Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Airfix Mosquito WIP (WW2)

BBDBA Platea looms but first a slight diversion away from the ancients ... 

This is an all time classic kit (possibly my favorite) that has been waiting in the wings for a while. It brings back images and the theme tune from that post-war film classic "663 Squadron", the Airfix Mk VI Mosquito Fighter Bomber variant (see below):

Endeared to me in my early childhood through my eldest brother making me one when I was but too clumsy to make it myself, the "Wooden Wonder" was a brilliant "backyard toy". Naturally I am going to rack her up with rockets and bombs (keeping the four 20mm cannon instead of the one big 57mm anti-shipping gun) and take her for a test flight, probably when the family are fast asleep upstairs (see below):

Naturally I am building this for my kids, but if you excuse me first I have to fly down a Norwegian fjord and drop a bomb on a German factory making rockets that could destroy the D-Day invasion fleet.


Rosbif said...

Nice one, Geordie!

I have fond memories of building the Matchbox night fighter version with the ugly snub nose containing the radar set. I had it hanging from my ceiling chasing a Matchbox, Me 410 with its giant 40mm anti-bomber gun.

Tim Gow said...

Watch out for that cliff face!
Nice old kit - I remember having one in the late '70s. I may still have a battered example in a box somewhere...

Michael Awdry said...

One of my all time favourites as a boy, lovely to see it again; must now resist the urge to rush out and buy one!

Paul said...

Great work Geordie. Must get me one of these.

The WW2 stuff is most appreciated.

Phil Broeders said...

Oe of my all-time favourite planes of all time. Keep us updated!

Monty said...

Geordie, I've nominated you for a Leibster Award ;)




Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

It is really nice to see that the Mosie hit quite a chord with my fellow wargamers out there! But that surprises me not ;)

The WIP continues :)

Thanks for the nominations Monty and Paul