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1/72 Mosquito

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by David.W, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. David.W

    David.W Active Member

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    One of my customers I have recently discovered, is a keen modeller of WWII aircraft. He is an elderly gent with no internet access or computer knowledge. He has asked me to help find him an injection model in 1/72 of a Mosquito. It needs to be available in the UK.
    As I only build armour, I can't be of any help to him directly. But with the assistance of you guys.................. :)
     
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    Airfix do one. Not sure of the quality though.
     
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    I have the Airfix Mosquito. It's a reasonable kit, but it's old, and of course not on par with modern kits. Just have him check in the store, to make sure there's no excessive flash.
     
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    If I remember rightly (I built it a fair few years ago), the Airfix Mossie comes in 3 versions, Nightfighter, Tsetse, and something else.
     
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    Hasegawa also makes several Mosquito variants in 1/72.
     
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    I'd tell your friend to step-large and look at 1/48 scale.
    If he loves the Mosquito, he'll also appreciate the added details.

    Monogram--now Revell--has/had an affordable kit, but the best is likely the Tamiya offerings.

    Tim
     
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    Why ? Is 1/48 better and more detailed than 1/72 ?

    :cool:
     
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    Lone wolf, --> see Ricky's Rant #1 elsewhere in this section :wink: :wink: :grin:

    About the mosquito, I remember that Roel built the Airfix version of it once. It came in 3 versions indeed, and I believe it was quite a nice model, except it falls to it's tail if you don't add noseweight.
     
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    Thank you gents. :)

    I must enquire of him which version he wants to build, then take it from there.
     
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    Lone Wulf:
    1/48 scale is my personal favorite. Size can become a factor if you're building a 1/48 scale B-29 Superfortress however. BIgger scale allows for added details... or at least the ability to SEE THEM.

    PanzerProfile:
    Nose weights?
    The Dh Mosquito was a tail-dragger. No counter-weights required.

    Tim
     
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    My mistake. I confused the Mosquito for the B16 he has, which does have a nose wheel. I shall have to ask roel about the mosquito then, I don't recall any other specs about the model at this point.
    Thanks for the notice!
     

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