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Japanese Group Build Part IV
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 15, 2014 2:46 PM

JAPANESE GROUP BUILT PART IV

RULES

* Start date January 1st, 2015

* Run time to December 31st, 2015

* Japanese subjects, which I'll define as fighting under the Japanese flag, aka a captured P-40 flown by a Japanese pilot would be eligible.

* Cross-overs welcome

* Pre-started are fine as long as under 10-20% (light assembly)

* Any 'roll-over' subjects from Part III are welcome.

And most important have fun guys and gals!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 15, 2014 2:46 PM

Roster/Completed Models

Ajd3530: Tamiya 1/48th ki-84 :Completed photos page 21.

Archangel571: Tamiya 1/72 Type 22 Zero A6M3

BrandonK:  Tamiya 1/48th A6M3 Zero: Completed photos page 9.

Bsyamato:  Fujimi 1/72nd Tachikawa Ki-55: Completed photos page 28.

                      1/72 Fujimi Mitsubishi F1M 'Pete': Completed photos page 22.

                      1/72nd Hasegawa Mitsubishi ki-67

                      1/72nd Hobbyboss Kawasaki KV-107 (CH-46 conversion)

EBergerud: Zero or tanks TBD

Falconmod: 1/48th Testers Ohka flying bomb

                       1/72nd Hasegawa Ki-43: Completed photos page 23.

Fjs3: Nichimo 1/48th Ki-45 'Nick'

Flyerduke: 1/48th Tamiya A6M2 Zero

Gamera: Tamiya 1/35th Type 74 MBT: Completed photos page 31.

Goldhammer: Tamiya 1/48th 'Surrender' Betty 

Jgeratic: Choroszy's  1/72 NAKAJIMA A4N1: Completed photos page 24.

Jibber: Tamiya 1/35th Type 1 SPG: Completed photos page 21.

Modelcrazy: Tamiya 1/350th Mushashi Wreck: Completed photos page 33.

Nomad53: Lindberg 1/48th A6M Zero: Completed photos page 4.

      Tamiya 1/48th A6M3/3a Zero

RaymondG:

Rigidrider: 1/48th Hasegawa Bf-109E: Completed photos page 25.

                    1/48th Arii Ki-44 

Panzerpilot:

Plasticjunkie: 1/48th Hasegawa Ki-27 Nate: Completed photos page 29.

Simpilot: 1/72nd Hasegawa Kawanishi E7K1 Alf

Scottrc: 1/48th Tamiya A6M Zero: Completed photos page 23.

Son of Medicine Man:  1/48th Tamiya  A6M2 Zero

Spruesome: 1/72nd

STFD637:  1/72nd  Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52

Stikpusher: 1/48th Testors/Hawk Okha Flying Bomb: Completed photos page 24.

Tal Afar Dave:  1/72nd Airfix Val

Tates: 1/48th Tamiya G4M1 Malaya version : Completed photos page 24.

Waikong: 1/48th  Tamiya Komatsu G40 bulldozer

Waynec: 1/72nd Aoshima JGSDF fuel truck: Completed photos page 19.

                1/72nd JGSDF Patriot on the Isuzu 73 semi.

Ygmodeler4: 1/48 Tamiya A6M2

Zvezda1980:

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 15, 2014 2:46 PM

Badges:

Big thanks to Jgeratic for the badge and my friend Rock Baker for the original art!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 15, 2014 2:54 PM

Just slapped your names down guys, lemme know when you pick a model- no hurry.

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, December 15, 2014 4:15 PM

Plug me in for a G4M Surrender Betty, probably in 1/48 since I am all thumbs.  

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:03 AM

Thanks Goldhammer, you got it!

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:45 PM

not sure what i'm doing for this. i have a possible 4 crossover build in the stash. whatever i do will be JGSDF maybe 1/35 maybe OTS.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:52 PM

Hmmmm, what to do, what to do.

Should I build the 1/35 Type 1 75mm SP gun? or how about the 1/72 Kate, or one the 6 1/72 Zeros in my stash. The 1/48 Rufe, or one of the 2 1/72 Ki 84 Franks or the 1/72 J2M3 Raiden?

Hey, I know, although I need prior approval. I have a Tamiya 1/350 Yamato about 1/4 complete which has been setting around for about...well 15 years.

Gamera, If I send you a pic could you give me a decision?

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:41 AM

Wayne: Not an issue, you've still got plenty of time to make-up your mind. After all we're going a full year here again!

Steve: Actually considering the amount of work involved there on the Yamato I'm more than willing to let the rules slide in this case. Plus I've got so much half-finished stuff lying around I'd love to see you get her done. Don't worry about the photo, if you want to do her I'll put her down.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:08 AM

Gamera,

Put e'r down.

Thanks

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:30 AM

Yes sir, you got it!

