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”

Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II, VI, XVIII

Earlier this year I made a start on this Mosquito primarily as a trip down memory lane but also with a view to improving the model, unfortunately it got shelved due to the amount of review kits I had to build. With a couple of those review kits now done and wanting to kill aContinue reading “Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.II, VI, XVIII”

Miniart 1/35 tow truck AA type

That’s another finished for The Modelling News; There will be better pictures on The Modelling News as these two images were taken with my phone. For some reason I can’t control the depth of field so that’s why the model is a bit blurred either end. Anyway it’s done and that makes the count forContinue reading “Miniart 1/35 tow truck AA type”

Miniart 1/35 tow truck AA type

Now that the L1500S cargo truck is done, my attention now goes to getting this one finished; So far it has had a thinned black/brown mix sprayed onto the chassis, wheels and lower surfaces of the cab and crane followed by a light overspray of Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan. At the moment I’m applying variousContinue reading “Miniart 1/35 tow truck AA type”

Miniart 1/35 German L1500S truck and trailer

Finally calling this one done after an intensive day of doing the finishing touches and making this build number seven for this year; This will appear on The Modelling News soon-ish in part two of the build review where I will describe the painting and finishing, in the meantime you can read how it allContinue reading “Miniart 1/35 German L1500S truck and trailer”

Miniart 1/35 German truck L1500S and trailer

I managed a couple of hours at the bench tonight so decided to stick the various components such as the cab, cabin glazing, cargo bed and mudguards to the chassis. Along with the trailer the model is ready for the final weathering stages and I can call it done. In hindsight the blue (Tamiya XF-5)Continue reading “Miniart 1/35 German truck L1500S and trailer”


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