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Mosquito PR XVI

by Bob Whaites

 

deHavilland Mosquito PR XVI

 


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Mosquito B.IV / PR.IV is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is Tamiya's 1/48 scale Mosquito B Mk.IV / PR Mk. IV kit converted to a PR XVI variant. The subject aircraft was operated by 680 Sqn. RAF in Foggia during 1944.

I used the Paragon Designs two-stage Merlin engines that were originally designed for the Airfix kit. However, with a little persuasion they can be adapted to fit the Tamiya kit.

 

 

I dropped the flaps using the excellent Model Design Construction flaps that were part of their control surfaces set.

The model was painted with Xtracolor PR Blue enamel. I used Aeromaster decals "Recon Birds" no. 48-082. However, I painted the fin and rudder white with the red stripes, as the tail decals appeared to be a little translucent.

 

 

Finally, I created the blister for the top of the canopy as none of the vacform versions seem to produce a three-blister version.

 

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2001 by Bob Whaites
Images Copyright 2001 by Pieter Stroethoff
Page Created 02 November, 2001
Last Updated 02 November, 2001

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