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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:29 AM

Nice work on the mods, he looks like a perfect fit now. Yes

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Posted by Daddyman on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:49 AM

Edwin

 

 
Gamera

Cool, good luck with the pen-knife weight loss plan! 

Looking forward to seeing how they come out. 

 

 

 

Started work on the pilot figure last weekend. Re-positioned both legs and the right arm. Put him on a weight loss program to get his lower torso slimmer. Result:

Think I’m happy enough with the result. He fits in the cockpit well enough now.  Will need to fIll the seams and surgery points, and paint him up  Hope I don't botch up the paint job! Stick out tongue

 

Looks good, Edwin. You won't botch it up. You got this.

Bill B 2.0

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Posted by Edwin on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:07 AM

Gamera

Cool, good luck with the pen-knife weight loss plan! 

Looking forward to seeing how they come out. 

 

Started work on the pilot figure last weekend. Re-positioned both legs and the right arm. Put him on a weight loss program to get his lower torso slimmer. Result:

Think I’m happy enough with the result. He fits in the cockpit well enough now.  Will need to fIll the seams and surgery points, and paint him up  Hope I don't botch up the paint job! Stick out tongue

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:11 AM

Cool, good luck with the pen-knife weight loss plan! 

Looking forward to seeing how they come out. 

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

 

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Posted by Edwin on Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:25 AM

Edwin

Order placed for the Modelkasten set. Fingers crossed that the seated figure will fit well in the cockpit. 

Modelkasten figures got in today!

Got to work putting the seated figure together with white glue, just to see if he fits in the cockpit. It seems some surgery will be required to reposition his legs and have him lose some weight! He’s a little big for the cockpit. Surgery scheduled for this weekend. 

Hope it works out. Figure looks great otherwise. 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:12 AM

waikong
Oh, definitely use the LED. And if you are really adventurous, put a butane torch in his mouth. But I guess that will probably melt the thing.
 

LOL, I'm not that adventurous!!! 

Actually in the movie this version of MechaG had some sort of Tesla Coil thingee in the mouth that shot lightning bolts. Doesn't sound much safer though... Indifferent

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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:56 AM
Oh, definitely use the LED. And if you are really adventurous, put a butane torch in his mouth. But I guess that will probably melt the thing.
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:22 AM

Thanks guys, I've got the MechaG's head almost done, still not sure if I want to try to stick a LED in there to light the eyes. I need to get some photos up. 

And no problem Bsyamato, it's a nice simple little kit. 

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Posted by bsyamato on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:37 AM

Great updates guys , i like the nanzan, i waiting one coming from japan :)

 

Tanks for the sprue shots Cliff, i think to take some in the next Japan order Eats have fun with these tons of mechazilla pieces!

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:43 PM
MegaGodzilla! I LOVE IT!
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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 21, 2019 10:23 AM

Zvezda: She looks great to me! Frankly to be honest that's one of the things I hate about trying to shade or put washes on anything orange or yellow. It's so easy to overdo it. The guys have some really good advice there, I'm going to try to remember it for my own benefit. 

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Posted by Edwin on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:00 PM

Hi Zvezda

Chipping looks great!

As for the panel lines, as what Jack mentioned, you can tone it down with a wash of the base color. You can also try a light grey wash within the panel lines, to lighten those black lines. Good luck!

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:22 PM

Zvezda, that is looking sharp.  You can always go back in with panel wash made from the base paint colour to knock back those dark lines.  Essentially it would act like a filter.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:40 PM

Ben: Terrific kit and detail. Looking forward to seeing your talents unleashed in this GB.

Gamera: This thing looks scary (and cool as hell)!

Edwin: I agree with you 100% and the chipping was indeed applied on the fuselage as well.

Also an oil wash was applied, but I think I regret this, cause the panel lines from Tamiya are a bit out of scale and after the wash they look like sewage drains in the workshop where mechagodzilla is having his annual major overhaul.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:08 AM

Svenne: Looks pretty close to me. 

 

First time I've built something like this, so it should be an adventure! 

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, January 18, 2019 5:56 AM

Looking good Zvezda1980,

How did you achive the chipping effect?

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, January 18, 2019 5:43 AM

Thank you for those links Jack,

They have been and will be very usefull.

