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Post-War Mosquito 4 months 2 weeks ago #1

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Kit - Tamiya 1:48
Paint - all enamels
Decals - Superscale
Extras - Master .303 barrels (added after photos), Ultracast resin exhausts & wheels, Eduard Zoom Set.


DH Mosquito FB.VI
107 Squadron BAFO
Gutersloh 1947




















As ever please feel free to hurl abuse, ask a question or make a comment. Thanks for the support along the way, it's always appreciated and never taken for granted. Have a great weekend everyone - not much modelling from me for a wee while as this time next week, I'll be on a plane with the family bound for sunny Florida !!


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Awesome Ian! Great example ! Would love to see one of these fly!
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Nosferatu wrote: Awesome Ian! Great example ! Would love to see one of these fly!


Ardmore seems like the place to be !!





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Hi Ian
Great looking Mossie. Thanks for the vid too!
Cheers Richard.
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Post-War Mosquito 4 months 1 week ago #6

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Tidy Mossie Ian. Your satin coat as you mentoned in the build thread has a nice scale sheen. I'm curious what brand of satin you used please?

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I use Humbrol for all of my finishing varnish coats, Terry.



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Sorry to be a pita Ian, but do you use Humbrol enamel varnishes or acrylic varnishes? It's been said that Humbrol enamel clears are prone to yellowing with age, or is that just an urban myth?

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Great job Ian!

@Terry

I used to use the humbrol enamel clears, and they did eventually yellow over the years. :(
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Tamiya 1/48 F-117A

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Post-War Mosquito 4 months 1 week ago #10

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Terry wrote: Sorry to be a pita Ian, but do you use Humbrol enamel varnishes or acrylic varnishes? It's been said that Humbrol enamel clears are prone to yellowing with age, or is that just an urban myth?


Definitely not a PitA, Terry !!
OK the 'old' Humbrol enamel varnishes in the wee tinlets do go yellow, there's no getting away from that. I haven't used them for thirty years, because the enamel 'Cote' varnishes are so much better.




So here's the thing - they need a LOT of mixing & thinning. I don't mind the work because the results are great. Here's how I do it - your results may vary !!:
#1 When I open it, the sediment will have separated and will be lurking at the bottom of the jar. I use a pipette and remove all of the 'clear' above the sediment and put it into a separate glass jar.

#2 I next add to the original Matt Cote jar with Artists Distilled Turpentine (from Warehouse Stationary) - NO MORE THAN 50/50 - and let it sit for a few mins - usually I go make a coffee - then with the coffee in one hand and my Dremel in the other I mix that cocktail thoroughly.




#3 Finish the coffee then find a suitable sized jar and mix together the 'clear' and the pre-mixed sediment/thinner.

That's it, pre-thinned enamel Matt Cote ready to spray. Same process with Satin & Gloss Cote except I dial-back the thinner/varnish ratio to no more than 40/60. Each time I come to use my varnished, I mix them with the Dremel, not simply shake the jar; like I said, this works fine for me, your results may be different, so practice & experiment first before you go-at-it on your latest pride & joy.

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Post-War Mosquito 4 months 1 week ago #11

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Awesome :woohoo:
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Wowza Ian, another beauty.
What is there to not like on this Mozzie.
Great job.
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