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Operation Jericho Completed 6/3/17 Tamiya 1/32 DeHavilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:11 PM

Here is a sprue containing parts of the Merlin engine.

 

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Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:44 PM

Sprue for parts of the cockpit.

 

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Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:46 PM

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:51 PM

The difference here is that one set of propellers are rounded while the other set is pointed.  One set is a later version.  Which one should I choose, decisions decisions!  LOL!

 

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:53 PM

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:14 PM

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:16 PM

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:36 PM

Instruction booklet.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:39 PM

Paint scheme sheet.

 

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Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:41 PM

Decal sheet and mask.

 

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Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:29 PM

S u m m a r y

Description and Catalogue Number: Tamiya Kit No. 60326 - de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media:

678 parts in grey injection-moulded plastic for the aircraft (incl. 38 parts not used); 25 parts in grey plastic for three crew figures; 42 parts in clear plastic (including 12 limited edition parts for the initial export release); two photo-etched frets (22 parts not used); one self-adhesive masking sheet; small screwdriver; various metal screws, nuts, shafts and magnets; two decal sheets with markings for three subjects.

Price:

Japan RRP - ¥ 19,800

Review Type: Test Shot Preview
Advantages: Perfectly moulded; accurate; excellent detail with two full engines, cockpit, and wheel wells; improved instrument panel design with the use of a photo-etched front panel; separate control surfaces; large number of useful options including alternative exhausts, propeller blades, spinners, wheel hubs and carburettor intakes; three excellent crew figures included.
Disadvantages:

 

Conclusion: Tamiya has raised the bar once again. This is an outstanding kit. If you have the slightest interest in the Mosquito, Tamiya’s new 1/32 scale kit will be an essential ornament to your modelling shelf. 

 

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:06 PM

Happy to see your gem Mossy has arrived. I hope you revel in ever delicious moment of construction and finishing. By watching your spectacular WIP pix I'm sure you will post, I too may be swayed to purchase a good looking kit. Robiwon has me looking for the B.A. Zevezda Star Destroyer. Have fun good sir.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:20 AM

Finally ...YAAAY  

I'm almost as happy and excited you received this kit as you are and I will be vicariously building it along with you.  Thanks so much for taking the time to share this phenominal kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:58 AM

I was thinking I'd comment when I'd read everything in the thread but haven't had time so I'm just going to comment anyway! Looks cool Toshi, seems like it will be a fun build- good luck with her! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:48 AM

armornut

Happy to see your gem Mossy has arrived. I hope you revel in ever delicious moment of construction and finishing. By watching your spectacular WIP pix I'm sure you will post, I too may be swayed to purchase a good looking kit. Robiwon has me looking for the B.A. Zevezda Star Destroyer. Have fun good sir.

 

Thank you armournut!  Yes, I'm very excited as you said; "Revel in ever delicious moment of construction finishing".  Good luck on your Star Desroyer, and thank you for your read an replies!

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:50 AM

Jay Jay

Finally ...YAAAY  

I'm almost as happy and excited you received this kit as you are and I will be vicariously building it along with you.  Thanks so much for taking the time to share this phenominal kit.

 

Yes, Uncle Jay Jay.  "Yaaay"!  It is my pleasure to post these photos on my threads for forum members.  Thank's for the visit!

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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    February, 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:21 PM

Toshi

Uh Oh!  A correction is needed.  This is interesting.

 

 

 

 

I would mark the original instruction sheet (in the step where the error is) "Refer to 'CORRECTION" sheet" in red ink, and on the correction sheet "Follow these instructions" or something akin to that, again in red ink.

It's what I do, especially with instruction sheets that are just drawings with no written instructions, and also because I'm always having to add detail or something. So I jot notes on my instructions with different-colored ink. Black is for general construction, blue ink is for painting notes (especially since so many of today's instructions show simply "A" for what color to paint the part, so you have to keep referring to the chart--"Okay, A is gloss aircraft gray"). And red means, "Be careful here!"

Hope you feel better! 

