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Japanese Group Build VI

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  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:25 AM

Nicely done on the zero. When decals don't go good on recessed panels i use to cut them alond the panel line, then more and mare super sol .. old hasegawa decals are not a good client :)

 

Last night start with inner paint on tony : some dark yellow obtained with mixed colors (about yellow , black, red..), the black.. is just black Propeller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:54 AM

Those are looking great guys! 

Jelliott: If Solvaset doesn't work I'm not sure what else to use, it's the most powerful solution I've heard of.

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

 

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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:06 PM

Gamera

Those are looking great guys! 

Jelliott: If Solvaset doesn't work I'm not sure what else to use, it's the most powerful solution I've heard of.

 

I was amazed, being a new tool kit from Hasegawa, I figured that the decals couldnt be as bad as other Hasegawa kits. These things were like impervious to solvents. I'd never used Solvaset prior to this experience and had been told that the stuff had the potential to melt decals into puddles of quivering glue...not the experience I had. They did settle down some, not as much as I would have liked, but I'm just going to keep it where it is and hopefully some weathering will help improve the looks of them.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:08 PM

Oh wow I forgot you said it was a Hasegawa kit. I'd had awful luck with setting solutions and their decals. Micro/Super Set (I think that's right- the red label stuff) always caused their decals to crinkle up for me and stay crinkled when they dried. So I've only been using Micro/Super Sol (the blue label in any case) on them. I'd have figured Solvaset would have melted them for sure! 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:50 AM

I use also another way with hard decals: use hot water instead of warm water Coffee

 

More works on hien last night

Sealed inner yellow with semigloss coat, clean  primered and painted last main pieces (not all in pictures) . Main clean work on the landing gears that have some excess plastic between compass.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:14 AM

She's looking great! 

Hmmm, I haven't tried hot water yet, I'll give it a go next time I have issues with decals- thanks! 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Friday, September 1, 2017 4:19 AM

The effect is that decals become really soft and can extend , then use great attention .

 

Finished cockpit after washing, added last pieces and closed fuselage. Some problem with radiator that needed some cut front and rear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 1, 2017 7:42 AM

That make sense on the decals. 

 

Great job there on the cockpit, it never ceases to amaze me you're doing all this detail in 1/72nd! 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Friday, September 1, 2017 6:23 PM

Thanks Cliff.

I have another subject to put down

Aichi E16A zuiun from fujimi, 1/72 :)

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, September 3, 2017 1:30 AM

WOW there are some great builds going on here!!! Hey guys, lol. I am going to try and get back here real soon with my E7K1 from last years build. I'm going to finish my FW-190 first then will get back to my floater. Gam if I may? I'm close enough to completing the FW I should be able to get back to the E7K1 and get it done (hopefully) before the end of the year.

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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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:29 AM

bsyamato

I use also another way with hard decals: use hot water instead of warm water Coffee

 

 

Actually, I was using fairly warm water...not hot, hard to keep it hot without a hot plate. I prefer this method over straight room temp water, as yes, it does help to soften the decal and helps it to conform; however, these didnt seem to get the "memo".

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, September 3, 2017 12:16 PM

Hello Gam and fellow GB friends,

I want to apologize for being soooo late to the GB....kinda had a life event that put the brakes on everything. I must say everyone so far has built some wonderful  looking builds. I deceided to build the Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M5c Zero (zeke)

My first build was simular to this kit and it went together rather nicely.

Not too much to the kit

The first thing I noticed was the seat holes were not comletely punched through.

Simple work with a 0.9mm drill bit

Straight forward pit...not too much to it

Added a light coat of primer to highlight small details.

I was kinda surprised that this kit didn't have any type of controll knobs to attach to either side of the interior fuselage. But there is some nice details to work with. After I assemble the pit, engine and before attaching the fuselage I am going to attempt my very first wash on these areas. I will be using "The Detailer" that LawDog114 recommended.

The other half of the fuselage. The interior color for the pit and instrument panel is Tamiya flat green (XF-5)

I am also going to detail the engine this time appling plug wires and a two stage wash that I picked up reading the latest tutorial that LawDog114 posted about a week ago. If you haven't seen or read it...I recommend taking a moment and take a look at it. Very well done and very imformative.

I should be posting the above mentioned by Tuesday afternoon. Again, I apologize for missing out, and my hat is off to you gentlemen for some top notch builds.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 3, 2017 2:02 PM

Bsyamato and Simpilot: Just put down both of your subjects.

Hunter: She looks great so far. And don't sweat it, at the rate I'm moving any progress is good progress!

 

Hunter and Simpilot: Of course no issues if you don't get finished to rolling over your builds to JGB VII.

