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I will be building the Mossie mostly OOB. The only aftermarket to date is a set of stencils; I have a set of Master Model gun barrels on order. I may decide on some HGW harnesses. I'll be using kit markings.

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On 1/26/2024 at 6:15 AM, Bill_S said:

Obligatory box cover...

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I will be building the Mossie mostly OOB. The only aftermarket to date is a set of stencils; I have a set of Master Model gun barrels on order. I may decide on some HGW harnesses. I'll be using kit markings.

It’s a dream to build Bill. The RedFox instrument panels etc are beautiful, there are some pics on my build WIP on here……..

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Nice choice Bill, the Mossie is such an elegant plane and the kit is supposedly perfect. When I saw you entering the Mossie into the GB, mine was off the bench, because, I prefer no double builds. Yours will be a stunner for sure.

Cheers Rob

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On 2/4/2024 at 6:40 AM, DocRob said:

Nice choice Bill, the Mossie is such an elegant plane and the kit is supposedly perfect. When I saw you entering the Mossie into the GB, mine was off the bench, because, I prefer no double builds. Yours will be a stunner for sure.

Cheers Rob

Rob, please don't let my entry deter you! There's no guarantee that I'll finish this thing on time. There is a ton of plastic stuffed into that box; I've done a bit of painting, but nothing worthwhile to show for it just yet.

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No problem Bill, I will happily follow your build as a guideline for mine, later. I like the Mossie a lot, but it wouldn´t have been my first choice anyway. It seems, all the large scale twins are a heap of plastic and not so easy to tackle, but what is a GB without a challenge :D.

Cheers Rob

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On 2/13/2024 at 7:31 PM, Martinnfb said:

I found a decal sheet for Czechoslovak Mosquito. If you interested Bill, it's yours .

 

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Thanks for the offer, Martin. I wonder what language would airframe stencils be on a Czech Mossie...

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Finally some progress to show. I buggered an IP decal, so I bought the Quinta Studios set. I was particularly pleased with their harnesses.

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I'm headed to Florida for the month of March. I'm bringing this kit with me, but I don't know how much I'll get done.

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10 hours ago, Bill_S said:

Thanks for the offer, Martin. I wonder what language would airframe stencils be on a Czech Mossie...

All in English, RAF standard, they might have been changed down the road when they got a coat of overall grey colour.

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It's been a while since I posted an update. This bird has not been languishing; I've been plugging away at it. There are lots of parts!

The engines are complete. I've painted the nacelles - I'm planning on installing the after painting the airframe.

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It took a while, but I got the cockpit completed and the fuselage halves together.

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The guns are held in place with white glue for now. I'll get the final alignment taken care of when I attach the nose.

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I plan on leaving the belly open to show detail. Cannons and fuel tanks. The bomb rack has been painted but not assembled.

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Still some detail painting to do on the underside.

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The landing gear wont be installed until after painting.

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Underside panels and control surfaces primed with Mr. Surfacer 1500.

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Good to see you back on the Mossie, Bill. Cockpit and engines look beautiful. Seems to be a demanding kit with all these detailed sub assemblies. Someday, I will start mine.

Cheers Rob

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