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#1 Ted Barrett

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:57 PM

HI Guys,

 

I just picked up the re-release of Revell's Mosquito from my local hobby shop.

 

I'm not going to do anything special, just straight out of the box using the box top pictures.

 

Ted

 

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:22 PM

I'm sure they did nothing to the tooling, but did they at least change the decals/schemes for this re-release?


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:02 AM

Even just being in standard mid-grey plastic is an improvement! Looking forward to your progress Ted.

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:15 AM

Hi CATCplSlade,

 

I know that I have an original release Mossie, but it's buried so I coudn't tell you whether they've changed decalling options or not, although there is a very nice instrument panel decal which I will definitely use.  I just got suckered into the kit after going to my friend's hobby shop and seeing that killer boxtop with the D-Day stripes (I'm a sucker for stripes).

 

Hi Kev,

 

The mid grey plastic should make priming and colour coating a lot easier.  Also unlike a lot of re-pops, the wings and fuselage halves are straight which is nice.

 

I've glued the fin and rudder together and already have two thumbprints to sand out.  Yay me!!

 

Talk to you soon,

 

Ted


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 06:43 AM

Hi Ted,

I've looked at this one so I'll follow your build with interest. Please take plenty of pics along the way so we can see how it goes together.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:00 AM

I have the Mk IV bomber H-180-380 release from '72, I believe. I know what I'm in for but I don't care; my return to modeling was birthed on a diet of old Revell and 21st Century Toys kits. If the modern tooling Mosquitos soon on the way arrive before I get around to building it,  I will certainly purchase one of those at least and use the Revell for my daughter to practice on (assuming she wasn't just farming points out of her dad by feigning interest in his little army men).

 

The only markings in the box are for aircraft E GB (GB E?), DZ353.

 

Definitely watching your take on it.


Edited by CATCplSlade, 13 September 2014 - 07:05 AM.

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#7 Ted Barrett

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:58 PM

Hi CATCplSlade,

 

The markings in this re-release are A GB  DZ360 with No. 105 Squadron, Marham, England, December 1942 and the one that I'm doing which is AZ B DZ353 with No. 627 Squadron, Woodhall Spa, England, June 1944 (which is on the boxtop).

 

I was talking with my friend the hobby shop owner and we both agreed that if Tamiya does bring out it's 1/32 Mossie we will likely be looking at $200 plus in Canadian funds, so, since it's isn't available yet and the re-release, while obviously not in the same ballpark as what the Tamiya kit will be, can be had for approx. $35 CDN, this will be my choice for the time being.  LOL

 

I've got the tail pieces glue together, so for geedubelyer, here's a picture.

 

Talk to you soon,

 

Ted

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

Nice start, looking forward to this build ;)


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:16 PM

this should be a good one!!!!!! 



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:52 PM

Thanks Guys,

 

I haven't done much yet, no paint, but I have cleaned up and glued together most of the interior pieces and the wings are ready for gluing once a slop some dark grey or black in the inside of the area behind the cooler screens and put the landing lights in place.

 

More pics.

 

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That's it for today.  Dog show invoicing and back yard raking to do!

 

Talk to you soon,

 

Ted


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:06 PM

Ted,   All these old kits need is a little TLC and they build up pretty nicely.

 

          I have one in my stash along with a lot of these old kits and if I sold them ALL I still could not buy the Tamiya kit.

 

          Lookin forward to your progress

 

  watch'in you :wicked:

 

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#12 Ted Barrett

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:46 PM

Hi Jack,

 

You're right of course.

 

While these older kits show their age compared to the new "digital" releases, over the years I've seen a number of them built up and they look quite nice.

 

That is all I'm hoping to end up with here, is a built up model that has not chewed up a pile of money or time in resin extras and "improvements".

 

Talk to you soon,

 

Ted



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:11 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I'm trying to get back to posting, but am failing miserably with transferring photos from photobucket to here.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Ted

 

 



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:15 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I'm trying to get back to posting, but am failing miserably with transferring photos from photobucket to here.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

Ted

 

Ted, my first suggestion is not to use IE 11 if you are. Try Firefox or Chrome instead.

 

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:21 AM

Looks great so far Ted, and like it's gonna be alot of fun.  I hear ya on the invasion stripes- love'm!

 

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