Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito Mk.VI

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  1. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Going to start this one very soon.

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    I purchased A/M decals to build this Mossie as a 404 Sqdn. RCAF Costal Command bird.

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    Cheers,

    Jeff::)
     
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    Good Luck ! :thumbright: :thumbleft:
     
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    Looks like a Beauty to be
     
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    I hear that is a damned nice kit. I love the Mossie and have that one with a ton of aftermarket stuff as well as Airfix's 1/24 Mossie on the shelf. I am gonna dig into one of them over the summer.
     
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    Tamiya Mossie is a n awesome kit!
     
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    That does look pretty sweet!
     
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    This kit is modelers dream as almost all other TAMIYA, so you will have lot of fun with it!
    Rest of us will wait for your posts...
    Good luck....and enjoy
    BR
     
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    I have this kit sitting in my stash!
    Look forward to seeing your progress!
     
  9. Jeff Hunt

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    Ordered a set of 100 gallon drop tanks for this bird as they were pretty much SOP for Coastal Command birds from what I can see. Installing the tanks will reduce the RP load from 8 to 4 but I think they will look pretty cool.

    I have started, got the wheels painted yesterday, not much but a start.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  10. Jeff Hunt

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    Thanks.

    Love your avatar, that was Ross Grady's old cavalier stang. I have seen that bird a few times in my day.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  11. Jeff Hunt

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    Been plucking away and have, for the most part completed the cockpit. The photos clearly show where a couple of touch ups need to be and lots will be hidden when enclosed in the fuselage. Was not too worried about the guns as the hatches will be closed when the model is completed. I know that I didn't follow the Tamiya interior colour chart but I wanted a bit of contrast in the cockpit.


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    Looking good.
     
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    Looking good - a bit strange in Interior Green, but still nice. One thing though, the radio receiver is mounted on its side - that's the larger one of the two, and what looks like the night fighter radar monitor, on the starboard side, should not be fitted to a FBVI. If fitted to a night fighter, it should be at eye level on the panel, the part currently bare green, to the right of the main instrument panel.
     
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    Looking good Jeff.
     
  15. Jeff Hunt

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    The unit mounted to the starboard side is listed as the receiver( piece A20), there is yet another separate piece(G11) that is the radar receiver and has not been attached. The larger of the two pieces you refer to is listed as the transmitter(piece A19) and is fitted as shown as there is a tab in the bottom front edge that fits neatly into a slot on the decking.

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    Nice Jeff. I purchased a P.E. set made for Tamiya but I'm going to try hammer into the Monogram kit. It won't be up to the standard of this kit but for what will be seen....will definitely be following the build.

    Geo
     
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    Good work so far!
     
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    Mu apologies Jeff - I should have typed transmitter, the larger unit being the T1154. It must be the way the painting shows up, as it looked like it was on its side. I've attached a pic of what it looks like in a Lancaster.
    The unit I mentioned as the radar, is what appears to be the radar display monitor, mounted on your model on top of the parachute stowage rack, on which the navigator's feet would often rest, arrowed in red the photo attached. This would not be fitted to the FBVI, and is intended for the NFII alternative in the kit, and should be mounted where the white arrow shows.
     

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    Okay. I see what you mean and I have removed the highlighted piece. I went back to the instruction sheet and saw where I missed the NF version symbol for this piece.

    Jeff
     
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    not bad so far Jeff...
     
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