As progress of the RAF GB continues on and the October reveal now would you believe less than 2 months away. I have 4 projects on going with 2 completed and the other 2 coming along nicely. With some time left to build a 5th model in wh[...]
The Mosquito is my favorite aircraft and I would love to be able to get behind the stick some day. I won't be able to add much to all the things said about this Tamiya kit other than it was a pleasure to build, very smooth. I used Cutt[...]
Yep I'm still here, just short of 'bench time' because we've been moving house (again !! - four times in six years including the move down here to NZ). So here's my first project since the move.
Even though it's a Tamiya kit, I really took my t[...]
Airfix's 1/48 kit of the Mosquito FB VI converted to a Mk XVIII 'Molins' 57mm sub hunter.
The main gun was a standard British Army 6 pounder anti-tank gun, fitted with an auto loader and could fire 25 rounds in 20 seconds! The .303 machine gu[...]
This is the second Tamiya 1/48th scale Mosquito I built when they were first released. The first one I built was the FB Mk VI version. This is the Tamiya Mosquito B Mk.IV released in 1999. Painted with Aeromaster acrylic paint. The decals were s[...]
This is the Tamiya 1/48th scale FB Mk.VI Mosquito. I made both the FB Mk VI, and the B Mk IV when they were first released. The FB Mk VI was released way back in 1998. It is painted with Aeromaster acrylic. The decals are from Aeromaster Set 48-[...]
Now on to the cowls. After assembling the distinctive MkXVI lower cowls, I painted all the cowls to make life easier when applying the paint job, I wouldn't have to worry so much about masking the landing gear without tearing something up.......[...]
So after having read the many fine articles in my references and online about how fragile and touchy the main gear assemblies were for this kit I decided to approach these parts very carefully and examine a better way to get these thingies toge[...]
Before I started work on this plane I went thru the instructions with a fine tooth comb looking for pitfalls and making sure I don't miss parts or placement. This gave me an idea on how I wanted to proceed. So I followed the kit steps pretty [...]
So much has been written/said/shown about the Mossie this plane needs no introduction! The aptly named "Wooden Wonder" did everything it was designed to do.....and a whole lot more. My first exposure to the Mossie was the intro scene of "633 S[...]