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De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama...

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Finally this build has crossed the finish line - Kit: HK Models Mosquito B Mk IV.
 
My goal was to depict one of the planes used by the RAF Film Production Unit (FPU). These Mosquito's were used to document some of the daring low level operations, mostly done by 2nd TAF. These cameraplanes participated in some of the famous operations against german targets, Gestapo Headquartes, Amiens Prison Break etc...
 

In the beginning these planes were modified, to carry a cine camera mounted in the nose. Later 35 mm handheld camera's were being used and by the summer of 1944 they were fitted with an additional Perspex panel in the nose. This provided more glass for the cameraman, who by now, was moving around the cockpit trying to get footage of the operations. Some of these films can be watched on Youtube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNxLXCZobTk

 

Diorama: December 1944: Mosquito B Mk IV - DZ414 'O' Orange (FPU) is getting ready for a mission.

Some of the Pilots are discussing todays mission, the squadron dog is present.

An RAAF officer/cameraman, is checking his camera equipment. RAF starter trolley is connected.

Fitters are checking and doing some last minute maintenance on the left Roll-Royce Merlin engine.

A RAF vehicle (Bedford MWD) has stopped, delivering equipment for the plane.

Some additional camera's are loaded for a PR Mosquito.

 

 

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Thanks for watching! Kent

 

Mosquito build: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=61578&hl=

 

Bedford build: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=67154&hl=

Edited by kkarlsen

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Absolutely stunning Kent, best looking HK Mosquito build I have seen by far. Your diorama looks so good with the contrast between the groundwork and hardware. Your figures are also beautifully painted.

 

Regards. Andy

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Guest Martinnfb

Breathtaking presentation of one excellent build. Bravo!

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Guest Peterpools

Kent

Absolutely a magnificent and brilliant build/diorama. Enjoyed every update on both the Mossie and the Bedford.  Nothing as exciting as a diorama coming to life and portraying a story to the viewer.

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Peter

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Oh thanks Kent....just what I needed to see right now....a cold wintery scene as I sit here in cold PNW under grey skies that are spewing sleet and or cold rain upon me and my little boat.....!

 

Beautiful work ! ( but please consider doing your next setting somewhere in the south pacific under a blazing sun )

 

Joe

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Kent,

   Just another one of your outstanding builds. And the diorama really brings the Mossie and your figures to life. Simply an outstanding presentation.

:wow:  :yahoo:  :wow: 

 

Joel

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