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Pearl Harbor 2016 No New Entries 11-10-2016

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Pearl Harbor 2016 No New Entries 11-10-2016
Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:45 PM

The time is near again.

 I would like to propose again the Pearl Harbor Group Build.

 

The rules are simple.

-Any genre is acceptable.  

-The subject must have been in or around the Hawaiian Islands on December 7, 1941.

-Military or civilian subjects are fair game.

-OOB or full of Photo Etch or scratchbuilding is acceptable.

-All ships of the First Combined Japanese Fleet are acceptable.

-The USS Enterprise CV-6 and her aircraft are acceptable.

 

There is one more thing....

 

I request that regardless of the finish date, finish.  The purpose of the build is to remember and to honor those individuals who were involved.

 

The dates:

 

July 26, 2016 to 7 a.m. (your time) December 7, 2016.

 

Who will join me?

-Fightnjoe...1/32 F4F-3 Early Trumpeter

-Lewbud...1/72 Airfix Zero

-Rooster513...

-Modelcrazy...A6M2 Dio

-Taxtp...Hasegawa 1/72 SBD-3

-Bshore...Pyro 1/1200 Japanese aircraft carrier

-Jeaton01...1.32 Special Hobby P-36A

-Kentucky Colonel...Revell USS Arizona

-Rigidrider...US Navy Ambulance

 

-Raider hall...1/350 USS Arizona

-Fighterguru...1/426 USS Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

For those who died...

For those who survived...

You will never be forgotten.

 

Joe

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:09 AM

I'm in, with what I don't know, but I'm in.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:16 AM

Count me in Joe, just not sure with what. I've just finished reading "Pacific Payback" about the Dauntless divebombers and I'm now itching to build one Big Smile I've also always wanted to do a P40 so it would probably be one of those. Now I just need to go kit shopping!

-Andy

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:32 AM

I'll join ya this year Joe, subject TBD.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:34 PM

I owe you that 1/72 Hasegawa SBD Joe, so I'm in. Thanks for hosting this great GB once again.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:09 PM

First thank you.  The support this build has received in the past has been far beyond anything I could have hoped for.  

 

I will in the next week or so refine that first post so that I can put the entries first and foremost.  To be honest I have not thought about what to do myself this year.

 

 

Joe

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Posted by bshore on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:26 PM

I'm in.  I work in 1/72, and have an A6M, D3A, and P-40 already.  Just started a P-36 (Revell).  Where can we post photos?  Thanks!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:57 PM

I'm in, Joe.  Special Hobby P-36A in 1/32.

John

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:57 PM

I just got the Revell USS Arizona in 1/426 scale for my birthday. I have no idea how good or bad the model is and don't ever know it I'll have time to finish it by the deadline but go ahead and count me in with this model.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:31 PM

I have been a bit delayed but I will get the list going soon.

 

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, June 20, 2016 11:51 AM

Many thanks all, the list is now updated.  

 

As the start date is July 26 you can post any pics after that.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, July 2, 2016 6:26 PM

Joe, I'll carry over the 1/72 Airfix Zero I didn't finish last year.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 2, 2016 6:57 PM

Joe,

I want your opinion. I'm thinking of doing a sunken A6M2 Type 21. What do you think?

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 3, 2016 7:16 AM

Updated.

 

MC I think that would be a cool looking dio.  They did pull a few a/c from the harbor and surrounding waters.  I do have to say that is about the only way I could do a Japanese subject and feel comfortable about it now.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 3, 2016 11:06 AM

 

There were 9 Zeros that did not make it back to their carriers and as well as 15 Vals and 5 Kates. The fate of most of these aircraft were known however there were a few which were MIA during their return. I haven't found any decisive info on whether all the Zeros crashed on land.
This dio will consist of a type 21 crashed in a shallow lagoon. I don't know how accurate this is however I will say it is one of the missing to return to the carriers. I will add enough silt and algae to make the air unit unrecognizable. I hope this turns out like I envision.
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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:53 PM

List is updated.

MC it sounds plausible as I remember seeing something that told of a Zeke in the water.

 

As for me there is a decision made.

