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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:22 PM

modelcrazy

PJ,

Here is an article that I looked into while doing my IJN Akagi flight.

Long read but interesting. 

http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/weathering_question.htm

 

 

Great article Steve. It resides in my favorites now so thanks!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:43 PM

I don't get it. Fujimi did a great job with the delicate panel line details but the pit was like nothing was there, bare as a baby's behind! Then comes the IP which has fantastic molded details right down to each instrument face having numbers and graphs. Dry brushing brought out all that rich detail. A tiny drop of Testor's Clear Parts Cement was used for each the instrument glass. Double click on the image for an extre closeup.

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:31 AM

Bsy excellent finish on your Tony!!! ToastBow Down

PJ those are some interesting points for sure! I was corrosion control at my first duty station of Guam whilst in the air force and must say your hunches would be right. We had to paint many a leading edge on B-52s where the paint had worn away exposing the yellow primer underneath, which would eventually get to the bare metal.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:20 PM

S34

I have a very strong feeling that the IJN planes showed that red primer on chipped areas and peeling was probably non exhistant due to proper paint adhesion to the primer. IJAAF was a different case as I have been reading.

Got the office painted, detailed with a few wires here and there, pe seat belts and some weathering to show use. Too bad most of the details will be next to impossible to see once the fuselage is assembled and the clear parts are added.

Better look of the pit area showing the belts and wiring.

Back seater's radio and thingies.

Wings and fuselage going together and clamped with my DeWalt mini clamps. These clamps are worth every dollar.

 

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:04 PM

Thanks for the Hien guys :)

 

Well done on the Val cockpit Plasticjunkie Yes

 

Heres Washing on the Zuiun after sealed decals with humbrol glossy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 22, 2017 6:52 PM

Sorry guys, been a bit of a crazy weekend and haven't had a real chance to check in till now.

Bsyamato: Fantastic job there on the Ki-61, just posted you. And the Zuiun looks great too!

PJ: Great job there, the basic cockpit looks great!

 

I'm not going to comment much on the whole primer thing since I'm not sure about the issue. The article Steve linked is great, very useful. A guy did post these two photos on the FaceBook group I belong to that might be of some use.

I noticed that the Raiden being an army fighter has paint all beat to hell while the Zero's paint looks almost pristine here. As you pointed out I think the IJN gave it's planes a lot more TLC than the IJA.

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

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:11 PM

Gamera

Sorry guys, been a bit of a crazy weekend and haven't had a real chance to check in till now.

Bsyamato: Fantastic job there on the Ki-61, just posted you. And the Zuiun looks great too!

PJ: Great job there, the basic cockpit looks great!

 

I'm not going to comment much on the whole primer thing since I'm not sure about the issue. The article Steve linked is great, very useful. A guy did post these two photos on the FaceBook group I belong to that might be of some use.

I noticed that the Raiden being an army fighter has paint all beat to hell while the Zero's paint looks almost pristine here. As you pointed out I think the IJN gave it's planes a lot more TLC than the IJA.

 

Great pictures Gamera. The Jack clearly shows the lack of metal prep as oposed to the Navy Zeke. Thanks for posting these.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:13 AM

Finally was,able to make a start on my Rufe. Cockpit in the works and beaching cart

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:55 AM

TJ: Looks great, love the way you weathered the beaching cart.

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

 

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:21 PM

PJ - Great looking work on the pit sir!

bsyamato - Excellent work on the paint and decals...it looks fantastic!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:16 PM

Hey Cliff,

I'd like to change my entry to the 109E-7 from this kit please. I'll build it as a crossover with the 'Pride of the Luftwaffe GB'

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:30 AM

RiC: Well, I was thinking of trying to push this up to GB X which will be what? 2021? We'll see how it goes... You're of course welcome to jump in at any point. We're not big on rules, I just want to have people get stuff in their stash built. 

Tony: Sure no problem at all. I'll go switch you over right now. 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:36 PM

Thanks Cliff

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 27, 2017 1:55 PM

It's amazing how much you can get done on your day off

 

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, October 27, 2017 8:21 PM

Nice Rufe. Dont you just love masking those canopies. 

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 30, 2017 1:44 PM

The Akagi is now under full construction in my shipyard.  She is quite a ship as to how it was designed.  

