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Toshiro Saruwatari14/08/2019 03:04:52
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da_ad02_01b.jpgI have just sent my yen for the short kit and canopy. Hope to get them soon.

In 1964, a squadron of JASDF F-86s drew the Olympic symbol over the skies of Tokyo, during the opening ceremony of the Olympic games. I was born then, but not old enough to remeber seeing it. Time passes, and I was fortunate and old enough, I guess, to see the final demostration flight of the JASDF Blue Impulse using F-86 at Iruma AFB Tokyo. I might be able to dig up some old photos stashed up someplace. So, my theme is set, white and blue Blue Impulse.

Edited By Toshiro Saruwatari on 14/08/2019 03:09:02

Andy Meade14/08/2019 08:41:35
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That's a lovely scheme Toshiro-san, good to see you taking part again yes

Alan Gorham_14/08/2019 09:21:40
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Excellent choice Toshiro! I will watch with interest.

dirk tinck17/08/2019 01:17:47
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Nice Mr Toshiro !!I like building a plane with a history !

Philip Beard17/08/2019 20:33:54
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It's great to see that your joining in with this Mass Build and have to say that I recently visited Japan as one of the Tour Parents with the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra on our "Rising Sun Tour" where we played 6 concerts in Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima and Kyoto. We were so gratefully welcomed by all we met during our time in Japan. Thank You.

Below is a link to a newspaper article about the Tour.


All the Best

Phil Beard

Toshiro Saruwatari18/08/2019 10:00:12
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Next time your orchestra decides to cross the Eurasian continent, let me know.

Toshrio Saruwatari

Martin Gay22/08/2019 13:15:32
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Hello Toshiro,

Parcel tracking indicates that your kits have been delivered today.

Can you confirm that please?


Toshiro Saruwatari22/08/2019 14:05:51
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Two brown boxes arrived, flying across the Dover Channel and the Eurasian Continent. Am I happy. You betcha.



Toshiro Saruwatari22/08/2019 14:07:47
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Martin, Yes! the two packages arrived in good shape today. Even my dog, Cocoa seems comfortable because she knows that I will be home while building from the box contents.  Thank you for adding the tail linkage part.  Greatly appreciated.

Edited By Toshiro Saruwatari on 22/08/2019 14:08:22

Phil Cooke22/08/2019 21:03:50
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Brilliant Toshiro! Great to see your parts have landed safe - enjoy your build!! thumbs up

J.H. Rood23/08/2019 04:46:09
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Posted by Toshiro Saruwatari on 14/08/2019 03:04:52:

In 1964, a squadron of JASDF F-86s drew the Olympic symbol over the skies of Tokyo, during the opening ceremony of the Olympic games.

Ohhhhh... the excitement of that epic 1964 Tokyo Olympiade. I was just 9 years young (and I am 64 now), yet I the remember the stunning upset victory by unheralded USA runner Billy Mills in the 10,000 metre race. Mills was a Native American, born in impoverished circumstances, overcoming harsh obstacles en route to a college degree, a commission in the US Marines, and this stunning 1964 victory in Tokyo became a “forever” moment in modern Olympic history.


Best wishes on your Blue Impulse Sabre!

Toshiro Saruwatari23/08/2019 13:17:26
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J.H.Rood and all. F86 was flown by many countries and for decades. So, for us modelers from Western world willing to build big? flying toys, whose in middle age or a tad older, has a story or two to tell about this plane. This time, I gotta build and fly her.

J.H. Rood23/08/2019 17:22:39
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Toshiro, it is good to see that you have a proper furry four-legged inspector for your new F-86 Sabre project. These things matter; accept no substitutes!

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