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Mosquito B Mk IV - Revell - My next non-ship project

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13 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

you do need to be careful with some cements,  as they can turn the clear foggy.   do you think clear nail polish would help?  Testor's window maker would be a good choice too.

 

Thank you Denis,   I think I will be ok with Revell's  Contacta  cement  as it does not give of fumes when it dry's.

 

OC.

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No progress today  not really in the mood to be honest,  Its been one of those days  lots of worry  about getting the  supplies we need,  the admiral has been rough with a tight chest due to worry and stress  (she has a heart condition as it is).

 

Im sure I will do more on the mossie.

 

OC.

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3 minutes ago, Canute said:

OC, family first. Take care of the Admiral, the hobby stuff will wait, mate. ;)

Thanks Ken,   because I am worried  (more than I will admit)  I  have been  reassuring the admiral that all will be ok and  we will get through some how almost like magic,  and it will all return to normal,  but I went  very  down missing a family member to reassure me.

So i wanted to  try to shrug it all off  go on my build and just carry on  - but I couldn't.

 

OC.

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Had a few days off, as even  using Microset  the admiral  could smell it  said it got up her nose  like a vinegar smell, so  I thought best not at the moment  till I can get good ventilation  like every door and window open.

 

Cant wait to crack on with it though   driving me nuts just being on the laptop  hearing all the  news  so fed up with this virus already.

 

OC.

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18 minutes ago, SigEp Ziggy said:

It's looking good OC!  I would think this confined to quarters would give plenty of time for modeling, however 'honey-do's' keep getting in the way!

Thank you kindly ziggy,   its inside a storage box at the moment waiting on some time for me to carry on  rattle can  spraying, it was getting on the admirals chest (not good)   due to the fumes,    I will  crack on with it  when its right to do so.

 

Stay in good health and yours mate.

 

OC.

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Evening all,   I decided to drag this out the box  and pick up where I had finshed at,  the one main wing section  and both stabs needed a blast from the  surface primer  by rattle can........"Oh dear"   so  I went into the back yard  shut the back door  and  sprayed away - "Splurt splurt - splatter splatter"   the rattle can was empty  but had enough to leave a bad finish.

So I let it dry collecting some flies along the way  then put the parts back in the box  and basically threw the box back in to cupboard.

 

It seriously struck me that I have a few kits on the go  building them up  enjoying the small sections that can be painted  by hand, but when it comes to painting the larger areas - camo etc.  I am really struggling using rattle cans outside  in the elements  bugs flies and things  - no way of spraying them indoors, really anoying.

 

OC.

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28 minutes ago, cog said:

You don't have a shed of some sort, or a large enough basement?

Absolutly nothing carl  the place is like a shoe box  one living room my work table at one end, and the admiral and tv the other, a tiny kitchin, stairs, one bedroom,  showeroom,   no front garden  and just a 5 ft by 8 ft  back yard,   I was thinking if I had a large enough carboard box I could use as a spray booth  but dont have one.

It really is that situation of not being set up to be able to model properly.

 

I used to hand paint all my models before (when I was a kid)  but the results were of a different (poor) standard  to what spraying can do,  so even if I had the tin/jars and decent enough brushes  I still wouldn't achieve a good enough job on them.

 

I have all the Tamiya sprays aswell  a box of them that I brought  well back months ago  before  the Dark  Ages fell on us, same with some kits I won on bids on ebay  thay are in my cupboard waiting to be started.

 

OC.

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Have you considered an airbrush and small compressor? I use one at my dining table, I am surprised that I don’t get overspray past the paper towels I use behind the model, acrylics don’t even make a stink.... a very small box setup would work as a spray booth.... 

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39 minutes ago, ASAT said:

Have you considered an airbrush and small compressor? I use one at my dining table, I am surprised that I don’t get overspray past the paper towels I use behind the model, acrylics don’t even make a stink.... a very small box setup would work as a spray booth.... 

I looked into that  but think it would be a noise issue  with the admiral, it would have to be silent  or I would start getting those  "daggers looks" while she was watching her fave programs   - and  a money issue to be honest,    our room is not very large  about  14 feet  so I have to work silently at the one end.

 

As I say  it aint the best situation, building the pearl  or my greyhound  boat builds was no a problem in the least, as I was had brushing  everything that needed it,   but I know to build and paint accurate model kits is another beast all together, if they aint sprayed you loose all the fine detail and battle to get a smooth finish.

 

OC.

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I will survey  the "splot splot"  paint  job  later today   it can probably be rubbed down abit  as I have some well used  1000 wet and dry  thats nearly dead smooth now from frequent use,   that should take some of the  splats off  (its my own fault  I didn't check if the  can was  ok for paint).

 

What I will be able to do  is  hand paint the rudder as its a small area and just black,   same as under the stabs  - I will then  mask off  the top of the wing  ready for when I build up the courage to spray the two camo colours  from my  rattle cans (I think I have two cans of each colour).

 

The top section of the fuselage  will need a quick blast where the canopy sits  as it was left rough when I took the canopy off, this means  masking the area and inside the cockpit with paper.

 

I think I was rushing and not thinking the best  due to this mouth infection and pain killers I am on  - kind of been making me drowsy.

 

OC.

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4 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

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I think I was rushing and not thinking the best  due to this mouth infection and pain killers I am on  - kind of been making me drowsy.

 

OC.

I think you already have it sorted my friend, or are at least on the road to sorting it... No rush brother it is beautiful. Get some rest, Enjoy the drowse while you can .....

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6 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

Absolutly nothing carl  the place is like a shoe box  one living room my work table at one end, and the admiral and tv the other, a tiny kitchin, stairs, one bedroom,  showeroom,   no front garden  and just a 5 ft by 8 ft  back yard,   I was thinking if I had a large enough carboard box I could use as a spray booth  but dont have one.

It really is that situation of not being set up to be able to model properly.

 

I used to hand paint all my models before (when I was a kid)  but the results were of a different (poor) standard  to what spraying can do,  so even if I had the tin/jars and decent enough brushes  I still wouldn't achieve a good enough job on them.

 

I have all the Tamiya sprays aswell  a box of them that I brought  well back months ago  before  the Dark  Ages fell on us, same with some kits I won on bids on ebay  thay are in my cupboard waiting to be started.

 

OC.

You have a cupboard? capable of storing models? here across the pond we call that a closet...... have you given consideration into turning it into a mini modeling center? back when I was living in smaller digs I had one.... when the door was open for a modeling session I had a foldable table that fit within the opening to use as a build center and all spraying was done in the confines of the closet. I hung newsprint on the walls to prevent overspray damage, and when I had to leave something to dry/cure I could close the door on it so the admiralty here would not get annoyed..... (if there is no door you could hang a curtain across the opening, consult the admiral as to style and such would be a good way to get her approval/cooperation)

 

Best of both worlds I would say....

 

 

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After a good sleep  I attacked the Mossie again   I was able to gently rub off the splats on the wing  (the stabs were ok)   I then went in the back yard  with my Dark grey rattle can  (this was still ok - had not run out)  so I sprayed the stabs  - went ok, then I did the same  in two coats  on the main wing, again this  looked ok  - I put them away in the box to harden.

 

I then came in doors and firstly decided to glue down the canopy  (no fuss just used liquid poly)  I also decided to have a look at how the main u/c  fits inside  the  wing box - I decided to trim off the edges then It slotted straight in,   so I glued the front main u/c  section in with ca glue, followed by the rear support legs  - these needed moving about then securing again using ca.

 

I decided to do a dry fit with the wing temp  placed  to check for hight fit  - looks ok I think?

 

OC.

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