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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby casper » Fri May 06, 2016 6:11 pm

excellent work Gundog :clap: :clap: :) a joy to watch, have a K :clap:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Fri May 06, 2016 6:20 pm

Thanks Casp. It's a joy to build too. Everything fits together so well . You could quite easily do this oob and make a superb job.
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Wed May 11, 2016 2:23 pm

The final part of the jigsaw has arrived!

These are the Eduard Brassin nose guns

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Column 1 is the bulkhead (won't be using that, the Tamiya one is already in place) and some tiny decals
Column 2 gun mounts, gun camera and ammo boxes
Column 3 mounts, guns and belt feeds
Column 4 ejector chutes and PE

Again there's the question of whether to do a hybrid build of Brassin and brass barrels. The barrel mouldings in the Brassin kit look pretty good, so that would be a safer option.
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby number1 » Wed May 11, 2016 4:23 pm

Unfortunately the pictures not there, at least on the device I,m using :doh:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Wed May 11, 2016 5:04 pm

Should be. I've pasted the link twice now and it appears twice when I look.

I now have up to 6 weeks before HR pull their fingers out and I can start, so lots of time to finish this and the 74 squadron Phantom :D

Possibly make some progress on Bismarck & SoTS too :o
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby number1 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:48 pm

Got it now Gundog, looks a lot of work ahead :superlglue:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby morrigan » Thu May 12, 2016 5:41 am

Fantastic Work Gundog! :clap: :clap:
Going to be the bees knees once done!
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby snapdragon » Thu May 12, 2016 11:48 am

This looks like a good update set.

Mine will have to wait until after my camping trip at the end of the month!
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby chill » Thu May 12, 2016 12:45 pm

Really enjoying this build.

If you have no need for the bulkhead, i can give it a good home and cross your palm with coins of monetary value :mrgreen:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby snapdragon » Thu May 12, 2016 8:00 pm

Is this a bribe I see before me?? :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Thu May 12, 2016 9:31 pm

I suppose it is. Not sure it's worth taking though. :laughing-rolling:

I'm not satisfied with these MDC rockets. The plastic is very bendy and will never look good. Moreover, there's a lot of work needed to clean them up and THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS :angry-banghead: . Bob isn't good at answering his emails either. Instead, I'm looking at some similar stuff from Aerobonus, plus an Eduard PE set that goes with the Trumpy Swordfish. Between them, I should be able to get something that looks OK and will pass muster for all but the most serious of anoraks. :snooty:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby snapdragon » Fri May 13, 2016 11:00 am

Can you post pictures, Gundog?

I'm not sure what else to suggest At this moment!
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby chill » Fri May 13, 2016 11:05 am

Gundog wrote:I suppose it is. Not sure it's worth taking though. :laughing-rolling:

I'm not satisfied with these MDC rockets. The plastic is very bendy and will never look good. Moreover, there's a lot of work needed to clean them up and THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS :angry-banghead: . Bob isn't good at answering his emails either. Instead, I'm looking at some similar stuff from Aerobonus, plus an Eduard PE set that goes with the Trumpy Swordfish. Between them, I should be able to get something that looks OK and will pass muster for all but the most serious of anoraks. :snooty:



The coins of monetary value will be in a nice brown envelope whcih we can exchange on a platform at a railway station :laughing-rolling:

As I said I will be very willing to take it off your hands.
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby snapdragon » Sat May 14, 2016 10:23 am

Bribery and corruption is rife on here!

It's getting like Parliament! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Sat May 14, 2016 11:11 am

Are you implying that our elected officials are corrupt? Remember that anyone who wishes to wield political power is ipso facto least suited to it.

Reminds me of the episode of Blackadder 3 that was on the other night. Baldrick gets elected to represent a rotten borough with one voter and wins by 66000 votes :laughing-rolling:

Better than my surplus going to some anonymous numpty on :twisted: bay :laughing-rolling:

Chiil, you can have anything that's left over with pleasure.

I'm working on the nose guns. Parts separated form casting blocks. Toxic sanding underway :chores-vacuum:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Thu May 19, 2016 10:10 am

The nose guns are complete, apart from some tiny decals.

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I've also added some fuse wire to the junction boxes, most of which you can't see, once the ammo boxes are in place!

For anyone following on with this build, my recommendation would be not to bother with this upgrade. There are only two places where there is any noticeable improvement in detail over the kit parts - the machine gun actions and the belt feeds. With a little bit of scribing, you can improve on the kit belt feeds. By the time you've done a load of this :superlglue: and this :angry-banghead: , the extra effort really isn't worth the expense. Trying to glue together tiny bits of resin and PE as accurately as the injection-moulded kit part is beyond the skills I and most others possess. Once the ammunition boxes are in place, you can only see one side of the outer guns anyway. The cannon bay will probably get the same verdict. I may even not bother with it.

The Master brass barrels would probably be enough to make a reasonable and relatively inexpensive improvement on the kit MGs.

No, they're not out of alignment. I've checked and they go through the nose cone perfectly.
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby steve131 » Thu May 19, 2016 4:10 pm

Nice work and great painting of brass shells.
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby number1 » Thu May 19, 2016 4:20 pm

Looking good, good tip for anyone about to spend money on upgrades that dont make alot of difference :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Tue May 24, 2016 6:29 pm

Work has been moving on and the sprues (all 25 of them :o ) are looking much emptier!

I've joined the office to the fuselage and the mid section and tail wheel support (out of shot) to the other half.

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BEWARE! I'm 99.9% certain that I haven't done anything wrong, but even after modifying the mount, the compass platform still got in the way of the instrument panel. I had to remove it and will think about somewhere logical to place it, if that's possible in what is now a very confined space.

The wings are also complete and are ready to be married to the engine nacelles.

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Another word of warning here: those perpendicular fins on the radiators are pretty flimsy once bent and will tend to snag on anything within 6 feet of them!

I've started to do the mod for the bomb bay. As I explained earlier, the kit only gives the option of having the rear half open in the "half-open" mode. I want it the other way round.

First, some Dymo tape to guide the blade. This lateral panel line isn't that deep, so I wanted to make sure the cut was straight.

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Once that's done, the mid-line cut is pretty simple.

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A wee bit of sanding to the cut edges is all that's needed to complete the job.

There's a load of other sub-builds I have been working on. More of those next time.
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Re: Gundog's Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FBVI

Postby Gundog » Thu May 26, 2016 5:32 pm

The additional wiring is now in place. As I explained in an earlier post, it can't be completed until the fuselage and wings have been joined. For instance, the four yellow cables have to go through the holes I have drilled in the top left of the bulkhead on the wing centre section. Should make for some fun fettling! :angry-screaming:

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Time to put some big bits together! :clap: :dance:
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