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Modelling the De Havilland Mosquito : Osprey Modelling - Roy Sutherland

Modelling the De Havilland Mosquito

Osprey Modelling

Paperback Published: 30th August 2005
ISBN: 9781841767659
Number Of Pages: 80

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First entering service in 1941 the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was one of the best twin-engined aircraft of its size to see action in World War II. The addition of radar turned the Mosquito into the RAF's premier night fighter, and it achieved great success in the defence of Britain, with some 600 raiders and 600 V1 rockets falling to its guns between 1942 and 1945. The design's superb performance, and ability to escape interception by enemy fighters also made the Mosquito the ideal choice for the RAF's photographic reconnaissance force. This wide range of roles across multiple theatres and air forces are all reflected in the variety of kits built and colour schemes shown throughout this book.

"Overall, this is another fine addition to Osprey Publications growing line of Modelling Manuals, and although a specializes manual in itself, I feel that any modeler of any skill level will benefit from it's words and pictures, as the methods, tips, and techniques discussed will definitely help the hobbyist to make his subjects much more detailed and realistic. Definitely a good read, and very much recommended for your bookshelf." --Mark Smith, AeroScale

Forewordp. 4
Introductionp. 5
History of the de Havilland Mosquito
Mosquito variants
Mosquito accessories
Mosquito decals
Mosquitoes in 1/72 scale
Mosquitoes in 1/48 scale
Other scales
Tamiya's Mosquito B Mk. IV in the box Mosquito B Mk. IVp. 14
The model
Final assembly
Converting Tamiya's 1/72-scale Mosquito FB Mk. VI to a NF Mk. XIIIp. 24
The Mosquito NF Mk. XIII
The seed is planted
A little office work
Nose job
Winging it
Painting and decaling
Final assembly
Converting Tamiya's 1/48-scale Mosquito B Mk. IV to a PR Mk. XVIp. 35
Getting started
A two-stage plan
Assembling the main components
Paint and decals
In conclusion
Converting Tamiya's 1/48-scale Mosquito NF Mk. XIII to an NF Mk. XIXp. 53
The story
The model
Building the Mosquito NF XIX in 1/48 scale
Wings and tailplanes
The tricky part - simulating fire-damaged paint
Multimedia masking
Creating custom decals
Detailing with paint
Galleryp. 73
Further readingp. 78
Websites
Indexp. 80
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781841767659
ISBN-10: 1841767654
Series: Osprey Modelling
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 30th August 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1