• Indeed and nore does the technic belt wheel. The older variant of the same part does exist in black, but doesn't seem to be very common. I certainly don't have any.
  • is this what you mean by technic belt wheel? - [jaster]
  • It is. So they are available in black! Well, I'll have to get me some of those.
  • Both the belt wheel and this propeller part are available in black, although they are most common in light grey. I've used one on my Ka-57's rotor. - Aleksander Stein
  • Not this type of propeller blade, but the older version (with three studs).
  • I have at least two of the black belt wheels and two of the black three-way rotor-heads. I'll bring them over on Thursday - Lego Monster
  • Excellent!
  • i would love to meet you guys

    do you guys participate in showslike brickfest? - Mr. Wiles
  • Yes and no. I've displayed models at a lot of shows in Britain, but never been to a show in the US.
  • You should bring your stuff to the Portland Expo center sometime. Just, you know, fly halfway across the world. - Mr. Wiles

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The Mosquito was largely built out of plywood in order to save strategic materials. It was light, fast and agile. Versions of the Mosquito served in many roles. The B. Mk. IX was a light bomber. The RAF did most of their bombing at night (hence the black undersurfaces). Mosquitos were able to outrun most Nazi night-fighters (such as the Messerschmidt Bf 110), which is one of the reasons why they had the lowest loss-rate of all RAF bombers.

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  1. Lino M 62 months ago | reply

    How did I miss this before? Anyway, I'm here now. Great job...nice color scheme, great detail.

  2. Mad physicist 62 months ago | reply

    Thanks. I have been collecting dark green for a while now, but the types of parts that I have are still limited. I mainly had 1x6 and 4x8 plates, for instance. The colour scheme of the real aircraft and the shape of the wings -which allowed me to stack plates- made it possible to finally build an aircraft on which I could use it.

    If you are anything like me, you probably have too many contacts on your list to be able to actually keep track of what it is that all of them are doing. Fortunately, the Brothers Brick seem to be on the case.

  3. rossart12 61 months ago | reply

    Wow again. You really should build some more WWII night-fighters. They were way up there on the list of 'good-looking older planes'

  4. Mad physicist 61 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the suggestion. I think you are right. As a matter of fact, I decided to build the Mosquito after reading about the Heinkel He-219 'Uhu' night fighter, which was intended to counter the Mosquito among others. I haven't gotten around to building it uet, but it is on my 'to-do' list. Another night fighter that I'd love to build is the Northrop P-61 'Black Widow'. Before I do, however, I need to source more black LEGO or take apart my U-2.

  5. rossart12 61 months ago | reply

    I would love to see a Black Widow from you. It's my newest build. I think you would pull it off very nicely.

  6. Kirilo 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lego planes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Kirilo 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lego WWII Vehicles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. Babalas Shipyards 58 months ago | reply

    I'm amazed by this Mosquito, very impressive indeed. This and a Tornado F3 I saw on Brickshelf inspired me to get back in to Aircraft. I made a fighter-bomber variant of the Mosquito based very heavily on your model, the only major difference being the nose, I always loved the Mozzies with the 20 mm cannon instead of the plexiglass nose bubble. I forgot the string connecting to the tail plane though, a really nice bit of detail on this model as well as the decals. 10/10 Ralph. I may put my mosquito on Flickr but it is put to shame by this one.

  9. Mad physicist 58 months ago | reply

    I was at the de Havilland Heritage centre a few weeks ago and saw a fighter-bomber version under restoration. I also got to sit in the pilot's seat of the very first Mosquito prototype, BTW. Lots of fun.

    This model was a bit of surprise for me. I had discussed it with Lego Monster, but I really was looking at building a German Heinkel He-219 'Uhu' night fighter. When I read that it was at least in part intended to counter the Mosquito, I decided to build one of these first. It was a fun build, turned out okay and has been very well received. I still haven't built the Uhu!

    I'd hate to think that me posting a model of a particular aircraft puts other people off showing their interpretation. I would love to see yours.

  10. Babalas Shipyards 58 months ago | reply

    You should do the Uhu, it's only fair you represent the axis powers too! I've uploaded some of my mosquito pics, I would like to put more effort in to the nose in future, or perhaps do it on a larger scale in future but that presents a whole new set of problems as you of all people should know

  11. Mad physicist 58 months ago | reply

    I probably will, but as is always the case with this sort of plan, other things keep popping up. Going for a larger scale indeed does pose some problems. In general the landing gear is probably the most worrysome, because it needs to be able to carry a substantial weight. Fortunately, the landing gear if the Mosquito is fairly straightforward.

  12. legomastr1123 45 months ago | reply

    hey mr physicist im 14 and a very new newbie at plane building andtthe only plane i actaully built was from the recent indiana jones set. ive been collecting legos for about 10 years now so i have a decent amount of legos any advice on making these amazing works of art what should i consider when building one i also bieng fourteen have no income to spend on parts . thanks a million

  13. Mad physicist 31 months ago | reply

    I reread the comments on this picture today and have come to realise that by now I've finally built the two aircraft that I apparently was already thinking about 30 months ago.

    Talk about a long gestation!

  14. Babalas Shipyards 31 months ago | reply

    Good things come to those who wait!
    Your P-61 has been the single piece of inspiration for me rebuilding my B-25J, I haven't built a twin engine WWII bomber for more than 2 years it seems!

    I'm pretty gutted I won't be going to STEAM this year, even as a visitor I have a feeling I'll be working so I can't even gate crash the fun sadly.

  15. Mad physicist 31 months ago | reply

    ^Thank you. It would be good to see you again, but perhaps some other time. I've got so many ties to the UK, after having lived there, that I'm pretty sure I'll be back there many times to come.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your Mitchell. Your old model is still one of the best out there.

  16. Mr. Wiles 29 months ago | reply

    So this aircraft has 0 defensive gunner positions?

  17. Mad physicist 29 months ago | reply

    ^That's right. It was fast enough to stay ahead of most fighters -certainly at the start of the war. Adding gunners would only have made it slower and heavier.

  18. Mr. Wiles 29 months ago | reply

    Wow. Pilots must be nuts. I could never do that kind of stuff.

  19. polarbomber 9 months ago | reply

    one of the best ww2 planes

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