Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)


Gold Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

405 Excellent

About 1964rac

  • Rank
    Established Member
  • Birthday 05/26/1964

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Acting, Directing, Filming

Recent Profile Visitors

6,087 profile views
  1. Cheers JohnT - Sea Harrier will have to wait a while, got some figures from ELAN13 to do yet, small scale stuff. Trevor, Cheers for the kind comments. Many thanks John. Hope to get some pics taken soon with out the background clutter. Cheers Richard
  2. Hi James, Thanks for that. It will be a little while yet before I start on the harrier. Cheers Richard
  3. Happy New fellow modellers. It's been a while since I have shown any updates on here for the Mosquito diorama, sorry about that. I put the diorama to one side and got stuck into some other projects, namely figures from "ScaleBro" - Tail Brotherhood series: You can view them by clicking this link I also made a proper aircraft (as the guys in the club would say), a Boulton Paul Defiant from Airfix. So I decided I must blow the dust off the Mosquito and finish it before moving onto anything new for 2019. There wasn't much more need to do on the main items of the build, the wings, fuselage etc where done, it was just the additional items that made up the rest of the diorama. These had been assembled, primed but not painted. So over the Christmas break I finished them off, and here is the completed diorama... Every workshop needs a bench.. Engine being worked on.. Here are some images showing some of the detail on the diorama.. I have a few minor enhancements to do, but nothing to stop me from declaring this project finished. It's been a journey with this project, I do have another 1/24 scale museum restoration project in mind, its of the Sea Harrier in the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. I have the Aifix 1/24 scale kit for the project, I just need to get some reference photos of the restoration, as this will be the bases for the diorama. Not sure when I will start this, have plenty of smaller projects to be getting on with for 2019. I hope you enjoyed the build as much as I have in putting it together, heres to 2019. All the best. Richard
  4. Thanks CC, I have everything in place for the Model T Ford diorama, just need time to do it, and so many new projects that I think of as well. I will see how it goes once I have this present project done. Cheers Richard
  5. Hi, Been a while since the last update - Summer holidays got in the way, then I discovered some great figures: These are from the "Tail Brotherhood" series. Great set of figures. But I'm now back in the groove with this project. I have finished the fuselage, added some straps from Kit Form Services: Then it was on to the wing section, this I knew would require a large number of wooden effect decals, so have been purchasing as much of these sheets as I could find. After a quick coat of white primer, I then gave it a light spray of Tamiya Cream White, then over this I sprayed a light coat of Tamiya Brown. I decided to start on the underneath of the wing as I had a flat surface to work off. A lot of masking tape later I had the masks I need to cut out the decals. This is how it came out: The centre section I did not put any decals on, as it will be sitting on a frame. Then it was on to the top section of the wing. I had two attempts at this, as the effect did not look right to me, I think it was the pre-shading I did, the decals are so transparent that the grain did not show through. Luck I had purchased loads of the decal sets. I then stripped the decals off, and started again. This time the effect was a lot better: Have some tiding up to do then a couple of lays of varnish to seal the decals. Next job on the list will be a different mount for the engine, the one I built was ok, but having seen the one at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, I thought I would go with that one instead. Thats all for now. Off to Bovington Tank Museum this coming weekend for their annual Model Show, so will not get any more done until the weekend after. Hope to take this WIP along with me to display on our club stand, if there is room. Thanks again for stopping by. Have a good week. Cheers Richard
  6. Hi, One last update before I head of to the sun, well an air conditioned hotel room would be nice. So I have finished the wood decals on the fuselage, whilst I was doing it the pilot seat fell out, I think I will leave it out and make a feature of it on the diorama. Here are some pics of the fuselage: Next step is to seal it with a matt spray then some weathering. When I'm back from my hols its onto the wing... Thanks again for watching and following this little project. All the best Richard
  7. Hi, Another small update, managed to finish one side of the fuselage yesterday, so could have the whole fuselage finished by July 9th. Just got to try and match up the wood grain on the other side... Then seal it in a mat varnish then a little weathering. Back soon. Cheers Richard
  8. Hi, Another little update, just to pique your continued interest. Had a few hours to kill last night so did some more wood decals on the fuselage. The time consuming part, is making the template out of masking tape, then reducing the stickiness of the masking tape. I think I will ask the local model shop if they have any low tack masking tape, this will increase the work flow and stop the decal coming away from the backing sheet when the masking tape template is removed. Any how, here is what I managed last night: Coming along beautifully, if I say so myself. Just got two more weekends before I head off for summer hols to Malta, to hopefully get the whole fuselage covered. Then its 10 days in the sun, have my eye on a model shop to visit while I'm there, credit card at the ready, wife primed as to what we will be doing on one of the days. More of the same to follow. Cheers Richard
