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Japanese Group Build VIII

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:51 PM

Zero is glosscoated and ready for decals:

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 24, 2019 8:02 AM

Gary: Hope you feel better soon. The heat and humidity has kept me from wanting to do anything, the tempature is supposed to drop over next week so hopefully I'll want to work on something. 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, August 23, 2019 9:05 PM

Bysamato> The Claude is looking good in its orange!  Another great off the main track Japanese aircraft build.

AA>  The Zero looks almost done.  I like your acrylic support.  I need something like that.

Gamera>  Mecha-Godzilla is looking menacing in metallic black!  Good work!

As for me, I've been a bit "blahh" lately, so haven't gotten much done.  The fuselage is together, and the cockpit parts are painted and I've just finished putting the instrument decals on.  They need some Microsol to settle down.  Should have it together and installed this weekend, then I can start on the engine.  Photos then.

Gary

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:22 AM

AA: That looks good, you're making great progress! 

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

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:14 AM

Major progress on the Zero today, engine and main landing gear mounted:

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:33 AM

Thanks! I went with Alcald II Airframe Aluminum but it seemed too dark. So I applied Chrome over it. It's a little too shiny compared with the movie though. I'm still looking at it and trying to figure out what I want to do. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January, 2019
Posted by Edwin on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:18 AM

Looks mighty fine in black, Gamera! What is the finish color going to be?

Thanks, Bsyamato! Can’t wait to see your completed Claude. You build really fast!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 AM

Well, the black undercoat is on for Mecha-G. Sorry about the background clutter, I really didn't feel like dragging him upstairs for a better background. I applied the metallic over the weekend, will get photos up soon. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:38 AM

Looks good Bsyamato!!! You do such an awesome job with the trainer orange! 

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

 

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:21 AM

Nicely in flight Zero Edwin Yes

 

slowly on the Claude: panel lines wash

 

 

 

 

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    January, 2019
Posted by Edwin on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:28 PM

Thanks Gary. My first time with a seascape. It was fun doing it! 

Thanks Gamera. I intended it to be the final scene, however there is a plot twist in the movie which i will not reveal in case anyone wants to watch it. I just made do with the plane that Tamiya supplied in the box. 

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, August 19, 2019 10:12 PM

AA> Nice! Hope to see more progess pics soon.

Edwin> That's a great diorama, and a well done sea scape.  Congrats!

Gary

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 19, 2019 8:19 PM

Edwin: Just posted you to the front page and I see you already got your badge. Thanks for joining us!

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

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 19, 2019 11:14 AM

AA: She's coming along nicely! 

Edwin: That looks awesome! Every bit of it, the Zero, pilot, base, composition, everything! I assume it's representing the end of the movie? Sorry, don't want to give away any spoiler to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. 

I'll get you up ASAP! 

 

Bird droppings hmmppphhhh!!!!!!!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    January, 2019
Posted by Edwin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:12 PM

 

jgeratic

Edwin, really like that inflight display, right down to bullet splashes on the water surface - fantastic!  Yes

 

regards,

Jack

 

Thanks Jack!

Friend of mine saw those splashes, and asked if they were due to bird droppings Embarrassed

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:58 AM

Edwin, really like that inflight display, right down to bullet splashes on the water surface - fantastic!  Yes

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    January, 2019
Posted by Edwin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:02 AM

I see much progress has been made by many, great job, guys! Yes

I'll consider my entry as complete, although I will still be improving on the weathering, especially the chipping, here and there Wink 

So, here are pics of my completed entry:

So much that could be better, but oh well, will work on improving the next project.

This was fun, and I'm going to help myself to that gorgeous badge now Big Smile

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:17 PM

It's been 105 to 110 here some days lately, but there's not high humidity in the California Central Valley.  Only 95 today, and it cools off nice at night, into the 60's. 

John

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

  

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:49 AM

Upper surfaces finished painting IJN Green, ready for gloss coat and then decals:

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:35 AM

GAF Gary: Looks good, nice to see everything test fitted. I know what you mean about the heat, it was insane Tue and yesterday. I was reading 95F/35C... 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:15 PM

Armor_Aficionado>  Looks good so far!  Those masks make things so much easier!

My own progress on my Zero is slow.  I'm just now getting things removed from the sprues and testing fit.  So far, the fit is pretty good.  The fuselage has a definite angle and I will have to tape it together to make it line up, but nothing I haven't run into before.  I've glued the horizontal stabilizers on, and the cockpit is being assembled.  I'll have it together enough to start painting by the weekend (I hope).  The heat has been a hold-up.

That's all for now.

Gary (one of many)

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:50 PM
Ain‘t THAT the truth!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:19 AM

AA: Looks good!!! I swear those pre-cut canopy masks are worth their weight in gold.... 

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

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:27 PM

Latest on the Zero:  canopy masked and installed, and initial coat of IJN Green applied to topside:

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:56 PM

Looking good Gary. Yeah, I hate it too when I show up in a GB and there's 3 other guys with the same first name as me Big Smile

 

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:23 AM

Eric: Just got you down. Good luck with that, NM is fun... Whistling

DD Gary: Looks good! Keep the photos coming please!!! 

 

 

We're had multiple people with the same name before- I think we had three named Chris a few years ago. 

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

 

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:26 PM

Gamera

Put me down for the Tamiya 1/48 KI-61: about time I tried natural metal. I'll be showing it in the 1944 GB also.

Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:06 PM

Devil Dawg,

The Zero is looking good.  You must be happy about the seams!

I think we have enough Gary's for a Group Build someday...  Wink

Gary

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:44 PM

Hey, just HOW MANY Gary's do we have on this Group Build, anyways?? Propeller

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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