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Japanese Group Build IX
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:27 PM

Japanese Group Build IX

Rules

*Start Date January 1, 2020

*End Date December 31, 2020

*Japanese subjects which I'll define as operating under the Japanese flag, aka a captured P-40 flown by a Japanese pilot would be kosher

*Cross-overs are welcome

*Pre-started are fine as long as they're under 10-20% finished (light assemby)

*Any 'roll-over' subjects from JGB VIII are welcome

* No cut-off date for entry, you can enter on Dec 30 if you can build the model in a day

And most important have fun guys and gals!

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:28 PM

Roster:

Armor_Aficionado: Tamiya 1/35th Type 97 Chi-Ha

BrandonK: Hawegawa 1/48th Aichi D3A1 Type 99

Falconmod: LS 1/72nd Mitsubishi Ki-67 Peggy

                  Hobbyboss 1/72nd A5M2 Claude

GAF: Hasegawa 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M2b Type 21 Zero

         Hasegawa 1/48th Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52

Gamera: Hasegawa 1/48th A6M Zero

Glamdring Tamiya 1/72nd Aichi M6A1 Seiran

GoldHammer:  Hasegawa 1/48th "Myrt"

                        Tamiya 1/48th Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty'

Jeaton: Tamiya 1/48th Betty

Linus: Zoukei Maru 1/32nd Ki-45 Toryu  

ModelCrazy: Revell 1/72nd Ki-45 (Captured)

Real G: Doyusha 1/72nd T-6G Texan

Tempestjohny: Hasegawa 1/48th F-2B

WrinkledM: Bandai 1/72nd Space Battleship Yamato Cosmo Zero Type 0 Model 52 Fighter

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:28 PM

Reserved for badges

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:34 PM

Steve: I went ahead and put you down with the Ki-45. You didn't tell me the scale or company though.

 

Probably going with a 1/48th Zero here. We do a little show at the National D-Day Memorial in Beford, Va and I've gotten some questions on why I have a bunch of Japanese aircraft but no Zero. Confused Just need to decide on which kit though - got about a dozen Zeros at this point...

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:35 PM

Put me down for a Hawe Aichi D3A1 Type 99, 1/48. Its time to get that one going. Been wanting to build it for some time now.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:45 PM

Brandon: Got ya! Nice choice!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:10 PM

Gamera, I'll carry over the Tamiya 1/48 Betty from the 2019 GB.

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:38 PM

Sure John, you got it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:09 PM

Gamera
Steve: I went ahead and put you down with the Ki-45. You didn't tell me the scale or company though.

Thanks for doing that Gam,

1/72 Revell. The decals are off the same sheet I did the Ataiu-Sea Zero with a couple years ago. That build made the FSM mag reader gallery about 9 months back. This one probably won't though. Huh?

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, December 9, 2019 8:20 AM
I'd like to get in with something different. 1/48 Hasegawa F-2B

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, December 9, 2019 9:07 AM

I'm in, with a 1/35 scale Type 97 Chi-ha tank, from Tamiya.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 9, 2019 9:42 AM

Hey Steve, TJ, AA got you guys all down. And nice choices! 

It's nice to see in less than 24 hours we've got enough members to move on this! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 9, 2019 10:11 AM

Gamera
It's nice to see in less than 24 hours we've got enough members to move on this! 

Waaa? You mean you have a threshold?

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 9, 2019 10:47 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Gamera
It's nice to see in less than 24 hours we've got enough members to move on this! 

 

Waaa? You mean you have a threshold?

 

Lol, well no but still it's a nice vote of confidence! 

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

 

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Posted by Linus on Monday, December 9, 2019 11:35 PM
I have this that would suit a 12 month build.
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:25 AM

Hey Linus welcome!!! 

And is that the Zoukei-Maru 1/32nd scale kit? Super cool!!! 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:13 PM

Hey Gamera,

I'd also like to play, since I was already going to start this on New Year's eve:

For those who prefer to stay home on 12/31 instead of going out and getting smashed, I highly recommend the New Year's Eve Build.  My friend started doing it and I thought it sounded fun and have followed suit.  I even finished some within the same year!  Surprise

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Posted by Linus on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:02 PM

Gamera

Hey Linus welcome!!! 

And is that the Zoukei-Maru 1/32nd scale kit? Super cool!!! 

 

 

Thanks Gamera,

 

Yes it is.  I am pondering wasy of building and displaying it.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:41 AM

Linus: Super cool! If you've seen Snapdragon's build over on the aircraft forum of this same aircraft I'm so tempted to buy myself one as a Christmas present. But I keep telling myself I need to finish up my 1/32nd Tamiya Zero first. I'm going to enjoy watching you build yours though! 

G: Very cool too. Doyusha is one of those companies I've never bought any of their models. And thanks for the invite but I can't get a friggin' model built in a year... Bang Head 

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Posted by mawright20 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:56 PM
BK, I just did this one for the weekend GB. It was a pretty good kit. Had a little issue with the underwing ordanance.
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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:11 PM

mawright20
BK, I just did this one for the weekend GB. It was a pretty good kit. Had a little issue with the underwing ordanance.
 

I can't build anything in a weekend anymore. The last one I did left me with brain cancer from stressing out over the work in a short period of time. I'll take a tad more than 48 hrs to do this one. I have my health to consider.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by mawright20 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:23 PM
I agree! It was a lot more challenging to accomplish than I thought.
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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:59 PM

Here's the details on the Tamiya Betty I'm building:  Kit No. 61049.  I think that is the only number it has been issued under, and always as a G4M1.  I wish they would release it as a G4M2 also.  Often I make my own masks but for this one since there is time before the start I have some Eduard masks coming from Sprue Bros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:15 PM

Nice John, I'd like to get that kit.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:54 PM

That is the same one I did as a surrender bird on your GB III.  The masks are really needed for it.  The fit is good on the pieces,  typical Tamiya.

Once you get the glass masked, you might want to scuff the exposed framing with a scotchbrite pad.....mine wanted to peel paint when I pulled the masking.  That is where it still sits, waiting for me to brush paint all the frames.

Big bird when done.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:23 AM

Yeah, I'd almost consider a set of canopy masks a must for a kit like this. I HATE masking those gawd-awful greenhouse canopies. One of the reasons I don't build more bombers. 

GH: That's a good idea, next time I do build a bomber I'll try to keep that in mind. 

 

Well, I couldn't help myself... I broke down and ordered Zoukei-Maru's 1/32nd Ki-45. The same one Linus just entered. God help me it's an addiction... Bang Head 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:19 AM

Gamera
Well, I couldn't help myself... I broke down and ordered Zoukei-Maru's 1/32nd Ki-45. The same one Linus just entered. God help me it's an addiction...  

Ya know, the longer I'm in the hobby the more I think it really is 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:11 AM

goldhammer
mine wanted to peel paint when I pulled the masking.

I've often had this exact issue on my canopies. I found that running my knife around the frame before I pull the mask prevents this from happening and give a much sharper edge on the frame. I haven't had an issue since I started doing this.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:29 PM

Yeah, well, at some level breathing is an addiction too, and I'm NOT giving that up either!

John

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

  

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:34 PM

BrandonK
goldhammer
mine wanted to peel paint when I pulled the masking.

BK

 

That's why it's best to remove the masks as soon as the paint has skimmed over and it is still pliable.  Much less chance of the paint coming with the tape if you do it that way.  I find that keeping the paint buildup as thin as I can is also good.

John

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

  

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