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Offline Daryl J.

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De Havilland Mosquito
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:18:41 AM »
1.   Wings, fins, cockpit removed and filled.  Inverted.  Conning tower, deck, props and such added.   1/72 Hasegawa kit becomes a 1/700 scale submarine

2.   Cloth wings, vertical fin at 85% final size.   Propellors have two blades. 

3.   Twin vertical tails keeping the D.H. family shape

4.   Butterfly tail using horizontal stabilizers with approximately a 1/2 inch long plug added for 1/48 scale versions.

Paint schemes decided at one's leisure.   
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 11:24:03 AM by Daryl J. »
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 10:28:33 AM »
1.   Wings, fins, cockpit removed and filled.  Inverted.  Conning tower, deck, props and such added.   1/72 Hasegawa kit becomes a 1/700 scale submarine

2.   Cloth wings, vertical fin at 85% final size.

3.   Twin vertical tails keeping the D.H. family shape

4.   Butterfly tail using horizontal stabilizers with approximately a 1/2 inch long plug added for 1/48 scale versions.

Paint schemes decided at one's leisure.   


Butterfly style tail empennage sounds interesting. 

Not so sure about the submarine conversion but hey, stranger things have happened to model kits as evidenced by some of or more imaginative members :^)
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 10:36:11 AM »
I quite like the sub idea - might make for an interesting mini sub.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 10:42:15 AM »
I hope to show you all just what I mean first hand in 2012.   There's a 1/72 Hasegawa kit about to show up at the office purchased on the cheap for that express purpose.   
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 10:45:54 AM »
As a young 'un, I got a wing & nacelle from a Mossie, added a cockpit into the wheel-well, made the Spinner area a jet and added a piece of wing to the other side to balance it out.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 10:46:50 AM »
I hope to show you all just what I mean first hand in 2012.   There's a 1/72 Hasegawa kit about to show up at the office purchased on the cheap for that express purpose.

What scale will your submersible Mosquito be? 
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 10:52:51 AM »
TBD, Uncle Jeffrey, to be determined.     :icon_music:
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 06:26:00 AM »
The former is a scale-o-rama-ed Mossie body (1/48) with Lanc (1/72) wings and a mini-"Upkeep" weapon for anti-ship warfare--



And the other is a modified, license-built, radical multi-"Highball" naval attack aircraft with "flounder" individual canopies (and "handed" Griffon engines, and an elongated nose, and butterfly tails!)--



With three "Highballs", and single-oleo landing gear, and folding wings!

« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 06:30:43 AM by sequoiaranger »
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 09:18:10 AM »
Wow! for both. Really like the Flounder version. In those colors and with a canopy that looks like it was made for serious pressurization, I really think it looks like a photo recon ship. Nice idea on the butterfly tail.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 11:25:13 AM »
Wow!    :)
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 03:54:24 PM »
WOW  #3
Like both so much.  Is a convincing four engine.  Could be OOB.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 12:19:55 PM »
Different engines:

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2012, 12:21:21 PM »
Keeping the original plan to have a turret:



Later updated:

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2012, 12:23:09 PM »
What to do with old Mosquitos:

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2012, 11:59:22 PM »
test turret

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2012, 03:31:13 AM »
Yep, that's what I used as the starting point for my concepts.  I basically then took it from there into an operational sense.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2012, 02:17:40 PM »
Find myself compelled to come back and look at these two Mosquitos several times.  The concept and construction of both are top notch.   :)

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 01:57:29 AM »


Old quick-n-dirty of an enlarged Mossie like 4-engine heavy.

I need to work on it some more.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 02:04:45 AM »
And what about a single engine mosquito?
Empty Handed did that with a Whirlwind
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2012, 02:13:05 AM »
I like it, but...the engines are too close to each other---their props will gnash. OK---so make them JETS like Meteors!!

finsrin---if you're talking about MY two "Mosquito" models, thanks!
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2012, 05:42:03 PM »
And what about a single engine mosquito?
Empty Handed did that with a Whirlwind


Here's one of sorts...buried coupled engine:

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 05:43:29 PM »
High Altitude version:

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2012, 08:55:07 PM »
Well, the NF.XV didn't need too big a wingspan to head up towards the Ju-86s, so perhaps it was a capable performer without the drastic surgery?

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2012, 12:06:10 AM »
I like it, but...the engines are too close to each other---their props will gnash.

Mmm ... thus the 'I need to work on it some more'.  ;)

Basically the outboard engines/radiators will be moved aft.
I've just not gotten around to changing the drawing.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 05:37:04 AM »
And what about a single engine mosquito?...

Here's one of sorts...buried coupled engine:

The buried-engine with outrigger shafts is a cool concept. DH did play with a single-engined concept before the final DH.98 layout was decided. I knocked together a purely speculative view of what a single Sabre Skeeter might've appeared. Not much of a looker though  :o
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