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:17 AM

Hey TJ and Scott great work guys- lots of progress!!! 

 

Sorry about not being around yesterday. Spent the day at the dentist and the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). Question to all the non-Americans here like Bsyamato and Jack I hope your government auto registration department works better than ours... Dead

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:17 AM

Hi Cliff, welcome back after your busy day.

Here in Canada, the DMV has some things that can be done online, which helps to avoid lineups.   Things like renewing photo ID still have to come in, as well as new vehicle registration or selling one, also if you want to check out the cute girl behind the counter - has to be done in person.  Cool

regards,

Jack

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:42 AM

Yeah we can do some stuff online or mail it in but not in this case. I live in the state of Virginia but not far from the North Carolina border. I bought my current car in NC and registered it here in Virginia but some how it ended up being registered as property in NC. How this happened I don't have a clue nor the fine folks in the DMV. The manager is supposed to call me later this week.... Bang Head

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Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:35 AM

Gamera

H..Question to all the non-Americans here like Bsyamato and Jack I hope your government auto registration department works better than ours... Dead

 

 

not sure about but could be Hmm

 

Heres more about the Zuiun; final matt , some black detail painted and glued the floats.

Propeller and canopy not yet glued

 

 

 

 

Hope to finish in few days 

At the next

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:31 AM

I really like how your panel lines and the overall finsh turned out.  

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:14 AM

Yeah, I love how you do panel lines Bsyamato. Great job! 

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

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:33 PM

Looks really good BSY, get it done.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by simpilot34 on Thursday, November 2, 2017 5:06 AM

Bsy you never cease to amaze!! Looking great!!Toast

Johnnyyyy Rufe is looking good!!!

All round great work guys!!

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:02 AM

Sorry if this is redundant from the Midway GB, but I wanted to post a pre-shade technique I am trying for the first time on a ship.  I have seen a number of IJN models with realy nice opaque finishes and found that the model is given a base coat of matte black.  So here it goes......

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:05 PM

Gam,

I started a 1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis that I'm going to put on a water base. I'm doing it for the Floats and Boats GB and wanted to know if I can throw it on here as well.

I started it last night with cutting the flaps out.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 6, 2017 8:33 AM

Cool Steve, its going to be a treat to watch you build this one.

Scott

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 6, 2017 5:57 PM

Scott: Looks cool! I've pre-shaded armour and aircraft so I guess there's no reason you can't do it to ships too!

Steve: Looks cool too! Of course you can add it, looking forward to seeing how she turns out and how you do the water base.

 

Sorry guys, I haven't been around this weekend too. I'm on vacation/holiday and been busy and had some iffy wi-fi connections. What I've got in this motel is much better.

Just to make it up a little here's something I saw on the side of the road while driving south from the Wright Brothers memorial in Kill Devil Hills to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. I didn't want to go poking around on the guy's property and end up arrested, shot, or prying a rottwieler off my leg so I just took the photos from the side of the road.

What the friggin' thing actually is:

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/6808

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 6, 2017 6:55 PM

Thanks Gam, real intresting place that.

The filler worked well on the flaps and wing and I started on the fuse. While the parts are drying I started on the base. I'm using my usual technique of drawing out where I want the wake on a piece of hard Styrofoam, the kind one uses for fake flower arrangements. I turned the base upside down and using a lighter I burned in random waves, I then added strips of paper using medium acrylic gel.

There is only one marking option of a IJN transport plane in NMF so I'm going with that. I can tell there are other options in the kit that are not shown in the instructions. I'm not sure why they didn't want you to be able to build diffrent versions since the parts are on the tree but there it is. Maybe a later boxing uses both. The instructions want the builder to drill out windows on the fuse sides and add tiny little windows which would have to be masked. The holes are so small that I'm just going to add a drop of future to duplicate windows. Hope it workes, it's too late to add then now. The clear parts tree also has waste blisters that are not called out on the instructions.

There aren't many parts in the kit so this shouldn't take me too long to complete.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 6, 2017 7:26 PM

Hey Steve, never thought about using melted Stryofoam for waves like that. Clever idea!

And interesting about the kit versions there, looking forward to seeing more work!

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

 

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