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 1:51 PM

Jim Barton

 

 
Toshi

Uh Oh!  A correction is needed.  This is interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would mark the original instruction sheet (in the step where the error is) "Refer to 'CORRECTION" sheet" in red ink, and on the correction sheet "Follow these instructions" or something akin to that, again in red ink.

It's what I do, especially with instruction sheets that are just drawings with no written instructions, and also because I'm always having to add detail or something. So I take notes on my instructions with different-colored ink. Black is for general construction, blue ink is for painting notes (especially since so many of today's instructions show simply "A" for what color to paint the part, so you have to keep referring to the chart--"Okay, A is gloss aircraft gray"). And red means, "Be careful here!"

Hope you feel better! 

 

Thank you for the heads up and your directions in keeping things in order.

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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    February, 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:26 PM

Toshi

 

 
Jim Barton

 

 
Toshi

Uh Oh!  A correction is needed.  This is interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would mark the original instruction sheet (in the step where the error is) "Refer to 'CORRECTION" sheet" in red ink, and on the correction sheet "Follow these instructions" or something akin to that, again in red ink.

It's what I do, especially with instruction sheets that are just drawings with no written instructions, and also because I'm always having to add detail or something. So I take notes on my instructions with different-colored ink. Black is for general construction, blue ink is for painting notes (especially since so many of today's instructions show simply "A" for what color to paint the part, so you have to keep referring to the chart--"Okay, A is gloss aircraft gray"). And red means, "Be careful here!"

Hope you feel better! 

 

 

 

Thank you for the heads up and your directions in keeping things in order.

 

 

 

I was actually going to ask you earlier A: how many parts were in the kit, and B: what the wingspan of that "puppy" will be when you build it. But a friend of mine had come over to cut my hair (as it turned out, his clippers refused to work, so we ended up listening to an old Simon and Garfunkel album instead), and after he left, it was time for lunch. After lunch, I was able to read through the entire thread and look at the kit-box picture and learned how large this thing will be. Too large for this small apartment, so I'll have to be a spectator while I watch you build it. 

As always, best wishes to you and your health!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:48 PM

I'm sorry to hear of the mishap of the hair cutting clippers.  Maybe another day.  You and your friend have great taste in music!  As for going over this entire thread, I want to thank you so very much not only for this but the support and well wishes.  You are a fantastic forum member and a friend!

Toshi

P.S.  This is a huge aircraft build.  I'll be hanging this on the wall.  Thank you for following my thread.

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:54 PM

Assembly (Step #1)

 

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by 7474 on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:59 PM

Finally! You'll be busy for a while from the looks of it. The magazine that you have is well worth it, if you prefer, Pocketmags and the Airfix apps have it available for iPad, which is what I use, as it's hard to carry so many modeling magazines with me when I'm at work.

 

I just purchased the Tamiya 1/48 Mk. VI, so we are working on the same projects. Looking forward to seeing yours. 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:21 PM

7474

Finally! You'll be busy for a while from the looks of it. The magazine that you have is well worth it, if you prefer, Pocketmags and the Airfix apps have it available for iPad, which is what I use, as it's hard to carry so many modeling magazines with me when I'm at work.

 

I just purchased the Tamiya 1/48 Mk. VI, so we are working on the same projects. Looking forward to seeing yours. 

 

Yes, this kit will definitely keep me busy for several months.  I'll take a look at the apps available for iPad.  Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a iPad 2 mini.  This works so great compared to my original iPad 1.  

That is very exciting that we're both working on the same projects.  I know your build will be much better than mines in quality and craftsmanship.  Thank you 7474 for your support in my project!

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:28 PM

Ready for some primer and Tamiya XF-71.

 

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:37 PM

....annnd.... It begins.  :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:19 PM

M. Brindos

....annnd.... It begins.  :)

 

LOL!  Yes, and it begins!

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:20 PM

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:33 AM

I got this far for now, I still need to clean things up a bit.

 

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:27 AM

Assembly (Step #2)

 

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:52 AM

Looks like a nice start! Will be watching your build closely. I spoke too soon about our nice weather, seems like a good day to be indoors and build, Mr Toshi.LightningUmbrellaUmbrellaSad

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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