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caterhamnut

Tamiya 1/32nd De Havilland Mosquito

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So - I also have the nose gun and belly (?) gun detail kits from Eduard.

I'm going to build the Tamiya engines and guns OOB as well to compare - seems a shame to waste the kit parts. Also have different display options then as well...

 

Extensive use of my metallic pens for these parts...

 

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Silver, bronze and some black wash to pick out the detail.

 

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As before, I'm touching up as I go...and revisiting parts after completion.

 

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Went together pretty easily - this module will benefit from some fine chipping I think - very much learning the weathering game...at the moment it is all shiny until I dull it down later...

 

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Note the PE parts on the ends of the guns - these come with the tamiya kit as a way to align everything whilst gluing - a nice touch.

 

I'm aware that it is very easy to over-do the weathering effects and general grubbiness of these models, so I am experimenting a bit at the moment...these may be too dirty...

Nose cone guns...

 

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Nice brass bits but a bugger to align!

 

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I'm re-visiting the cockpit area a little as well, to try and match earlier finished with ones I have learnt about more recently...

 

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the cockpit and gun bay are kits in their own right!!!  Very nice!

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What a stunningly nice work, excellent painting. Very well done sir. :)

 

I am too scared to try that one myself right now.. ;)

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You've made some excellent progress in your techniques since you started this thread - it's looking very nice :)

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On 10/13/2017 at 10:00 AM, Mike said:

You've made some excellent progress in your techniques since you started this thread - it's looking very nice :)

Thanks Mike - that is appreciated.

Learn something new everytime I do anything or look at the darn internet!

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Nose guns...

 

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There is an alignment issue here - sorted later...

 

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Added some more PE details to the ammo boxes - the chains. Not at all tiny!!! Also matched the 'weathering' a bit better as I updat emy techniques...

 

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Back to the engines, and some of the engine nacelle panels. These are a silver finish (I assume aluminium) - I found the Tamiya dull ali and bit sparkly, so I chose to use the Alclad version, which is much 'smoother'. Unlike most bits, I primed these so ensure and even tint. Some nice PE parts (ribs) in these sections...

 

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I used a combination of oils and black panel wash to give a 'used' oily look. The panel wash marks the 'edges' well, the oil is good for the 'flat' bits in between. I am liking the oils, I'll keep working ont the skills for these...

 

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On 17/10/2017 at 05:40, caterhamnut said:

waiting for the 1/32nd Lanc...[drool]

 

That makes three of us! @JohnT and I, and as @NL28 is here on the forum to witness us all drooling over the impending release, I think it's only fair to remind him ^_^

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