Dehavilland Mosquito

I finally got around to snapping a few pics of my finished Mosquito. I’m a little on the fence about my satisfaction with the results. It just looks plain to me.
However, I am very satisfied with the build itself. Hasegawa did a great job with this kit. Great fitting parts equals a happy modeler. The wings looked like they would cause a bit of trouble but ended up being minor. I did have a few bombs to stick in the belly but somehow I misplaced them. That was about the worst of the build. I’ll take that any day. The paint was super simple as well. I used Model Masters Sky for the bottom and Dark Sea Gray for the top. I wish I would have used a camouflage scheme, but too late. For the few decals needed, I used a set of Eagle strike decals. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be happy with this build. Overall it was smooth, I just think it is lacking somewhere. I guess it’s just motivation for the future.

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41 thoughts on “Dehavilland Mosquito

  1. Ahhh . . . one of my all-time favorite WWII aircraft. Right up there with the P-51, P-47, P-38, Spitfire, B-25, and B-17. An incredibly fast machine because of the combination of two Merlin engines with a lightweight airframe primarily made of cloth and plywood. An absolutely brilliant design.

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  2. Thanks for the like on my blog. I am certainly going to follow yours. I am an aircraft nut, lol. I have also been doing scale models since I was about 5 years old. In the last 15 years, I have done many cars. However, having a family now, I can’t take the hours out of the day to do it anymore. In the last 3 years, I have really gotten myself into photography. I still have a few cars to finish off and one kit I have not even touched. Maybe one day. Keep up the awesome work, I really like your site.

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    • You really have to pick your moments with model building! I too have the number one responsibility……a family. I usually build in the mornings while everyone is getting ready for school or at night when everyone is asleep. Thanks for visiting! Get those cars finished.

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      • you are right, I have to pick my time. Yes, I have a F1 car that is half finished and my daughter always reminds me that it is not done, lol. And then I have a few more cars that I need to put finishing touches on. Perhaps this fall or winter when the weather is not so nice.

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  3. Us model builders are never satisfied when we have finished a model.
    There is always something that bothers us.

    As I am writing this, there are about a dozen of broken airplanes just in front of me just begging me to stop writing my blogs about WWII and start repairing them: B-17, F-18, F-14, Me 262, C-47, B-25, F-111, Me 109…

    The last model kit I did in 2010 was a Monogram Mosquito which I thought would resemble Eugene Gagnon’s Mosquito. I gave it as a gift to Marcel Bergeron in appreciation for telling me about Eugene Gagnon. I realized after I had the wrong camouflage paint when George Stewart another Mosquito pilot showed me pictures of the planes they flew late in 1944.

    http://no23squadron.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/georges-stewart-dfc/

    Thanks for stopping by my blogs.

    I hope I have given you some inspiration for your next projects.

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  4. I met a moquito pilot back in 1990 while ridin on the train between Los Angeles and San Jose. He and his wife were retired and on holiday enjoying the train ride. He told me the Moquito was very manuverable and extremely fast. The only one i saw was a left over from the 622 squadron movie. It was being stored for rebuilt at the Garber instute in 195. I’ll post a picture of it if you would like on my web site. Overall very nice, you have much more patients in building models than i do.

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  5. I will have to fix the Mosquito I gave to Marcel.
    The cleaning lady did not handle it properly.
    Stay tuned for an upcoming post on My Forgotten Hobby.

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