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Stew Dapple

1/72 Tamiya Mosquitoes - NF.II and PR.IV

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I think you've earnt that pint Stew, they're looking most excellent.

 

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Looking good Stew!

4 hours ago, Stew Dapple said:

So I'll give those 24 hours to cure fully (translation: me and the dog are off down the pub in a half-hour or so and may be some time, I may also be of impaired capability on my return).

:thumbsup::cheers:

 

4 hours ago, Grey Beema said:

But there again I'm sure there was a Mossie flown by the RN

The RN had quite a few, some with folding wings

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and quite possibly the ugliest Mosquito of all

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Very nice Stew, as always. Hope you enjoyed your pint (or two) :) 

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17 hours ago, Dave Swindell said:

Looking good Stew!

:thumbsup::cheers:

 

The RN had quite a few, some with folding wings

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and quite possibly the ugliest Mosquito of all

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Ah Noooooooo. Dark side here I come.  A Mosquito flown by an RN crew 

 

B*VA/HK252  125 Squadron Mk XVII flown by SubLt Petrie 22/06/44.  Not the prettiest Mosquito...

 

And its not not the only one.......

 

This is all your fault Stew Dapple....

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6 hours ago, Grey Beema said:

This is all your fault Stew Dapple....

 

One day you will thank me for this :D 

 

I popped the undercarriage units out and gave them a spray of Alclad Semi-matt Aluminium:

 

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... and sprayed the wheelbay 'roof' interior grey-green:

 

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I'll paint the 'walls' of the wheelbay aluminium later, not that you can see much in there anyway. Then I opened the PRU Blue and before I knew it...

 

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As usual my camera hasn't really captured the colour, IRL it is both noticeably darker and, I think, greyer. It looks nice anyway, and I am pleased I chose this scheme, not least for the lack of masking for different colours involved...

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

 

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I think it looks good too Stew. I'm messing around with a Spitfire XI which is in PRU Blue and I think it looks good too, there's something about the colour that accentuates the shape of the aircraft.

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COming along nicely, missed the fact the kit comes with decals for the internal canopy framing, I'm just about to put my canopy on so I shall apply said decals

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Thanks gents :D

 

I got the nightfighter painted. W4087 was a very early Mosquito and I believe it would have been finished in the RDM2A  'Special Night' scheme, the one sometimes referred to as 'sooty black' or 'lamp black'. Normally with black-basing I would do a scrappy fill-in of the camouflage colour over the black primer, then blend it in with several thinned layers of the camouflage colour until I was happy with the effect. As the camouflage colour in this case is black, I did the scrappy in-fill with RLM66 Schwarzgrau and then oversprayed this with several layers of thinned 'Night' until I was happy with it.

 

Then I took a picture and, in compensating for the overall blackness, my camera decided to make it look like I had actually painted it in overall Medium Sea Grey:

 

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It's black, trust me. It could, to paraphrase Spinal Tap, be some blacker, but to all intents and purposes, it is black.

 

Finally I gave the exhausts a coat of Tamiya Dark Iron so I can fit those and the shrouds once the paint has cured for a bit.

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Good evening Stew

 Very nice painting job

 

Patrice

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Weird eh Stew? Black is the new grey and PRU blue isn't, uh, blue? I wonder if your 'phone / camera has had a fit on its colour balance or one of the other settings... not that I know anything. 

Smooth though. 

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Thanks Patrice, Ced,

 

The colour discrepancy is most likely my fault Ced, much as I like to blame the camera, it is a Nikon (albeit a cheap one) so it ought to know better, if only I knew what I was doing... I think the ash-grey background of my spray booth has an effect on the colours too - here is a picture from my desk:

 

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Still a bit over-illuminated but a better indication of the colours.

 

As you may note, if your eyesight is sharp enough, in the interim I have painted the tyres of the undercarriage units, so they can be re-fitted tomorrow.

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Lovely job Stew, they look really good on the bench.

It's obviously not the camera so perhaps it's the lamp in the booth? Is it one of those LED things? I have a 'multi-mode' one and, if it's on 'natural light' it, er, isn't...

Looking very nice Stew, what a pair!

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They're both looking fantastic Stew, I really like the effect your camera decided to give the PRU blue in the first pic actually.

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They both look really good Stew. A lovely paint finish.

 

Im hoping to build a PR XV using a Matchbox kit and conversion set. I wondered what brand of paint you used for the PRU blue, it looks great :thumbsup2: .

 

Best regards 

TonyT

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Thanks gents :)

 

It's the same lamp Ced, the 'spray booth' is next to the desk, I just swing the lamp on the mounting as I need it. It's a fluorescent lamp from Maplin and is an excellent work lamp. I think that it all just proves that I am the problem when it comes to taking pictures :)

 

Tony, the paint is the Sovereign Colourcoats ACRN14 PRU Blue - Creative Models Australia stock them if you wanted to have a look...

 

I on an early shift today so I have to leave in an hour, but I hope to get the landing gear re-fitted before I go...

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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That's me out of ideas on the pictures then Stew - weird innit? Nice lamp though.

As you say it must be the background or summut.

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They are looking really rather beautiful stew! Nice work

 

Rob

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Thanks Ced, Rob :)

 

I re-installed the undercarriage and fitted the wheelbay doors, then sprayed the exhausts with Tamiya XF-84 Dark Iron (which is my favourite for this sort of job) and fitted them:

 

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...once that was done the exhaust shrouds were attached and the propellers re-fitted:

 

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I think that is the assembly completed on the PR.IV apart from the R/T antenna wire and the wingtip naviagation lights, which I will add after the varnish coat - before that I will need to apply the markings.

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Good morning Stew

 Very good painting job , I am surprised that you install the undercarriage a this stage of your build but it works ..

Patrice

 

 

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Thanks gents - Patrice, I left them off until now to avoid some masking, but as they are painted Aluminium rather than natural metal I don't mind if they get a varnish coat :) 

 

I got the NF.II assembly completed apart from the wingtip lights:

 

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Hopefully I can apply the transfers on this one this evening...

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Very nice pair Stew - looking forward to the transfers :) 

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Hi Stew

 I prefer to place the propeller and undercarriage during the last part of the build to avoid breaking them ..

Your NFII looks very smart :goodjob:

Patrice

 

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On 3/20/2017 at 4:15 AM, Stew Dapple said:

I'll paint the 'walls' of the wheelbay aluminium later, not that you can see much in there anyway. Then I opened the PRU Blue and before I knew it...

 

 

What did you use for the PRU blue?

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