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RAF 143 Sqn. Coastal Command Mosquito FB VI,

February 1, 2017 in Aviation

Tamiya 1/48 again. Hard to beat for sheer enjoyment & my first build for 2017. In the course of building my previous model (Beaufighter TF X) I came across more history about the RAF Strike Wing stationed at Banff; this time about Mosquitos, so the die was cast & I pulled out the kit, dusted it off & set to work. The build is OOB, paints are Lifecolor & Tamiya. Weathering is mostly pastels. Photos of these aircraft indicate they were fairly clean although somewhat faded & exhaust stained. I was lucky enough to find several photos of aircraft from this squadron, including NE-A & NE-D, on the web. The stories of Coastal Command missions make fascinating reading & a Mustang Mk.III will soon be needed to fly escort!

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21 responses to RAF 143 Sqn. Coastal Command Mosquito FB VI,

  1. What’s not to like about Mosquito’s, nice job Tony.

  2. Nicely done, sir….can’t beat those Tamiya kits (no matter what they are). Love that scheme as well.

  3. Love it! Nice subtle work on the finish and weathering.

  4. Another great addition to your display, Tony.
    Looks fantastic !

  5. You think you would see these more often, well done, nice subtle weathering on a magnificent airplane. Thanks for sharing

  6. Very nice indeed !!!! I agree with Chuck. I’m surprised that you don’t see these more often. Two thumbs up !!!! (I really like this one)……..

  7. Tony, very nice work on this excellent Tamiya kit. Looks great and “yes”, this kit is very fun to build.

  8. Glad you like it Robert; thanks!

  9. Looks great. Can’t beat a good Mozzy.

  10. Such a beautiful looking aircraft, and that Coastal Command scheme really suits it.

  11. Nicely done!! i LIKE!!


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