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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Mosquiro BOAC


52 28 February, 19:46
Roland Sachsenhofer
These pictures of the cockpit start this build: given that in this Hasegawa edition of the Mosquito the cockpit is literally kept empty, I think the somewhat, well, somewhat improvised state of the interior is an improvement
28 February, 19:49
The inside of that cockpit looks great.
29 February, 19:56
1 March, 20:53
Roland Sachsenhofer
I'm glad to hear that, welcome! 🙂
2 March, 12:19
Roland Sachsenhofer
The elegant shape of the Mosquito is now taking shape. A little more filling, then the cockpit canopy is fitted. The fit is perfect, so to speak, but the masking will take some time.
16 March, 13:43
It's already taking shape 👌
16 March, 18:49
Живко Джаков
Favorite machine! I follow you from the front row!
16 March, 20:47
Guy Rump
Following. 👍
16 March, 21:14
Roland Sachsenhofer
That makes me pleased, feel welcome of course- indeed, one of the most beautiful aeroplane designs!
17 March, 09:22
Interesting project (as usual)! I didn't know that a BOAC Mosquito had been made as a kit. Danish nuclear physicist Niels Bohr was flown from Sweden to the UK in the bomb bay (!) of one during WW2, it apparently (and somewhat understandably) scared the living daylights out of him…
17 March, 12:23
Roland Sachsenhofer
Well, I didn't know this nice story. But it's really exciting, it's exactly these kinds of experiences and the accompanying circumstances - flying in a converted bomb bay - that fascinate me about such original aeroplanes. I appreciate your comments on the model selection, thank you very much!
17 March, 15:25
Alex K
For my part, the fact that you chose to go for a BOAC Mossie is exactly what makes this project interesting! 👍
17 March, 15:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your encouragement and motivation! By the way, I'm looking forward to soon being able to lay the keel of the Whitley used by BOAC on the same route and under the same circumstances. Airfix offers a very respectable realisation with their Whitley kit. I am including a few new pictures of the Mossie with the topside prepared for the "Dark Sea Grey".
20 March, 17:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
Things are slowly coming to an end here - well, I hope a happy one! I've made a few additions to the undercarriage, mainly to the hydraulics, but also to the linkages (that were decidedly missing) to carry the undercarriage fairing when retracting. I can't wait to see how the clear parts look under the masking!
24 March, 13:15
Robert Podkoński
I have overlooked this project so far, but I will be watching with pleasure 🙂
24 March, 14:09
Undercarriage looks so real 👌
24 March, 19:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for compliments and interest, mates!
24 March, 19:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
The civilian Mossie is now complete; Hasegawa's marvellous, albeit aged, kit has made it easy for the modeller to achieve a good approximation of a Mosquito - and even in unusual civilian BOAC markings. I have really enjoyed the project - and the examination of the original was insightful, I am very impressed by this BOAC flight service to Scandinavia and will soon build the second tangible aircraft that has been used for this purpose: Airfix fortunately offers a BOAC version of the Withley.
The Hasegawa kit provides a solid and beautiful base for this shapely aircraft; I only added the seat belts, some etched parts for the radio equipment and installed a metal instrument panel. So, thank you for your motivating comments, your likes and your interest!
26 March, 14:00
Nice work and a great result. Congrats. 👍
26 March, 15:34
Guy Rump
As usual, another great result, congrats! 👍
26 March, 15:58
Robert Podkoński
26 March, 16:28
Alex K
Congrats! 👍 Now, on with the Whitley... and also the Lancastrian!
26 March, 18:58
Nick Dragone
Very nice. I really like the livery you have chosen.
26 March, 20:18
Impressive result. Very nice BOAC and that Tilly looks good too.
26 March, 21:33
Zbynek Honzik
Once again a job well done and very nice photos! What's more, an incredibly fast construction process. And also aircraft not often seen in BOAC marking. Hats off Roland! 👏👏👏
26 March, 21:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for your positive reactions, mates! That motivates and inspires.... Thank you! The BOAC topic will probably be further addressed...
27 March, 08:16
Łukasz Gliński
Missed this beauty somehow 👍
27 March, 15:37
Roland Sachsenhofer
I'm glad you're interested, thank you!
28 March, 07:30
Beauty indeed!
Again excellent work and presentation!
21 May, 21:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for your encouraging words, Ekki!
22 May, 14:40

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