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75th Anniversary of 1941 Group Build (World at War)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 12, 2020 8:28 PM

I think that's where the laser burned the paper when it cut it. 

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Posted by Keyserj on Friday, June 12, 2020 9:59 PM

modelcrazy

I think that's where the laser burned the paper when it cut it. 

 

You are spot on Steve. Happens to the laser cut paper parts that are used for the model rockets I build.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:26 AM

Steve and John:  thanks for clearing that up.  Until now, I hadn't even heard of paper parts.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:50 PM

Thanks John, I wasn't sure I was right.

Check. The creater made them out of a paper thicker than printer paper but less than cardstock. Kinda like Resume paper. A little thin CA and it becomes harder than styrene of the same thickness.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:38 PM

Thanks for the information, Steve.  Who makes these, and where are they available?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:07 PM

Laser cut paper parts are not that bad of an idea for precision parts. From my experience, they hold up very well and they are a cheaper alternative to pe.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:22 PM

I got them from a guy in South Korea. He was a little tricky to track down after I saw his Akagi on Pinterest. I have his contact info if you or you know someone who might be interested. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:07 PM

Thanks for the information, Steve.  I probably wouldn't use them.  PE is often enough trouble for me to get into; but for the benefit of anyone else, go ahead and post the contact info if you'd like.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 19, 2020 8:05 AM

OK guys, I completed this section, at least until I get the IJN ladders from B&A in Australia and attach the deck, but I'm moving on. The black paint under the 25mm AA gun platform is where I'm checking if I need to add some filler. I also need to add the railing before I spray the black base.

I added some detail interest to the area under the deck but can't find any pictures of it to really know what was in there. Probably no one will see them anyway. This is the area where the three AM (Alliance Model Works) 1.2cm twin AA guns go. I glued the bracing on the AA platforms and set them aside to dry before attaching them to the hull. This area is going to need to be repainted. Lots of dust in there No

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:39 AM

It's awestome, Steve!  Fantastic detail!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 8:44 AM

 Thanks Check

After working several days on the Akagi I have most of the port side completed. I installed most of the railing, some I should have waited on but, they're on now. The Hasegawa PE is very thin and extremely easy to bend and break so with my fat thumbs this will no doubt cause problems. Hasegawa does not provide holes in the bracing, so everything had to be drilled. I'm waiting for the ladders from Australia and I'm not sure when those will be arriving. I really need them at this point.
 
25mm AA gun platforms
12cm AA gun platforms
25 mm AA gun platform

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38 AM

Those aa gun platform details are breath taking. Your shots of the whole ship really show off how daunting of a project the Akagi is.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 11:03 AM

Thanks John. There's quit a bit to it. I hadn't realized just how much there was but am intemate with it now.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:52 PM

Fantastic work, Steve.  Really looks great!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:20 AM

Thanks Check.

Here's some pics of Alliance's 12.7 cm type 89 AA gun conversion to a reasonable facsimile of the 12 cm type 10 which the Akagi had, using some kit parts. The guns were to be replaced after Midway.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:04 PM

Sharp, sharp work, Steve.  They are little models all in themselves!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:12 AM

Check

I arrived at the place I wanted to stop and take a break on the big ole Akagi. I ordered some ladder rungs to replace the pi#@ poor plastic lines that were molded on (like those on the second picture) however, until that time arrives.....I'm putting her aside and working on something else in the que....not Japanese.

Ignore any missing ladders and such. They were removed to easily facilitate the removal of the plastic handholds and instalation of the new PE. Those will all be taken care of once I get the rungs in.

I know it doesn'tlook lick mush that there's many hours involved.

Ooo, close up shots show some stuff that still need attention.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:23 PM

Good grief, Steve, this is impressive!  Great!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:15 PM

So I was trying to think of what to build for 1941 and figured why not another Stuka. Thinking of a Fujimi Ju87B/R kit as a B-2T in Libiya.

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:23 PM

Interior is together and I just need to start painting and detailing it. It's basic but its a start and not much of it will be seen anyways.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:38 PM

Nice choice, Ed.  Always room for a Stuka!  I've updated the build roster.

I've built some Fujimi ships, but never planes.  Is it 1/72?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:34 PM

Yes, it is.  I love the Fujimi 72nd scale Stukas and short nosed Phantoms.

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:06 PM

Neither of them seems to be available right now.  Sad

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:04 PM

Thought I took some more progress photos of the 87 B but either my phone or me malfunctioned. This is where I'm at with it now.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:42 PM

Yup, sure looks like a Stuka!  Nice going!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:45 PM
Yeah, I keep any eye out for these and pick them up when I find a good deal on ebay or Hyperscale.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:45 AM

Nice looking Stuka GT.Yes, it's been a while and frankly it will be quite a bit longer before I finish, but here's an update on the Akagi.

First off I finished all the handholds, then decided to replace the individual ladder rungs on the hull. So I orders the rungs and waited. While installing the rungs and cleaning off the original plastic blobs, I found some of the porthole eyebrows were removed during the process of removing the rungs and handholds, so I orders some portholes. I received the rungs sometime back and the porthold the other day but thought I should catch up here.

So, here she is with the handholds. Forgive if you've already see this pic.

next is the ladder rungs, They are very small and will be streighted better before paint.

Unfortunatly, I keep breaking off the railings so I had to order new generic IJN railings Sad

Anyway, on to the portholes. I'll need more of them since there's about 300 per side Tongue Tied

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:55 PM

Exceptionally detailed work!  It's looking very good.  I admire your patience.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:19 AM
Nice detail work I just wouldn't have the patience for something like that.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 2, 2020 10:45 AM

Thanks guys.

I started to install the portholes and sealed covers. The portholes with just the sealed cover will be getting the porthole PE as well. I think maybe while most portholes were closed during the pre emptive wind up to the attack there may have been a few open. I need to get a few more sheets of PE to finish. I also continued on the 25mm AA guns. With building attrition due to lost or broken pieces, I need to get another pack of these as well. There are still a few pieces to add to the guns as well.

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