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1/72 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI with 'Mollins' Conversion

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My first entry will be Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI with Paragon Designs ' Mollins' Conversion.

It will be finished as a 248 Squadron aircraft with decals from the 'Kits at War' sheet DDK7219.

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Nice conversion. I will watch this one.

Cheers,

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Welcome I will keep a eye on this one

Les

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I can't remember the last time a made a kit where the first stage in the instructions was the cockpit.

 

Have assemble the engine nacelles and removed the inboard flaps and replaced them with the resin version.

 

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Next step is to start of the cockpit. Just need to buck up enough courage to take the saw to the nose.

 

 

 

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Its been a productive weekend.

Cockpit finished. Went with the supplied seatbelt decals, as I don't think you will be able to see much detail through the cockpit canopy.

 

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Its a longtime since I built a Tamiya kit, it just seemed to fly together.

 

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The resin replacement nose need a bit of work, had to hollow out the bottom section to get it to fit around the cockpit flooring.

 

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Swift progress indeed, but Tamiyas do that.  The mating of the resin parts looks good, the big tse-tse fly bulge should be impressive.

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very Nice! And very quickly!

 

Cheers,

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Looking good  nice build

 

Les

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After a months inactivity, finally got a chance to make a bit of progress.

Airframe masked and primed. Glad I decided to buy precut mask for the canopy, otherwise I think I would still be masking it.

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Haven't posted for a while but progress has continued.

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Still relatively new to using an airbrush, but reasonable pleased with the way it came out. All paints used are Vallejo Model Air.

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Decal and given a finish of Humbrol Matt Varnish from the can. The "Keep Off" wing marking are slightly out of register. Didn't notice until I had put them on.

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Need to repaint the spinners as I am not happy with the white stripe

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that looks very good ,nice one

Les :goodjob:

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Calling this one finished. Will take some better photos for the gallery later this week

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It doesn't warrant close inspection, as the decals misbehaved. Were fine until I gave it a coat of matt varnish from a humbrol spray can, a couple then started to wrinkle around the edges,

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She`s looking good , well done

Les :goodjob:

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Looks great mate, the bands round the spinners look really sharp, look forward to seeing the gallery pics - fancy doing a Tse Tse myself at some point, cant beat a honking great big gun :)

Cheers, Stu

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Another beauty and well done on getting it built on time and to such a high standard. Those Tamiya Mossies really do go together well don't they? Like the look of the solid nose variant and your paintjob looks excellent.

Mark

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