De Havilland Mosquito
100 Gallon Fuel Tanks
u m m a r y
from Ultracast website (Add shipping and handling
to above: USD$4.00 in North America)
|Contents and Media:
parts in cream-coloured resin.
accessory for frequently seen feature on Mosquitos; easy casting block
removal and assembly, simple design but vent and cap detail present;
single locating pin on resin part.
HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron.com
add to their range of resin accessories
for Tamiya's Mosquito kits with this new set of two 100 Gallon conformal fuel tanks.
Tamiya supply the smaller 50 gallon drop tanks with their
kits, but the 100 gallon version was frequently seen fitted to the Mossie in
Europe and the Pacific..
Detail is as good as the smooth design of the real tank
permits. Cap and vent detail is present, and a single locating pin is cast on
the top of the tank to ensure positive placement under Tamiya's wing.
Wartime photos show that British manufactured drop tanks
for Mosquitos (50, 100 and 200 gallon) were smooth, as depicted by Ultracast.
Pictures of Australian Mosquitos at home and in the Pacific suggest that some of
these drop tanks may have been of pressed metal construction with a tidy, narrow
seam down the vertical centreline. If this is the case for your subject model,
it will be a very simple matter to add a weld seam using putty or your favourite
The one-piece tanks are attached to their casting block
with a thin strip of resin. Cleanup will be very fast and simple, but do take
care not to slice off the locating pin.
This is another typically high-quality offering from
Recommended for anyone building a Tamiya 1/48 scale
Thanks to Kevin at
Ultracast for the review sample
The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be
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Page Created 23 March, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003
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