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Mossie / Me262 Dogfight Double
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very good, Martin.

Don't forget to send me a scan of the box art- highest res possible!

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PaulBradley wrote:
very good, Martin.

Don't forget to send me a scan of the box art- highest res possible!


Paul,

E-mail with scans sent!

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Achtung! Schwalbe!

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Rapidly gashed up prototype mounting as below:

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In reality, I'm thinking of mounting this aircraft horizontally cantilevered from a vertical backboard with the box art. If I can then bend the rod consistently to get an upward curve to it, I should end up with something approximating to the view below.

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:grin: Looking brilliant so far Martin and from my perspective the mottle looks fine on the 262,two out of three done look forward to seeing the mossie done next.

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Looks good and I like the curving rod idea for the mount ...

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jRatz wrote:
Looks good and I like the curving rod idea for the mount ...


Thanks John. I'm thinking engine exhaust trails . . .

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Mossie in progress (built as part of the Insect GB) and mounted on a stand with the 262 to keep it out of the way of the kids / hoover etc. With a horizontal base plate, though, I can't get the 262 positioned as it should be, hence the pre-stall attitude in the photo.

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Canopy has been kleared and PVA'd on since the photo was taken; also rocket rails have been added. I need to put some canopy frame lines on (strips of painted decal sheet), finish off the rockets - taken from a Hase Beaufighter as their fins were finer than the Airfix ones, finish off the decals, then matt varnish and weather.

Still need to sort out the photoshopped background. Then I can get started on the stand proper.

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OK, so the Mossie is now more nearly finished, and the 'gash' display has been adjusted to allow the box top geometry to be better simulated. Here is the current contraption:

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Here is a picture of the Mossie:

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Once the decals were on and all was kleared, I randomly dotted on blobs of Humbrol enamel paint; brown, black, grey and yellow. Then, I moistened a broad stiff brush in enamel thinners and spread the paints out in the airflow direction. This has resulted in a non-uniform, dirty look that I quite like.

And here is the box art shot:

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I'll finish off the last few details of the Mossie, then sort out a photoshopped background and start building the stand 'proper'.

Comments welcome.

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That's really starting to look promising :grin: The effort in repeatedly testing the positioning will pay off and is a good lesson for other display builders.

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Martin, that's really starting to come together ....

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That is really looking the biz. Bravo, well done

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That's a very exciting looking dio Martin, it capture the spirit of the Classic Box Art theme perfectly - I can hear the praise from the Telford punters already!

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Thank you, chaps! Much appreciated.

I have enlisted my father-in-law to help with the display build. He's a chippy by trade, so hopefully we can come up with something reasonable.

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That's going to be a real stunner when it's finished Martin. It should capture the box art beautifully.

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I think this is shaping up very well Martin. I see the ex-insect Mossie has turned out very nicely.

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