Preping for night mission over Germany

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  1. F-104nut

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    #1 F-104nut, Mar 20, 2015
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    Well just about done with my second diorama. 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito, Tilly truck and crew, Fuel and starter cart are from promodeler. Painted all my Tamiya paints. Just need to finish figures.

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    Cheers Brian
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Fantastic
     
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    Good stuff, but some of the pics aren't showing, just the oil cart, trolley Ac and figures.
     
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    Those figures look very good so far !!

    Saludos y felicidades Brian :thumbup:

    Luis Carlos
     
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    Refresh the page Terry, or perhaps your connection is running a bit slow, I can see all 9 photos they've posted (and all are excellent work)
     
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    #7 Airframes, Mar 21, 2015
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    Ah, got them now. My connection seemed OK earlier, when viewing this thread, but the forum seemed to be running slow at the time.
    Nice work on the whole lot. The vehicle and trolleys would most probably be in camouflage colours by this period - at the outbreak of war, everything on active military bases was re-painted, although Royal Navy, and some 'rear echelon' RAF vehicles, retained their original 'service' colours - but no problem.
    One thing before you finish the figures - the webbing straps on the parachute harness of the period was an 'off white' colour, with a fine, 'dotted' red thread up the center of each strap, acting as a stress guide (which, in this scale, wouldn't really be noticeable). Post war harnesses changed to a light 'buff' colour, similar to that shown on the Navigator figure you're painting. The chest-type parachute pack was a colour very close to that of a 'Manilla' envelope, a light, sandy brown colour, with off-white bungee cords and a stainless steel 'D' ring handle and attachment hooks. The harness quick release box was a medium light grey, with black wording and a red, curved arrow, again virtually invisible in this scale.
    It appears that Tamiya have moulded the release box face with a depression in the centre - it should be a flat disc.
    If the uniforms have been painted, though I suspect that's a dark primer coat for shadow/highlight use later, then the colour is closer to RAAF uniform colour, which was darker than the RAF grey-blue, the latter being closer to the colour of the 'Tilly' although a touch darker.
    The 'Service' shirts were pale blue with a black tie, and the uniform tunic buttons were polished brass.
    One thing that may be of interest - it was said that you could always tell a Mosquito pilot by the left sleeve/elbow of his Irvin jacket or tunic/Battledress. The cockpit was so narrow and cramped that, after a while, the material of the jacket or tunic got worn, particularly the leather of the Irvin jacket, through rubbing against the side of the cockpit !
    Please not that these are observations, not criticisms - it's looking great so far !
     
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    Nice work, and good info Terry.
     
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    Lovely work!
     
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    That looks great ! Love Mosquitos, My Uncle Ian was a navigator in a Pathfinder Squadron.
     
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