The Airfix 1/24 Mosquito, as built by Mark Simmonds
 
It's hard to desribe how much pleasure in gives me in bringing you this photo feature.  Firstly I think it has done more than justice to a build review of the newly released Airifx 1/24 Mosquito and a blog that has enabled us to follow Mark through such an exemplory build.  The detailing that has gone into this, both inside and out, it quite superb, accompanied by some equally fine explanations of how he achieved many of the effects you can see in the end result.  A simply stunning build which many of us have followed closely over a couple of months.
 
To cap it all, Mark was able to announce near the end that it was to be auctioned for charity, to the Child Bereavement Charity, on behalf of their friend and neighbour, who had been through this very ordeal.  My thanks go with Mark's to member Chris Barrett whose bid won the auction, for an amount I know passed Marks best expectations.  A public thank you to Mark and Chris therefore on behalf of Military Modelling for this great gesture.  I understand that Chris plans to bring it to the MAFVA Nationals at Duxford, on 6 June 2010 (what better date could it be!) where it will be on display, before finding a home for it in a museum, where it will be on show to the public, for everyone to enjoy.
 
The finished build has been auctioned for charity, with the proceeds going to the Child Bereavement Charity.  If you have enjoyed following Mark's build, and would like to make any donation as a way of thanking him, and helping his friends, then please click on this link to go direct to the charity donation website.