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#1 Arkady72

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

Here is my completed Mosquito from Tamiya in scale 1/48. Added some extras from Aires ( engines, cockpit etc... ).
Markings for FB Mk.VI version from 487 Squadron. Feel free to comments my experimental paint job.

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#2 Dads203

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

:wow:

#3 pte1643

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

Masterpiece.

#4 stringbag

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

Stunning job Artur.

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#5 rmcclure

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

Blimey - looks fantastic! It looks like you masked off ribs/panels before spraying a dark wash for weathering. Is that your experiment? Worked a treat as far as I can see.

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#6 luis pacheco

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

Great model!
Amazing paint job.

#7 StephenMG

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

A beautifully made model and, technically, superbly painted. I'm curious what the 'grid' pattern on the top of the fuselage and wings is meant to represent though?

The Mosquito fuselage was made as a ply/balsa/ply composite shell so there are no frames and stringers as in a metal fuselage. Similarly the wings are plywood sheets laid over closely spaced spruce stringers. None of which would produce the pattern you have applied. Same for the tailplanes.

As I said, a thoroughly beautiful model, and the metal parts of the airframe and the underside look fantastic, but I would certainly question the weathering patterns represented on the upper surfaces.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

I would have to agree with Stephen re the shading on the upper surfaces, but that aside the technique and detail shown elsewhere are excellent (as usual) Arkady.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

Holy crap that's amazing

#10 davidelvy

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

A magnificent model of one of my favourite aircraft.

If I am free to comment on the experimental paint job then I would say that the weathering is a little heavy for my taste. However, I would have to admit that I have neither the patience nor the skill to achieve a similar result, let alone think of toning it down a little.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

Stunning model..

#12 Plasticbutcher

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

Oh my giddy aunt!!!! That's what I call a finish! Experiment successful I would have said.

#13 Duncan B

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I don't know about the accuracy of it and I know that you don't really care as you build purely for the pleasure of it ( "what references? I looked at the box art!" I think was your quote when I once asked you what you referred to :winkgrin:) but it is an amazing build and I just wish I could build,paint and weather my models like that. It is the transparency of the paint and the way you apply the various shades that I can't do, my colours always look too solid.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Absolutely stunning.

#15 Arkady72

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

I don't know about the accuracy of it and I know that you don't really care as you build purely for the pleasure of it ( "what references? I looked at the box art!" I think was your quote when I once asked you what you referred to :winkgrin:)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

SImply awesome paintjob.
Like others have said, I don't know how realistic it is, but it looks just awesome!
I must go now, I have to practice airbrushing... :bye:

#17 llking

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

That is just AWESOME

#18 neilscrim

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:44 PM

Holy moly, that's a hell of a finish.

#19 Sean1968

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

If I read Airfix 1/24 scale I would have been really impressed, but Tamiya 1/48 scale, I'm blown away. Great work.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:33 PM

Stunning