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1/72 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI with TR.33 Sea Mosquito Conversion

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With one finished and one approaching the finishing line, my third and final build will be another 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI, this time with a Paragon Designs conversion to produce a TR33 Sea Mosquito with wings folded.

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No aftermarket decals for this one, will need to see what I can find from the spares box.

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As a Pompey boy, thinking of a aluminium coloured machine Lee-on-Solent based machine.

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As the weather did for my weekend plans, I got to spend some quality time at the work bench.

Cockpit completed.

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Before taking a razor saw to the wings and tail.

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Close of play saw the fuselag closed up and wings attached.

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Looks good so far but I'm still unconvinced by the Paragon tropical intakes. They look too flat when they should really curve upwards with the engine cowling.

I've a feeling that the Vokes filter for the Hurricane is nearer the mark.

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Nice start to the build looking forward to watching this one

Les

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Hmmmm One with folded wings. I already like it.

Cheers,

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Looks good so far but I'm still unconvinced by the Paragon tropical intakes. They look too flat when they should really curve upwards with the engine cowling.

I've a feeling that the Vokes filter for the Hurricane is nearer the mark.

I've checked my references, for the aircraft I am building you may be right.

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Photo from Ian Thirsk's de Havilland Mosquito An Illustrated History Vol.2.

Checking other photos seems too show some aircraft with intakes more akin to Paragons intakes. Not an expert but was there more than one type of tropical intake? A case of checking your references before getting the superglue out.

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All looks good to me Bud keep it going

Les

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Primed using Halfords Plastic Primer.

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Have been putting off the next step, surgery on the undercarriage to replace the oleos. Just hoping when done they are strong enough to support the aircraft.

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Completed surgery on the undercarriage, and she is now standing on her own two feet. Need to be careful as the undercarriage is fragile. Already collapsed on me once.

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Folded wings are now attached an I am calling this finished.

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Will take some better photos for the gallery next weekend.

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Nice one very good build , well done

Les

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nicely done! And some extra points for a folded-wings-mozzie!

Alex

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Nice, very nice! I think I need to get a set to build my own one.

Cheers,

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