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Japanese Group Build VI

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  • Member since
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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:22 AM
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:33 AM

Oh wow, nice work!!! 

I'll get you posted ASAP. Or do you want to get another photo other than the one on your workbench? 

 

You know I suppose you could stick her in a diorama and have a tarp over the seam on the nose where the maintanance crew pushed it forward off the canopy. 

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

 

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    July 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:06 PM

After a weekend marathon I finished my Tamiya 1/48 A6M5c Zero. Here are a coupleg of shots of the cockpit with Eduard PE. And then an underside and a regular shot. After seeing the pictures, I cannot believe I missed that seam in front of the cockpit. Next time I’ll do better. This is my first Tamiya kit and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I’m going to try doing some weathering on it, so I’ll get some better pictures and post them.

Steve

       

 

 

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    March 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, October 6, 2017 4:22 AM

Looking forward to the results of the rescribing!! Want to do the Monogram 1/48 F-106 with recessed panel lines, so thoughts on your work will be heeded. Going to do it in CA ANG markings like I saw at an airshow back in th elate 70's.

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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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:47 AM

Oh wow, I've never rescribed an entire model. Good luck!!!  

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

 

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  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, October 5, 2017 2:13 AM

Bsyamato, looking mighty sharp! Yes

Didn't get much modeling time in today but managed to get the rivets off the Val. Tomorrow I will be re-scribing it!

 

Happy Hump Day everyone! Beer

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:20 AM

Bsyamato: Your usual fantastic work! Yes

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

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:26 AM

Bsy, they're both looking great! Dunno, the grey does look a lil bit light like you said but i'd be happy with it.

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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    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 1:45 PM

THANK YOU bsyamato!! And I must say your build is looking great, and the paint job is outstanding! Great job sir. I'll be hanging around here until you finish her up.

Hunter 

      

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    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, October 2, 2017 8:58 AM

simpilot,

Thank you sir for the kind words. This was my second build, so I am still figuring out how to do things correctly. LOL.

Hunter 

      

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    March 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, October 2, 2017 5:45 AM

Oh Hunter I am just lovin' that Zero!!! Beautiful work mate!!ToastBeerBow Down

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: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:55 PM

Thank you very much Gamera and Lodni

Hunter 

      

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:01 PM

Hey Hunter, I'll go ahead and post it. I can change it out later if you want when you finish the diorama.

And yeah the paint should stick just fine. The clear coat is paint too and it shouldn't be an issue for paint to stick to paint.

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

 

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    February 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:55 PM

Very nice Zero, Hunter!Bow Down

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, October 1, 2017 8:25 PM

Gamera

Hey Hunter she turned out beautiful! Great work Yes

Would love to have you in number seven!

Do you want me to go ahead and post a photo with the stand or do you want me to wait?

BTW: You can avoid a lot of the leakage under masking by spraying a clear paint like gloss or matte varnish (or Future) right into the mask (the opposite you'd do with paint). The clear leaks under the mask and 'seals' it so the paint you spray afterward doesn't leak. Essentually you're getting leakage under the mask but it's clear so it will vanish with the final matte overcoat.

 

 

Thank you Gamera....As far as the posting of the photo....sir you can post it now or once I finish the dio I have planned for the aircraft later. Your call.

Now, if I spray the clear coat as you mentioned once the clear coat dries will the paint adhere to it? I have never applied a clear coat once a build was complete. I plan on doing it on a A10A Thunderbolt that I am building in a few weeks. This was my second build so I am still braking my teeth into this awesome hobby. Thank you very much for the instructions on how to do it. Also, my hat is off to you for another awesome GB!!

Hunter 

      

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 1, 2017 8:03 PM

Hey Hunter she turned out beautiful! Great work Yes

Would love to have you in number seven!

Do you want me to go ahead and post a photo with the stand or do you want me to wait?

BTW: You can avoid a lot of the leakage under masking by spraying a clear paint like gloss or matte varnish (or Future) right into the mask (the opposite you'd do with paint). The clear leaks under the mask and 'seals' it so the paint you spray afterward doesn't leak. Essentually you're getting leakage under the mask but it's clear so it will vanish with the final matte overcoat.

 

"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, October 1, 2017 10:55 AM

Good morning all,

Well I'm calling it done. Once again I had a great time in your GB Gam. I have plans for this aircraft in a dio setting later this year. I will be posting that in the "diorama" forum. Once again, thank you and I will be looking for the Japanese VII GB.

Thanks again Gam for taking the time and energy to host another great GB!!!

 

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:23 PM

modelcrazy

Hunter,

Looks great and welcome back! You know how much I like Zeros and this is turning out beautiful

 

Thank you Steve....I to am becoming a fan of the zero. I have one more to build for the "Battle for Midway GB". That kit is not a Tamiya, so I am really looking forward to seeing how that one goes together.

Hunter 

      

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:35 AM

Hunter,

Looks great and welcome back! You know how much I like Zeros and this is turning out beautiful

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:16 AM

Hello everyone,

I finally got home yesterday afternoon and got back at it early this morning. I am nearing the end and I learned a few things again with this build. I am learning what parts to paint before installation and proper fitting. I was kinda surprised with this kit compared to my other Tamiya kit in the Japanese GB V. I had to use more putty, and a lot of sanding. Overall I still enjoyed the kit....I still have along ways to go before I produce some nice builds. Just like anything you have to start out learning LOL

Taped off to paint the yellow

As you can see that did not go well...went back and hand brushed the IJN green. Lesson learned...make sure the tape is fully seated in all groves.

Prop and canopy painted. Lesson learned....will be masking all canopy's going forward. LOL

Left remaining....A few small pieces and decals

Please don't hesitate to point out any errors. Thank you for looking. Be back shortly

 

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:46 AM

Lodni Kranazon

During lunch I mangaged to give the parts a quick wash.

 

 

Lodni,

Great looking kit....I look forward to seeing her done.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    March 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, September 29, 2017 8:30 PM

Most definitely Gam!! Lots of those old Airfix kits can be made into a silk purse, just need a lil tlc, and elbow grease lol.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 29, 2017 7:53 AM

Lodni: Wow, that does look like a classic kit! Looking forward to seeing what you do with her. 

Simpilot: Oh yeah, it probably was the same molds! I just thought it was neat to see a box that old. 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, September 29, 2017 5:59 AM

Guys i don't think the boxing matters, I bought their Val awhile back in the new boxing but I think it's probably the same molds Cool Looking forward to seeing how she comes out Lodni!

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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    February 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:39 PM

During lunch I mangaged to give the parts a quick wash.

 

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:53 AM
LOL Yes - this boxing belongs in a museum! There were no decals with the kit when I purchased it, that is one reason why it was fairly cheap.

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:36 AM

Wow, when you said 'old' I thought you meant maybe 20-30 years old! I've never seen an Airfix box like that- this should be interesting. Good idea on replacing the decals-curious to see how you do this. 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:37 PM

Thank you Gamera! While do not want to 'superdetail' the kit, I would like to give the kit something resembling a decent cockpit. I am looking into some PE but I am inspired by Bsyamato's scratchbuilding work! Here is what I am starting off with:

Thanks again!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:30 AM

Bsyamato: Your usual fantastic work! 

Lodni: Sure you're welcome! The GB does end at the close of the year though so you've got till Dec 31, 2017 to finish up. I noticed that the Midway GB ends in June of next year. Of course if you don't finish by the end of the year you're more than welcome to 'roll over' your kit to Japanese GB VII. 

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

 

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