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Hi Guys,

 

A big parcel arrived today. My mate Alan has sent me a Tamiya Mossie kit to build for him. I've known him since the last century when we both sub-contacted to Honeywell on London's Canary Wharf project and he knows I'm a modelling nutcase.

 

Now I've got my own Mossie but haven't really had a good look at it so when this one turned up I though I'd have a quick peek inside. What did I find? Short answer, super duper fantastic plastic. So I'm going to do a dual build for him and me.

 

There's another parcel waiting for me to pick up tomorrow which has contents unknown, Alan won't tell me exactly what I've let myself in for, so it could be seatbelts, etch, resin. Knowing Alan, it's probably all that and the kitchen sink as well.

 

In a week's time I should have the Trumpeter Mustang tamed then straight into the Mosquito build. I know he would prefer to have his model in RAF markings, the kit has RNZAF, RAAF and Polish (RAF) so a bit of research and maybe cut some masks on the Cameo 3.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Oh yeah! With a Silhouette cutter, the possibilities are nearly endless for schemes!    Cant wait to see what you do with a Tamiya Mossie.................You are going to flip as far as accuracy and engineering coming off of the Trumpeter B model 51. 

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Bruce

Awesome kit, loved building mine and looking forward to following your progress

Peter

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Hi Guys,

 

So it's friday morning and I jumped (ok, collapsed) into my battered old Merc SLK350 and pointed it in the general direction of the post office on the other side of town to go and get the “extras†parcel Alan supplied. Seems he got them from Hannants but the kit from some other supplier, hence I didn't get them all in one box.

 

Here's what he sent: Yahu IP, don't come any better. Eduard Big Ed etched set with all the whistles and bells. Eduard Brassin set with resin guns, wheels, etc. Masters turned gun barrels. That's a lot of stuff to shove into the kit, so it ain't gonna be a walk in the park. AND a second set of the Brassin for me.

 

Looking at all this, I put a completion date of Christmas on it, didn't have the heart to tell poor Alan which Christmas though!

 

It's going to be fun.

 

Regards,

 

Bruce Crosby

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Going to be epic to follow this. I really need to get me a Tamiya Mossie, I have the Revell 1/32 waiting , as well as the Airfix 1/24. The Airfix I will tackle when I can save up for some AM. The current exchange rate of ZAR17.82 to 1 GBP makes it VERY expensive. 

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Definitely going to follow the build, had my Mossie for 2 years now so it's abouy time. Only added HGW belts and Master barrels....

Looking forward to the build.....

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