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Supple sounds of dinner bells - Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Mosquito B.XI - Finished


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3 hours ago, mark.au said:

Good job you’ve had plenty of practice with fixing paint jobs… cough…Sunderland…cough.

Don't - I've just got over my Post Traumatic Sunderland Disorder! Stripes looking good Alistair!

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8 hours ago, mark.au said:

Good job you’ve had plenty of practice with fixing paint jobs… cough…Sunderland…cough.

I am cursed with impatience and gross stupidity. :lol:

 

5 hours ago, Dunny said:

Don't - I've just got over my Post Traumatic Sunderland Disorder! Stripes looking good Alistair!

I hope the following pics give you some respite from your mental health issues and I unreservedly and humbly apologise for the distress caused by my ineptitude. :whistle:

 

A spraying of Tamiya Flat aluminium and...

 

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Comparing the two finishes I'm leaning towards the Tamiya as the HSS was a bit too shiny for what I wanted and once she gets a final gloss coat it should be what I wanted.

Another happy accident. I got lucky again.

Unmasking later and we'll see what damage was done under the tape.

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Ah. The beauty of Rapid Thinners.

 

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I have certainly gotten very lucky here.

These are the only touch ups I can see.

 

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I'll get started on the Undercarriage and Props later.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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2 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looking good Alistair, not much to touch up fella, that's a great result and is looking very impressive. 

Cracking work 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

I got lucky.

It all came out better than I hoped.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 hour ago, AdrianMF said:

Very nice, and lucky! (although I'm sure there's an element of skill and care in there somewhere...)

 

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Adrian

Thanks Adrian,

I'm not so sure about that, but I'll accept the compliment gracefully. :D

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Alistair,

 

Looking superb - we do so love those happy accidents, and the improvement that results! 🤩

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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10 hours ago, mark.au said:

Great paint job there Alistair, very striking and very well executed 

Thanks Mark,

That is very kind.

 

9 hours ago, Dunny said:

Alistair,

 

Looking superb - we do so love those happy accidents, and the improvement that results! 🤩

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger,

I'd just like to get through one without any accidents, happy or otherwise. :D

 

7 hours ago, Sturmovik said:

That's a very pretty and colourful Mosquito. No paint ridges, those are the benefits of an airbrush.

Thanks so much,

The airbrush, once you've done the masking makes it so much easier.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

 

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Touch ups done and a clear coat on.

 

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While I was waiting for the touch ups to dry I got on with some other bits.

 

Undercarriagey Bits.

 

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The tail wheel still needs a wash to dirty it up a wee bit.

 

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And the props

 

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Stickers later, I hope.

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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11 hours ago, AliGauld said:

I'd just like to get through one without any accidents, happy or otherwise. :D

On that note could you please provide a schematic noting all current thinner location(s)? :whistle:

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2 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

All looks rather nice Alistair dear chap.

And on to the decals..

Quite a quick build then.

 

Stay safe.

 

Simon.

 

Thanks Simon,

It's gone a bit quicker than I thought it would.

 

10 minutes ago, Dunny said:

On that note could you please provide a schematic noting all current thinner location(s)? :whistle:

Still in the vault under the weight and they're not getting out. :lol:

 

Now, I would like to know which complete and utter idiot thought that this scheme would be a good idea.

Oh yes that was me.

The stickers are done and as the Xtradecal letter and numbers sheet was covered in a clear coat it made it a little interesting trying to cut and position 6" lettering in 1/72 scale when the carrier film goes right up to the cut.

It was challenging but it's all done.

 

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I'll let that settle overnight with some softener and get a clear coat on tomorrow, fit the sundry bits and that should be about that.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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3 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

This is looking very impressive with the decalling done  it is moving swiftly now Alistair,  great job.

Chris

Thanks Chris,

I've just fixed that 6 on the starboard side that was a tad squint.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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On 9/14/2022 at 7:14 PM, AliGauld said:

Glad to have you along for the ride.

No pressure then. :lol:

 

Cheers,

Alistair


From way back at the start of this WIP when I wrote about the Mosquito being a favourite of mine.

 

You must thrive on pressure.

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Took a few days off BM and when I get back it’s nearly done! Producing a finish that good would be a fantastic feat on its own but doing it in such a short period of time is nothing short of miraculous. No idea how you’re going to top this in your next build, but I’m sure you’ll think of something. 
 

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21 hours ago, mark.au said:


From way back at the start of this WIP when I wrote about the Mosquito being a favourite of mine.

 

You must thrive on pressure.

Thanks Mark,

I'm not good under pressure but if I'm engaged in a subject I'm all in.

I put no thought into this scheme before deciding to do it and was caught out by how much work was actually involved.

Serves me right for being smug. :D

It has turned out better than I expected though especially after the crazing.

 

10 hours ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Took a few days off BM and when I get back it’s nearly done! Producing a finish that good would be a fantastic feat on its own but doing it in such a short period of time is nothing short of miraculous. No idea how you’re going to top this in your next build, but I’m sure you’ll think of something. 
 

Craig. 

Thanks Craig,

I kind of need something simple next.

Something I can just throw together.

We'll see. No doubt my ambition will get the better of me again.

 

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Just a wee update,

A satin coat has been applied and it it giving me a nice sheen which matches the pics from Duxford.

I'm just repainting the exhausts as the Maskol ripped off most of the paint and took about 45 minutes to get off. Not doing that again.

Then I'll pop in the remaining clear pieces and you should get some pictures of the finished article later on.

Can't do much just now as the next project is in the loft and various bods are still sleeping.

 

More later,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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