I went back to an old reference, Tamiya's "colors where used" chart and decided to give their "early" range a go:
https://www.ipmsnymburk.com/tamiya%20mixing/MixTamiya.pdf

So here is a sample, I think that XF-14 is a pretty close match to the Cybermodeler Cockpit Color Guide:

This is intended for JA grey Lower side of the Army plane.

The chart suggests a 2:1 mix of XF-62 and XF-4 (OD and Yellow Green).

I am fresh out of XF-4 ( the bottle is from 2003, still a 23ml ) so I will have to go to the LHS before I can submit a sample.

Svenne

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, January 18, 2019 5:20 AM

Hello Gamera,

Never seen one of those before - have you built something similar?

Looks very detailed with clean multi-colored molds - I am intrigued Big Smile

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:57 PM

Svenne: He looks ready to get into action!

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:48 AM

Here is my pilot for the A6M5 zero, reporting for duty:

The hasegawa kit is a beauty of a kit!
Looking forward to this :)

Svenne 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:38 AM

Jack: Sure, I'll go put you down now. 

 

And thanks guys, this should be an adventure (that's one word for it). I'm slowly assembling the head and trying to see if I can work a LED in there somewhere since the 'eyes' on the movie version are lighted. 

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

 

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Posted by Edwin on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:12 PM

Gamera
 

Man, that is looking so cool! Yes. Have fun with the build Cool

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:58 PM

Svenne, you are welcome, and hope you come up with something to your satisfaction.

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Cliff, that looks like a lot of parts, and a lot of fun.

 Oh, and can you put me down as TBA, not sure yet what I will pull from the stash.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:41 PM

Thanks Jack, and sorry Svenne if I was confusing... Embarrassed

 

Anyway: Mechagodzilla came the other day. The box is much bigger than I thought - that's a foot / 30cm ruler there. And the box is stuffed full of sprues!

I did a little work on him yesterday, hopefully I'll get a little more done this weekend.

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

 

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:10 PM

Thanks Jack!

I will start mixing ;)

Regards

Svenne

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:07 PM

There is some digital sample colours here, but unfortunately Tamiya makes no equivalent Nakajima cockpit paint:

https://www.cybermodeler.com/color/cockpit.shtml

If I were to mix my own utilizing Tamiya brand, their Buff would be the main base colour, and maybe just a little Olivegreen and then take it from there?

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:48 PM

Hello Gamera,

I am sorry that I started this of on the wrong foot.

I know there is a difference to Mitsubishi/ Nakajima, and my problem is the Nakajima interior Green.

Seems the community agrees that Tamia XF-71 is a close match to Mitsubishii Interior Green.

Nakajima looks close to RLM66 to me. And then again I have been told it is not :|

Thank you!

Svenne

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:39 PM

I am sorry Jack.

It's Tamiya.
Slowly moving towards Vallejo but would like to make use of the Tamiya gear if I can.

Svenne

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:44 AM

Thanks Jack for jumping in there! 

Svenne: You can mix or buy the blue-black for the cowling. I just spray mine black and then overspray the upper sufaces with a little dark blue so it has a little blue sheen to it in the light. 

The interior cockpit colour of Mitsubishi Zeros was a yellowish-green. It looks enough like USAAF interior green I just use that. Nakajima Zeros were more of a grey-green. It's close enough to RAF interior green I just use that for these. 

There is a slight difference between the dark green and light grey used for the exterior colours on Zeros between the Mitsubishi and Nakajima aircraft but not that much if you don't want to worry about it. Pretty much any paint line should have paints marked IJN topside green and underside grey. 

 

Edwin: I've bought a few ModelKasten figures and been pleased with the quality. Hope they work out for you. 

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

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:52 AM

Svenne Duva

If someone can tell me how to mix the colors:

Mr. Color 125, 126 & 127

 

Svenne

 

 

125 is a blue black colour for the cowl (as well as the front combing and rear decking underneath the canopy) - so that one is simple.

The other two are both cockpit colours:

126 is the interior shade of Mitsubishi built aircraft

127 is the interior shade of Nakajima built aircraft

No idea about the mixes, but any sugestions would be hit and miss  since we don't know what paints you are using.  Maybe try this paintchart:

https://www.paint4models.com/index.html

 

regards,

Jack

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