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HK Models Mosquito B Mk. IV Series II (FPU) - (Diorama Finished)

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Commencing the paint job.

 

Masking of the camouflage pattern with paper template and blue tack...

 

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RAF ocean grey and RAF dark green applied and sanded back to add some texture to the surfaces...

 

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Some shading reapplied...

 

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Interesting technique Kent, I'm keeping an eye on this. Don't think I'd be brave enough to sand back like that but it'll be intriguing to see how it turns out.

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On 22/1/2017 at 0:56 AM, GusMac said:

Interesting technique Kent, I'm keeping an eye on this. Don't think I'd be brave enough to sand back like that but it'll be intriguing to see how it turns out.

 

Me too! It is still scary 'taking the plunge'...

 

Here is the result of the airbrush paint work...

 

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Next up: Decals, oils and washes...

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Kent,

The speed at which you fly through these builds is mindboggling. And at a high standard too.

 

Thanks Cees! I'm not sure whether or not I'm fast, but I know that I spend some hours almost every day.

Maybe at some point, I will have to calculate, how much time I actually use for a certain project, I really have no idea... I loose track when I jump between different projects.

 

Regards: Kent

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Thanks Cees! Since so many of the frames only are visible on the inside with the perspex on the outside, it's almost the only way to do it. 

 

I don't know if you have ever tried building a wooden boat? The technique is similar to that.

I started by fitting the three main frames, perpendicular to the fuselage, by bending thin styrene rod until they fitted the inside shape of the canopy.

Holes were then drilled in the fuselage to fix them, giving me the opportunity to correct the shape to the canopy.

Then I fitted/bended the longitudinal profiles to the fixed frames, one by one, every time trying if it fitted the canopy...

 

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The finished canopy framing...

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On 26/1/2017 at 11:59 AM, Drifter said:

Work of Art Kent/ I have so much to learn. Stuff like this that inspires us mere mortals. 

 

Thank you! (The styrene is bend with fingers and tongs)

 

Photos of the finished Mosquito FPU build...

 

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Here's a shot with a little winter atmosphere...

 

DZ414 was handpicked out at Hatfield Aerodrome (The De Havilland Factory) on 22. December 1942 by Flt Lt C.E.S. Patterson for service with the FPU ( RAF Film Production Unit).
He subsequently flew DZ414 for 20.000 of its 24.000 miles, including its debut operation to L’Orient on 14. February 1943 in the wake of the 466-bomber raid staged the night before, the night bombing attack on Berlin on 20/21 April 1943 (performed to coincide with Hitler’s birthday), when DZ414 was badly damaged by flak, the raids on Turin and Nürnburg, and on the long-range operation to Jena on 27. May. The second ‘B’ on the nose is for the Berlin operation on 13/14 May 1943. Whilst part of the 2nd TAF, DZ414 took part in many notable operations, including 14 anti-Diver sorties (V-1 Flying Bombs) flown by Flt Lt Vic Hester of No 613 Sqn. along with cameraman, Flg Off Oakley, between 19-25. June 1944. The aircraft also participated in the Amiens prison raid on 18 February 1944, its pilot Flt Lt Tony Wickham, making three passes over the burning prison so as to allow Plt Off Leigh Howard to film the flight of 255 of the 700 prisoners released through the breached walls. On 31. of October DZ414 participated  in the attack on the Gestapo headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark, filming the attack on the buildings of Aarhus University. Finally, on 21. March 1945 DZ414 was flown by Fit Lt K L Greenwood of No 487 Sqn. RNZAF, as part of the force sent on the Shellhouse raid, Flg Off E Moore of the FPU filming the first wave attack on the building. Despite its wartime contribution, this veteran machine was SoC in October 1946 and unceremoniously scrapped. 
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Beautiful job Kent, the little generator(?) really adds to the look. The 'winter' shot at the end could be real. Kudos!

 

 

Wow!!

 

Very impressed.

 

Another stunner..

 

Thank you, appreciate your comments!

 

Regards: Kent

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Wow holy cow...........somehow i missed this WIP, i ashamed.......forgive me :(

 

This is simply said a really nice and stunning model you got there :thumbsup2:

 

Correct me if i'm wrong, but there are not much HK model Mosquito's that i'm aware of that are being build. This model really stands out, and it's be far the most well modeled Mosquito I've seen and that's included the Tamiya one's also.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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On 19/2/2017 at 11:22 PM, DannyVM said:

Wow holy cow...........somehow i missed this WIP, i ashamed.......forgive me :(

 

This is simply said a really nice and stunning model you got there :thumbsup2:

 

Correct me if i'm wrong, but there are not much HK model Mosquito's that i'm aware of that are being build. This model really stands out, and it's be far the most well modeled Mosquito I've seen and that's included the Tamiya one's also.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

Thank you for your kind words, I'm trying...

Regards: Kent

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Still working on parts for the diorama, crew & pilots are slowly getting there...

A RAAF cameraman/officer, five RAF pilots, three ground crews and a dog... 

 

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Together with the RAF Accu Trolley, I want to have a RAF vehicle for the diorama. 

So I have been working on my third aviation related 1/32 vehicle, this time I went for a Bedford MWD...

Working with the Airfix 1/48 as a guide (1,5 x 1/48 = 1/32). It's almost done and everything is now coming together...

 

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