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1:48 Tamiya Mosquito PR Mk.IV COMPLETED


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This was to be a OOB build to settle my angst with some resin projects that were killing my mojo.  As usual I cannot leave things alone.

 

This is a great little kit with typical Tamiya engineering and fit.  I did struggle with the landing gear assembly and the 3 piece canopy gave me fits.

 

That said, I ended up using a vacuform canopy and scratch building the cockpit inner frame with .30mm styrene rod.  Then the brake lines.  Then the cockpit and bomb bay plumbing.  Then the various PE enhancement.  Then MV Lenses for recognition lights.  I need help.

 

Here is the WIP.

 

Paint/Varnish/Wash/Pigment

Mr Paint 120 PRU Blue

Mr Paint 77 NATO Black (prop blades)

Mr Paint 255 WWI Night Camo (prop hubs)

Vallejo 306 Dark Rubber (tires)
Vallejo Matt Varnish

Tamiya XF-71 (interior)

Alclad 101 Aluminum (wheel well doors & wheel hubs)

MIG Panel Line 1603 Dark Sea Blue

MIG Dark Wash

MIG Russian Dirt, Rust, Smoke, Industrial, Concrete Pigments

 

Aftermarket Goodies

Rob-Taurus 48069 Vacuform Canopy/Nose

UltraCast 48104 Exhaust

UltraCast 48045 Tail Wheel

UltraCast 48247 Standard Wheels Block Tread

Eduard PE 49242 Mosquito B.Mk.IV/PR.Mk.IV

MV Lenses 502 2.2mm dia Red, Green, Amber

 

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Paints, Washes, Pigments & Things

 

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Mr Paint 120 PRU Blue was used overall using black basing/marbling technique.

 

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Mr Paint 77 NATO Black was used for the propellers and Mr Paint 225 WWI Camo used for prop hubs.  Give a subtle black contrast.

 

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MIG washes 1612 Green Brown applied to engine panel lines while 1603 Dark Sea Blue for remainder of panel lines.

 

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Using a short stiff brush and stipple application I applied MIG 034 Russian Earth pigment on the tires.

 

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MIG 025 Standard Rust applied to base of exhausts.  Exhaust stains achieved by applying pigments using stipple in this order:

 

023 Black Smoke, then over the Black Smoke apply

026 Concrete keeping inside the Black Smoke pigment, then over the Concrete pigment apply

039 Industrial City Dirt

 

DO NOT BRUSH!  Stipple application will give the necessary breaks in the exhaust pattern.*

 

Practice and have a reference photo handy. 

 

*This process worked for me and I will continue to experiment with desire to improve my skill sets.

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  • 1 year later...

Rick..

 

Well COLOR ME BLUE  the group build over on LSP would have been just the right place for your OUTSTANDING,STUNNING Blue Mosquito.

:wub:  :omg:  lip smacking jaw dropping GORGEOUS !!

it looks quite EFFULGENT in those colors ... simply SUPERBLY modeled...

 

KUDOS...:unworthy::unworthy:

 

 

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