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Japanese Group Build VII
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:12 PM

Japanese Group Build VI

RULES

*Start Date January 1st, 2018

*End Date December 31st, 2018

*Japanese subjects which I'll define as operating under the Japanese flag, aka a captured P-40 flown by a Japanese pilot would be kosher

*Cross-overs are welcome

*Pre-started are fine as long as they're under 10-20% finished (light assembly)

*Any 'roll-over' subjects from Part VI are welcome

*No cut-off date for entry, you can enter on Dec 30 if you can build the model in a day

And most important have fun guys and gals!

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:12 PM

ROSTER:


Armor_Aficionodo: Tamiya 1/48th A6M5 Zero 'Zeke' 

Bsyamato: Hasegawa 1/72nd Aichi E13A1 'Jake'  

Falconmod: LS 1/72nd Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu 'Peggy' 

Gamera: Master Box 1/35th Cafe Gals

              Finemolds Type 95 and Chinese and Japanese infantry/tankers 

Hogfanfs: Tamiya 1/350th I-400

Hunter: Hasegawa 1/48th Lavochkin LaGG-3 captured

             Hasegawa 1/48th Nakajima B5N2 'Kate'

Jeaton01: Hasegawa 1/48th Shinden: Finished photos page 14.

                 Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty'

 

Jgeratic: AVI Models 1/72nd A5M1 'Claude': Finished photos page 12.

ModelCrazy: Hasegawa 1/72nd Nakajima KI-84 'Frank'

                     Dragon 1/72nd Type 95 Ha Go: Finished photos page 9. 

                     Hasegawa 1/72nd G3M2/G3M3 Type 96 Nell

                     Hasegawa 1/700 J.M.S.D.F. DDG Kirishima: Finished photos page 13. 

MrMike: Hasegawa 1/48th Nakajima J1N Gekko 'Irving'

Plasticjunkie: Nichimo 1/48th Nakajima B5N 'Kate' :Finished photos page 11.

Rigidrider: Tamiya 1/48th Hyakushiki Shitei III 'Dinah': Finished photos page 8.

             Nichimo 1/48th Ki-45 'Nick'

Scottrc: Hasegawa 1/700th Akagi:Finished photos page 9.

Shacknasty Jim: Hasegawa 1/48th Ki-100 'Tony': Finished photos page 11.

Simpilot34: Hasegawa 1/72nd Aichi E7K1 'Alf'

Taxtp: Hasegawa 1/72nd FW-190

TempestJohny: Hasegawa 1/72nd T-34 Mentor:Finished photos page 18.

Theuns: Tamiya 1/48th 'Rufe'

  

 

Toshi: Tamiya 1/48th Ki-61 Hien (Tony): Finished photos page 12.

Waynec: 1/72nd JGSDF Type 87 6x6 Recon

Wrinkledm: Special Hobby 1/72nd Ki-115 Tsurugi

 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:12 PM

2018 Japanese Group Build VII Badge

Thanks Jgeratic and Rock Baker!!! 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:42 PM

Oh boy, I can't wait. I always love the Japanese GBs. I'm sure I'll have more to add as time goes by.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:50 PM

Ditto, I'm with my amigo Steve!

P.S. Cliff it's a 1/48th scale kit...no worries. And congrats on 7 years of a great GB!!

Hunter 

      

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:29 PM

Hunter

Ditto, I'm with my amigo Steve!

P.S. Cliff it's a 1/48th scale kit...no worries. And congrats on 7 years of a great GB!!

 

Thanks for the correction, just changed it.

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

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 10, 2017 7:15 PM

Thanks for going again Cliff. I love this time of year, it's the next years GB season....

I'll do the other half of this thing...the 190. Once I start these multi aircraft sets, I always feel compelled to finish them off. The box top doesn't state it, but it's 1/72.

The parts are off the sprue, but no construction has started, I'll send a photo before I kick it off.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:43 PM

That's a nice kit Tony...looking forward to seeing them done. I need to get one of those double plane kits.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, December 11, 2017 1:18 AM

OK Gam I'm reporting for duty. I'm going to get this !@&%$# E7K1 finished lol. Should have my 1/48 F-106 done before then. Hasegawa 1/72 Aichi E7K1 Alf.

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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Posted by falconmod on Monday, December 11, 2017 7:43 AM

I'm in with my Ki-67 Hiryu  1/72  by LS

 John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 11, 2017 11:12 AM

YES!!Yes I may be getting a Hase 1/72 Betty or a Hase 1/72 JDF F-15J for reveiw that I can add to the roster. YesYesYes Sweet!

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 11, 2017 11:23 AM

Just put you down Simpilot, Falconmod, and Tony. 

 

Thanks guys!

Thanks all of you for your interest, support, and enthusiasm. 

It's you guys who have been keeping this going for seven years, let's make this the best yet!!! 

Toast

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

 

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, December 11, 2017 2:16 PM

Gamera
Thanks guys! Thanks all of you for your interest, support, and enthusiasm.  It's you guys who have been keeping this going for seven years, let's make this the best yet!!! 

