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Hi,

long time no updates, but now the program is rolling again.

 

@Anthony: Glad you liked the Dads Army bit.

 

Unit 12 Undercarriage,

 

This being part of the Engine Nacelles means I'm keeping to the planned schedule. At least that's what I like to think.

 

The Airfix kit really misses lot of details. And it has been quit challenging.

Starting with the Engine Bulkhead in the Nacelles there are missing structural details. Looking at the wheels it is also disappointing to think that the Airfix Mossie apparently has no brakes, so all the hydraulics needed to be appended.

Bit of electric work was also needed and more is to come.

 

Also one of the main issues I found was the missing caps for the down folded suspension. I found a nice way to build these and will probably do some more detailing using the same technique later.
I formed the shape of the caps with balsa wood. Then covered them with kitchen foil, Next a layer of elasic bandage was pulled over and fixed. Next step fine quartz sand and SUPERGLUE. Stinks to ......, however the end result is strong and stable. A little sanding afterwards and I it fits.

 

Anyway no more talk from me but a few pics of the last three weeks effort.

 

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Hope you enjoyed this and I'll be back soon with more on the Nacelles!

 

Cheers,

Mike

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Whoa...cant believe I missed your update!

 

Great work indeed, what a masterpiece you have there.

 

You make me feel guilty that mine has ended up on the shelf of doom... :(  Will I ever finish it???  Prob not now I have the Tamiya kit.

 

Keep up the great work!

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Hi Anthony,

Hi Harvey,

 

no need to feel guilty. If I had the Tamiya or HK Model and hadn't got so far I think the only thing that would stop me from abandoning the Airfix would be my greed and not wanting to waste an investment.

 

On the other hand the Airfix does give lots of opportunities for improvements which I might then miss.

 

A goody which is to come is that I have again placed an LED in the Wheels Bays, jut for the fun of it and the impression they make when the room is darkened and the lights are on. It looks brilliant, although it is not quite scale. :oops:

As soon as they're in a situation to have photos made I'll do so and post.

 

Cheers,

Mike

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Hi,

 

can you imagine the pleasure when the baby stands on its own feet.

 

Not much to say in this round the engine nacelles have been put in the wings and now the Mossie can stand on its own two feet. The rear wheel has also been put in place together with e new mud guard "Cant see much as its inside the tail".

 

Nothing else to say really only that the lamps in the nacelles will be connected in the next few days.

 

 

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Hope you like it.

 

Cheers,

Mike

 

PS: Disappointing but the monster doesn't fit in my photo booth anymore.

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  • 3 months later...

Hello all,

back again. Lots been happening recently and I have to admit I didn't find the time to update my post.

 

So lots of pics coming now and not so many comments!

 

I installed LEDs in the undercarriage for the nice atmosphere. I know its not original but thought it looks good!

 

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Then the wing joints were built.

Had a few problems here and two of the hinges broke.

 

Fixed now though!

 

Weapons mounted to see what they look like. All with magnets. Probably around 44+ magnets built into the wings.

 

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