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Mosquito Bomber

I found these two photo's of a W-II bomber showing the entry/exit door. It looks like one door is on the right side and the other photo shows a door on the bottom.

I have no idea if I scribed in a door or re-scribed any kit door panel lines. Today the model is packed in one of my 90 plastic boxes. At 90 years old I'm limited to body movements, so I may get help in moving and finding the model.
I'll look again at my "bottom" photo and enlarge it on my Apple p.c. and maybe I can see some door panel lines.

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8 responses

  1. The two photo's are of different marks. The upper one is a fighter-bomber (FB Mk VI) , while the lower is a straight bomber (B Mk IV). Significant differences in the forward fuselage, nose, armament, canopy, bomb bay etc.

  2. Thanks! I really did not pay any attention about the aircraft's history when I built the models. I just build it for some reason...so thanks for the historical data.

    Rodney

  3. Yes the bomber variant had big differences in the nose area. Also the canopy and joystick were different.
    I would love to make a fighter bomber version of Revells excellent and very good value 1/32 kit but the modifications are beyond my skillset!

  4. Build it, then your "skilset" level will be greatly increased. That''s how I became a better builder!

  5. A real challenge would be one of the '633 Squadron' movie aircraft. A target tug T.T. 35 with a bomber canopy (with extra bulges, no less), bomber nose, 2 stage engines, and a bulged (target tug) bomb bay - all dressed up as an FB VI with fake .303's. That will stretch the skill sets!

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