Well, sometimes I'm not to far away, but currently I'm doing all the I.T. work at a mining project in Arizona. I only get home every couple months. Going from the piney woods of East Texas is very different from the high deserts of Arizona.
There are many members that are around our area. Rabid Alien is from Hurst and Drgondog is from Scurrey, just to name a couple.
No real plans. I can get more pics if you want. The vac I use is an old Kirby. Most standard vac attachments are the same size. The original I built back in the 80s had the same size anyway. The main points are mounting the warmer upside down so the plastic doesn't melt down into the burner and some sort of rack for the frame to sit on. I started off with one size and then modified it so it can be adjusted. Also, there are several "How To" websights and even a few videos out there if you google vacform machine.
The book is "The DeHavvilland Mosquito" A Comprehensive Guide for the Modeler, Modelers Datafile 1. I have thought about buying one but the cheapest I've ever seen was $250 used. My local library was able to come up with this copy from the University of Miami Library on loan, I'm sure you'll find these useful. Here's the links:
I'm currently researching a Mosquito NF30 and borrowed a copy of an excellent book from Modeler's Datafile. I'll forward all the NF info I can when I've completed the scans. Not willing to post for everyone as I don't want any copyright problems, but knew you'd be interested.
Hey NFN.. missed your question on the lib dio thread. The 'tile' was cut up cardboard from the kit box. You know, the card material they put the box art on and such. Just measured out 3 by 3' tiles with a ruler and pencil then cut them using a x-acto board cutter.
Yep, that's the A.!. Mk VII (radar) antenna, with the dipoles on the wing for azimuth and altitude. It was used up until quite late, when centimetric radar replaced it, using a 'dish' as we know today. This was in the 'bull nose' on the NF30 and other examples.
I'll see what I can find in the way of B&W profiles and pics, and e-mail them, if you can let me have an e-mail address. Might take a few days though, as I'm up to my eyes with stuff at present!
Hi mate. Is it going to be the very early, short-lived overall Smooth Night (black), or the more common Green/Grey?
Let me know and I'll see what I can find. The 'dirtyness ' doesn't really show up in most pics very well, unless close ups of areas, but I can probably find something. There are a number of books around, although some out of print, but a good one is the SAM publication on the Mossie, probably to be re-issued if not available, due to the Airfix 1/24th scale kit. Also, the Squadron Signal 'In Action' and 'Walkaround' trio are handy to a point.