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Tamiya 1/32nd De Havilland Mosquito

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De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI

This particular version is modeled on one that took part in Operation Jericho, RNZAF, No 487 Squadron

 

Finally - that took a while! 

My first aircraft kit (although I started and finished a Spitfire for a mate in between) and it is a cracker - I know it is expensive, but cannot fault this Tamiya kit. Although I used some Eduard detail kits (engines, guns etc) you certainly do not need these to make the kit amazing.

I'm learning the weathering thing, and I know this is a little 'dirty' - but I thoroughly enjoyed it and learning what I did, having been inspired by the masterpieces elsewhere on this forum...

 

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...sorry, I find it hard to edit the number of photos :)

 

I want to do some more pics with a bit of photoshop play, backgrounds etc....

And finally - I posted the montage below on FB....

 

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...within minutes a friend sent me this. 

 

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She made my day and it makes me smile each time I see it....

 

Build 'WIP' can be found here:

 

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In a word... "Superb". Such a wonderful representation of, IMO one of the most beautiful aircraft of the war. Great work sir 👍

Also thanks for sharing your friends FB reply. That gave me a chuckle.

 

Ben

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One of the best mossies I’ve seen  - you’ve done a very good job here - weathering doesn’t look over done - it looks bang on. Well done 👍 

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Phenomenal work, really excellent.

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Beautiful model of a Beautiful plane! 

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Excellent work.

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Posted (edited)

Simply amazing.

And for a first go at an aircraft - bloody amazing!

Edited by FatFlyHalf
Spelinge and tipin erurs

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Superb work!  Lots of great detail to see (especially the Merlin engine and the gun/bomb bays) and the overall finish is great too.  Well done

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Drop dead gorgeous!

 

Pete

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Lovely! Engines look great; weathering is very natural and isn't the fit of the cover over the nose guns excellent?

 

SD

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That's fantastic! The detail is amazing.

 

How did you get the mud in the tyres, is it actually real mud from your garden or paint?

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My aunt assembled Mosquitos at De Havilland Canada.  When I told an aviation museum curator that, 35 years ago, he graciously let me go past the ropes and chin myself up into the open bomb bay of an intact but largely unwashed Mk.XX bomber variant for an unforgettable peek up its skirt.  I still remember the “mood” of how it looked inside, and your rendering of the interior colors and textures looks dead-nuts on!

 

Smashing model!

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Excellent Mosquito there, really nice work

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2 words - Stunningly Gorgeous !! 

 

A beautiful build of a classic aircraft

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Looks fantastic, well done.

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4 hours ago, Gween Weeder said:

My aunt assembled Mosquitos at De Havilland Canada.  When I told an aviation museum curator that, 35 years ago, he graciously let me go past the ropes and chin myself up into the open bomb bay of an intact but largely unwashed Mk.XX bomber variant for an unforgettable peek up its skirt.  I still remember the “mood” of how it looked inside, and your rendering of the interior colors and textures looks dead-nuts on!

 

Smashing model!

That's cool - many thanks GW!

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Very nicely done Mossie - particularly nice detailing around the engine. Any model which can stand scrutiny in close up like that is top notch!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Fantastic work, the small detail is excellent.

 

gazza l

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