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1/72 Tamiya Mosquito Mk.XVII


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Dear fellow Britmodellers,

here's my 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito Mk.XVII night fighter.

I built from the box, with the addition of True Details resin wheels, Master metal pitot tube, and Albion Alloys steel wire to replace the wing antennas.

Painted with Gunze/Mr Hobby acrylics, pictures by Wolfgang Rabel.

 

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Both Airfix and Special Hobby have announced the release of new 1/72 Mosquito variants in 2021.

Time to clear my stash in order to make room for the upcoming kits!

 

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Thank you for your interest!

Best greetings from Vienna.

 

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Lovely model Roman, pity about those "True Detail" wheels though - no brakes!

Early mosquitos had a brake drum on the starboard side of the wheel, later mosquitos had brake drums both sides (including the mkXVII)

The spoked wheel hub was therefore only visible on the port side of the wheel on early mosquitos as the brake drum covered the hub.

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1 hour ago, Dave Swindell said:

Lovely model Roman, pity about those "True Detail" wheels though - no brakes!

Early mosquitos had a brake drum on the starboard side of the wheel, later mosquitos had brake drums both sides (including the mkXVII)

The spoked wheel hub was therefore only visible on the port side of the wheel on early mosquitos as the brake drum covered the hub.

Thank you very much for feedback, Dave.

I have been looking at original pictures, but obviously missed the wheel-hub detail.

This is especially annoying because I would have had Brengun resin wheels with the correct hubs in stash!

 

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5 minutes ago, Roman Schilhart said:

This is especially annoying

Sorry about that Roman! The Mosquito is one of my favourite planes and the wheel hub thing is something I tend to spot without really looking, plus people often refer to plain hubs when they're actually talking about the brake drums. I think the Tamiya kit wheels are quite a good representation, just needing a flat on the bottom for a bit of weighted effect. 

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Roman, I continue to marvel at the beautiful subjects that you share with us here. Your display cabinet is a “mini-museum” in of itself.  Just superb.

 

I am NOT worthy!!!!!! :worthy:

 

Mike

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Lovely work again Roman

 

I have this in the stash and look forward to building it

 

The bulbous nose makes it not the most "beautiful" of the Mossie variants but an important variant nonetheless!

 

I like how you have paid attention to not applying silver "chipping" weathering to the wooden surfaces.

 

Great build and finish

 

Cheers

 

Bruce

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Hi My Friend Roman!!!

 

Congratulations for this new masterpiece you shared here with us.

Well, without a doubt you have done a wonderful job with this beautiful kit, as usual in your build highers standard.

Really a dream of a model, but with your techniques a nice build and finish... so nice that I have watched this nice model  and was tempted to rush for buy one... May be one of these days.

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Cheers,

 

Luis Alfonso 

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