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#690 de Havilland Mosquito B Mk.XVI

Building the Airfix de Havilland Mosquito B Mk.XVI (no electronics)



The Kit

The Airfix 1:72 kit No. A04023 of the de Havilland Mosquito B Mk.XVI is a new tool from 2021.

Paint Scheme

Feature Color Recommended Paint Used
undercarriage Silver 11 77.701 Aluminium
Prop tips Matt Yellow 24  
upper camo 2, Bombs Dark Green 30 70.895 Gunship Green
  Black 33  
  Gun Metal 53  
Interior Cockpit Green 78 78
upper camo 1 Matt Ocean Grey 106 initially 106 but then 70.870 Medium Sea Grey + 70.990 Light Grey ~1:1
Interior fittings Dark Green 163 163
lower fuselage Satin Medium Sea Grey 165 70.907 Pale Grey Blue
spinner Matt PRU Blue 230 70.990 Light Grey + 70.839 ultramarine

Build Log

build01a build01b build01c build02a build02b build02c build02d build02f build03a build03b build04a build04b

Credits and References

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This page is a web-friendly rendering of my project notes shared in the LEAP GitHub repository.

LEAP is just my personal collection of projects. Two main themes have emerged in recent years, sometimes combined:

  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
  • scale modelling - I caught the bug after deciding to build a Harrier during covid to demonstrate an electronic jet engine simulation. Let the fun begin..
To be honest, I haven't quite figured out if these two interests belong in the same GitHub repo or not. But for now - they are all here!

Projects are often inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the many great electronics and scale modelling podcasts and YouTube channels. Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know (or send a PR!). See the individual projects for credits where due.