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russ c

`Termites Delight`, deHavilland Mosquito PR XVI, SEAC

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Hi everyone,

Just finished the marathon filling and sanding exercise that is Airfixs 1/48 PR XVI Mosquito so thought I`d share some pic`s

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Finished as an SEAC aircraft of 684 Squadron, RAF, Dum Dum , India, circa 1945

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Read that they fared badly in the theatre due to their wooden construction, hence the nick name

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I wasn`t expecting Tamiya fit or even that the new parts in the kit would fit the older parts without a bit of work, but......

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apart from the tailplanes, every part required a lot of filling and sanding.

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The canopy and the nacelles being the worst.

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Resorted to clear epoxy for the camera and landing light covers.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking

Cheers Russ

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I wasn`t expecting Tamiya fit or even that the new parts in the kit would fit the older parts without a bit of work, but......

apart from the tailplanes, every part required a lot of filling and sanding.

Well for a kit that fought you so hard it came out lovely. It's a really striking scheme as well.

Thanks for posting it!

regards,

Jason

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Beautiful job, looks really good!

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great build, lovely photography.

one suggestion, the tyres need a little flat spot.

the Airfix kit is noted for needing care and patience, there is a 'how to' on the nacelles here but the photos are long gone.

I really like that SEAC scheme as well.

the real thing

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cheers

T

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Nice work ,i read somewhere that there were problems with Mosquitos coming unstuck in the far east ,don't know if that was true .

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Hi Russ. Well for saying how much trouble you had with the build you have done a cracking job with that Mossie! Very impressive finish and I really like your presentation in the photos. Well done. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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That looks very smart indeed, nice work.

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great looking mossie Russ, fantastic job on the scheme and very nice weathering

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I echo the above comments, that's one superb looking Mosquito. Great to see an alternative scheme to the usual.

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Hello,Russ - My compliments as usual to you on another fine looking build.A well-mastered Mosquito indeed!All the very best,Paul.

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nice to see this kit finished, my dad started it once but the model didn´t make it far....

:goodjob:

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OOOOOOOH was the invoulentry noise that came out of my mouth when I saw this . You got mad skills as all the young people say

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The paint scheme is gorgeous. Nice execution too. Love your model!

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A skillfull job, especially against that backdrop!. I think you have decided for me which scheme

to do my next Tami Mossie in'

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You've done a great job on this kit!

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That's a great looking Mosquito and the misty early morning jungle background gives the impression of the Mosquito waking up for another sortie over Burma!

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As I've said before, I don't know how you do it Russ! Another excellent build. Excellent choice of scheme

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Superb! :wow: And I just love the weathering, it looks absolutely appropriate! :clap::clap::clap: Great pictures, too!

Ciao

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