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Japanese Group Build VIII

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:56 AM

Nice start on the Ki-44, but I can't seem to click on the pics to see a larger version.  Looks like the hosting site needs a login even to see the pics.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:56 AM

Looks good Bsyamato! Your usual nice work! 

Btw: Steve/Modelcrazy is running a Japanese ships build in the future. You might hold on one or two ships for that. 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:38 AM

AA: Looks good! Almost ready to mount in the fusilage. 

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

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 4:55 AM

More progress on the cockpit details:

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Posted by waikong on Monday, July 08, 2019 4:38 PM
Thanks Edwin, I use a Panasonic Lumix FZ200 with the smallest aperture and aperture priority mode, iso100. I think if anything, putting it into s soft light box helps a lot. I do set the white background as neutral on the computer to help correct the color, otherwise nothing else special.

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Posted by Edwin on Saturday, July 06, 2019 9:18 PM

Waikong, nicely done! First tank of this group build. 

What camera are you using? Nice photos. 

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Posted by waikong on Saturday, July 06, 2019 3:53 PM

Thanks Gamera, have to get myself the badge now

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, July 06, 2019 7:33 AM

Waikong: Nice!!! Great job there! Going to put you on the front page now. Good to see someone else use the Silly Putty approach to masking. And despite your comments I think the C.O. came out pretty darn well!!!  

Bsyamato: No problem, adding her now. 

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Posted by waikong on Friday, July 05, 2019 4:44 PM

Love that orange claude, enough of that IJAF green! :)

Ok, it's time for a ground target as I finally finsihed my 1/48 Tamiya jgsdf Type 10 heavy tank. Additional pictures with a short description of the build is here https://waihobbies.wkhc.net/index.php/14-models/ground/144-jgsdf-type-10-main-battle-tank

Thanks everyone for this great GB, I really needed some incentive to finish a build.

type 10

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, July 05, 2019 12:25 PM

Not programmed another jap is slipped on the table 

 

Add it Cliff :)

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Posted by bsyamato on Thursday, July 04, 2019 11:43 AM

Edwin

 

 
bsyamato

 

  

 

 

that looks really striking, Bsyamato!

is the cowling a different color, like black? That would make an awesome contrast to the trainer orange. 

 

 

Yes, cowling and antiglare in front of windshield will be black, already under paint process :)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:41 AM

Gamera
The folding wingtips I think were to fit the plane on the elevator that took them from the hanger to the flight deck. I think I remember reading the Zero's wings were about a yard/metre too long to fit.

That makes sense. I never understood why they only folded the wingtips.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:27 AM

Edwin

 

 
Gamera

 The folding wingtips I think were to fit the plane on the elevator that took them from the hanger to the flight deck. I think I remember reading the Zero's wings were about a yard/metre too long to fit.

 

 

Kinda reminds me of the time I bought some stuff and couldn’t get it all in the car Big Smile

 

Roll the window down and let it stick out. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Edwin on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:22 AM

Gamera

 The folding wingtips I think were to fit the plane on the elevator that took them from the hanger to the flight deck. I think I remember reading the Zero's wings were about a yard/metre too long to fit.

Kinda reminds me of the time I bought some stuff and couldn’t get it all in the car Big Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 7:34 AM

John: Looks good! Nice to see you've got the middle fusilage and wing gap seams all taken care off, ought to be smooth sailing from here out. 

I don't know about the seat belts- as Edwin said they did seem to vary some in colour. 

 

 

The folding wingtips I think were to fit the plane on the elevator that took them from the hanger to the flight deck. I think I remember reading the Zero's wings were about a yard/metre too long to fit.

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

 

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Posted by Edwin on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 12:09 AM

falconmod

Got the fuselage, cockpit and tail assembled this weekend.

I think I need to touch up the seat belts to a little browner color

John

 

Hi John
 
i’ve seen some references that indicate a yellow much like what you have. Others have it as a tan leather color. Think the belts may have been different between the different manufacturers the Zeros were built by. 
 
1 thing I’ve often wondered about the Zero’s folding wing tips. Just how much space is saved by that? Smile
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Posted by Edwin on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 12:03 AM

bsyamato

that looks really striking, Bsyamato!

is the cowling a different color, like black? That would make an awesome contrast to the trainer orange. 

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, July 01, 2019 10:27 AM

Got the fuselage, cockpit and tail assembled this weekend.

I think I need to touch up the seat belts to a little browner color

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 Swift

1/72 B-58, 1/144 B-47

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:24 PM

Looks really good! I've got to try trainer orange some day. It's a very eye-catching scheme. 

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

 

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, June 28, 2019 11:27 AM

Edwin

Good heavens! It’s been ages since my last update/post! Embarrassed

Been really busy with work, and had to squeeze in bits of building time here and there Angry

Anyway, my Zero’s almost done. Just some bits here and there...

And of course, I have to work on its base as well, since it’s going to be displayed in flight Smile

 

 

Ready to use in some ww2 movie YesYesYes

 

Heres decals on the training Claude after glossy

 

 

 

At the next!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:05 AM

That looks good! Looks like a nice kit there, 1/72nd isn't really my thing but the new ones are at least as detailed as the 1/48th ones of years past. 

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

 

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:00 AM

Got started  on the cockpit, prop and engine.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 Swift

1/72 B-58, 1/144 B-47

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:14 PM

Like I'm going to argue with you John!?! 

 

Very cool! Is that the new Airfix kit I've been hearing all the good news about? 

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:39 PM

Can I add a new one to my list?

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 Swift

1/72 B-58, 1/144 B-47

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:19 AM

Great prop blur, you had the shutter speed just right.

John

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:32 PM
lol. I did this once just by flicking it with my finger and taking a picture quickly. As low tech as you can get.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 24, 2019 11:36 AM

Edwin

Howdy, Gamera!

It’s sorcery, I tell you...

Nah, I just had a fan blowing in front of my Zero that got the props a spinning. 

Sorry for the trickery and deceit..........not! Devil

 

LOL!!! Occam's razor- I should have thought about the simplest solution first!!! Bravo sir!!! 

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Posted by Edwin on Monday, June 24, 2019 11:31 AM

Howdy, Gamera!

It’s sorcery, I tell you...

Nah, I just had a fan blowing in front of my Zero that got the props a spinning. 

Sorry for the trickery and deceit..........not! Devil

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