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1/32 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk. VI, 235 Sqdn, Overlord (In Progress)

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1/32 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk. VI, 235 Sqdn, Overlord (In Progress)
Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:45 PM

Just started digging into this monstrous kit from Tamiya. A perfect combination of detail, fit and engineering make these Tamiya 1/32 kits a joy to build, even though this one will take a while.  I'll just savor it as I make progress.  

I've had this kit in the stash for quite a while and was looking for the right scheme and finally found one really worthy of this project. I'm going with 3-W of 235 Squadron, decked out in the Coastal Command scheme with full invasion stripes. 

More specifically, this plane was finished in special duties scheme A of extra dark sea grey upper surfaces and sky undersides. 235 Squadron was based in Portreath UK during the Normandy invasion. This plane as pictured above was flown by Fg Offs Noel Russell and Tom Armstrong to escort frigates on July 18, 1944.  

For inspiration, here's a color photo of a recently restored Mosquito in New Zealand in the same scheme. 

The plan is build mostly out of the box. I'll probably add some wiring to one of the engines, but will stay with the kit for the rest. I'll go with MRP lacquers this time and will use Maketar masks for the main markings. I also grabbed some Barracuda decals for extra cockpit detail and got the HGW transfers for the stencils. 

I'm working on the cockpit now and should have some photos within a few days. 

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:53 PM

Looking forward to your posts -sure to be a worthwhile build.

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Posted by Tubosteve on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:03 PM

Good luck with this build, I'll be following along as I have a hankering for this kit so I'll see how you go with it.

Stay safe........Steve

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:58 PM

If I only had room for this turkey, supposed to be awesome.  I look forward to your progress.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:20 PM

I would love one of these too. If I only had the room.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 20, 2020 8:44 PM

mrmike

Looking forward to your posts -sure to be a worthwhile build.

 

Thanks - it's fun so far. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 20, 2020 8:45 PM

Tubosteve

Good luck with this build, I'll be following along as I have a hankering for this kit so I'll see how you go with it.

 

Thanks Tubosteve. Next update coming soon.

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 20, 2020 8:46 PM

lawdog114

If I only had room for this turkey, supposed to be awesome.  I look forward to your progress.

 

It's great so far. I need to think about where I'm going to put it. Hmmm...

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 20, 2020 8:46 PM

Mopar Madness

I would love one of these too. If I only had the room.

 

I'll need to make room. Thanks. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, November 20, 2020 8:57 PM

The front office is now complete. Tamiya has done a wonderful job on this. I built it completely OOB without extra wiring, etc. but did add a few Barracuda placards to spice things up.

The IP is really lights out fantastic. Tamiya used the same technique as the Spitfire and Mustang with decals behind the clear lenses but this time they have thin PE panels instead of plastic, which makes the lenses thinner and more realistic. 

Of course the fit is 100% perfect. No issues at all. 

I used MRP, Tamiya and Mission models paints and had to build and paint in various assemblies to accommodate the detail painting, decals, clear parts, and the build. I used a flory wash, some pigments for dirt, a little sponge with steel paint for wear/chipping and some colored pencils for some detail. 

Enjoy the photos. The Merlin engines are next. 

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 20, 2020 9:37 PM

Oh man that is so cool!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, November 20, 2020 9:56 PM

You nailed it!   The cockpit components have a nice tight paint division and the weathering is just the right amount.

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Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:18 PM

That's fantastic work on the Mossie pit.

I'd love to get this big girl (and one day I quite likely will), but having built Airfix's even bigger 1/24 Mossie several years ago, I have to wonder where I would put another large scale Mosquito.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:03 PM

Oooooh,awesomeness!

John

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Posted by banthafodder on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:45 PM

WOW!! The weathering is spot on, the cockpit looks fantastic.

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:28 PM

Mopar Madness

Oh man that is so cool!

 

Thanks Mopar!

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:29 PM

wpwar11

You nailed it!   The cockpit components have a nice tight paint division and the weathering is just the right amount.

 

Thanks WP! 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:29 PM

Aggieman

That's fantastic work on the Mossie pit.

I'd love to get this big girl (and one day I quite likely will), but having built Airfix's even bigger 1/24 Mossie several years ago, I have to wonder where I would put another large scale Mosquito.

 

Thanks Aggieman! 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:30 PM

jeaton01

Oooooh,awesomeness!

 

Thanks! 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:31 PM

banthafodder

WOW!! The weathering is spot on, the cockpit looks fantastic.

 

Thanks banthafodder! Much appreciated!

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:03 PM

Amazing pit!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Also known as Rob on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:13 AM

Excellent job - love it.

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:19 PM

Late to the party, but that is just outstanding paint & "weathering"! Sets the bar pretty high for the rest of us...looking forward to the next WIP.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:30 PM

Excellent! At this rate, it will be a stunner when completed. I believe we are all looking forward to the next update.

PS: Good skills/ technique

Ben

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:19 PM

Looking real nice 

 

Nick.

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Posted by Buckeye2 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:19 AM

That looks amazing!  Very well done!

Was curious what the painted yellow circles on the bulkheads are for?

Mike

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:18 AM

This IP build is the cat's meow!

Super nice detailing!!

Mike

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