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Logging my build of the "Mossie"

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Post by Pete Coleman » Sat May 22, 2010 8:07 am

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"I don't care what you say Ginger, old cock, it most definately says matt black here in the instructions"
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Post by Rob » Sat May 22, 2010 2:33 pm

I reckon Ginger might be able to get a tune out of that.
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Post by Pete Coleman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:17 pm

Did anyone watch the History program on SKY last night, "Daring raids of WWII"?
It was the story of "Operation Jericho" featuring the particular "Mossie" that I am attempting to build.
Some of the facts were not quite right, but it was very interesting all the same.
Pete.
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Post by Pete Coleman » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:44 pm

Not much progress to report as I have been messing around with some small "cosmetic" details.
I have added the radio antenna, there does not appear to be any insulators on the real thing, so I did not bother adding them.
I have also improved the engine bay/wing root joints.
Knocked up a ladder to make it easier for the crew chief to inspect the engines (needs some support ropes adding)....


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I could not resist having a mess around with the "see-through" spare fuselage halves from the upcoming Fairey Swordfish build.
This is the first time that I have ever attempted both pre and post-shading.
I sprayed thin lines of white above the airframe edges and "black" lines below so that there is some relief to the canvas covering it.
I also sprayed "black" around all the panel lines.
Overcoated with a several light coats of compass grey.
Spray-coated with "Klear" , then post shaded with acrylics and water colours.
Finally sealed in with a light matt varnish coat.
As I say this is my first attempt at all the above steps and I am quite pleased with the results!
"black" is my own mix of weathered black.


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Post by Rob » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:16 am

Hi Pete,
The wing root to engine bay joint is an improvement and I like your step ladders, great accessory :D .

I’m pleased you have taken the plunge with the post / pre shading and highlighting. I would like to make one suggestion. Your panel line wash could have done with a wipe over with a moistened cloth to get rid of the excess. If you wipe in the direction of the airflow you will get a pleasant streaking effect which will add to the desired finish otherwise looking good.

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Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:18 pm

Thanks for your constructive comments Rob.
I did try the rag wipe when I was working on it, but the engraved panel lines are so shallow and round edged that the cloth just lifted all of the wash out, it was a case of all or nothing!
I still have the weathering washes to go over the top of it which may cut the effect back a little bit.
The Tamiya 1:48th version if I remember correctly had deeper scoring than this 1:32nd job.
I have yet to inspect the "proper/solid" fuselage halves engraving, it may be different, if they are not do you think that I should consider re-scribing the panel lines?
For some reason the camera has made the wash appear really bold in the pictures, in reality it is much more subdued.
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Post by Rob » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:44 pm

Hi Pete,
Re-scribing is a solution but can be very tricky to do. If you decide to try it Dyno tape makes a good edge to follow but it is quite expensive fortunately it can be lifted several times before its stickiness deteriorates. Curves usually need a template and etched ones can be bought, you may have a steady enough hand Pete but if I don’t use one my curves look more like three penny bits. Acrylic paints don’t tend to flow that well that’s why I prefer oil or enamel as they flow more readily you only have to touch the brush to the panel line and capillary action does most of the work. If left to dry for an hour or so they are quite tenacious and tend to cling in the detail. Try not to use cheap oil paints as the pigments aren’t as fine and so don’t make good washes. Try and find the Mig ones I mentioned in my Ashigara build they are among the cheapest yet are good quality and if used with their thinners make great washes. If you want to persevere with the acrylic paint try adding some dishwasher soap to the water it helps break down the surface tension and helps the wash flow.

Really good to see you experimenting Pete,
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Post by Pete Coleman » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:43 pm

Rob,
Yeah, I did the Fairy Liquid thing but it didn't make a whole lot of difference!
I have ordered some of them there MIG abteilung oil wash pigments, will let you know how I get on.
Cheers,
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Post by Maurice Wilcox » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:11 am

The Mossie is coming along fine Pete, I like the colour toning you have achieved with the engine components.

Better fix those steps tho' Lawyers for you are just waiting for the first oik to to take a header onto the hangar floor :roll:

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Post by Pete Coleman » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:22 am

Thanks Maurice.
I presume that you have been ashore among the ale-houses for the past fortnight!
Work on the "mossie" is still going ahead but at a slower pace due to an unexpected side project.
Welcome back.
Pete.
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Post by Maurice Wilcox » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:24 am

You intrigue me Admiral, are you going to tell us what it is :?

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