Thank you Allan, it’s a nice project to work on.
Thank you Louis, and yes I’m finding little bits of information about the crew members, but also about the, now long closed, RAF base they flew from. This was RAF Bradwell Bay in Essex. Not much left, but there is still a memorial in place at the former site.
Building further on the “Mossie”. The doors for the main landing gear had some nasty ejector pin marks, some putty and flush sanding took care of this.
Before assembly of the wings I had to put the landing lights in first. To add some dept I’ve cut out small pieces of bare metal foil to act as reflector on the inside. For painting the wings later I will mask of the lenses.
So, also worked on the main landing gear and the engine cowls. They are quite fiddely to built. But with a bit of patience it works out fine.
Now the propshaft fits in an old fashioned way into the front of the engine cowling, to prevend this little axle from falling inside after closing the parts I’ve glued a little piece of angled Evergreen strip at the back of it, still leaving it free to rotate. After completing the landing gear it feels quite sturdy. So these parts are ready for final assembly, but first I have to get my crew painted and put in the cockpit. So…onwards to the next update. Tips, tricks and comments are allways welcome.
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