Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito updated & Finished!

Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito updated & Finished!

Postby Fumbles on Thu 17 Jan 2013, 3:47 pm

This will be my main entry for the Big scale group build. I hope that I will also have time to build my special hobby 1/32 X-15A. If not. I'll build it anyways. I have been itching to build this Mosquito kit since I bought it a year ago. Now I have the excuse. :yahoo: I'll be starting it when I get back from Las Vegas on the 27th. So for now I just have a box shot,a huge amount of parts and the only aftermarket stuff I'll be using which consists of a instrument panel upgrade decal. I'll also be using Xtradecal again so I can build this one with a Canadian connection.

The enormous box shot!
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The entire contents of the kit. The couch that the sprues are on is a full size 84 inch couch. Not some condo sized mini. Kind of gives you an idea of the size of the kit and amount of parts. I believe there are just under 600 parts.
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Last is the instrument decal I'll be using and the decals from Xtradecal showing which aircraft I'll be building.
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So till the 27th.. That's all for now.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Start date Jan 27

Postby Deacon on Thu 17 Jan 2013, 6:34 pm

This is going to be an enjoyable thread to watch. :yahoo:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Start date Jan 27

Postby twirl2688 on Thu 17 Jan 2013, 7:53 pm

This is gonna be one of them epic builds. Will be keeping a close eye on this. Best of luck Rod

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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Start date Jan 27

Postby DerekF on Thu 17 Jan 2013, 9:52 pm

Excellent choice. One of those models that keeps saying "buy me, buy me!"
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Start date Jan 27

Postby twirl2688 on Thu 17 Jan 2013, 9:59 pm

DerekF wrote:Excellent choice. One of those models that keeps saying "buy me, buy me!"


And one that your bank manager say No don't do it :lol: :biggrin:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Start date Jan 27

Postby DerekF on Fri 18 Jan 2013, 8:13 am

Not just the bank manager either. My wife for another and my loft is starting to creak under the weight of kits that shouted "buy me, buy me".
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Start date Jan 27

Postby Fumbles on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 2:01 am

Hey Guys...


Well starting this one took a little longer then I wanted. But I did start it. So for a first update this one will be a larger then normal one.
Since getting back from las Vegas I have had a busy time here at home between work and another project. Thankfully I'm all caught up now. So here we go.

First shot is where I was about two weeks ago. The base painting of the cockpit was started. Don't mind the green. It was just the flash and gloss coat that brings out a strange shade.
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Second shot is the instrument panel. Airfix pit a large amount of detail into this kit.
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Next up is where I am tonight. About to seal the two halves of the fuselage. This is my dirtied up cockpit. I made the seat belts out of some tape, doubled up then I pinned holes through. Once that was done I painted them with a sand colour adding some copper to the holes. I think they came out alright?
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Last two shots are the fuselage halves. Not a huge amount of dirt added here. If I added more there would be less light reflected inside.
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That is all for now. The two halves go together tonight. Then it will be time to work on the massively detailed engines.
As usual C&C is always welcome. Next update should be next weekend.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby Cimmerian on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 7:44 am

This could be the best WIP ever. Looking forward to the next installment.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby DerekF on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 8:05 am

Great stuff so far. Interestingly Mosquito fuselages were actually built like that - in two halves split vertically.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby Deacon on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 12:11 pm

Looking very nice sir.

Great job on the belts by the way. :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby Tug 747 on Sat 16 Feb 2013, 1:14 pm

What a cracking start i like the detail in the cockpit area. Well done i will follow this with interest but not one for me i am afraid to say due to the sheer size. :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby Deacon on Wed 06 Mar 2013, 12:12 pm

Any update on this Rod?
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby twirl2688 on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 6:44 pm

Any news on this Rod or are you on another jolly to Vegas :lol: :lol:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito First update 11/02/20

