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De Havilland Mosquito B Mk.IV
DZ353, 627 Sqn, RAF, Woodhall Spa

Hong Kong Models (HKM01E15)

Started: Feb 2015
Finished: Sep 2015
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Back in Feb 2015 I was fortunate enough to obtain a "test shot" of the new Hong Kong Models 1/32 Mosquito B Mk.IV. It looked so good in the box that really wanted to build it, even though I knew it was not the final kit. I had no decals and no instructions (at first, these were later provided in PDF format) but I pushed ahead anyway.

I kind of got carried away in the cockpit and nose interior detailing but I often find the need to push myself to try new things and in the end I found it very enjoyable and it certainly increased my level of confidence in my scratch-building ability.

This kit has unfortunately been overshadowed in many peoples mind by the Tamiya release. Having now built it I can say it is certainly worthy of your consideration. I know that many will buy the Tamiya kit just because it's a Tamiya and then leave it in the cupboard too intimidated by its complexity. The HK kit by comparison is extremely buildable and for the most part just clicks together.