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elmarriachi

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


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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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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I'm still in doubt to get myself a Mosquito........so when i look at your progress Michael the intrest grows more and more.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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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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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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Nice progress Michael. I will keep a close look at your build to learn for my future Mosquito build.

 

Greetz

 

Danny

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Hello,

 

the engines are finished and the etched parts added. The etched wirings received some white glue on it to get some thickness.

The finished engines were airbrush painted in black, then received some washings in dark red and beige.

Then some silver pigments were added on the complete engines ... some leaking oil follows later.

 

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The parts for the engine mounts were painted separately, then the engine mounts were put together and weathered with oil colors, then the engines installed (glued at the front, screwed at the back).
Some further parts, wiring and small stuff will follow ...

 

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The wings were put together, etched parts for the engine cooler added and painted in green, white and dark grey/silver mix. After that all weathered also with some oil washings.

 

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Cheers
Micha

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Looking good Micha, with so many projects you have on the go at the same time it is remarkable that you keep up the motivation.

Are you going to finish the wing interiors in white?

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Hello,

 

The finished Rolls-Royce Merlin engines were installed into the engine mounts which were completely painted and weathered before. Some further pipes and details were added next.

 

The wings were finished and some instruments for the cockpit added and detailed with Eduard's etched parts. The wings were screwed and glued to the hull next. It is a perfect fittment! 

 

After the installation of the wings the engine mounts were glued to the wings and further pipes between wing and engine added. 

 

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Next will be the gun mounts on the lower side of the fuselage ...

 

Cheers
Micha

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I have only painted the gun bay in white from the inside and will add some further weahtering on it later so that it would get a - maybe - beige final look I think ... :)

The rest of the wings  remains unpainted from the inside.


Cheers

MIchael

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