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  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:20 AM

Hey Jim, I thought it looked to be a pretty swell job. 

Nice thing about forums like this is you can see how people do things, and be able to ask questions.   Eventually you will acquire the ability to do things they way you want them to look, and of course have fun while doing it.

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Toshi, coming along nicely - really like how that mottling turned out.

regards,

Jack

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    December, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:51 AM

Well thank you guys, it is much appreciated. 

 

Prepare yourselves for many questions to come... haha 

 

thanks again! 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:34 AM

jgeratic

Hey Jim, I thought it looked to be a pretty swell job. 

Nice thing about forums like this is you can see how people do things, and be able to ask questions.   Eventually you will acquire the ability to do things they way you want them to look, and of course have fun while doing it.

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Toshi, coming along nicely - really like how that mottling turned out.

regards,

Jack

 

Thank you sir.  I wasn’t sure if I did the mottling correct or not.  Thank you for reiterating that!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:39 PM

It's getting there,  just adding the little details  ...

Now that spraying is done, foam taken out cockpit and area cleaned up, headrest painted brown leather.

Pitot tube made from 0.2mm stainless steel  placed into 0.4mm aluminum tube, which was then slid into 0.6mm tube hidden inside the wing.  Replaced fuselage data stencil with home made one.

The tires ended up a bit complicated because I wanted to add them after everything was painted.  I had drilled a hole on the outside facing of the spats to accept an aluminium rod to act as the axle of each wheel.  It also required a short brass section inside the wheel hub to make up for the difference in hole sizes. 

Also added my own stencil decal on the spats - it should be black type, but my printer wasn't cooperating and was outputting only a shade of red.

Still have to trim the front wind shield (not really a canopy), and rest of the checklist:

- attach auxilary fuel tank

- create naviagtion lights (8) from clear sprue

- carve out a pair of exhaust tubes

- some final weathering

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:04 PM

That's really looking great Jack. Your attention to detail always impressive.

I have a correction to make. After attaching all the superstructure and while attaching the railing, I found that the section I moved forward was in the correct place after all. The rear locating ridge was off about 1mm, not the little tabs.  There's not a lot I can do about it now but the correction must be noted. I was able to work around my mistake.

I am back on it now after a PE platform had fallen off my workbench and I found it after 2 days of searching. I usually spread a white sheet under me to find such wayward parts but this time I didn't and payed for it.

I attached the main mast and several rails and ladders. I still have quit a few small items to attach but now it mostly looks like it will before painting.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/700 Hasegawa DDG Kirishima
1/72 Hasegawa Nell

In Que

1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:54 PM

Also, I got a little further on the Nell. Almost ready for paint.

ON THE BENCH

1/700 Hasegawa DDG Kirishima
1/72 Hasegawa Nell

In Que

1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 12, 2018 8:04 PM

Toshi: I think the mottling looks great! Much better results than the one I built years ago.

Jim: Sure, I think I'm ok with speaking for the group that if there's anything you need to know here we'll try to help you out.

Jack: She's coming together great! I love the finish you've gotten there.

Steve: ACK! Glad to hear you didn't have to try to tear up your work to relocate things. Gee friggin' whiz! Great work there on both kits, you're moving right along.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:38 AM

Thank you Steve and Cliff.

About the ship correction, sounds like something I might of done, but at least it will still build up correctly with all that fine detail.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:52 AM

Here is the NMF shot with Vallejo Chrome.

 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:54 AM

With mottle.

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:55 AM

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:56 AM

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:57 AM

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:20 PM

Decal progress application.

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:24 AM

Mottling looks perfect and the decals look good Toshi. I assume those are the Tamiya ones? I've had good luck with them though they are a little on the thick side, or at least their older ones were. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:23 PM

Gamera

Mottling looks perfect and the decals look good Toshi. I assume those are the Tamiya ones? I've had good luck with them though they are a little on the thick side, or at least their older ones were. 

 

Thank you very much Gamera.  Yes, those are Tamiya decals, this is completely OOB.  

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:25 PM

Completed Hien Ki-61. 

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:43 PM

Oh wow, another great job there Toshi. Again really nice work on the mottling!

I'll probably be on the PC at home tonight so I'll try to get you posted then. 

 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:00 PM

Toshi, splendid work there. Yes

Looks very good, neat idea on the visible interior, and very good example of the mottling.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:53 PM

Toshi: Just got you posted. Again nice work and thanks for joining us!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
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Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:49 PM

That is a nice looking Tony! Great work on a very complicated paint scheme. I cannot even comprehend how to even begin painting that Ki-61. 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:25 AM

Gamera

Oh wow, another great job there Toshi. Again really nice work on the mottling!

I'll probably be on the PC at home tonight so I'll try to get you posted then. 

 

 

Thank you Gamera!  Some areas of the mottle is a little on the sloppy side.  I need to be more focused on this type of paint scheme.  Other than that issue, this Tamiya kit literally just snapped into place.  And as careful as I was with the seams, it just naturally assembled and glued into place.  Thank you for having me aboard Gamera.  I’m most honored!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:31 AM

jgeratic

Toshi, splendid work there. Yes

Looks very good, neat idea on the visible interior, and very good example of the mottling.

 

regards,

Jack

 

Thank you jgeratic!  Your words are too kind.  I feel that the mottle was on the sloppy side on some areas.  And I now other areas, it looked ok. Yes, I must agree with you that Tamiya did an excellent job on the Visible/Clear fuselage.  It was brilliant on their part.  

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:36 AM

Gamera

Toshi: Just got you posted. Again nice work and thanks for joining us!

 

Thank you sir!

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:41 AM

Shacknasty Jim

That is a nice looking Tony! Great work on a very complicated paint scheme. I cannot even comprehend how to even begin painting that Ki-61. 

 

Thank you so very much Shacknasty Jim.  The paint scheme was a very challenging.  I Felt that some areas were sloppy at best.  And that other areas were just ok.  

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:36 AM

It's very difficult to get a perfect job on mottling like that. I think you did a fine job considering the pain of getting them just right Toshi. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:52 PM

Gamera

It's very difficult to get a perfect job on mottling like that. I think you did a fine job considering the pain of getting them just right Toshi. 

 

Thank you for the support and reiteration on the mottle job.  It’s just that we as modelers tend to be a little extra zealots in our builds.  lol!

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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