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ghaynes

Airfix 1/24 Mossie + Extras

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Wow, that is a handy bit of kit with THAT kit! I'm glad they packed a bunch of details into it, given its size and price.

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A brief update. Well, the fuselage was an absolute struggle to get together and I don't really know why. I had to work from the rear and move towards the nose - aligning, gluing, taping or clamping as I went. After some fettling with part 5E, the nose bulkhead, all went together fine. If I ever build one of these again (which I doubt!), I would add this part after the fuselage halves were together and not before, as the instructions suggest.

In the process of filling and sanding the fuselage seam the compass (part 85L) removed itself from the cockpit and was eaten by the carpet monster. :weep:

I have emailed Airfix this morning requesting a replacement. Hopefully it will turn up soon although it will require some keyhole surgery to fit it!

Photos to follow tonight.

Cheers.

Graham

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Here are some pics as promised.

The current state of play....

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Spot the missing compass. Incidentally I received an email back from Airfix Customer Support 20 minutes after I emailed them, saying the replacement part had been dispatched! That is fantastic service :thumbsup:

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The troublesome nose bulkhead

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That's all for now.

Graham

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The good news is that I received the missing compass from Airfix the following day! That is excellent customer service! Thank you Airfix :) .

Right then....who knows what these are and what they will be used for? :)

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Graham

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Answer:.........drawing pins with the pin removed. Here is what I am using them for:

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Airfix don't provide reflector assemblies for the underwing lights and in this scale something needs to be added.

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Graham

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A few more photos from me.

The reinstated compass complete with an Airscale decal.

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I also added an Airscale decal to the drift indicator (the white-faced instrument at the front, right of the cockpit.

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Another Airscale addition. This time the tuning scale on the radio receiver. Much better than the kit decal.

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Graham

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Very nice job on the office

Les

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Blimey it's big! :)

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That's a very ancient Hasegawa 1/48 A-7D in its shadow!

Graham

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She is loking realy good, Graham

Les

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That is looking very nice. But very large!

Cheers,

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Another brief photo update. Can't see me progressing much more over the Christmas period as the missus will want the kitchen table back! :)

Added the radio transmitter to the cockpit rear decking...out of sequence according to the instructions but I couldn't resistI Got a couple of Airscale dials to add to the transmitter.

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Also added the Paragon ID lights to the underside of the fuselage

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That's all for now. Hope every one has a great Christmas and I will resume the build in the New Year. :)

Cheers.

Graham

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Hell its big ,she look good Graham have a good one look forward

to the rest of your Build

Les

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Will post an update soon as I have now resumed the build following the enforced Christmas break. Currently losing the will to live whilst filling in the ejector pin marks in the cowling pieces :(

Graham

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Cristmas pppffft. i thought "two weeks off, excellent, all that free time to get some serious moddeling done" what got done - diddly squat!!!   :weep: cheers swmbo  :fight:

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It's seems like I've been spending a life time working on the damn Merlins. Now I know why I usually only build jets! Here's a pic of one of them so far....still a work-in-progress at the mo. Will be glad when they are both finished!!

 

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Graham

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Okay you had a lot of work on the Merlins, but the first one looks great.

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stunning work so far Graham. Have only ever seen the box of this kit, am not skilled enough (or have the space) to try it myself.....

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Cheers Rob. Am still working on the Merlins and main undercarriage at the mo. hope to get to the point soon when I can take some more photos. I know one thing......I will be glad when this is finished!

Graham

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