1:32 Hong Kong Models DH Mosquito B Mk IV

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silly question but are those ejection pin marks on the cockpit side wall
 

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silly question but are those ejection pin marks on the cockpit side wall
Actually not a silly question as it does look like ejector pin marks but the actual interior had these disc like thingy. As the plane was made entirely of wood, these could have been laminar supports. Could someone shed light on this.

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Mosquitos had circular plywood discs in various places so that interior fittings could be screwed to them.
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They are fantastic kits
They are. The engineering is very different from anything I've seen before.
I wish I had enough money to buy one of the these.
You just have to wait for a special birthday like I did. And drop some HUGE hints.
What did you use for the chromed part?
That is the old favourite, Alclad chrome on gloss black enamel.
but are those ejection pin marks on the cockpit side wall
As the chaps have explained it's part of the Mosquito construction. Although I can't pretend the odd ejection pin mark didn't slip through as well....I'm getting lazy.

Well, a bit more has been done.
The landing gear has had a little weathering done to them, nothing much, just a hint of oil / grime flying around the place.
Wx Gear.JPG

Tail wheel and horizontal stabiliser all done. Here again you can see HKM different approach to their engineering. This is a one piece unit were filler pieces are used to block the gap.
Horizontal stabilser.JPG
You can see better here. Again the elevators are once piece, here one filler piece is in place, the other to be fitted.
One piece elevator with fillers.JPG

The cockpit is ready for installation into the nose. The pre-fabricated unit slides in from undernearh.
Pit ready.JPG

And ends up looking like this. Tight fit, no glue required.
Pit in place.JPG

Which quickly adds up to this.
Fuselage ready.JPG
So, for a 1:32 model, the pace of build could be quite a quick one. Not for me, I'm too slow, but if you made an effort, this wouldn't take long to build at all.
 

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Fascinating stuff colin , the way HKM have approached the breakdown of the parts is wildly different to the norm ( unless you count the hobbyboss easy build kits) but looks to have been done with ease of assembly and minimal seam clean up in mind . Top work mate keep it up and itll be finished by next weekend ;)
 

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Looking stunning. And thanks for the reply re ejector pins.
 

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Looking really good Colin. The breakout of the parts is unusual but from the evidence seems to work.
I’ll be sure and drop by regularly to see the progress.
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What a nice kit Colin. I think I would take my time on it just to make sure I enjoyed it and to spend more time on each detail with the paints. As you have clearly done. Quite superb job
 

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Impressive kit Colin.
Your certainly doing it justice.
 

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Very impressive engineering, Looking great Colin.
 

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Thanks for stopping by chaps. I think we all agree the engineering is something quite different. I would be interested to see this sort technique applied to 1:48, if it's possible.
So, just a small update as the weekend was a bit busy and hence not much bench time.

Engines. Don't worry about the gaps. I've only built the engines to hang the prop's off. As you can see, detail is ok, but there's no plumbing / cabling at all and so would look a little odd on view. Also, I wanted a clean look for this Mosquito, so the engine panels will all be in place.
Engines.JPG

The wings all moulded all in one piece. It's a hefty unit, with nice detail were required and just a small mould seam to sand off on the leading edge.
One piece wing.JPG

And here is the same part with the fillets in place, well nearly all of them. I had a bit of fun fitting these. The gap is so tight, they kept popping out.
Wing fillets.JPG

That's it for now. I had hoped to do more, but life sometimes gets in he way.
 

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Really good to see a different approach to creating a kit. I often wonder if things could be done differently and improved, especially when gluing together components that are just made separately for the sake of it, or to satisfy the 'modelling' aspect.

Great work Colin.
 

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Hi Colin
Very neat, impressive progress. The detail looks really nice and the engineering is very clever and appears to work a treat.
Jim
 
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