Profile Photo
10 articles

My first Mossie

June 4, 2019 · in Aviation · 12 · 1.7K

Hello guys!
This is my first Mosquito, as well as the first RAF aircraft that I ever built. I made it nearly straight from the box, except a few additional details made on the main gear braces and on the canopy. As well known, some canopy frames of Mosquito were situated on the inside. To reproduce this, I attached fine plastic threads made of heated sprues to the inside of the canopy, though because of my shortcoming of technique the finish is not very successful.
Thank you for watching!

Reader reactions:
7  Awesome

5 additional images. Click to enlarge.

12 responses

  1. Great looking Mossie, Shun!

  2. Well done! always a beauty, the wooden wonder!

  3. Very nice. I hope there will be more from you.

  4. Looks very good! Nice worn look to the paint, and the framing came out nice also.

    • Profile Photo
      Shun said on June 4, 2019

      Thank you Greg! I randomly applied subtly lighter camo colors after the basic painting. This is the first time I tried this technique.

  5. Mmmmm! I really like this a lot! Excellent final result, and I particularly like the effort made regarding the canopy, which looks good to me. The Tamiya Mosquito is just a super kit, in all three releases.

  6. Profile Photo
    Shun said on June 4, 2019

    Thank you Tom! For the canopy framing, I should've paid more attention to keep the transparency clean and free from scraches or dust. But, I'm glad you like it. I feel relieved.

  7. Yep...what they said - great job, sir.

Leave a Reply