You've been a great host Cliff, I have had a blast in the last two GB's. I have a strong feeling that I will be adding a other build right around the time of Christmas. Big Smile

Hunter 

      

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 11, 2017 5:00 PM

Put me down for a Tamiya 1/48 Betty.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:28 AM

Thanks John, going to put you down now. 

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

 

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:06 AM

falconmod

I'm in with my Ki-67 Hiryu  1/72  by LS

 John

 

And here's some of the pieces I have to work with,   the molds must be old as they have the position for the red decals engraved in the plastic.  So I need to fill those and put down new panel lines and rivits.

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:33 AM

falconmod

 

 
falconmod

I'm in with my Ki-67 Hiryu  1/72  by LS

 John

 

 

 

And here's some of the pieces I have to work with,   the molds must be old as they have the position for the red decals engraved in the plastic.  So I need to fill those and put down new panel lines and rivits.

 

 

LOL, I have never seen a kit showing where to put the Hinomaru's. That's funny.

I have a 1/50 scale Hasegawa #7 Ki-43 Hayabusa and it doesn't have "guides". The decals are junk due to age and I need to find some 1/48 scale decals to replace them.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:22 AM

I know I've had some other older kits, maybe aurora or lindberg that actualy have the decal positions as raised panel lines.  I think that was a big 50's 60's thing.  Of couse that's when I was a kid.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:53 AM

Falcon (I forgot Jeaton is named John too, might be better for me to call you guys by your callsigns so I don't end up confused!):

I have a few kits like this. Some of them in Revell boxings that look to be from the '60s and '70s I've picked up at shows. Stuff where the box is beat-up enough they're not really collectable. I'm thinking one is a 1/72nd Nakajima G8N Renzan 'Rita' four-engine bomber which is a Hasegawa kit. I'm wondering if Revell reboxed it or I'm just confused, I'll have to look when I get home. 

I've heard of people just sanding off all the zillions of rivets on these older kits but if you want to replace them Archer Dry Transfers make some neat 3D rivet decals. They're resin rivets attached to decal sheet, just apply the whole strip of them like a regular decal and then paint over them and you can't tell they weren't molded to the surface. Saves a bunch of frustration instead of  trying to attach a single rivet at a time. I wasn't sure the right spacing so I picked up their starter set. 

http://www.archertransfers.com/SurfaceDetailsMain.html

 

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

 

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:59 AM

Cool,  Thanks for the link,  I've got a project that I need rivets that come off the surface.   This plane I'm doing I had to add the rivet on with a pounce wheel.  I'm not a fan of etched rivets cuz they usually are to big for the scale but as long as i dont over accentuate them I can live with them.

John AKA(falconmod)

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 15, 2017 7:31 PM

Hey, Cliff,

I'm embarrassed to ask this, but, would you mind rolling over the 1/350 Tamiya I-400 sub that I was supposed to finish for JGB VI, please?

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:31 PM

Sure Bruce, you're more than welcome. I haven't put down anything for myself since I'm not sure I'll finish by the end of the year or not either...

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

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:48 PM

Hey Gamera, I missed the last Japanese GB and was hoping you'ld be doing another! Let me look at the stash and I'll get back soon... Thanks!

Doug

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:12 PM

Gamera please sign me up with a crossover from The Coral Sea GB, 1/48 Nichimo Nakajima Kate.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 21, 2017 7:43 AM

Doug: Great to have you back with us. I went ahead and put you down as undecided as yet. 

PJ: Cool, just put you down. 

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

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 21, 2017 4:05 PM
Cliff would modern Japanese count? I have a little Hasegawa T-34 Mentor in Japanese markings

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, December 21, 2017 7:45 PM

Hi Cliff...I'm going to suck it up and ask that you carry my 1/48 Hasegawa Gekko forward. I got as far as having to rescribe some tricky (for me) joins on the fuse before falling into a big pit of life. Hoping to settle on a new image host & get going on it again in the New Year. Will repost the cockpit pictures to refresh everyone's memory of it, including my own!

There were some really great builds in 2017, it was fun looking in. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Mike

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 22, 2017 8:04 AM

TJ: Anything Japanese counts. Would love to have the T-34 and to see more modern stuff. In fact something from the future like the Space Battleship Yamato would be great too! 

All I need is the scale. 

Mike: Sure, no problem at all. I think I'm going to have to do the same thing. With Christmas and end of the year stuff I can't get what little I have left on my entry finished either.

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

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, December 22, 2017 2:12 PM
1/72

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, December 22, 2017 2:18 PM

Hey Cliff... I dug through the stash and found one I'd never seen in GB before. Matter of fact, I'd never heard of this one either, My wife brought it back from Japan on her last trip. Its a Tamiya 1/48 Hyakushiki Shitei III Recon aircraft. I asked her to bring back something unusual and she did... Any way, lets start there and right after the 1st We'll get going! Thanks and Merry Christmas and Very happy holdays to all!

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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