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  • 3 weeks later...

Well now that Camerons Spitfire is finished and in the cabinet, I finally got to work on this again.

 

I needed to modify the lower cowl and carb intake in a couple of places. I drilled the hole in the front corner for the breather pipe and removed the lower lip on the intake mouth as there are a couple of variations on how the mesh guard attaches. For some reason I could not get a good join with the front and rear intake parts without loosing some raised rivet detail, others have so I am not sure what I did there?? Anyway, no problem, thats why we have Archer rivets!

 

I then added the 4 'pins' to mount the mesh guard on.

 

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Ready to prime now and see what needs tidying up.

 

Nice to be back on this again

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Quick photo snapped on my phone.

 

Looks good under Mr Surfacer and now glued to the lower engine bearer. The side cowls are just 'clicked' in place to test fit.....they are perfect.

 

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For those of you who looked at my post on Eduard thread yesterday will know why I am not using the side cowls anymore....

 

Cheers

Anthony

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks Andy

 

Bit of tweaking and adding the inner exhaust shroud and Eduard cooling intake to the inner cowl. I glued them to the cowl directly to give a nice fit as this engine is all buttoned up.

 

Just working to see if I can modify the flaps to sit at take-off setting or thereabouts

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Thanks for looking in.

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Anthony

Nice work on the lower cowl intake. looks perfect.

Adjusting the flap setting to the takeoff position most likely will require adjusting the flap mounting hinges. I'm thinking making a one piece hinge for strength would be the way to go but working out the angle for each hing is going to be a delicate job. Of course, I have all the faith in you to pull it off flawlessly.

BTW, which Archer riverts are you using - I surely need to invest in a few sets.

Keep 'em comoing

Peter

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Thanks Peter, yes I know what you mean with regard the hinges. I am just figuring that out at the moment. Thanks for your confidence! I will see if I can find the original label to the Archer rivets, I am pretty sure it was 1/48 & 1/32 rivets.

 

Mike, yes hurry up mate!

 

Thanks Gaz, little more work there than I expected. But pleased also.

 

Should be another update today

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Hello Anthony,

 

Beautiful work- inspirational stuff to follow!

 

I have the same kit on the go. In fact I am just unpacking/dry-fitting the brassin engines. I plan to follow a similar path to you with one engine covered and the other one opened.

 

Have you managed to compare the brassin bulkhead parts with the kit ones yet? They are proportioned quite differently....

 

Im pretty much convinced that I will have to use either both kit bulkheads or both brassin bulkheads..... Im just trying to work out which ones look the best.

 

Although your work is proof that anything is possible I'm not sure I have the skill to use the kit part on one side and the brassin part on the other.

 

Needless to say I am interested to see how you tackle the remaining engine!

 

Pat

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Hi Pat

 

Firstly welcome to LSP mate!

 

Funny you should mention the bulkhead issue. I am presently looking at the best way to plumb and run cables through the bomb bay, but I had a quick look a few days ago and thought briefly....'are they different?'

 

Now you mention it, I will go back and have a more detailed look and report back. Nothing is ever simple is it LOL

 

Cheers

Anthony

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Hey,

 

Many thanks for the welcome- this place is a great resource so happy to be here!

 

I had a bit of a play with the parts today- managed to get the bulkheads to fit pretty much spot on simply by removing the location points on the kit parts. The engines look to be a smart addition to an already cracking kit.

 

Anyhow, I really should try and get my own WIP going... I had a look at photo bucket earlier and got a bit bamboozled by all the ads....

 

Thanks again and watch this space.

 

Pat

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Hey Pat

 

Thanks for your fix suggestions! I haven't had much chance over the past couple of days to work on the Mosquito as I have been working on my Auster rebuild. I have the loan of some parts to copy and return and it has been a great help forward in the rebuild. Hopefully back on the plastic again soon!

 

Great to have you here buddy and look forward to a WIP when you PB sorted

 

Keep on me with this build and jump in where you think I need redirection. I am always up for constructive criticism, its how we learn!

 

Cheers

Anthony

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I think I see my problem in my past attempts of modeling.....I'm buying the cheaper (and smaller scale) kits.  I guess I get what I pay for and that makes for more work (unnecessarily) 

 

Your build is amazing, I await more progress on this beauty  :popcorn:

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