My entry....

Trumpeter F4F-3 Early

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 11:02 PM

Now a bit of housekeeping.

 

After some thought and reflection I am going to move the start date to.....................

 

July 7

 


Yes, I am moving the start date to this Thursday.  End date is the same.  

 

 

Joe

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 11:41 PM

Sounds good Joe. I'm formulating how I'm going to do the sunken Zero, but I found if I wait too long I loose my inspiration. I'm gathering materials and brainstorming. The 7th should be great. 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:09 PM

MC I spend a lot of my time trying to figure out how to do it.  

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 7, 2016 1:19 PM

Joe,

I got everything ready to go tomorrow. It will be in resin and I will be scratching the aileron, rudder and elevator structure to show where the fabric deteriorated (you should be used to that). I will also be scratching the canopy frame to show missing glass.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 8, 2016 10:11 PM
Joe,
Starting the Zero. I’m cutting of the control surfaces so I can scratch the ribs. I envision the fabric deteriorated in this sunken scene.
After my experience with my last resin build, I’m making a box from Styrofoam and balsa wood. I’m sealing it with acrylic gel to keep the resin from leaking past the frame and eating away the Styrofoam.
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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:39 PM

Cool.  Cool.

 

Well here I am.

 

Here we go.

 

First step is .................well..................some destruction.

 

First up was to mock up the mount for the landing gear/engine.  From what I remember this is one of the problem areas.  I added a bit of styrene to get it to sit level and then centered.  I then mocked up the pit floor to make sure where the cuts would end up.  Out came the dremmel and after about a half hour.......

 

 

Not much to it.  I cut out bits of the upper wing as well.  Going to do that a bit different than the previous ones.

 

Next is clean up and then I can begin to work on the details.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:08 AM

Oh cool Joe, your doing a cutaway of the Wildcat! That is going to be fun to watch.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, July 15, 2016 5:47 PM

I hope so.  

 

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, July 22, 2016 10:55 PM

A quickie update to show what little work I have done.

 

Work was isolated to fabrication of the radio equipment for this aircraft.  The SCR-274 N.  Composed of several components here is the still very rough initial look.

 

 

 

Should be pretty cool when done.  Debating on whether to paint it now or wait as I did with the P-40B equipment.

 

Next will be to continue fabrication of the parts aft the cockpit.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, July 25, 2016 5:16 PM

I'd like to join in... if its ok, just give me a few days to research a topic...

Thanks

Doug

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:59 AM
Worked on the sunken Zero last night trying to get the ribs for the fabric covered surfaces worked out. This is what I have. Of course most of this will be covered in sand, silt and marinelife anyway and all you will see is a hint of structure. I need to figure out how to make the canopy frame without the glass.

 

Joe, I don’t know how you do it, my hat’s off to you.
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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:58 PM

I did a sea bed Zoro several years ago after listening to the stories of a Naval pilot from WWII who told me (over and over) about the "all green Zeke" his 4th and last air victory 1944. I loved listening to his stories and he loved telling them, lol... sadly he passed on at the age of 90 before I could finish and show him. Any way, I used strips of plastistruct and some tissue to make the fabric covered surfaces (rotted of course) and for the windows I took my dremmel and very gently drilled the corners to start then drilled as much as possible to remove the panes to be removed, then again very carefully used a needle file to clean up the rest. Come out pretty good, and if it broke , well I guess it just rotted a bit. Cant wait to see some more progress, I'm a big fan of wrecks of any type. Take care...

Doug

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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:09 PM

Joe... if its ok, I'd like to do a build of a Navy ambulance. I've seen pictures of several but 1 or 2 in perticular caught my eye. 1 looked to be a 1939-40 ish ford panel like truck, and the other looked to be a ford (maybe Chevrolet) panel truck, somewhere around 36 or 37 maybe. I'll let you know soon as I locate a suitable kit. 

Thanks

Doug

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:07 PM
Some work on the Zero. I completed scratching the control surfaces and adding some detreating fabric. I placed it in the base to check the look. Tomorrow I will work on the canopy.
I will be painting the interior base wall a turquoise.
Steve

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