  9. Right, I very small update this week, only had a few hours modelling, a few things got in the way weekend just gone. But I have made a start on the wood decals on the fuselage: Looks the part, glad I had a trial run on the tail section: This is going to be a slow process, so updates will be limited to a few images. Cheers Richard
  10. Hi, I have that set of figures already, lined up for another diorama. I have in mind, another museum diorama, but this time of Mode Ford T vehicles, I have several ICM Model T ford kits, car, ambulance, firetruck etc, so am thinking of a Model T Museum setup. Cheers Richard
  11. Hi, Just a small update this week, been a bit busy doing non modelling stuff. Managed to grab a couple of hours late on Sunday. Did some detailing on the bulkhead at the rear of the cockpit, added some cables. As I am having the wing section separated from the fuselage, I sanded off the cable lines on the wing section that ran to the bulk head at the rear of the cockpit. Fitted the bulk head, you can see the cables/pipes in situ, also fitted the seat with an Eduard photo etched seat belts. These need to be weathered, look a bit clean and new. Bit more dust to be added to the cockpit floor, plus some additional bits of junk. I added some cables/pipes around the instrument panel, sorry could not get a decent image looking in via the pilots access door. See if I can do better with a camera rather than one on my phone. That's it for this week, as I said a small update, but none the less, moves the project along. The fuselage is now glued together, got some filling to do, then mask off the openings, then give it a coat of primer ready for the wood decals. Hope to start that process next weekend. More to follow. Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming. Cheers Richard
  12. Hi, Had some time off today and was able to do a little more to this project. Attention has turned to the fuselage, in particular the cockpit. Painted the items as per reference images. Its amazing how different the interior of the same mark Mosquito are, I can only think its down to the various restorations they have been through. So I have used bits from each of the images I have: Added the decals for the instruments, weathered the cockpit: Wanted to do some detailing on the interior of the cockpit walls: I think it adds more depth to the interior. This is glued ready for the other half. I'm going to add some wires hanging down, I might or might not have the seat installed, not sure yet. Next update should see the fuselage half's glued ready for the wood decals. Cheers Richard
  13. Hi Matt, Nice idea, may be for another diorama. Always thought of doing a ram raid diorama, but thats for another day. Dont want to take away from the over all feel. Certainly going to have lots of boxes, parts etc. Cheers Richard
  14. Hi Anthony, Thanks for posting. I am going to make a couple of wing supports to go under the wing tips, this should give the appearance for why the wing is lying flat. Had thought about leaving the nose open, but liked the images I saw of the nose in place and some of the wood panels that restores had used. I have spent enough on this build especially with the plastic lengths for the frames, and the other diorama items, that I'm bulking at the idea of spending any more more money. Its a nice idea. May be I will build a fulling restored Mosquito next time. All the best Richard
  15. Hi, Sorry for not getting any more updates on recently, Saturday 2nd June was our club's annual model show, spent Sunday recovering, did a bit of work on this project. But forgot to take images. I tend to do that, get so wrapped up in the build that I only remember to take phots when I have finished. Not this weekend. So what has been done since the last update: Renovated engine frame done: Next step is to paint the engine, add a few pipes etc. I then finished the engine that is to be in the process of being installed: Got some more pipes etc to add, plus the exhaust system. Then it was onto a frame to go around the engine so it can be accessed. I have seen images of something for this, but yet again, did not save them or bookmark mark them. Could I find them again. NO! So had to make something of my own. Started with a base: The figure (1/24 scale) is from Nuts Planet, still to put her on a base/diorama, so she is standing in as my yard stick for getting things looking to scale. Top on, base that is: Frame to stop people falling off: Added some steps to get up on the base, then a chain to stop unauthorised access. Going to make a sign to hang from the chain: Then painted. Went with silver this time, so that there wasn't too much yellow frame work. Artist licence: Then how it will look with the engine mounted on the wing: Needs some weathering, as do all the frames. All this done under the watchful gaze of the Overseer... Tyson, my cat, who has taken to sleeping in my modelling room, especially when I'm in there woking. Doesn't like it when I'm spray painting tho. Thats a short update, more to follow of course. Working on the interior of the fuselage now, want to get the two half's glued together so I can get on with the wood effect. There will be another small update after the weekend. I have some filming to do, then its the 2nd test England v South Africa on Saturday, then fathers day lunch, followed by some more filming on Sunday, hope to squeeze some modelling in as well. Have a good week. Cheers Richard
  • Create New...