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  1. #1
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    Grab 'em by the Proboscis. Mosquito TK-1, #0801

    Yeah, that's them. With the balsa cones. I better load up a fresh #11 in case the laser-cut fins don't just fall out. You know, I'm automatically attracted to Bill Simon designs. I just start modeling them. It's like a magnet. Just model. I don't even wait. And when you're a TRF Member, they let you do it. You can clone anything.

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  2. #2
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    In for a Penny, in for a Pound

    One coat of Dope on the Balsa. Went a bit Heavy with the sanding in places. I may have eroded the profile of some cones. (Caused some unnecessary gouging too, with the edge of the sandpaper.) I'll try to keep my chin up, and spray some Filler Primer.

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  3. #3
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    Passive Toxorhynchites Rostrum 6.5+

    These Mosquitos were bound to get unruly, so's I cooked up a quick solution. I call it the P.T.R 6.5+, an acronym for Passive Toxorhynchites Rostrum. If anybody needs the schematic I can get it you as soon as I'm done polishing it.

    Kebab skewers staggered every 1.5 inches allow my P.T.R to comfortably accommodate 10 Skeeters.

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  4. #4
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    Breaking the Ice

    Glue-Up of Mosquito #1. Head down, just 27 more fins to go!

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  5. #5
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    Join the Skeeter Army

    2 Square, 2 Paddled, and 8 LE/TE Rounded with tips left Square. I'm thinking that the rounded LE/TE with square tips will add interest. That's certainly not how I finished my Mega Mosquito, but given the scale difference... eh?

    Next? Launch Lugs and fillets. But, first, a meatloaf sandwich break.

    Inspiration rarely strikes, and I shudder to think that this idea coincided with Tuesday's Meteor Flash over SE Michigan, but I've decided on the perfect livery for a fleet of Mosquitos! Imagine 2X Spa Blue with a dappling of happy little white clouds conveyed via fan brush, then, from the rear, a generous spray of 2X Oregano or some such drab olive color! Can you see it?
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  6. #6
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    A waste of good laser time. Looks like you could'a just bought some "kraft stick" tongue depressors from Wal-Mart, made one angled cut and be done with the fins! Kurt

  7. #7
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    Iím hoping you can find a way to air-launch the whole lot of them from a single carrier rocket, Boris Katan-style. The you could lose all of them at once.

  8. #8
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    Would be fun to see a swarm of one-finned Mosquitos as boosters for a Mega Mosquito...

    Model rockets: a fun way to pass the time while waiting for your homebrew to ferment!

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