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old thumper

How to make a Mosquito - Stuka/Corsair cross

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Why not make a funky looking Mosquito with Stuka wings?

All you need is an antique Airfix Mosquito FBVI kit. First of all spend hours building the kit as shown in the instructions and then leave in front of a glass window on the hottest day of the year.

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Oops!

Obviously this was not the tropicalised version.

It is still suitable for competitions.

And it could still win prizes, though in what category I'm not sure.

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OK!!!

Why not ???

:hanging::banghead::popcorn::bouncy::evil_laugh::fight:

But it is not really my cup o tea .

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What a shame. And so nicely built and painted from an old kit.

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They had trouble with the real ones in the heat too :winkgrin:

Real shame

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Been there and done that.

The first ever kit I built with my dad, some 40 years ago, an Airfix Meteor. Painted and put on the fire place to dry. Must have been winter as the fire was lit. Came down in the morning to find the wing that was overhanging the edge had dropped through 90 degrees.

Obvious when you think about it.

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Too bad. Mind you, with that kit it's probably more accurate now!

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I can feel your pain I took a couple of kits to my local club meeting but left them in the car and this was the result the next day

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It looks like we have all done it at sometime, mine was an even ancienter (is that a word?) Frog Gannet it ended up imitating its real life wings folded stance.

Trev.

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Question - will the wing DROP, if you put it in the window on the COLDEST day of the year? :hmmm:

Anyway - too bad about the Mossie - been there too!

Cheers :bye:

Hans J

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What a shame. And so nicely built and painted from an old kit.

Thanks very much. I built it for my classic Airfix collection and I was quite pleased with the retro look of it. Never mind though I will pick up another at a show and build a nicer one, they are only about a fiver and I can savage the props, canopy and wheels from this one.

They had trouble with the real ones in the heat too :winkgrin:

Real shame

Perhaps if I had painted it in aluminium dope I would have got away with it, like with the real thing.

Been there and done that.

The first ever kit I built with my dad, some 40 years ago, an Airfix Meteor. Painted and put on the fire place to dry. Must have been winter as the fire was lit. Came down in the morning to find the wing that was overhanging the edge had dropped through 90 degrees.

Obvious when you think about it.

Heart breaking at that age.

Too bad. Mind you, with that kit it's probably more accurate now!

Yes it is a bit of a rough likeness.

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I can feel your pain I took a couple of kits to my local club meeting but left them in the car and this was the result the next day

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That is terrible, those look like they took ages to build.

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I recall, as a boy in the hot summer of 1976...annual pilgrimage to Finningley and purchasing an Airfix Folland Gnat (red plastic) in the old bubble-pack.

Left it on my dad's parcel shelf while we watched the show...came back and it was just a single blob of red gunk.

I cried.

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Dad was building me a Red Arrows Hawk from a 1/72 Airfix kit, he used some automotive spray over a primer and we thought it would help it to dry if we put it a reasonable distance from an electric fan heater.

Ever seen a BAe Hawk with a droop nose?

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Liquid wingfolds. In the one of the other universes they allow the wings to flap more efficiently, Studio Ghibli style...

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Dad was building me a Red Arrows Hawk from a 1/72 Airfix kit, he used some automotive spray over a primer and we thought it would help it to dry if we put it a reasonable distance from an electric fan heater.

Washed the sprues of an MPM Meteor F.8. Overlooked proximity of fan heater and returned a few minutes later to find half of each sprue rather droopy. And because of the way MPM lay out the parts on the sprues, one, or one half, of everything was ruined so not even a windfall for the spares box.

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We probably won't have to worry about the sun being strong enough to melt plastic again this year. I still wish I knew that summer was going to be on a Tuesday this year though.

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