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Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito Build: FINISHED!

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito Build: FINISHED!
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, August 19, 2019 7:26 AM

This may have been seen by some of you already, as I posted it in a couple of groups on facebook, and also on r/modelmakers subreddit on Saturday, the six year anniversary of her passing...

This is a follow up to my revived thread from a few years back, along with the write up I added to my posts...

 


6 years ago today, we lost another of the greatest generation, my grandmother. She was in the RAF (Royal Air Force) during WWII as a WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) and would drive pilots to their planes, and even taxi some aircraft when needed. I grew up with stories of life on the RAF airbases, and and her favorite tale to tell was when the Mosquito Squadrons came in. For those that don't know, the DeHavillande Mosquito was a twin engine British fighter-bomber, built primarily our of plywood. I had built many models for her over the years, and when she died, I decided I wanted to build one more for her, one of her favorites from her 'good old days'. It took six years to fix ully form the idea and build it up, but today, I am pleased to present my grandmother's memorial build...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for taking a look!

"...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
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 19, 2019 9:32 AM

 Very nice tribute.  Fantastic job

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June, 2019
Posted by sprueman on Monday, August 19, 2019 9:49 AM

Great work, and tribute.

Couldn't login use to be captfue.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, August 19, 2019 11:15 AM

Nice job.  Like seeing her waiting to greet the aircrew.  Here's hoping the ID letters are her initials.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, August 19, 2019 12:08 PM

unfortunately, they arent!  I didnt even think of that!  They are, I believe, from a squadron that flew from her base in England, though...

"...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
    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, August 19, 2019 3:38 PM

A great fan of the Mosqito, well done a fine model and lovely display. 

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, August 19, 2019 6:47 PM

Great looking build and an even better reason for the build.  

My dad was in the RAF during the Korean War but he was stationed in Khartoum 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, August 19, 2019 6:49 PM

Excellent kit and a superb story to go with it!!  Thank you for sharing!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Monday, August 19, 2019 7:19 PM

Very nicely done Sir! Love that weathering

  • Member since
    July, 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, August 19, 2019 11:47 PM

Extremely well done. Love the Mosquito. Fantastic memorial. 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:13 AM
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"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Sunday, September 01, 2019 7:53 PM
That's a very, very nice build and dio, but most of all, a fantastic tribute to your Grandmother. Thanks for posting this.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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