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Supple sounds of dinner bells - Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Mosquito B.XI - Finished


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This one has been sitting for a while while I sourced the necessary decals.

The idea for it was put in my head by @bigbadbadge and @Dandie Dinmont as Airfix had scanned a TT version of this I thought why not do it as one.

I don't know if there is anything structurally needed to make it accurate but I'm just going with the Silver, Yellow and Black paint scheme, which, if I can pull it off should look good.

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Ooooooo brilliant Alistair,  I have been thinking about getting one if these to do a TT myself one day.  Looking forward to this and Sorry BTW.

Chris

Thanks Chris, Me Too.

Why Sorry. You got me over my total fear of Yellow, it gets treated like any other colour now.

 

Cheers,

Alistair.

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1 minute ago, AliGauld said:

Thanks Chris, Me Too.

Why Sorry. You got me over my total fear of Yellow, it gets treated like any other colour now.

 

Cheers,

Alistair.

That's wonderful to hear Alistair,  I like painting yellow and have some more yellow and black aircraft planned too a Lysanser and a Vampire spring to mind!!!

Chris 

 

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3 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

That's wonderful to hear Alistair,  I like painting yellow and have some more yellow and black aircraft planned too a Lysanser and a Vampire spring to mind!!!

Chris 

 

Looking forward to those.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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6 hours ago, AliGauld said:

The idea for it was put in my head by @bigbadbadge and @Dandie Dinmont

 

2 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looking forward to this and Sorry BTW.

 

For myself, I regret nothing. I do have one slight concern though Alistair. Are you sure you're up to this colour scheme after your recent whoopsie with the Spitfire invasion stripes? 😄

 

I'll get my coat, 

 

Craig.

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Good move Alistair !!

A Mossie TT, what a great idea...

So, @bigbadbadge is inspirationnal for this one ??

Good move too Chris....

There are no reasons to fear the yellow...

No more than

 

I'll take a seat if you don't mind it...

Sincerely.

CC

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2 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

I like painting yellow and have some more yellow and black aircraft planned too a Lysanser and a Vampire spring to mind!!!

I shall look forward to the Lysander - I was going through some old photos from my Dad's stint in the RAF training to be a navigator in Canada and came across a couple of stripey Lysanders; a scheme new to me. Sadly the images are quite small and in black and white...

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1 hour ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

 

 

For myself, I regret nothing. I do have one slight concern though Alistair. Are you sure you're up to this colour scheme after your recent whoopsie with the Spitfire invasion stripes? 😄

 

I'll get my coat, 

 

Craig.

Go on rub it in. :rofl2:

 

1 hour ago, corsaircorp said:

Good move Alistair !!

A Mossie TT, what a great idea...

So, @bigbadbadge is inspirationnal for this one ??

Good move too Chris....

There are no reasons to fear the yellow...

No more than

 

I'll take a seat if you don't mind it...

Sincerely.

CC

Welcome aboard CC.

Nice to have you along.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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38 minutes ago, Galligraphics said:

I shall look forward to the Lysander - I was going through some old photos from my Dad's stint in the RAF training to be a navigator in Canada and came across a couple of stripey Lysanders; a scheme new to me. Sadly the images are quite small and in black and white...

Thanks.  They're are a very striking looking aircraft in that scheme and I will be doing one of those with the large fin flash, I do love a large fin glash too.  It's great to have the photos, there are some cracking colour images out on the net and I think a restored one too which gives a great look at the very bright machines.

Chris

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Alistair,

 

 Nice choice! I've got a 1:48 Tamiya FB Mk.VI near the top of the stash which I'm thinking about doing as a Banff Strike Wing aircraft (maybe even Max Aitken's in invasion stripes!) Look forward to following this,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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22 minutes ago, Ngantek said:

Oo good, been looking forward to seeing one of these made. On you go Alistair, there's a good chap.

Andy

Thanks Andy,

I'll give it a go if it all goes horribly wrong then there's always the box schemes.

 

15 minutes ago, Dunny said:

Alistair,

 

 Nice choice! I've got a 1:48 Tamiya FB Mk.VI near the top of the stash which I'm thinking about doing as a Banff Strike Wing aircraft (maybe even Max Aitken's in invasion stripes!) Look forward to following this,

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger,

Funny you should mention the 1/48 and Banff I have the same plan not sure which, will need to check the Xtradecal sheet to see which one I fancy.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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5 minutes ago, mark.au said:

The Mosquito is my favourite aircraft, my parents told me it was the first I could recognise by sight.  I shall enjoy following this, Alistair.

Glad to have you along for the ride.

6 minutes ago, mark.au said:

favourite aircraft

No pressure then. :lol:

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 hour ago, Dr. Quack said:

Great choice Alistair - I remember building the old tool Mossie as a nipper ...... this one looks much finer. Looking forward to seeing it in the TT scheme.

Q

Thanks Q,

I remember the old Mossie as well and this is much nicer.

 

Primer, paint and glue applied.

 

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That will all get dirtied up and washed tomorrow.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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6 hours ago, mark.au said:


If you think so…. 😉

 

Cockpit shaping up nicely, no flies on you on this one.

Thanks Mark,

It's fitting together nicely.

 

5 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Crikey paint already, great start Alistair. 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

Back at work today so I thought I'd get started. That way I'll keep at it in small steps.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Some dirtying up done, some more paint sloshed about and some glue has been applied.

 

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The fuselage halves have been glued and I am just waiting the glue curing before some more pics.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looking good Alistair,  the cockpit looks like it is well detailed,  and well painted.

Great job 

Chris

Thanks Chris,

Not sure about well painted but it'll look ok under the canopy.

 

The fuselage is together and some other bits glued on.

 

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And it will never be seen again.

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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