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I bought this kit more than fifteen years ago, and finally I started it this summer - and managed to finish it too! :)

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This is a strange kit. It is based on the old - but still very good - FB.VI. from 1977, with new body, upper wings, engines and canopy added in the 90s or early 00s. This is not a sprue shot, but the parts that were left over after the build...

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Most is OOB, since very little would be seen through the thick canopy, I did not spend a lot of work on the interior.

 

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Fit was acceptable - not like the Tamiya Mossie, but still rather OK. Propellers and spinners are from a Tamiya kit, and all decals (apart from a few stencils) are from my spares box. 

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I used Xtracrylics PRU Blue.

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I must say that the old 70s parts (like the wheels and landing gear below) were better than those from the 90s (engines below). The latter were more crude and had a bit too deep panel lines. 

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I didn't do too much weathering, the PR.XVI's I have seen on pictures didn't seem to be too weathered. 

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Of course, the model had its shortcomings. But still, a fun build, and the beautiful Mosquito looks great in this colour scheme! Thanks for watching!
 

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Thanks for sharing your Mosquito with us.  You have produced a great build and a marvellous Mossie, the PRU Blue scheme suits the Mosquito.

Cheers,

Zhizhou

 

 

 

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I've never seen a Mosquito in that scheme but it sure does look nice. Well built model and the cockpit is very nice.

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Beautiful looking Mossie, weathering looks just right !

 

Wulfman

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I plan to do a 1/72 400 Sqn. PR.XVI sometime in the foreseeable future and this can only serve as inspiration.   :)   Well, done!

 

 

Scott

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Looks great in the PRU colours. You've made a brilliant job of this kit Bjorn, the finish and panel lining is just right.:like:.

Cheers

Pete

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Very nice indeed,...... I revisited this kit recently by building two of them, RAF SEAC & USAAF,.... and I struggled with the canopy fit on both of them,..... how did you get on with yours? 

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21 hours ago, tonyot said:

Very nice indeed,...... I revisited this kit recently by building two of them, RAF SEAC & USAAF,.... and I struggled with the canopy fit on both of them,..... how did you get on with yours? 

Thanks! I had the same problem, the bubble windows didn't fit. I think I managed to hide the imperfections a little, you have to choose between a correct fit on the upper side or on the lower side, so I decided to try to get a decent fit where it is most visible (if you take a closer look on the last picture, you can see that the lower part of left bubble window is placed a little inside of the rest of the canopy (if you can understand my bad explanation...). If I would build another one, I'd buy an aftermarket canopy. Or - more likely - I'd build a Tamiya instead.

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This is just stunning... 

 

The Mosquito has got to be one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built :)

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Well worth the wait, that looks great

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Delightfully impressive.  Weathered to perfection.  I like it a lot!!!!! :goodjob:

 

Mike

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A PRU blue Mossie !! very well done !!

What's not to love !!

Congrats !! Weathering is top notch too !!

CC

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