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:18 AM

Gamera,

I've decided to go with my 1/48 Tamiya A6M3 Zero for this one. It's just been one I really want to get done, so this is the motivation to get it going.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:40 AM

Cool Brandon, sounds like a winner!

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 9:16 AM

Betty arrived  last night off evil bay, along with an office set of PE.  will be first attempt with PE, so I can learn before the RF4C build later in the spring.  Will put up pics after I get PB account set up and figure it out.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:47 AM

Sounds great! Looking forward to it.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 1, 2015 8:24 AM

Happy New Year's Day everyone and time to rip off the cellophane if you haven't already! Start date is today with a year to go if you're currently busy! 

I finally decided on a subject. This is a older Tamiya kit, the hull is printed copyright 1979. I'll have to fill in the battery and motor mounting holes etc but I don't plan on adding much else to an 'out-of-da-box' build. 

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:54 AM

i have never seen that version. i plan on getting the AOSHIMA JGSDF tank transporter and TYPE 74 in OTS when it comes out.interesting tow bar on the front. does it open up? if so you could tow something else. and it has rubber band track.

BTW FOR EVERYONE are there any 1/72 JASDF planes? i have an AOSHIMA fuel bowser in the stash.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:33 AM

Hey Wayne, that transporter is awesome, as a 1/35th modeler I didn't even know it existed- but I can see why they did it in 1/72nd where it would be a little more manageable!

And lol I think what you're seeing as a tow bar on the front of the Type 74 is a pair of skis and poles. The winter version here comes with an extra sprue with the skis, winter dress figures and a couple of other neat extras. The cool thing is it has the regular parts and decals too so if you build 'er as the summer tank you can toss the bonus items in the spare parts box!  

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:07 AM

skies and poles. ok i see that now. yes a 1/35 tank transporter would be huge but, given i have a BDW, US, RUSSIAN, and PLA  in the stash, i would get it.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:38 AM

Wow Wayne, I only have Tamiya's 1/35th Dragon Wagon but don't have anywhere to put it once built!

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 1, 2015 7:55 PM

I managed to get started on my A5M3 Zero today. I found a research paper that concluded the correct colors for the Zero's after all these years, it appears the grey green color is a myth and they were all either dark green camo or a medium tan color. I found the paper here.. http://modelingmadness.com/earlya6mcolors.htm  It is a fantastic read and wonderful resource with color photos of the real deal so there are no more questions or arguments about what color they were. 

In the light of this new information I will be honoring that color with an cocktail mix of my own to get it as close as I can. Fortunately the author gave Tamiya codes and ratios so I should be good. I also found that the "metallic blue" the Japanese used is not the same color Tamiya calls for and most people use. I mixed my own today using the reference photo and I am pleased with the result.

In this shot you can see my interior color metallic blue is quite a bit darker than you may have seen before. This, again, is due to the reference panel I listed earlier. Open that link to see the colors. The cockpit was painted similar to an interior green but I went with a black base with a cockpit green over that. I will detail it out and wash it with Flory wash and that will darken the whole thing up close to the photo of the Zero's cockpit I found.

I painted the engine Alclad Aluminum and I will be adding push rods and ignition harness as well to detail it out. More to come. Happy new year!!!  

  

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 1, 2015 8:26 PM

Hey Brandon, you're off to a great start there!

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, January 2, 2015 9:31 AM

Cliff put me in with the tachikawa Ki-55 fujimi 1/72 for the badge, also will resume the kurogane staff car ,the rufe and the Kate just for the wip but IMHO don't count for the badge :)

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 2, 2015 11:06 AM

Sounds great Bsyamato- wouldn't be a Japanese GB without you!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 2, 2015 11:58 AM

Brandon, very good start, and thanks for that link on the colours of early Zeros.  Any idea on the date the article was published?    When and if I have a Zero on the bench, I think I would also try a home brew mix to match.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 2, 2015 12:28 PM

This whole early Zero paint scheme thing... whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to stay completely out of this, I've been reading Brandon, Spruesome, and the other posters evidence and it's got my head spinning! Dead

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 2, 2015 12:40 PM

lmao... yea, I like that article, but was just wondering if  Spruesome saw it - he'd probably flame that one down too.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by waynec on Friday, January 2, 2015 1:31 PM

i don't have any 1/35 ww2 tank transporters. of course, you don't need room if you don't build them.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 2, 2015 2:35 PM

Yeah, the whole Zero color thing is a true mess. I was convinced to use the caramel color, but the Tamiya grey-green I had intended to use is surly out now. I'm leaning away from any greens, but the light color has me perplexed. I need to study some more B&W photos and try to get a sense of tone on this things. I'll just have to make a best guess and live with it. Spruesome definitely has the advantage of years of research on the matter. 

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Posted by Nomad53 on Friday, January 2, 2015 2:48 PM

Hey Gamera,

Put me down with a Lindberg 1/48 Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

Small kit with very little parts but should be fun to get the paint right.

Doug

Nomad53


 

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