1/48th Tamiya Mosquito, Sea Mosquito Conversion
January 4, 2013 in Aviation
After seeing the video of the restored Mosquito, KA114 posted by the editor, I thought I would post my Mosquito build here. I don’t build much British, but I do love the Mosquito and think that it is one of the best looking aircraft ever produced. The British decided to try the Mosquito as a carrier based aircraft. To this end the added a stiffener on both sides of the fuselage, a tail hook and a wing fold mechanism.
To achieve this in kit form I started with the Tamiya kit and the Verlinden conversion kit. I have been continually underwhelmed with Verlinden and this was no exception. The photoetch was terrible, and made a challenging conversion almost impossible. The nose piece fit well enough but the resin for the cockpit had soft details as has been my experience with most Verlinden resin.
Still, I am glad I built the kit and I can just about know for certain that two of these won’t show up at a show.
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