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Here is my Tamiya 1/48 scale Mosquito FB Mk. VI that I finished
I have done extensive work adding a lot of details. This includes the
Verlinden set for the interior that replaced most of the cockpit details. I used
the excellent CMK resin set to depict the Merlin engine. Since the resin engine
mount was broken when I received the set, I built one from steel wire.
MDC control surfaces set was used for flaps, but all tail surfaces were just
cut and repositioned from the kit, since these proved to be much better. I added
a many bits and pieces of my own, including formation lights, tiny grilles on
the air intakes, antenna from painted invisible thread, some surface panels from
thin plastic laminate, pitot tube from syringe needle and steel wire, drilled
out exhaust pipes, etc.
Decals are from Aeromaster Mosquito Raiders II set. Most of weathering
techniques known to man were employed on this model. This is also the first time
that I was using those "black magic" masks for canopy frame, but I had
really bad experience with them. Since my technique requires to leave them on
the model for at least a week, when I took them off, they left some thick mud on
my windows that I spent next few hours cleaning.
This model lived through several "near death experiences", but that
just makes me more satisfied with the end result. It is probably redundant to
reiterate that Tamiya makes state of the art models. This is one more in the
series, but there are also lots of sets available to make it unique.
I am still yet to see one just like mine!
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