Mosquito Mk. IV, 1/48, just done!
June 28, 2014 in Aviation
Greetings From Virginia, Friends!
Here is my just completed Revell, 1/48 Mosquito Mk. IV.
Seeing as how the instructions for this kit were pretty vague on some things and self-contradictory on some, I decided to take a little artistic license with the paint scheme so I do not claim this to be an accurate replica of the night fighter option the kit offered, an RCAF plane. The big letter decals on the side were so opaque, I wished I had tried to paint them by hand, they may not have been as straight and square but would not have included the large glaring area in between them. So I did paint the no-step ‘X’ areas on the wings by hand to avoid that.
I used Krylon flat black spray for the underside, and was pleased with it. It is just as flat and black than the spray for models, which costs twice as much for half as much – I guess I’ll need to build another night-fighter to use that big can up! Using a mechanical pencil for the underside panel lines and rubbing it on the rivets seem to work well.
This was fun, and a departure from my usual Pacific Theater U.S. planes. I have accumulated some stash kits now (while no one was looking) including a couple of Japanese planes, so it’s back to the Pacific next…
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