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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 19, 2017 11:44 AM

Those look good guys, great work!!!!!

 

Wish I had something to post but I'm still working on the figures. I've bought an Optivisor but I'm still going cross-eyed from trying to paint the detail..... Blind Fold

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:14 AM

LOL

Lately i use always a magnifier to glue and paint pieces :)

 

 :D  :D 

 

Aotake, Semigloss to seal decals , masking and painted details, drybrush on gears and wheels, silver where needed .. almost done :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine test 

 

 

At the next!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:26 AM

As usual she's coming along great there! 

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

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:31 AM

Bsyamato,

Your zero is coming along nicely.  But I must say, your cutting pad, its also an interesting composition of color that represents a fine piece of abstract art. 

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 23, 2017 2:40 AM

bsyamato,

nice detail painting there. Won't be long now!

Scott,

See what you mean. Sort of Rodney Beecher Roberts crossed with Jackson Pollock...

More details have gone into the Hikawa Maru. I have done the railings, ventilators and fore mast up at the pointy end.

At the stern, the railings have gone around 2 levels and the aft mast deck. Lifeboats and other details are in.

Not too many pieces left, then just rigging and decals to go.

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, June 23, 2017 6:57 AM

Got some more decals on my Tojo last night

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:00 AM

LA: She's coming along great! I have to wonder though- do you paint the small stuff like the lifeboats and then attach them or attach them and paint? 

 

John: Looks great! Those arrow decals can be a pain but yours look perfect. 

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

 

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:17 AM

Ya,  they were kind of a pain,  now I need to add some chipping to the decals themselves to match the green paint.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 23, 2017 10:29 PM

Hi Gamera, 

I have painted them off the model - I find it much easier that way. If I tried on the model, I reckon there would be splats of paint in all sorts of places. I do have to do some touch ups on the main model, but little enough that I can get away with it.

John looking forward to seeing you do the chipping over the decals.

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Posted by bsyamato on Monday, June 26, 2017 5:33 AM

scottrc

Bsyamato,

Your zero is coming along nicely.  But I must say, your cutting pad, its also an interesting composition of color that represents a fine piece of abstract art. 

 

 

LOL i'll try to sell it on Ebay when replace with another one Embarrassed 

I use the pad to paint seat belts with masking tapes , so strange color mixing are on it Big Smile

 

Good updates on Hikawa Maru and the Tojo guys Beer

 

Almost finished the Zero

 

Washing with humbrol enamels

 

 

 

Almost matt final coat (added few semigloss to the mix) and glued all pieces out of the arresting hook 

 

 

 

also arrived Laura and Paul from Japan an the japanese maids from ukraine :)

 

 

Probably add to the GB one of them 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 26, 2017 11:47 AM

LA: Thanks! I figured you'd paint stuff and then attach it but I wasn't sure. 

Bsyamato: Wow, she's almost there now, beautiful work. 

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

 

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:48 PM

Looking really good there bsyamato, looking forward to the finished product in the near future.

Like the look of the laura model too.

And the Hikawa Maru is finished! This was my first ship for 30 years and second ever. I was happy with how it went. The addition of PE railings tested my patience at times, but it was a lot better after I got good CA glue. Rigging went well, using EZ line.

 

Gamera,

Thanks for running the GB, it has been good fun to try something different. I do have more Japanese themed models so I hope to be back next year.

Piers

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:27 PM

Lost, that ship turned out great! Yes

Good to see you got the funnel stripes sorted out, and I like the varied colours introduced throughout the ship, really adds to the finished look.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:27 PM

Great job on the Maru Lost.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 29, 2017 7:33 AM

That's some beautiful work! It just impresses the heck out of me that you can put all that rigging on a model. I'd be knocking it off left and right. And love the paint scheme, it's a nice change from military stuff with it's grey on grey. 

Do you want me to go ahead and use one of your photos for the front page or do you want to put her on a ocean type base first? 

