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1/48 Tamiya Mosquito

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
1/48 Tamiya Mosquito
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, December 01, 2013 11:28 AM

I have been building this one as a sort of tribute to my grandmother who passed away this past summer.  She was in the RAF  in WWII, driving trucks of all sorts.  She would tell us of the day when a squadron of these wooden airplanes landed at the base, she absolutely loved the Mosquito.  

Now, on to my question...would the weathering to this aircraft be similar to the metal bodied aircraft?

I will post some pics of my current progress in a few....

Justin

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, December 01, 2013 11:45 AM

Hi Justin, good plan for a build.

I can't say for sure about the weathering, but as it was a wooden structure I don't think the paint might have chipped as on metal planes where access pannels were or on high wear areas like leading edges of stabs and bottom of wing / neccels where the wheels would chuck up debries.

There were also as far as I know no real pannel lines for dirt to acumilate in, so I would say that the most obvious "weathering" would maybe be some fading of upper part's paint and exhaust stains, maybe some oil and hydrolic fluid streaks.

I stand to be corrected though.

Theuns

  • Member since
    December, 2002
Posted by 7474 on Sunday, December 01, 2013 11:20 PM

There were metal components on the airplane, IIRC the nacelles were aluminum, so you can do some paint chipping. I have a book called "Modeling the DeHavilland Mosquito" and it features a great section towards weathering. The mold formed fuselage was covered in fabric, IIRC.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, August 12, 2019 8:24 AM

Justinryan215

I have been building this one as a sort of tribute to my grandmother who passed away this past summer.  She was in the RAF  in WWII, driving trucks of all sorts.  She would tell us of the day when a squadron of these wooden airplanes landed at the base, she absolutely loved the Mosquito.  

 

Now, on to my question...would the weathering to this aircraft be similar to the metal bodied aircraft?

I will post some pics of my current progress in a few....

 

Justin

 

so, five years on, and Im getting close to finishing this tribute bird....

here are a couple shots of the painting of the camo, and where she currently sits:

 

 

 

And, where she currently sits:

 

 

The figures are from ICM's Spitfire Mk. XIV kit (the one they also recently released with the 'Beer Run' version.  Of course, after I bought the kit(just forthe figures...)they released/ I found the kit consisting of just the figures!  I have two more figures I am working on, one being a WAF and the other being a doggo (my grandmother was a WAF in WWII, and she loved her dogs!) and then the simple base to complete.  as I finish, I will get good photos up here.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:27 AM

Oh wow! Nice work! I haven't tried the undercoat like that for the camo yet but love your results.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, August 12, 2019 7:56 PM

Very nicely done Sir!

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    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:05 AM

It may have taken you a long time, but I’d say it’s been well worth it! A nicely done tribute to your grandmother!

Thanks for sharing!

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:35 AM

Beautiful camouflage. What kind of paint did you use?

Nick.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:44 AM

Thank you, everyone for the compliments!

 

Crown r n 7, the paint is all vallejo, from the black primer to the camo colors.  I used Tamiya Smoke for some dearkening around the guns, rocket brackets, and exhausts, and panel washes made up of 'Artist Loft' oils from Michaels thinned with white sprits from Home Depot...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:31 PM

Well done!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:20 AM
Better late than never. It turned out great!.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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