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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
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  • 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

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  • 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

 

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  • 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

 

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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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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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:

 

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

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  • 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

 

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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:

 

 

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  • 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

   

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  • 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

 

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  • 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
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    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

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  • 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!!

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:41 PM

Got some more done this weekend, although it wasn't much.......

In this picture, the ailerons are at the top. Each one comprises 6 parts, four of which are photo-etch - three hinges, and an internal very-small-diameter rod for them to attach to, held captive by the aileron halves. Once the hinges were in place, I glued the two aileron halves together, performed a little sanding on the seams, and voila! I am absolutely LOVING this build! The wing shows the landing gear mechanisms (kinda) that let the gear operate. Very ingenious way for Tamiya to engineer them. They work very well, and look extremely realistic - no "toyish" look at all.

 

 

 

Got the wings glued together. The fit of this assembly was just simply fantastic! What you see here is with no sanding on the seams at all. I will sand the seams eventually, just to clean them up before painting, but if you zoom in a little, you'll notice no gaps at all. And that means no filler! The whole kit has been this way so far. Oustanding engineering on this design!

 

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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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:30 PM

GAF
 
Gamera

GAF Gary: Nice kit! Personally I find the Mitsubishi cockpit green close enough to USAAF interior green I just use it. 

 

Funny you should mention that.  I was comparing my stock of Green colors to images from the Aviation of Japan site for Mitsubishi cockpit color by holding the bottle up to the monitor.  The USAAF Interior Green came closest, but it's still a little light.  I think I'll try spraying the cockpit flat black before I apply the Interior Green to see if that will darken it somewhat.  Stay tuned!

Gary 

I noticed that US Interior Green was really close to the Japanese cockpit green, too, based on pictures of an unrestored A6M5 hanging in the Air & Space Museum, so I used Interior Green for my build. It ain't a contest build, so it's close enough for me!

Gary

 

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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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 11, 2019 5:45 PM

GAF

 

 
Gamera

GAF Gary: Nice kit! Personally I find the Mitsubishi cockpit green close enough to USAAF interior green I just use it.

 

 

Funny you should mention that.  I was comparing my stock of Green colors to images from the Aviation of Japan site for Mitsubishi cockpit color by holding the bottle up to the monitor.  The USAAF Interior Green came closest, but it's still a little light.  I think I'll try spraying the cockpit flat black before I apply the Interior Green to see if that will darken it somewhat.  Stay tuned!

Gary

 

Sounds good to me.

I normally pre-shade the cockpit by painting it all one colour and then when assembled spraying a little lighter shade down from the top.

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, August 11, 2019 5:12 PM

Gamera

GAF Gary: Nice kit! Personally I find the Mitsubishi cockpit green close enough to USAAF interior green I just use it.

Funny you should mention that.  I was comparing my stock of Green colors to images from the Aviation of Japan site for Mitsubishi cockpit color by holding the bottle up to the monitor.  The USAAF Interior Green came closest, but it's still a little light.  I think I'll try spraying the cockpit flat black before I apply the Interior Green to see if that will darken it somewhat.  Stay tuned!

Gary

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:34 PM

AA & DD Gary: Those look good guys!!!

GAF Gary: Nice kit! Personally I find the Mitsubishi cockpit green close enough to USAAF interior green I just use it.

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

 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:24 PM

Here's the kit I'm building.  I'll be doing the version from the carrier Zuikaku.  It was in the 2nd wave of the Pearl Harbor attack.  The sprues have been washed and I'm studying colors now before I begin building.  As you can see, it's not an overly complicated kit.

The kit does contain a standing figure, though I don't know if I want to paint it or use a seated pilot figure from a Tamiya Zero.  I have a Hasegawa A6M5 in the stash, so maybe I'll save him for that.

Gary

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:53 PM

Devil Dawg

SHOW OFF!!!!!  Propeller Propeller Yes Toast  Heeheehee!! Man, I wish I could build 'em that quickly! I've only got one completed this year (Hasegawa SR-71), and this second build-of-the-year for this here group build is taking me forever. Glad that you're able to add to your display shelf on a regular basis!

Gary Mason

LOL!  Did I mention it took me 3 years to build that P-40?  Started it for the "World At War GB" back in 2016 and just finished it up a few days ago.  Don't talk to me about quick!  I'll be lucky to get this one done by the end of the year, God willing and the creek don't rise.  Big Smile

I am looking at everyone's Zero builds for color ideas.

Gary

PS> I was just looking at cockpit interior colors over at Aviation of Japan.  Trying to find something in my stock that I can use for Mitsubishi green.

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:28 PM

GAF

Gamera>  Finally got the Pearl Harbor P-40 finished, so it's time to do the Pearl Harbor Zero to go with it!  Add me to the roster with this Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter Type 21.  Thanks!  I'll add pictures of the sprues and stuff later.

Gary 

SHOW OFF!!!!!  Propeller Propeller Yes Toast  Heeheehee!! Man, I wish I could build 'em that quickly! I've only got one completed this year (Hasegawa SR-71), and this second build-of-the-year for this here group build is taking me forever. Glad that you're able to add to your display shelf on a regular basis!

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!!

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:23 PM

Made a little more progress this past week. The wheel wells/bays are glued in, with all the other hardware that makes the landing gear operational. Unfortunately, once it's all glued in place, you can't really see the mechanisms for the operational stuff, so only one picture today.

You'll also notice that the motor mounting frame is glued in place in the front of the fuselage. I recommend that you glue the two frame halves to the small horseshoe-shaped item first, instead of how the instructions recommend that you assemble them - much easier my way.

The landing gear doors that are attached so far are also operational - those metal hinges, even though they were a slight hassle to get right, look really nice and accurate. The fact that they're operational is a miracle, 'cause I figured that I'd get superglue all over them trying to assemble them! But, just had to have some patience with those steps.

Hoping to have more pictures by the end of tomorrow - working on my Zeke some more today and tomorrow.....

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!!

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:14 PM

Armor_Aficionado

Latest on the Zero: completed pilot and cockpit installed, fuselage mated to the wings, and the underside has been sprayed with an all-over coat of IJN Gray (Mr. Hobby H62)

 

 
Dang it, Armor! Slow Down!! I'm not even half-way through with my Zero yet!! Propeller
 
Seriously, though. it's looking great! Looking forward to seeing what she looks like with paint on the outside (including mine!).
 
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!!

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:09 AM

Latest on the Zero: completed pilot and cockpit installed, fuselage mated to the wings, and the underside has been sprayed with an all-over coat of IJN Gray (Mr. Hobby H62)

 

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