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

 

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:11 AM

Thanks Cliff, it won't be going on an ocean base any time soon - we are going to redo our study floor in the next 3 weeks so most of my diorama stuff is stored out of reach. Made sure the modelling gear is accessible to the end though...

Please use the 3rd picture down.

I have been trying to do more non-military to get some variation and get out of the comfort zone. Next is a race car, then a fire bomber, then back to military!

I found the rigging pretty easy, but I had to repair the railing in a number of spots as my fat fingers kept breaking it off as I manoeuvered it about...

Jack, thanks for the kind words, looking at the box I worried it would be very black and white, but there are a lot of colour details. And yes the stripes came out well - thank you.

Steve, thank you, that means a lot knowing your standard on ships. One day I will try a water base...

Piers

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:06 AM

Hey Piers, just got you posted. I see you already picked up the badge. It was great having you in the GB and would love to have you in number seven if you'd like to join us. 

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

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, June 30, 2017 4:54 AM

Really well done on the ship Piers Beer

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 30, 2017 5:42 AM

Thanks very much bsyamato, and you are right, I will go and have a beer! Cheers everyone!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 30, 2017 7:35 AM

Hey guys, you may have noticed but I had the GB photos posted on PhotoBucket. Which of course has dropped their free basic level service. I'll be looking into either just going with the basic level paid service or transfering the photos over to someone else this weekend. 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 30, 2017 8:02 AM

I vote Imageshack or Flicker, but Flicker may do the same thing at some point.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 30, 2017 8:14 AM

Thanks Steve! I remember you recommending them before, they're the first two I'll be looking into. 

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

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, June 30, 2017 3:28 PM

modelcrazy

I vote Imageshack or Flicker, but Flicker may do the same thing at some point.

 

 

In.the case theres goggle service and others :)

Actually I use flickr 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:02 PM

Guys, just signed-up for ImageShack and am replacing all the old PhotoBucket links.

Jeaton and Steve I've got your completed models up on the front page. LostAgain, I've got your photo somewhere, my laptop I think and I'll get it posted ASAP. WrinkledM, I don't have your photos around, if you see this could you please repost them?

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:14 PM

Ok  this is a question for you guys that have done Japanese WWII planes.  when Hasegawa says the prop color is "Propeller brown"    what color have you used?   I can't for the life of me remember what I've used in the past. Boo Hoo

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:47 PM

I use a sorta reddish-brown brick-red colour. Something like Tamiya's XF-64 or Model Master's Rust. I've seen some people use a more straight brown with less red, it might vary too based on wear and weathering on the prop.

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:12 PM

Mr.Color do label a paint as 'Propeller Color 131'.  Nick Millman, who has spent much time studying Japanese aircraft, describes it as a chocolate brown with luster.  It should have a sheen to it like satin, and would only be completely flat if it a derelict aircraft.  Age and oil splashes on the rear blades can alter the shade.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:22 PM

jgeratic

Mr.Color do label a paint as 'Propeller Color 131'.  Nick Millman, who has spent much time studying Japanese aircraft, describes it as a chocolate brown with luster.  It should have a sheen to it like satin, and would only be completely flat if it a derelict aircraft.  Age and oil splashes on the rear blades can alter the shade.

regards,

Jack

 

Does that have a model master or tamiya equivilent paint?

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:00 PM

Millman's preferred method is to just mix a gloss black with flat red (brand??), but has given these two FS colors 20062 20059, the first being brand new paint, and the latter slighly lighter and bit reddish.

http://www.colorserver.net/showcolor.asp?fs=20062+20059+

Just going by net images of Tamiya's XF-64, it could be perfect for the latter shade, or might have to add a drop or two black.  On another forum, someone did suggest Model Master 4797 Panzer Schokoladenbraun 8017.

 

regards,

Jack

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:31 PM

I'm usually not to concerned about the exact color because of, like Jack said, sun fade, oil etc. but I do use XF64 ewhen it called for.

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