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RP-3 rockets for Mosquito in 1/32, and placement

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just spec'ing out a Mossie project which will be a Banff-based bird with rockets

 

I think Special Hobby have these RP-3 rockets for Mosquito, Typhoon etc in 1/32 - but that's it right?

 

has anyone used them or know of them being used in a build?

 

special hobby rockets

 

does anyone have reference material for *exactly* where these rockets attach under wing?

 

unsurprisingly, my Airframe and Miniature No.10 book's plans have no such information (just confirms my view about 90% of the literature that's churned out these days...looks cool but very little substance...grrrr) 

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I think the Special Hobby are based on the Tempest  the rails are ok but the mountings are wrong for the Typhoon and Mosquito 

Our rockets are for the Typhoon but we also have the correct mounting stubs for the Mosquito.

The best reference for rocket placement is Mosquito FB VI   by Dave Brown airframe systems and wartime usage.

and for Banff Wing is Banff Strike Wing at War by Les Taylor you can still get this at reasonable price if you trawl a bit but some sites are silly money..

If you need anything drop me a PM

 

Bob

 

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Posted (edited)

Here's the Quickboost rockets on top and the Profimodeller ones below.

 

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I picked these up for my Banff strike wing Mossie.

 

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I've got the MDC stubs as well, just waiting for the rocket rails which Kagemusha just reminded me has been three years now...

 

Carl

Edited by BloorwestSiR
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8 hours ago, Kagemusha said:

The Aviaeology Banff decal sheet contains detailed drawings, they are supposed to be releasing a rail set, but it's been three years now...

Ah yes, the mythical Aviaelogy rail set, so pleased I got a refund on that one!!

 

Regards. Andy 

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Thank you all for your input.

 

I forgot I had the Brown book which has a nice plan view of placement of.

 

I have ordered the Taylor book.

 

Carl,

Great looking Mossie!

Do you have the link to that build? 

Some questions I’d like to ask about colours etc.

 

you mentioned Quickboost - did you mean that or Special Hobby?

 

 

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8 hours ago, nmayhew said:

Carl,

Great looking Mossie!

Do you have the link to that build? 

Some questions I’d like to ask about colours etc.

 

you mentioned Quickboost - did you mean that or Special Hobby?

 

Thanks! 

Here's the link to the build.

 

The rockets were actually Aerobonus, not Quickboost. 

 

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/QAB320064

 

The rails they come with would work on a Typhoon but not on the Mossie. They also have decals for the rockets included. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 11:55 PM, Bob MDC said:

I think the Special Hobby are based on the Tempest  the rails are ok but the mountings are wrong for the Typhoon and Mosquito 

Our rockets are for the Typhoon but we also have the correct mounting stubs for the Mosquito.

The best reference for rocket placement is Mosquito FB VI   by Dave Brown airframe systems and wartime usage.

and for Banff Wing is Banff Strike Wing at War by Les Taylor you can still get this at reasonable price if you trawl a bit but some sites are silly money..

If you need anything drop me a PM

 

Bob

 

 

Hi Bob

 

Do you mean this set - would this be suitable for the Mossie?

 

MDC rockets

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Posted (edited)

I see, thank you Andy.

 

So Bob, would I use your rocket set (in my link), cut the stubs of those rails, then add the stubs in Andy's link?

 

That seems an awful fiddle!

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I think there was three different types of rail used by the Mosquito, so perhaps the Special Hobby are correct for the Banff aircraft, or some of them... enjoy your research Nick! 

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