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#1 b757captain

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:04 AM

My contribution to Jurassic Plastic - the venerable Revell Mosquito Mk. IV. According to Scalemates the first release of the kit was 1971 and I can remember getting one as a 7 or 8 year old back then. I have built a few more over the years but I've wanted to do a PR Mk. XVI in American markings for a few years. This group build seemed to be the perfect time!

 

Kit in box (this is a more recent boxing):

 

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And the AM to make the PR Mk. XVI:

 

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2-stage Merlin cowl conversion from Grey Matter Figures and cockpit upgrades from ProfiModeller.

 

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Additional cockpit details from Eduard - I plan to mix and match with the PM set, seat belts from HGW, vacu-form canopy from Tasman, decals from Ventura and wheels from Eduard.

 

Let the fun begin!

 

Mark


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:12 AM

This should be great !!.....Harv
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:06 AM

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:12 AM

Ya! Show how's its done to them Tamiya Mosquito builders!

 

:rolleyes:


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:40 AM

It'll be interesting to see how this develops Mark, I don't know the kit at all but you've got some good looking after market bits to use, though of course you can't possibly use those seatbelts because thet were ONLY fitted on Spitfires!!!!! :) :) (or so HGW would have us believe?)
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:35 AM

If only I could find a Paragon cockpit set...


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:00 AM

Mark, i think you're all set and ready to go, have fun and anxious to see the end result, good show!!

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:38 PM

Looks nice! A little AM is never wrong! :)

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:52 AM

Ya! Show how's its done to them Tamiya Mosquito builders!

 

:rolleyes:

 

Well, I do have the Tamiya Mosquito too  :innocent:


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:53 AM

It'll be interesting to see how this develops Mark, I don't know the kit at all but you've got some good looking after market bits to use, though of course you can't possibly use those seatbelts because thet were ONLY fitted on Spitfires!!!!! :) :) (or so HGW would have us believe?)
Max

 

I got impatient cuz the Mosquito belts were out of stock everywhere, so I figured I could make do. Improvise, adapt, overcome!


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:50 PM

I got impatient cuz the Mosquito belts were out of stock everywhere, so I figured I could make do. Improvise, adapt, overcome!

I'm sure that most seat belts were generic and not as specific as HGW would have us believe Mark, probably helps their sales though!
Max

Shhhh, strictly between us two Mark, my Typhoon's belts are Spitfire ones too! :)

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:11 AM

I'm sure that most seat belts were generic and not as specific as HGW would have us believe Mark, probably helps their sales though!
Max

Shhhh, strictly between us two Mark, my Typhoon's belts are Spitfire ones too! :)

 

I agree!

 

Back to work, except not. I started by cleaning up some of the bigger pieces, old molds with lots of flash but after cleanup the big pieces do seem to fit better than expected. Checked references, browsed through my Tamiya manual to compare cockpits vs. the mash-up of Revell parts, PM and Eduard AM to see what's what. 

 

Then I discovered that the first episode of The Grand Tour was available, so I've been glued to the laptop/TV for the evening. Jeremy, Richard and James are off to a great start!

 

Back to the Mossie tomorrow.

 

Mark


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:50 AM

Good luck with this.  Hope you'll be doing one with D-Day stripes, even though you'll have to forego a coloured tail: D-Day stripes over PRU Blue has to be one of my favourite schemes for any aeroplane. (Or at least Mosquitoes and Spitfires.)


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:56 PM

Mark, I'm very curious of the two stage Merlin conversion......I am watching with interest to see how this goes, if well, I am on to another new project.....

 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:57 PM

I'll be following this one too. I find the two-stage Merlin Mosquitos particularly appealing. They look great in PR colours and US markings too. Curious to see what you will choose for markings.


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