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Wolf,

 

Your work continues to amaze me.  Always so precise and crisp with flawless painting.

 

One surprise, however, is that you didn't use some of those hose clamps on the rubber pipes from the Model Car Garage like you did on your Spit.  I've used this (your) trick many times since I first saw it.  You still can you know!  :whistle:   On the other hand, maybe the Mosquito had plain pipe clamps and you are trying to keep it more realistic?

 

Chuck

Thanks Chuck. I actually had the Model Car Garage hose clamps in hand and cut from the pe fret but decided against it. It was a resource that I felt was a little squandered here as the fuel bladder assembly will never be seen again once installed within the bowels of the Mossie. The only way you'd catch any glimpse of the assembly is if you turned the Mossie on her back. Then you'd only see a wee bit of it as it'll be covered by both the cannon assembly but mostly the bombs and bomb rack. I figured the silver decal stripes would do nicely enough.

 

This whole area is a bit of a quandary. How much detail do you put in It? Do I potentially bog myself down with an area that will likely be forever hidden or do I succumb to AMS and do it 'cause it was there? I imagine there must be some middle ground, I just haven't settled on it yet. Will I regret it if I don't go all out? I just don't know. Plus, there are a lot more kits in the stash to do. :)

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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What a build!! Wow!!

Cheers

Alan

I think I'll finally get back to it after my current Spitfire. I think I've got a handle on the mods for the underwing rockets now and I'm not so dismayed when I see her previously finished HK counterpart in so many pieces next to her.

Carl

Do we like this?

 

Yes, we do.

Alan, Carl, Don, thank-you very much! Carl, you're going to love going back to the Tamiya Mossie. When (if) Tamiya does a bomber version of the Mosquito you can replace the HK one with an even better build.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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Hello Wolf,

 

Tremendous build. I love the clean look of your paintwork - not as easy to achieve as you'd think. Everything about it is spot on.

 

Tamiya should run a version of this on their website... Makes me want to rush out and buy one!

 

Re. The detailing - I know everyone has a different take on detailing, but I'm definitely in the 'if you can't see it, then why bother?' Camp! But then I'm lazy :)

 

Looking forward to future updates.

 

Guy

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Hi Wolf

Brilliant work on the fuel bladders. As always, I'm amazed and in awe at the detail and finish. I found it hard to believe I just sat in front of my Mac, starring at the photos for such a long spell ... the weathering absolutely perfect for me.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Thanks Chuck. I actually had the Model Car Garage hose clamps in hand and cut from the pe fret but decided against it. It was a resource that I felt was a little squandered here as the fuel bladder assembly will never be seen again once installed within the bowels of the Mossie. The only way you'd catch any glimpse of the assembly is if you turned the Mossie on her back. Then you'd only see a wee bit of it as it'll be covered by both the cannon assembly but mostly the bombs and bomb rack. I figured the silver decal stripes would do nicely enough.

 

This whole area is a bit of a quandary. How much detail do you put in It? Do I potentially bog myself down with an area that will likely be forever hidden or do I succumb to AMS and do it 'cause it was there? I imagine there must be some middle ground, I just haven't settled on it yet. Will I regret it if I don't go all out? I just don't know. Plus, there are a lot more kits in the stash to do. :)

 

Cheers,

Wolf

 

BUT! we will know that they are not there! LOL

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Wolf it is late to talk about the colour of the tanks that could varied from piece to piece. (pic. below)

mosqui7.jpg

 

Just wanted to pointed at the fact that the surface of them was very irregular and rubbery. That can be still recreated by layering clear coat over the surface of them with coarse brush. Wanna try ?  :punk:

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Just wanted to pointed at the fact that the surface of them was very irregular and rubbery. That can be still recreated by layering clear coat over the surface of them with coarse brush. Wanna try ? :punk:

 

Martinnfb

 

No!

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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