Fuselage / Painting

Logging my build of the "Mossie"

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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Pete Coleman » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:26 pm

Suddenly remembered to post the "F" question on britmodeller.com this afternoon.
2 hours later and I get a PM reply from a guy on holiday in India saying that when he gets back home he will send me his completely unused 487 squadron decals!
How's that for service :D .........

Funnily enough, I have been working on the "Mossie" bombay this afternoon in an effort to get that section finished off.
This will leave just the nose gun pack and exhaust stacks to assemble and a few panels to paint, plus a bit of external weathering and hey presto she should be finished. :shock:

Hoping to leave my "workbench" pretty much clear by the time the first instalment of Surprise arrives :roll: .........

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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:58 pm

Nice one Pete, nothing like the brotherhood of modellers to sort things out.

How did we manage before the internet :D

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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:36 am

Thought this might interest you :D

http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewto ... b3d#165039

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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Pete Coleman » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:04 am

Thanks for the heads up Maurice,

Mmmm yes, the actual guns on my build are hidden behind the nose cowling so you wouldn't see them much!

However I did buy some (Browning 303) guns for the future Swordfish build and was going to ask Rob which he prefered.....

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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:28 pm

Hmm I’m not sure really Pete. I know the Swordfish had a couple of 7.7mm Vickers but I’ve not been able to find any good pictures. The slotted jacket looks like it’s from a parabellum. It may be a trick of the photo but the bottom jacket looks as if it’s formed truer. Whilst looking I came across these walkaround sites for the Swordfish, knowing you they are probably on your favourites list already.

http://www.aircraftwalkarounds.be/Image ... index.html

http://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/sw ... walk.shtml

Thanks for the link Maurice I’m a real sucker for all the turned brass stuff, gets me quite giddy.
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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Pete Coleman » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:03 pm

Rob,
Yep, the twin Vickers were for the Gunner.
The Browning 303 was mounted alongside the pilot on the starboard side.
Thanks for those links mate.
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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:05 pm

OOP’s x8x not paying attention and went off at bit of a tangent. Mention Swordfish and Vickers popped into my mind. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a Browning with a jacket like the one in the centre but while rummaging for the Vickers stuff I found a picture of a Japanese copy of a Vickers with a similar looking jacket! No wonder I'm confused x14x

You’re going to be busy with your Surprise build and the Swordfish.

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Post by Donald » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:42 pm

I did get some 1/24 scale etched buckles some years ago from an American source for a Fw190. Can,t remember their name though. I,ll have a look through my junk and see if I can turn it up.
Extremely well built and painted if I may say.
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Re: Fuselage / Painting

Post by Pete Coleman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:52 pm

Thank you for your kind comments Donald!
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