 

I have almost finished the Japanese figures for my little dio- working on the Chinese ones  now. Sorry about the horrible image quality, the lens in my cell phone broke and I'm taking them with my tablet- which for some reason is awful at close-ups.

 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, September 3, 2017 2:15 PM

Gamera
Hunter and Simpilot: Of course no issues if you don't get finished to rolling over your builds to JGB VII.

Gam,

I will be done by Thursday. I thought the cutoff date is 12/2017...Am I incorrect with that?

Hunter 

      

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 3, 2017 4:06 PM

The end of the year, but if you're done by Thursday great! Yes

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

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, September 4, 2017 6:06 AM

Thanks Gam!Toast

Bys and Hunter great starts!! Look forward to seeing them progress and finished!

Those figures are looking good too!

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 4, 2017 8:00 AM

Bsyamato: Great job on both of those! 

Simpilot: Thanks, I really need to get better photos though.... Sad

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Monday, September 4, 2017 9:51 AM

Gamera

 

Simpilot: Thanks, I really need to get better photos though.... Sad

 

Light seems too low :(

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 4, 2017 10:07 AM

bsyamato

 

 
Gamera

 

Simpilot: Thanks, I really need to get better photos though.... Sad

 

 

 

Light seems too low :(

 

Yes, that was also a problem. I'll try to get my next ones outside or something like that with better lighting. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 4, 2017 10:11 AM

Hello all,

Just a quick update....I got the fuselage and wings put together and painted the engine parts. I am waiting for the parts to dry so I can wash and install the plug wires. Wish me luck with that LOL Huh?

This a photo of a 1943 14 Cylinder Twin Row NK1F Sakae 21 that is depicted in this kit.

Be back on soon....

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 4, 2017 11:07 AM

Hunter: Looks good! I assume you've seen Lawdog's tutorial on wiring radial engines? I used it myself a few years ago on a P-47D and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

 http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/149327.aspx

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 4, 2017 1:03 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Gamera

Hunter: Looks good! I assume you've seen Lawdog's tutorial on wiring radial engines? I used it myself a few years ago on a P-47D and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

 http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/149327.aspx

 

Yes I have Gam.

I mentioned it my post yesterday. LawDog did an awesome job highlighting how to do it. And thank you for attaching the link

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 4, 2017 1:13 PM

bsyamato,

Very nice sir...both are coming along nicely.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 4, 2017 1:15 PM

simpilot34

Thanks Gam!Toast

Bys and Hunter great starts!! Look forward to seeing them progress and finished!

Those figures are looking good too!

 

Simpilot,

Thank you sir....appreciate the kind words

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 4, 2017 1:24 PM

Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Gamera

Hunter: Looks good! I assume you've seen Lawdog's tutorial on wiring radial engines? I used it myself a few years ago on a P-47D and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

 http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/149327.aspx

 

 

 

Yes I have Gam.

 

I mentioned it my post yesterday. LawDog did an awesome job highlighting how to do it. And thank you for attaching the link

 

Ack, I'm sorry. I'm old and can't remember anything.... Sad

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 4, 2017 1:28 PM

Gamera

 

 
Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Gamera

Hunter: Looks good! I assume you've seen Lawdog's tutorial on wiring radial engines? I used it myself a few years ago on a P-47D and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

 http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/149327.aspx

 

 

 

Yes I have Gam.

 

I mentioned it my post yesterday. LawDog did an awesome job highlighting how to do it. And thank you for attaching the link

 

 

 

Ack, I'm sorry. I'm old and can't remember anything.... Sad

 

LOL....it's okay Gam. Absolutely no worries. I appreciate you communicating the information to us.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 4, 2017 8:47 PM

Hunter,

Oh good, another Zero! I like Zeros. With all of them I've done I still have 4 in the stash. I don't have or ever had a Tamiya though. Huh?

  • Member since
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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:04 PM

modelcrazy

Hunter,

Oh good, another Zero! I like Zeros. With all of them I've done I still have 4 in the stash. I don't have or ever had a Tamiya though. Huh?

 

Hello my friend,

I also like the zero, and when you do have a chance to pick up a Tamiya kit do so. Great fit, well explained istructions and they also highlights areas of doing the little extras to the kit.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:47 PM

Hey Gam and fellow GB'ers,

Slowly but surely get close to the completion of my zero. Today I got the engine washed...I didn't get to install the plug wires today. I need to go back and reread LawDog's instruction on how to do that. I also got the fuselage together and applied putty, sanded, sanded some more and reprimed the fuselage. Tomorrow I will be painting the cowl, landing gear, fuselage, canopy and applying the decals.

Have a great evening!

Hunter 

      

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