Postby Fumbles on Mon 01 Apr 2013, 2:34 pm

Ok then... Finally a very small update, a quick post and run off to work. This is why I like the timeframe allowed in this group build. I knew this spring was going to be a busy one between working 6 days a week and yeap Scott a few trips to Las Vegas to see the sun since it has been rather scarce here in Vancouver till recently. :grin:
I have both sides of the fuselage put together and sanded out with no seams. But the little time I did have I put together the Merlin Engines. Each engine consisting of 35 to 40 parts each I still have not finished them. They are dirtier then what the picture shows. The flash took away quite a bit, I'll get some shots in natural light later. Plus I'll add a little more wear and tear and tone down the copper.
So here they are a nice pair of Merlins.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito mini update 01/04/201

Postby twirl2688 on Mon 01 Apr 2013, 8:13 pm

Good stuff Rod loving those Merlins :clap:

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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito mini update 01/04/201

Postby Tug 747 on Thu 04 Apr 2013, 5:26 pm

Looking good Rod the detail is amazing. Eagerly awaiting the next update. :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito mini update 01/04/201

Postby Deacon on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 4:34 pm

I do like those Merlins mate. :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito mini update 01/04/201

Postby Fumbles on Sun 28 Apr 2013, 9:15 pm

Hi again everyone. Time for a little bigger update this time. The kit is progressing well. The kit is now standing on it's own gear. I'm almost at the painting point. I'll admit that I am building this kit all over the place, I'm not following the instructions step by step. I find it easier this way. The only bit that I have had a hard time with on this build was the landing gear... There was a quite a few hours of frustration on that part. Hence the quietness of the build till now.

So here we go..
The wing and engines mounted.
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Next up I added some dirt spray to the gear flaps. I'll finsh the paint of the gear and add some heave mud soon.
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Its a beast in size...
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Last shot for now. Just to show the size of this beast. This is my 1/32 scale CF-18 sitting right on top of the Mosquito.
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Thats all for now. I'm through the hard part now. Paint will be soon. Thanks again for the comments and looking.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito updated 28/04/2013

Postby Graham R on Mon 29 Apr 2013, 8:45 pm

Crikey Rod that's some wing span I wouldn't fancy storing that-- looking good so far though :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito updated 28/04/2013

Postby Deacon on Wed 01 May 2013, 9:38 pm

Well done mate, she is looking very fine sir. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito updated 28/04/2013

Postby Fumbles on Tue 21 May 2013, 4:03 am

Hi again everyone

I'm a day late on the update. I just got into one of those painting marathons and just couldn't stop. So here is the update on the Mosquito. Things are starting to fly along now. No major problems yet with the build. The gun pack a little tricky to put in place was about the only trouble I have had since last update.

On with the shots. From a few days ago.
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Fuel tanks installed.
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I wanted to try this, just needed a big enough kit. Some tinfoil for the Navigation lights.
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Bomb bay done... I added a little graffiti to the bombs. Figured I would give that a shot.
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Forward guns now done.
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Gun cowling on. But not glued in place for easy removal to see inside.
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One of the Nav lights. They do look better in person.
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Canopy installed and painted for the interior.
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First coat of the camouflage sprayed on. The gray is not as blue as it looks.
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Figuring out where the invasion strips will be placed.
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Almost done with the stripes.
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Camouflage is almost done.
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Bottom shot almost done.
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Last shot for now..... Still a lot of work to do. As I said before "it will be a squeaker for the deadline" but it will be done.
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Thanks for looking and the comments.
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Huge update 20/05/201

Postby Hasboman on Tue 21 May 2013, 6:21 am

She looks stunning! :rock:

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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Huge update 20/05/201

Postby DerekF on Tue 21 May 2013, 6:47 am

Fantastic looking model. If only I had somewhere to put one.......
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Huge update 20/05/201

Postby Deacon on Tue 21 May 2013, 12:10 pm

WOW :drool:

This is stunning Rod. :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB. 1/24 Airfix Mosquito Huge update 20/05/201

Postby twirl2688 on Tue 21 May 2013, 8:04 pm

As always Rod you truly do a magnificent job :clap: :clap:

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