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  • Member since
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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:27 PM

bsyamato

Still alive and here some updates:

 

Claude on first final orange layer (humbrol orange 132+ yellow 188)

 

 

Also the cayuse is almost done, few retouches needed and a new missing decals from a new kit (that i need to buy Sad )
 
 
 

 
That Claude is awesome, BSYamato! For some reason, the color of the Claude makes me think of a Subaru Crosstrek! ANd, yep, I drive a Subaru Forester, and my wife has a Crosstrek. Looking forward to seeing these two progress.
 
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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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:23 PM

bsyamato
 

Sorry for delay , the little Jpa cayuse is near finish and forget to take intermediate pictures:

After grey humbrol primer , painted the yellow and orange , then masked and green on

 

 

 

And decals after glossy coat and colored upper windows

 

 

 

Unfortunately i destroyed one of rotor basement serial number decal (obliviously white color..) so i need to leave it withouth till i found a good replacement.

 

No updates on the other two subjects but i started also the same nanzan kit that Zvezda 1980  and no reason to double here :)

 

Great job, BSYamato! Lookin' good!

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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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:17 PM

Ok, got some more done on her tonight:

As you can see on the instruction sheet, parts D30 & D31 were supposed to be glued to the firewall first, then part D25 glued to that. After test/dry-fitting this several times, I finally determined that there was no way my shaky hands were gonna accomplish that. So, I glued D25, D30, & D31 together first. Way much better! After the glued set for a bit, I test-fitted the assembly to the firewall, and it fits very, very well, with no parts trying to fall apart while trying to assemble them. But, the assembly still needs paint, so it's gonna be like this until I can spray some semi-gloss black on it. Then it gets mounted.

 

 

The two horizontal stabilizers. Tamiya designed them so that the elevators connect to each other and move together. This is done with some small photo-etched hinges (zoom in on one of the pictures to see them). Normally, I shy away from photo-etch, as I can't see them that well, even with my Magnivisor, plus I shake a little bit, and that causes me to smear the glue when I apply the photo-etch. But, Tamiya made this really easy to do, as the stabilizer halves have small grooves/recesses for the photo-etch to sit in, plus they help with alignment, so plusses all around on this design. One aspect I'm puzzled about is the deflection of the elevators after everything is assembled. Very little max deflection at all in either direction - maybe only about 5 degrees or so. Not gonna worry about it, as when they're neutral, they're correct! So, no biggie. I will need to look at some photos to see if the max deflection angles are correct, just to satisfy my curiosity about it. 

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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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:30 PM

And in case you were wondering, the top of the control stick really is supposed to be green. All the pictures that I can find show this. I figured it would be black, or maybe wooden. But, nope, Tamiya had the correct color listed for it.

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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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:27 PM

Whale, shooooot! It's been since 29 April since my last update!! Sorry, guys!

Not much done since the last update, but I do have the cockpit assembly mounted in the fuselage. This is actually coming out much better than I had anticipated, which is good! I'm doing more work on her tonight (Wednesday 24 July), so I'm hoping to have another update posted sometime later tonight. Let me know whatcha think......

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: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 19, 2019 8:07 AM

waikong

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.

 

Hmm, had the same issue here. 

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

 

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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.

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

   

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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.

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

   

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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. 

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

 

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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 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

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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 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

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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? 

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

 

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