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 tyres had a square block tread pattern. Also the set includes a tail wheel so the kit one was removed and the fork unit for the tail wheel was thinned down until the resin replacement wheel fitted;

The copper wire in the tail wheel is just temporary.

The hubs for the main undercarriage wheels are a bit too deep so I cut 6mm discs from .10 thou plastic sheet to shim them out a bit;

The wheel on the left is before a shim was fitted behind the hub. It is starting to come together pretty rapidly so hopefully it will be finished before the year is out.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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