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Tamiya Mossie: A Plastic Wonder?

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Bottom line, this is an outstanding kit. Not cheap, but your hard-earned pennies are right up there on the screen. In other words, you get lots of bang for your buck. If you encounter any fit issues, I would say its a fair bet, you brought them to the kit yourself and as such, even with its astronomical part count and intimidating size (the wingspan is over 515mm/20), the ease with which it goes together makes it suitable for most skill sets. I cant wait to see what Tamiya are going to release next!

Editor's Note: If you'd like see Gary's video on the finished kit you can view that here below as well as his finished photos.

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About Gary Bottoms (MakingModelsAgain)


Gary, that is a beautiful looking Mossie. I was wondering why it looked familiar...we have crossed paths on YouTube on several occasions. Once again, a fantastic build. Great to see it in 487 Squadron markings too. Best wishes, Ian
MAR 22, 2016 - 04:51 AM
Great review, love your writing style Gary! Really nice build as well, just a shame about the decals. I constantly wonder why Tamiya persist with the thicker decals while putting out such magnificently engineered kits. Cheers, D
MAR 22, 2016 - 05:04 AM
LOVELY job Gary...! Makes the heed spin...;-)...! Scots RULE...!
MAR 22, 2016 - 06:04 AM
Gary, splendid mossie! For such a big build, you did a fantastic job of paring the feature down to show important aspects, while not overwhelming it with too many images. Excellent work. A shame Tamiya makes the decals and P/E so thick.
MAR 22, 2016 - 08:57 AM
Hi Gary Beautiful work as usual! All the best Rowan
MAR 22, 2016 - 01:35 PM
the wooden fighter aircraft of the royal-air-force.
MAR 23, 2016 - 03:16 AM
Loved the video!
MAR 23, 2016 - 07:21 AM
I had a chance to get this one for almost half-off over Christmas AND I BLEW IT!!! I'm so mad. I thought, "this isn't a plane I'm all that crazy about," but it looks like another GREAT Tamiya 1/32nd kit to go along with their two Corsairs.
MAR 24, 2016 - 09:36 PM
Gary, Just another extremely well written build/review in your personal style that has become one of, if not my favorite. You certainly did justice to the kit, and the end result looks truly outstanding. From what I could see in the pictures, the decals are ok, but up close and personal is the only way to see just how good or bad they are. Joel
APR 05, 2016 - 11:16 PM