Airfix 1/72 Mosquito New Tooling

Charlie Delta Foxtrot

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Update! Such a good kit this, I really wanted to ensure that the fuselage was tight so that beautiful smooth appearance would be easy to emulate. A little sanding and fine, no filler required! Also bought some of AKs 3rd gen acrylics to do the paintwork, will see how they work today. 7EB3CAC6-9358-471D-9221-C955C06B66A4.jpeg531B575F-F32F-4C65-B7DB-748461194B97.jpegF1448CA7-35DF-4142-A449-D8D3CAC5E67F.jpegF883E633-8B22-4AD6-B789-81CE17B00F52.jpeg824DEA0F-21C1-489D-B817-70E73C312EAD.jpeg5D3DF7E7-ABDE-4615-A217-DF7D17E7F821.jpeg
 

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Looks a lovely kit russel , nice primer job . Am I right in thinking Airfix have provided mask covers for the wheel wells !? If so then they should be applauded , cheers tony
Hi Tony

At the risk of stepping on Russell's toes, they have indeed.

Also, according the reviews I have read, the mounting points for the suspension in the wheel well are actually also designed to work as a jig to help you construct it it after which it can be removed for painting.

These are a couple of the reasons I really am considering getting this. The reviews for this kit I'll pretty much unfailingly good.

Russell - apologies for butting in! That really is coming on beautifully and that pre-shading looks like it's going to work a treat. Keep up the great work.

Andrew
 

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I like those MASK parts. I just wonder why they didn’t provide one for the cockpit copy too — maybe the designers assumed everyone glues that on before painting?
 

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I like those MASK parts. I just wonder why they didn’t provide one for the cockpit copy too — maybe the designers assumed everyone glues that on before painting?
Therein lies a tale…I was masking the canopy myself but because you have gaps either side it’s quite flimsy and cutting one section I put too much pressure on and snapped it. If I hadn’t, you’re right, it would be glued on now. I am going to have to use the bubble top replacement canopy which isn’t strictly Mk XVI but does appear on the B35. History buffs will notice. But i am also waiting for a masking set now too so as to avoid risk is snapping this one as well.
 

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As Andrew points out as well, you use the wing part with the wheel bay as your jig for putting together the undercarriage. Such a good idea, keeps everything true.
 

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cockpit copy
Cockpit copy? I wonder what letters I missed there to cause autocorrect to turn into “copy”. I meant “canopy”.
 
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