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elmarriachi

De Havilland Mosquito Fb. Mk VI - 1/32 by Tamiya

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Hello,

 

this is my new project: Tamiya's wonderful kit of the De Havilland Mosquito Fb. MK VI in big scale 1/32.

 

The kit consists of more then 690 plastic parts, 2 frets of photo etched parts, two sheets with decals, screws, magnetos, optional clear engine covers, big mounting instruction and info booklets.... a huge kit with so many wonderful small details... and small and smaller parts :)


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Additionally I will use the photo etched parts from Eduard for the exterieur, and some colored ones for the interior. Also the fabric seat belts and masks for the canopy, some brass barrels for the guns and the Eduard resin kits of the Brassin series for the two gun mounts as I want to show these partly in open position.

Some additional decals for the stencils and some new markings with wonderful nose art are plannes as well .... 

 

I hope that this is an interesting new project for you! 

 

Cheers
Michael

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Ok. One mosquito- with 'the works' please. You have my attention.👍

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What a beautiful kit that is of a very beautiful aircraft, this one should be good.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Posted (edited)

Hi Michael,

 

This is looks like a great project. Would you be interested in joining the De Havilland Group Build with this? If so I'll get it moved into that area of the forum for you.

 

Here is a link to the DH GB area so you can see what's in there and the rules etc

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/584-de-havilland-mega-gb/

 

 

 

 

Edited by DAG058

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Hello,

 

I have started with the cockpit of the Mosquito. Most of the kit parts are glued together. I have built several separate subassemblys for easier painting.
Most of the switches, displays, etc. I have removed already so that I could add the Eduard colored etched parts after the painting.

Next I will add some more wiring at the displays, at the bottom and at the walls.

 

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Cheers

Micha

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Hello,


The separately mounted assemblys were primered in black next. After that a glazing layer of Lifecolor's British Interior Green was sprayed on everything, keeping the black shining through as a kind of shadow.
The green received some highlights and shadows with base color mixed with dark brown, and base color mixed with beige.
After that all the small details were painted with a fine brush in its different colors... 

 

The displays were all added next. These were wonderful colored etched parts from Eduard, also the switches, levers, etc. Also some first decals were added now. 
A layer of matt clear coat on everyhing followed nedt to give the etched parts the same look as the painted ones. The matt surface received some shiny clear coat sprayed in a cloudy way on everything to give it a light shiny optic.

 

Dark brown oil color washing over everything followed next and gave the parts a used optic. Black washing around the details accented these a bit more.

All the displays received some dots of Micro Crystal Klear next to simulate the glass of the displays.

Next follow the seats and the seat belts made of HGW's fabric and etched parts.... lot of small parts... 

 

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The first of the two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines was built parallel. It is highly detailed and constsis of a lot of small and smalles, super detailed plastic parts. I love this engine! 
Tamiya also provides some etched parts for it, two further etched parts from Eduard immitate the wiring. More additional parts is not necessary....

 

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Cheers
Micha

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Hello,

 

the seat belts from Eduard/HGW are added. These are very funny to built. Small and smaller parts .... but the result is worth doing it, compared to etched parts.

I have added a brown wash after it. Then I have put together all components of the interior .... 

 

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Next follows the armament in front of the cockpit ...

 

Cheers
Micha

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Good progress.  Straps look good

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Beautiful looking kit, and you are off to a great start. Very nice.

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wow, great start. i want to complete my kit too. will be watching your progress, and hope to learn some stuff.

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Hello,

 

the finished cockpit is installed in the two halfes of the hull... the hull glued together and the seam sanded smooth.

 

The tail wheel area is also painted in interior green, the wheel itself follws later after the painting of the hull.

 

The elevator unit is installed in lowered position and glued in place too. 

 

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Next follow the two engines ...

 

Cheers
Micha

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