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TEMPESTMK5

Mosquito FB VI GC 1/6 Corse Indochina 1947

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

My first entry for this Gb will be the Tamiya Mosquito FB VI http://www.mossie.org/models/Tamiya_1-72_NFII-FBVI/Tamiya.html

that I will build in the colours of an aircraft used by the French Air Force Groupe de Chasse 1/6 Corse in the first months of 1947 during the Indochina War ..

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Some references

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I will use an Eduard set for the cockpit and replace the instrument panel by a Yahuu models one  .

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Patrice

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stevej60    15,407

Nice one Patrice I've never seen a Mosquito in French markings,looking forward to this one.

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Col.    5,016

French colours always look good on any aircraft and the Mosquito will carry them well. Plus a sharkmouth too! :speak_cool:

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DAG058    2,335

Very nice Patrice. A good bit of AM too, this looks like it will be fun.

 

Good luck with your build! 

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

 Today I started my build with the cockpit I placed the Yahumodels Instrument panel

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 I also placed the PE seat belts on the seats
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And painted some details on the inside of the cockpit
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To be continued ..
Patrice

 

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Basilisk    1,784

Wow, you do in a day what takes me a month. Do you use an optivisor to paint the cockpit? If not you should give it a go as it will allow to paint cockpit more accurately together wit a very small brush.

 

I like your choice of the markings as I am as sucker for aircraft with a sharkmouth. Do you know of a picture showing the serial number?

 

Cheers, Peter

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020
8 hours ago, Basilisk said:

Wow, you do in a day what takes me a month. Do you use an optivisor to paint the cockpit? If not you should give it a go as it will allow to paint cockpit more accurately together wit a very small brush.

 

I like your choice of the markings as I am as sucker for aircraft with a sharkmouth. Do you know of a picture showing the serial number?

 

Cheers, Peter

Hi Peter

Thank you ..

I use a Frontal magnifying glass to paint small parts ..

I must admit that I like aircraft with sharkmouth too , I have a picture that shows the serial number RF876 painted under the right wing , that was a common practice to paint the serial number under both wings of french Mosquitoes ...

Regards

Patrice

 

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good afternoon

This morning I placed the seats and instrument panels

 

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I also closed the wings and engines nacelles

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And prepared the 2 fuselages halves
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Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

This afternoon I placed the seats and instrument panel assembly on the left half fuselage and then I closed the fuselage halves 

 

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Patrice

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TonyTiger66    5,629

Very swift work Patrice. The cockpit looks superb, the Yahu i/p sets are very nice.

 

I too am looking forward to seeing this in French markings. I was interested in what you wrote regarding the serial numbers under the wings. Did this practice also extend to fighters such as the Spitfire?

 

Lovely work :thumbsup2:

Best regards

TonyT

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020
3 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

Very swift work Patrice. The cockpit looks superb, the Yahu i/p sets are very nice.

 

I too am looking forward to seeing this in French markings. I was interested in what you wrote regarding the serial numbers under the wings. Did this practice also extend to fighters such as the Spitfire?

 

Lovely work :thumbsup2:

Best regards

TonyT

Hi Tony

 Thank you for your comment ..

I must admit that I don't know if the post war fighters of the French Air force such as the Spitfire also wore their serial under the wings but if I find any info on the subject I will tel you ...

Best regards

Patrice  

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

Today I placed the engine nacelles on the wings

 

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Patrice

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PlaStix    12,382

Lovely start Patrice. I like the look of the cockpit and the Yahu IP looks great. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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jean    1,510

Salut Patrice,

 

things are looking good, and rightfully so the Yahu IP would appear to get all the votes. It is indeed rather outstanding.

Keep having fun!

 

JR

 

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

Thank you for your comments ..

 

Regards

Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

 Today I placed the wings and horizontal stabilisators on the fuselage

 

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Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

Today I made a light preshading

 

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Patrice

 

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

Today I painted a coat of Medium Sea Grey

 

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To be continued ..

Patrice

 

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TonyTiger66    5,629

I will be watching 633 Squadron today Patrice (the film is a birthday present to me). 

This means that I especially like your builds today :party:. Lovely neat work. The Mosquito really is an inspiring and beautiful aircraft  :).

 

Best regards

TonyT

 

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CedB    27,797

Bit late to this one, sorry Patrice, but caught up now.

I love the internals, especially the effect on the equipment boxes - good job :) 

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020
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12 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

I will be watching 633 Squadron today Patrice (the film is a birthday present to me). 

This means that I especially like your builds today :party:. Lovely neat work. The Mosquito really is an inspiring and beautiful aircraft  :).

 

Best regards

TonyT

 

Good morning Tony

Thank you for your comments I agree with you the Mosquito truely deserve its nickname Wooden Wonder I dont' think that I will be able to build a third one for this Gb but I recently ordered another Tamiya FB VI and a NF XIII .

I wish you a very Happy Birthday :party::party:

Best regards

Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020
1 hour ago, CedB said:

Bit late to this one, sorry Patrice, but caught up now.

I love the internals, especially the effect on the equipment boxes - good job :) 

Hi Ced

 Thank you very much ..

Best regards

Patrice

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