162 launch dolly. Old Legs by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Old Legs by
  8. Hi Guys, Some more work on the Pulse Jets for the Ef-126 for the Mistel. I got the base colours down a few days ago and decided to add more metallics and heat staining. I managed to screw up by adding too much Chrome at one point so darkened down again using Mission Models Transparent Medium with a drop of black to give dark tint. Then I used the Transparent Medium again but tinted with Orange and Blue for the heat staining. Revised base colours. The mix was 40 Black 60 Cold Rolled Steel then eyeballed amounts of Chrome in the mix. Got it too light and recovered a
  9. Hi Guys, Some updates on the Mistel. First up the Ef-126/7 seats all have Eduard colour etch seat belts now More Mistel by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Then I was thinking about the clearance when the 262 and 126 separate and decided to trim the fin and rudder. I looked in the Classic book, Vol 2. More Mistel by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr So out with the JLC razor saw and a couple of minutes later............. More Mistel by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Then separate the upper hinge/balance More Mistel by Bruc
  10. No dry brushing on anything, just paint and washes.
  11. Hi Guys, Well, the Ef-126 morphed into three kits! The single pulse jet type: Mistel 2 by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The twin pulse jet: Mistel 2 by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr The rocket motor 127: Mistel3 by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr I'll be using the twin for the Mistel build. somehow Das Work managed to miss the rudder off the single engine version, you can see the rivets end in the middle of nowhere! Mistel 2 by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Two more IP's. Mistel 2 by Bruc
  12. A start on the Ef-126 from Das Werk. Effi by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Mist by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Mist by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Mist by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Mist by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Regards, Bruce Crosby
  13. Hi Guys, A bit more work on the me-262 Mistel. Time to blank off the cockpit and I reverted to old fashioned scratch building techniques. So laminates of plasticard to build up the shape. Blanks by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Then determine the extent of the reshaping. Blanks by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr After attacking with a Zoukei- Mura Scraper and 100 grit Infini Zebra sanders, I got a reasonable shape then covered with 10 thou plasticard and ran a Rosie over it. Blanks by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Then the same
  14. Hi Guys, Now where were we? Ah yes, the second Mistel. The main wing panels were assembled then lined up with the dolly support arms to mark and drill the wing mounting points. 262 airframe by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr A few nose panels in place. They are only levelled up loosely, I want the build to look disjointed, rough and badly put together by the diminishing labour pool. 262 airframe by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr Some coinage of the realm superglued into place as ballast - I know from the first build the model will try
  15. Hi Guys, Once again I'm off course with a build or seven, now shunted onto another project. This one is Project Perry, because out very own Wunwinglow is involved (again!) Recently I made a Mistel using the Revell Me-262 and He-162 kits with a pile of 3D printed parts and laser cut acrylic sheet by Tim. I made it as if it was a field conversion of a battered old fighter with the nose from a different aircraft. This time I'm surmising the production plants would be up to speed and churning out the flying bombs on the standard production lines. So all buttoned up, gun ports clos
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