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And a new project for 2018 - the superlative Tamiya Mosquito FB VI in 1/72. This will be aircraft four in the Normandie-Niemen project.

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Here are the engine nacelles and rear cockpit assembly, almost complete. I can't stress what a great kit this is - tbh it makes a welcome change after some of the old nightmares I've put together over the last year :) Nice.

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I've heard and read great things about this 1/72 Tamiya Mossie kit, Spaceowl and I look forward to seeing it come together.

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Progress - the cockpit assembly is complete (except for the gunsight, coming up soon):

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All went together without fuss, much as you would expect with a Tamiya kit. I fear I'm starting to repeat myself.

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That makes for a nice cockpit straight OOB, Spaceowl. I'm also enjoying building a Tamiya kit in the shape of their 1/48th '109E. It's been a while since I last built anything by Tamiya and I'd almost forgotten how good their kits can be.

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Further progress:

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note the ingenious use of spars to attach the wings - well done, Tamiya. A cursory dry fit suggests that this won't even need filler.

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That looks an excellent build so far!

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Excellent work on the Mossie mate. That instrument panel looks very sharp, whats your secret?

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Excellent work on the Mossie mate. That instrument panel looks very sharp, whats your secret?


Decals. :-D

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"Just enough to trick the eye" someone told me.

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Getting to the crucial bit:

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Ready for a quick coat of clear and the decals. Please note that the actual model is medium sea grey, not a shade of pink as it looks in the photo - literally a trick of the light. It looks like plain sailing from here on (famous last words) apart from the two tricolour spinners I have to paint.

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Very nice indeed!

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That has built up into a great looking Mosquito, Owlman, top work 8-)

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I have built the NF.XIII. This is a fabulous kit. You will be quite satisfied, I am sure.
Looking good!

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skypirate wrote:
I have built the NF.XIII. This is a fabulous kit. You will be quite satisfied, I am sure.
Looking good!

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It was, David - unfortunately it's going to ruin me for whatever comes next!

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