1/48 Dehavilland Mosquito Pr.IV.
This is the well known Tamiya kit which I acquired at a swap meet for $15 USC a few years back. Another long term stash dweller who's day on the bench finally came. There's not much to say about this kit that hasn't been heard by guys like us who frequent this site. It's simply a great model. That said, I managed to create difficulties for myself with the clear parts. I Futured all of the transparencies with the idea that this would enable more of the nice interior to be seen underneath that heavily framed canopy. What I achieved by doing this was to screw up the fit of said parts. They were all really tight, on top of being a challenge to mask properly. An Eduard mask set helped with the later problem but I still needed to lightly sand the edges of the clear windows to get a decent fit. It's not a contest winner, but it's done. I also realized that this is only the second Mosquito that I've built in 53 years of modeling. I guess I'm more of a Beaufighter guy…..
I built it pretty much out of the box with the exception of the addition of some Eduard seat belts. The PRU blue is Xtracolor and everything else is painted with Humbrol enamels. Decals are from the kit and went on well using fairly hot water.