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Crimea River

Tamiya's 1/48 Mosquito FB VI as "Hairless Joe"

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Evening all!

 

Herewith, the poorly lit final pics of my 1/48 Mosquito FB. VI finished as "Hairless Joe", W/C Russ Bannock's mount with 418 Squadron RCAF in late 1944. My W.I.P thread can be found here and it contains all of the details behind the many scratch-built parts and unique features of this particular scheme:

 

 

I'd like to thank everyone who followed along and who offered help and expertise with my build. It was most enjoyable!

 

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Oh, wow – that is pure poetry in 3D!

 

What a wonderful Mossie. That subtle weathering of the edges of removable panels, that windscreen wiper, those subtly displaced control surfaces…

 

Pure, inspiring poetry.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Yep, that's a winner! Excellent work and photography!:worthy:

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Lovely Mossie! I too like the nicely done wear on the edges of the metal panels and generally convincing wear and tear.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Very nicely done :)

Nice subtle weathering and detailing

I've got the bomber version in the stash to build at some point and I'd be happy if it was half as good as yours

 

Ian

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Fantastic finish on this one, your scratch-built details have made a world of difference. Your photos show just how crisp and tidy your work is. My photos show all my mistakes. 
 

Thanks for sharing this lovely build. 

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Superb attention to detail. Cracking Mosquito.

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Excellent Mossie Andy. Love the weathering and the doped cannon ports. And everything else. 👍 🦟

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Lovley 

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She is a beauty and your work is superb!  :clap2:Great attention to detail can be seen from any angle; great Mosquito man! :worthy:

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Thanks ever so much my friends. I appreciate all of your kind comments.

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This is great work and has pushed me to go all the way through the WIP which is tremendously enjoyable. I particularly liked your interior and the canopy detailing work. Very fine indeed.

Edited by Work In Progress

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Absolutely stunning Andy!!

 

Just love everything about what you have done here.  By far my favorite BM WIP.  Love the detail, weathering, finish etc… in fact, .what's not to love about this.

 

Thanks for sharing your time and skills, I hope my 24th one ends up looking half this good!

 

Cheers Anthony

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Tremendous result....   Viewed your WIP with great interest, as doing a Tamiya 1:72 Mossie at present.

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Very nice work :goodjob:

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Excellent job Andy, IF I can get to Nanton, I would hope to see it at the model show, I am hopeful but there are a few family issues at the moment, BUT I do hope to see this for real and up close, a beautiful build, Russ would have been proud of this one !  Like Richard says......  Take a Hero cookie............ excellent, I love it !

Jeff

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Thanks Jeff, great to hear from you. I think the next show is in Edmonton and I don't think I'll make it there. We'll see.

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35 minutes ago, Crimea River said:

Thanks Jeff, great to hear from you. I think the next show is in Edmonton and I don't think I'll make it there. We'll see.

 

Will this be at The Aviation Museum? I haven't been to a model show for about 10 years.

 

 

Chris

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I think so Chris. The Western Canadian alternates between Edmonton and Nanton and in the past it's been at the aviation museum. Their website, as usual, is out of date.

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Crimea River said:

Their website, as usual, is out of date.

 

I'll check their Facebook page.

 

 

Chris

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