Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/VI/XVIII

Well I tried….

I pulled the masking tape off the canopy this morning and the white primer coat has crept under the tape in places and ruined the canopy as that stuff etches itself into plastic.

I haven’t a clue what to do next. I have a spare canopy but removing the one fixed in place will ruin the paintwork around the cockpit. I have just tried using a cocktail stick to ‘chisel’ the paint off but like I said primer etches itself into plastic so I think this will be another to go in the ‘Box-of-Shame’ along with the Arma Hobby Nakajima that I fucked up yesterday.

It’s a shame really as the Mossie was looking OK after a coat of VMS satin varnish too….oh well….

I won’t bin the model but trying to sort the canopy in time for the end of the year is not going to happen as I’m stepping away from the bench until next year.

Edit; decision made….

The canopy has come off pretty cleanly so I might get away with the replacement canopy fitting nicely. Once in place I just need to respray the canopy and cockpit area but this time no white primer will be involved.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

6 thoughts on “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/VI/XVIII

  1. Things happen. You have nothing to feel bad about. You have finished some amazingly beautiful projects this year. You should be proud. I know I am

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  2. I still very much admire your work on the Mosquito. Such a superb job on a kit I made decades ago when I was a kid. I had the same thing happen to the canopy on an Eduard Spitfire – primer paint creeping under the canopy masking. It is on storage in the garage now. I don’t blow the bad results up with firecrackers any longer. Looking forward to seeing great models on your blog in 2023!

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