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Readers’ Gallery: Yellowbird’s 1/48 Airfix Mosquito

Scott (Yellowbird) recently joined the Agape forums, and posted a virtual tour de force of modeling, which will be featured over the next few weeks. I thought I’d post this great looking Mosquito to kick things off.

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This is the old Airfix 1/48 FB, done as one of the BOAC birds used on the Sweden runs. A lot of work went into this one:

Scratchbuilt details: Forward cockpit bulkhead, rudder trim and radiator control unit, compass and bracket, radio control boxes, pilot’s seat pan, pilot’s and navigator’s seat and shoulder harnesses, trailing aerial winch, assorted cockpit wiring and plumbing, radiator outlet ducts, engine oil tanks, wheel well roofs and rear bulkheads, main landing gear support struts, retraction jacks, and brake lines, slipper tank filler caps, tail wheel mud guard, nose and tail navigation lights, ventral ID lights.

Details added from Tamiya kit: Rudder pedals, trailing aerial mast, narrow-chord propellers and spinners, main landing gear wheels, slipper fuel tanks, elevators.

Aftermarket details: Squadron vacuform canopy, M. V. Products landing lights, Eduard carburetor intake screens, Detail Associates windshield wiper.

Other enhancements: Radio transmitter and receiver units detailed, fuselage and engine cowl panel lines rescribed, engine cowl fastener clips replaced, machine gun, cannon and gun camera ports filled, engine exhausts drilled out.

Finishing: Finished with Polly Scale acrylics, Aeromaster and Tamiya decals.

I may have goofed on the finish. The reference I had at build time were a bit uncertain on which camo pattern and colors were used. I made my choice, but later saw references that suggested that I was wrong on both.