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Japanese Group Build VI

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  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:36 AM
Hello all! Fantastic work in this thread! I am going to be wading into the Battle of Midway GB with a Val and would like to know if it would be alright if I joined this GB as a cross-thread? Nothing fancy, I have the old Airfix Aichi D3A1 that I bought without decals for cheap and picked up a nice Print Scale 'Aichi D3A1 "Val" set off EBay :-)

[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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Posted by simpilot34 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:38 AM

Thanks Gam!

 

Bys-she's looking good mate! Nice smooth paint!Yes

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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    October 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:45 AM

three layers of green 149 on the Hien after painting yellow front tips on wings 

 

 

The remaining green used for the zuiun green mixed with humbrol 15 (about three layers too)

 

 

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 25, 2017 11:29 AM

Looking forward to seeing more from you Simpilot! 

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

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:53 PM

Some great work happening here guys!! Looking forward to seeing these finished soon!! Within the next month or so I should be back here with my E7K1. Nearing the end of the project on my FW-190. Going to have to do some repairs and put back togetherrs on her as she's been knocked around a bit by my cat's adventurous/curious nature. That and the fact I shouldn't have put the container it is in where I did either Whistling

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 18, 2017 11:29 AM

Wow, that silver paint looks fantastic! 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Monday, September 18, 2017 5:10 AM

Thanks Cliff

 

Some update about the Hien:

Trasfered in the bunke during last weeks , sanded , primed in grey and bottom black for metal paint with humbrol . 

Yesterday returned to the kitchen and used the vallejo air .. with brushes (they works too!) .Silver base and some panel variation. More i did after take pictures

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:25 PM

Bsyamato: Great job as usual!

 

Scott:Ouch, 94 to 44!?! Glad to hear you're ok, from your wildfires to hurricanes down here, earthquakes in Mexico, and Censoreds bombing the UK it's been a wild month.....

Montana is somewhere I've got to see someday, too many westerns in my youth- I'd love to see it firsthand.

Looking forward to the photos of the Akagi.

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

 

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:19 PM

Hey Gam,

I'm checking in, just got back from a few weeks with my Mom in Montana.  Boy, one day its 94 degrees and can't see the end of your nose with all the smoke, then bam, twenty four hours later and its 44 degrees and sleeting rain.  Miss that funky Rocky Mountain weather, its a blessing.

I was able to get into a hobby shop and they had a bottle of IJN Kure Grey, so now I can start fully into the Akagi this next week.

Scott

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:40 PM

As always looks great Bsyamato!

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

 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:38 PM

bsyamato,

Your interior is looking great! You did a great job with the paint.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:15 PM

Heres some paint job about the Zuiun, inner color mixed from various colors , details finiture to follow

 

 

 

 

Asap more uptades about the hien too :)

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 11, 2017 11:58 AM

Docidle: Sure! Would be happy to have you. I just put you down on the roster. I may have to call you by Docidle though, Modelcrazy's name is Steve too and I don't want to be too confusing there. Tongue Tied

Bsyamato: Looks fantastic, just love all the extra detail you scratch-built into your stuff. 

Hunter: Thanks for checking in. It's good to hear you're ok and don't worry about this when you have way more important things to worry about. 

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

 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:22 AM

Mac,

Nicely done sir....your build looks great!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:20 AM

Just got my first break...I was out on the line for almost 14 hours. I go back out in 6 hours. 

Gam, Steve, bsyamato and simpilot thank you for your kind words. I hope to complete her as soon as I get home...after seeing the wifeEmbarrassedStick out tongueWhistling

Steve...you need to stay inside, the air quality is horrible. Last thing you need to do is irritate the situation. Wink Watch the news....you might see me on there lol

 

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:44 AM

Gamera, 

Would you mind if I threw my hat into the ring? I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 A6M5c Zero. Here's a picture of her. This is my first Tamiya and third aircraft, I'm mostly a ship builder. I'll be using Eduard PE. I have wanted to try a Tamiya model so here I go.

Steve

 

       

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:45 PM

MAC: I already commented on your post over on the aircraft forum but it bears repeating- very cool! Yes

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

 

MAC
  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: Keyport, New Jersey
Posted by MAC on Sunday, September 10, 2017 7:39 AM

This is my first attempt at a Japanese aircraft. This fighter belonged to 204 Fighter Group
Rabaul 1943. I tried my best on the camouflage
I hope you like it

 

 

thanks for looking  

 

Mac

  

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    March 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:03 AM

Hunter they're right dont worry at all about the time frame, just do your best work and it takes as long as it takes.

Bys thats some great looking scratchbuilding there!!!

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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 8, 2017 8:04 AM

Hunter,

What makes you unsatisfied with your build? If it's the time crunch don't worry about it. Gam is one of the most accommodating and forgiving (besides me of course) GB hosts LOL.

You do what you need to do and don't rush on that beautiful Zeek. Getting frustrated or being unsatisfied isn't worth it, it's just a model and you want to do your best.

Go get rid of that fire so we can get this smoke out of here. It's making it hard for me to breathe.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 8, 2017 7:34 AM

Hunter: You've got to the end of the year and of course can always roll over into next year. Don't sweat it and keep your head down and stay safe ok? And btw nice work! 

Bsyamato: Nice work as usual, love those scratchbuilt seats. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:35 PM

Hello everyone,

I got the paint scheme done today, and finished assembling all the small pieces that are applied at the end. I am not satisfied with this build at all. Between work and other life events I have had a tight time frame, and I received a call this morning informing me that I will deployed to one of the larger wild fires going right now. So I have to get this done before Sat. morning because I don't know how long I'll be out.

Just finished airbrushing both IJN Green and Gray

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:43 AM

Hunter: Everything looks perfect, always great to see that on the first coat of paint going down. 

Bsyamato: Looks like a nice kit, looking forward to seeing you work your magic on her. 

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:44 AM

Perfect look of the zero :) i have almost all Zero versions , trainer included but missing again the a6m5 Big Smile

 

Heres the Zuiun progress, starting to fill with details the cockpit, few referencies about this plane

 

 

 

 

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  • 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 

      

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • 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
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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?

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