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;

This certainly improves the look of the model and is easy to do as well. The canopy will be fixed into place next and for this I have a Falcon vac-form replacement as the kit item is quite thick. I’m glad Falcon supplied two canopies as no doubt I’ll bugger one of them up when removing it from its surrounds, in fact I might have to use the kit one if these two are ruined.

After the canopy is in place the final details will be stuck on and it should be ready for painting, the first coat will be to see if any areas require attention but hopefully it will be minimal. The scheme chosen is for a RAF Mossie serial number NT202 AJ-N. The aircraft was at RAF Woodhall Spa with 617 sqn in July/August 1944 and I chose the scheme because it was in overall sea grey medium/dark green with black and white invasion stripes. Sadly further research showed that in October that same year the aircraft crashed while on a training mission, killing both crew members.

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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