Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/VI/XVIII

Construction is nearly done as I glued the wings on yesterday; The fit of all the wings is pretty good considering the age of the kit with a minimal amount of filler required; Before fixing the exhaust shrouds into place I opened up the front of them and thinned down the plastic at both ends;Continue reading “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/VI/XVIII”

Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/VI/XVIII

That will do for the the cockpit; I can start closing up the fuselage then after it has been cleaned up the model can then be assembled as most of the work has been done. I have a set of wheels for the model by Brengun as the kit tyres are smooth whereas Mossie tyresContinue reading “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/VI/XVIII”

Airfix 1/72 Mosquito Mk. BII/VI/XVIII

The main undercarriage was next for some TLC and in my kit the gear retraction struts were bent or broken; To overcome this the diagonal struts were removed completely with new ones made from plastic rod, they were also placed 4mm higher up the gear legs as the originals are too low down; I alsoContinue reading “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito Mk. BII/VI/XVIII”

Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/ V.I/ XVIII

Apart from the instrument panel, rudder pedals and control column I think I’ve done enough in the cockpit and it will look good enough when painted and the canopy attached; Quite an improvement on what Airfix provided back in the 1970s when the kit first appeared; The instrument panel was actually moulded onto the frontContinue reading “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/ V.I/ XVIII”

Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/ VI/ XVIII

To say the cockpit is basic is a bit of an understatement; So I’ve been improving it; The etch comes from an Eduard set that is actually for the Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito which I got mainly for the instrument panel but the seat belts have come in handy too. I guess I could have savedContinue reading “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II/ VI/ XVIII”

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