John's 1/72 Matchbox Mosquito Build.

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Knowing that this was built of timber and ply I decided with the help of Ian to have a go .
Not known for wingy things this will hopefully be fun, more so when Ian told me the Russians had one and it crashed. Well that's 2 out of 2 ticks.
Having now saved the photo of the said plane I have started.

The box
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Instructions are basic and appear to be straight fwd.
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Not much in the way of office, but ok
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Good start !

Crew loose , having painted 1/72 recently these two should be easy.

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Will have to check the others posts to see about the colours for inside the office and crew.

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Not much if any flash and its an old kit , it first came out in 1976, this one in 1982, and the final one in 1992.

Hope you will follow and help along the way. I even have the correct paints !

John.
 

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Count me in mate, it will be interesting to see how you get along as a non wingy person like myself.
Paul, its not the first but the lack of tracks is a bonus. I'm watching Jim as his is the same scale. Should be fun with us both in this .:nerd:
 

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Oh My........I don't know whether to take a seat or call Matron.....something's off........can't put me finger on it. Oh!......it's JR, he's been bitten by the Wing Thing Bug!!! Look out!!!, it might be contagious!!! What next.....Floaty Boaty Things??? :tongue-out3: :tongue-out: :tongue-out2::thumb2::thumb2::thumb2:;)
 

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You'll breeze it John I'm sure :thumb2:
Can't help you with colours as I mix a lot of mine myself from vallejos that's good enough for me range.:tongue-out3:
Yes that range is brilliant, AK 3rd Gen have also introduced it gradually moving over to it :nerd:
 

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Hi John
I'll definitely follow along. I am certain you'll make a fine job of this. OK my kit and yours are the same scale and the same aeroplane but their birthdays are 40 years apart!
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Your welcome , tea or coffee ? Probably a good thing then Jim !

Oh My........I don't know whether to take a seat or call Matron.....something's off........can't put me finger on it. Oh!......it's JR, he's been bitten by the Wing Thing Bug!!! Look out!!!, it might be contagious!!! What next.....Floaty Boaty Things??? :tongue-out3: :tongue-out: :tongue-out2::thumb2::thumb2::thumb2:;)
Rick I remember you saying it was better than those wirly things. As for boats, as I said to Si Benson , No no no .This of course will up set Chris , so don't tell him sssh !
 

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Your welcome , tea or coffee ? Probably a good thing then Jim !


Rick I remember you saying it was better than those wirly things. As for boats, as I said to Si Benson , No no no .This of course will up set Chris , so don't tell him sssh !
Don't even mention the whirly things..........I still have nightmares!!!:anguished:
 

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Good luck with this John. Remember, just think of it as a lorry, with fewer wheels and some strange sticking out bits, and you’ll be fine. Should be a good build…Matchbox stuff was always fun when I was a kid. If you want cockpit colours, by the way, I posted a 360 view site on the GB discussion thread a while back.
 

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Good luck with this John. Remember, just think of it as a lorry, with fewer wheels and some strange sticking out bits, and you’ll be fine. Should be a good build…Matchbox stuff was always fun when I was a kid. If you want cockpit colours, by the way, I posted a 360 view site on the GB discussion thread a while back.
Good idea Tim, I'll check that out , thank you.
 

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I don't know Dude 2....The way I see it, you'll have no probs building this little thing. Maybe some small parts to deal with, but not that many in this kit. I am a bit upset that your kit is molded in one of the base colors. All you have to do is paint the other color and the underside. Then gloss it, add the decals and then matt coat the puppy to be done. Sorta like cheating I think.....LOL!!!..........

Aw, just have fun and go for it John. I really want to see how you do the crash scene myself........PM, with luck, later..............

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