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Goodness me, having not long ago finished reading a book about the exploits of these guys, this is an amazing tribute to these brave men, congratulations 

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Cheers Pat 

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Oh boy, this looks absolutely stunning,  what a great replica of this fantastic aircraft. You have done an amazing job.  Love the paint and weathering and all your detail work. You should be very proud of your work   

Chris

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Stunning build of one of the most capable machines to ever grace the sky's. Hope you can get some pictures outside when the weather allows.

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1 hour ago, JOCKNEY said:

Goodness me, having not long ago finished reading a book about the exploits of these guys, this is an amazing tribute to these brave men, congratulations 

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Cheers Pat 

Thank you Pat!

 

If you are interested in this subject and haven't already read it, I strongly recommend "A Separate Little War".   A fantastic book on the Strike Wings.

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I'm overwhelmed! I've seen many awesome builds but this one goes to the top of the magnificent list!

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1 hour ago, 11bravo said:

Thank you Pat!

 

If you are interested in this subject and haven't already read it, I strongly recommend "A Separate Little War".   A fantastic book on the Strike Wings.

Absolutely beautiful build and on a subject I'm very keen on too and can concur with our American friend the book is a great read along with Les Taylors book, Banff Strike Wing at War along with the DVD(see below)

I have no intention of hijacking this thread but Banff is really quite well preserved as disused airfields go and I was fortunate enough a few years ago (April 2018) to have a guided tour of what is now left of the airfield. I thought you might be interested to see a few photos of what it looks like now.?  

 

The control tower.

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A well known photo of taxiing Mosquitos

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And again

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The same view today taken from on top of the control tower. The facility in the distance is the Hamlyns porridge oats manufacturing plant...

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Inside the control tower.

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A concrete moulding of a Mosquito in the corner of the control tower.

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Operational details on the wall of the operations block

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More writing on the operations block wall.

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The operations block.

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Inside the operations block.

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Les's book

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And the DVD

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Anyway, as I said a beautiful build and a very nice tribute to a fascinating story...

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And it earns a heartfelt 'Fabulous' from me too. A beautiful tribute to those brave men.

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Beautifully built and finished Mossie - that really is very convincing!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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