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  • Member since
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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:49 AM

Finished!    tojo2 by John Carlson, on Flickr" alt="" />

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 Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:42 AM

That's some sharp work there! The chipped paint really came out well. Yes

 

Will get you posted ASAP. So far with ImageShack it's been a breeze. 

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

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:53 AM

Hi John, great looking job on that Tojo! Yes

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:22 AM

Hey John, just posted you to the front. 

 

BTW: God bless PhotoBucket for that last straw that finally broke the camel's back. I can post a dozen photos to ImageShack in the same time it takes to post one to PB. I wish I'd switched over a year ago... 

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:27 PM

Yeah Imageshack is light years ahead of PB.

I started the Airfix Zero. As typical I started with the cockpit and engine. I assembled the pit and engine, added some belts, painted, dry-brushed, added a wash and assembled the fuse halfs.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 14, 2017 7:54 AM

Thanks for the recomendation again Steve! 

And nice work on the Zero, you're making great progress. 

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, July 14, 2017 8:54 AM

John,

Really good work on the Tojo there. Great finish with the chipping.

Steve,

The new Zero looks good in your hands.

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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  • From: Beavercreek, Ohio
Posted by Wrinkledm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:06 PM

Well

After the Peebucket fiasco, here are my images again...  I shudder to think of how many photos are directly linked on other forums etc....  :(  sigh.    Pictured are my completed builds for the 2017 GB with the Oscar a carry over from last GB.   So, I have pictured (Hasegawa Oscar 1/48, Dragon Ke-Nu 1/35, Tamiya A6M5 Zero 1/72, and a special post of a recently completed Hasegawa "new tool" Emily 1/72.) I can NOT OVERSTATE how wonderful the Emily and 1/72 Tamiya Zero kit are.   To date, the Tamiya zero has to be the most enjoyable kit to build.  :)  

 1/72 Tamiya ZeroOscar

1/48 Hasegawa Oscar

1/35 Dragon Ke-Nu

1/72 Hasegawa Emily

Tags: 1/72 , 1/48 , Zero , Oscar , Ki-43 , a6m5 , ke-nu , captured , 1/35 , Emily , H8K

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 17, 2017 7:34 AM

WrinkledM thanks!!!!!

I'll get these back up ASAP. I did find some photos of your Zero and Ki-43 but those are waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy better! Yes

Oh and great job on the Emily there, great model and I love the water base. 

 

PS: Ok, got you posted again. Hopefully no more hiccups before the end of the year and the GB ends! 

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:02 AM

I put the wings and tail on the Zeek. The gaps are larger than the Hasegawa kit but aren’t too bad.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:45 PM

Yeah, not Hasegawa quality but not bad. The gaps on my Eduard Tempest are big enough for a hamster to fall into....

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:08 AM
I black based the Zero and added the mottling. I than sprayed the color coat and was admiring it when I notice that the color didn't seem right. I sprayed JA gray instead of JN gray Bang Head. Back to the booth tonight.
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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:30 AM

I see what you mean Steve, gosh I hate it when I have brain farts like that.....

Still shouldn't be too hard to correct, it's just the wasted time and I hate doing anything over again. 

Guess you can chalk it up to practice- your results look great even if they're the wrong shade. 

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:37 AM

Last night I thought about just going over it with the proper shade but now I'm thinking about starting with the black again. I told my with that is was a total waste of half the night. I guess I got some practice in

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:52 AM

Great work on the Tojo John Beer

Nice start on the Zero Modelcrazy!

 

Finally i get the opportunity to take some outdoor pictures of the finished Saburo Sakai Zero, here some

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28892362@N03/albums/72157684727755895

 

I hope to get back soon with the Jake Huh?

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, July 21, 2017 11:08 AM

hi  bsyamato, nice photos of a neat looking build of the Zero.   Yes

Really super quality achieved with your hand brush techniques.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 21, 2017 11:08 AM

Hey Bsyamato she looks terrific! 

Did I miss you adding this one though? I don't have you down on the roster, more than happy to add it though. Embarrassed

 

And for some reason ImageShack won't upload photos on the work computer here. I'll get you posted when I get home. 

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:05 PM

I repainted with the JN grey. I think it looks better.
The decals are thick but were able to settle down. Now comes the washes. I'm going to try something diffrent on this one.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, July 22, 2017 5:35 PM

Bsyamato: Just got you posted sir!

Steve: As usual really nice work. Yes

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:43 PM
Thanks Gam.
I’m done with the Zero. The color looks greener against the white background but the Japanese did use a grey green on their Zeros. This was a nice kit although there was quite a bit of small flash that needed to be cleaned if one were to look close. For the price, I would recommend it and I liked the option to fold the wingtips however, I will stick to a Hasegawa or Tamiya kit for next 1/72 Zeke. I think I have 3 more Hasegawa Zero’s in the stash, all model 52s.

The different weathering process I tried was a thick oil wash rather than my usually oil pin wash. I also used oils for the fuel and smoke stains.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, July 23, 2017 4:59 PM

Hey Steve, again she turned out great! Not sure if I like this heavier style wash better or what you were doing before.

Just posted you to the front page.

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Monday, July 24, 2017 10:58 AM

Thanks for commets guys Bow Down

Great finished Zero Modelcrazy , better wheathering that mine Beer

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:08 AM

Thanks Gam and Yamato,

Gam, this was my first time with this method. I like it very much but I need to refine it a bit. One major problem I had was the gloss coat I used wasn't very glossy, so the oils stuck to it more than I wanted. I may have eventually gotten to this point but would rather not be forced into that level of weathering because I couldn't wipe it off the first time.

I'm looking for a good gloss coat, other than Future, to AB on. Any ideas?

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:58 AM

Steve: As a gloss I always use Model Master acrylic. Is it the best? I have no idea but it's all the local hobby shop carries so it's either that or ordering something else and waiting a couple days to get it. Sleep

Anyone else have any options??? 

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

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:30 AM

I use the testers "aztec" acrylic.  it's pre mixed for the air brush,  I can get a big bottle of it at hobby lobby  40% off.   I use both the gloss and flat.    gloss to put the decals over the flat to finish it off.

 

http://www.testors.com/product-catalog/testors-brands/aztek/airbrushable-acrylic-paint/aztek-acrylic-airbrush-paint

 

John

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

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Monday, August 28, 2017 4:59 AM

Cliff, i wish to add to add to the GB this recent purchase

 

 

Ki-61-1 from RS models 1/72

Sure i'll finish this one before to unfreeze the Jake :)

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 28, 2017 11:25 AM

Hey sure Bsyamato, just put you down. I've got one or two RS Model kits but I've not started either. I am curious as to how they build up. 

 

BTW: I did finally get back my Type 95 battle diorama and got a lot of work done on the Japanese figures done. Still working on the Chinese figures. Hopefully have some photos up soon. 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:37 AM

Looks good! 

I pulled mine out of the box and looked at it but didn't open the plastic bag since I'm always loosing parts. I like what I'm seeing with yours.  

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

 

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    January 2014
  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:38 PM

reetings all, sorry its been so long since I've been on, or added any progress pics. Summertime is usually very busy for me with family trips, work, etc. Anyway, here is where I'm at currently on the 1/32 Hase A6M5c build. I hope to have everything finshed up and weathered in the next week or so. In this picture I was in the process of applying decals and working to get them to settle into the recessed areas. This turned out to be a bigger task than I had expected. I had first tried using Micro-Set and Micro-Sol to settle them with no luck, even after several coats of the sol. I eventually picked up a bottle of Solvaset and it worked a little better...still not 100%.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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