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1/72 Cyber Hobby Aichi D3A Type 99 Val WIP

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1/72 Cyber Hobby Aichi D3A Type 99 Val WIP
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 8:53 AM

Hello all, my new build is the 1/72 Cyber Hobby Aichi D3A Type 99 Val WIP. There are some issues with the canopy and cockpit opening but I'm positioning the canopy open so most of the issues will be hidden. I am also placing the wingtips in the folded position. This will be a depiction of AI-201 off the Akagi June 1942 Midway attack.

I have pictures of the cockpit but they are on my other computer so I'll upload them later. The kist is going together nicely but there are some minor gap issues on the bottom.

The wings are on and I applied some Mr. Dissolved Putty.

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:15 PM

I just pulled up a chair and will be enjoying this WIP!

Toshi

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:21 PM

That'll make two of us! :popcorn:

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 1:05 PM

Thanks Toshi and Mustang. This should go fairly quickly. There's not much to the kit but the weathering will be fun. I'm going to try my second attempt with black basing and my first with dot filters. Of course I will use my tried and true method of AK Interactive's chipping fluid.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 26, 2017 2:42 PM

modelcrazy
There's not much to the kit but the weathering will be fun. I'm going to try my second attempt with black basing and my first with dot filters

Doogs would be proud.............LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 3:12 PM

mustang1989

 

 
modelcrazy
There's not much to the kit but the weathering will be fun. I'm going to try my second attempt with black basing and my first with dot filters

 

Doogs would be proud.............LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

 

 

Yep Doog and Decker. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 3:46 PM
I should explain for everybody Doog of Doog's Models is a You Tuber, Decker is Chris Decker, an Aussie You Tuber.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 6:02 PM

Ok I'm slow. You mean OUR Doog, I get it now LOL, yes The Doog would be proud. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:00 AM

Here are the pics I said I would upload.

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Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:56 AM

Awesome Steve. Great to see more Japanese aircraft. I recently landed a Hasegawa 1/48 Midway Val. lol No idea when I'll get to that one.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:06 AM
Watching this. Can't wait to see what you can do Steve

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:36 PM

I have one of these in a hase 1/48. Looking forward to see what you do with it. Should be good.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:04 PM
Tigerman, TJ, BK, thanks. I smoothed out the seams tonight and added a little more filler. I should be moving forward tomorrow night.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:08 AM

I did some work on the Val's seams last night and got them smoothed out. I scratched the missing cockpit piece and need to scratch something to duplicate whatever is sitting on top. I also need to scratch the canopy braces but that should be about it.

Drawing of Val cockpit.

My silly futile attempt at duplicating the missing section. But if it works....

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:30 AM

She's looking good Steve! 

Cyber-Hobby is one company I've not built anything from yet. Looks like a pretty good kit! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:41 PM
Yeah Gam, it’s pretty good, the only real beef is that they don’t call out colors for many things such as the engine bomb racks and some of the interior etc.
OK Guys, here's the update for the Val. I added some Evergreen sprue for the canopy bracing. The canopy isn't attached and neither are the wing tips, they are just there to show the progress. I need to come up with something for the gadgets on the dash. I cut the flaps and showed them in the down position.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, July 02, 2017 11:34 PM

I really like what you've done! Very nice scratch work! Love it!! :D

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 1:18 AM

Thanks Mike,

I sprayed the Val silver, sprayed some chipping fluid and got one coat of JN green on before my air valve assembly quit on my AB. I  have it soaking in thinner but don't hold out much hope for a fix. That will set me back a week or two. I really need to get a second AB.

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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:19 PM

coming along nicely Steve.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 07, 2017 10:46 PM
Thanks Tigerman,
I received my AB air valve today and resumed painting the Val. I sprayed the bottom grey and did the chipping. I also sprayed a gloss coat to start applying the decals tomorrow.
 

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:12 AM

It is really looking sweet Steve. I think I might have to try the Mr. Disolved Putty while I am drinking my Mr. Coffee..... Sorry, I couldn't help myself. but really, it does sound like a good product. Watching this with interest.

Steve

 

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:44 AM

Lookin' goooooood, MC!

I still haven't tried that chipping technique or Mr dissolved putty, or perfect plastic putty. I am really curious to find out how those products would work for me.

But Mr. Coffee and me.... CoffeeYes

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, July 08, 2017 12:33 PM

The chipping is looking great, Steve. I love the weathering you have going here. 

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 09, 2017 12:22 AM
Steve, Mike, BK thanks
I added the decals today. I chipped the decals with an x-acto blade where the paint was already chipped. The decals went down very nicely and reacted well to the setting solution.
Next will be the washes.

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, July 09, 2017 2:22 AM

This build looks like it's on it's way to the finish line.  Looks fantastic!  The real thing if you ask me!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:38 PM
Thanks Toshi,
I’m done with the Val. This was a nice kit though the instructions were a little hard to interpret at times. It did require some scratching to make it acceptable but all in all it was fairly accurate.
 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:56 PM

Nicely finished, MC! LOVE the effects!

Chipping looks appropriate and not over done. Yes

My favorite part has to be those wing tips folded up. Big Smile

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:55 AM

Excellent!  I do like the chipping effect.  Like Mike said, it looks appropriate and not overdone.  What did you use as the chipping medium/fluid?  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:11 PM

Thanks Mike and ridkeusmc. I used AK Interactive Worn Effects.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:42 PM

NICE !! That turned out pretty sweet. Nicely done, Steve.

BK

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