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1/72 Airfix B.XVI Mosquito

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Re: 1/72 Airfix B.XVI Mosquito

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Wonderful! I too wish I had a halfway decent mosquito in 144. This is really whetting my appetite.

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I have been temped by the Mark 1 offering but from what I have seen I'll give it a miss as short run models just don't it for me as I just get sick of mucking round with them to my stupid expectations.

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To be honest, I've never quite considered Mark I kits as "short run" although, now that I look at the catalogue, there's several in my stash that are no longer listed. Whilst they are not shake-and-bake, and there are the odd issues with fit and accuracy, I wouldn't discount most of them.

Oddly enough, I am accepting of many of the foibles of manufacturers. OK, I have sworn far more than I should at the MikroMir Argosy (which, to be fair, would be classified short run anyway), and the less said the better about a certain ancient Crown kit that I acquired thanks to Minicraft, but generally I pretty tolerant. My expectations start and end with my own abilities. And that's definitely MY problem! :oops:
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Re: 1/72 Airfix B.XVI Mosquito

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Yeah I see where you are coming from Smeg... I am just getting grumpy in my old age when it comes to kit building.... I'm just plain lazy really. I like things to go together without 6 hrs of surgery, but as I said I'm lazy. :mrgreen: :D

Shiny polish and the last few bits painted.
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Decals are on....
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Hello All,

Just about there, panel line washed, flatcoat sealed and enamel filter applied blue for the PRU and Red for the tail and a bit of the fuselage proximal to the tail. Have also done the exhaust staining with the port engine running a bit richer. Just need to add some post shade staining and complete the assembly.
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Colours used - had to dilute the blue filter a bit more.
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USN Lt gull grey exhaust staining.

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Calling time on this Airfix 1/72 B.XVI converted to a PR.XVI with a freightdog H2S bomb bay conversion set. 654 BS 25 BG USAAF.
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Happy modelling all

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Re: 1/72 Airfix B.XVI Mosquito

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Beautiful model, striking scheme, masterful weathering!

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Stunning, absolutely stunning. If I'm ever reincarnated, I want to have your weathering skills, Ian ... :mrgreen:
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Beautiful!! Superbly finished!! Indeed the PRU Blue with the red is a real eye-catcher.
I have three or four of the series 3 kit in my stash. I'd be really happy if any came out nearly as well as yours.

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