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Posted by waikong on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:41 PM
Steve, that's just a crazy amount of PE work, looks great, hat off to you for sure. Used CA to attach them all ?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:52 PM

Thanks Gam and Waikong

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:57 PM

Sorry, yes thin CA

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, May 22, 2020 6:01 AM

Wow Steve, total masterclass.

Quick question, when you glue it all up, what do you have it sitting on? I have had issues before with gluing the PE to my cutting board... maybe I just need more practice.

I have got the tractor together, now I will have to work on the diorama.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 22, 2020 7:14 AM

Thaks lost, I glue it on a piece of plactic bag that comes with the kit. CA doesn't stick to that very well but I also apply the slightest amount using a piece of streached sprue.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:40 AM

Piers: Ohhhh, that looks really nasty, worn, and filty. I love it! 

Steve: Interesting, I'd not thought of using a plastic bag. Going to keep that in mind. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:01 AM

OK this weekends data dump. I worked on and off. I have 79 hours into it now. The Zero took 9 of those hours, but now that I did one, I get faster as I go. Not that I have any complaints with the detail kit but I do wish they added drop tanks for the Zeks.

The canopy was more difficult that I thought it woule be. Cutting out for the interior and the canopy/antenna were to toughist and too the longest. Now time to paint but I'll do that when I have the AB out for other things. The wheels are turned brass.

Moving on the she ship. I completed the pillars and added the crane tracks. I dry fit the deck to check the fit. Looks good. Now I need to add the cable stays but am also continuing on to the kits instructions and the additional paper detail set. Theres still some girders needed to add to the fore/aft sides and the mid deck.

Also, I didn't like some pillars hard molded on the kit so I am replacing those.

That's all I got done this weekend.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:34 AM

Oh wow Steve! That lattice work support structure for the deck looks friggin' amazing. But I love that Zero! I'd guess in 1/350th scale they've got a wingspan of about an inch/3cm? That canopy and landing gear are insane! And I love the spinning prop!!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:38 PM

Yeah Gam, perhaps I can enter the Zeek as another GB build. Wink

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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:45 PM
Love that weathering on that tractor!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:32 AM

modelcrazy

Yeah Gam, perhaps I can enter the Zeek as another GB build. Wink

 

With that level of detail you could! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:09 AM

Some more progress, slow, but progress. I worked on the AM paper braces and finally got the process down. Now I'm starting to get some things done again. A 25mm AA gun platform is shown here. The other platforms shown also have the paper braces. Once I touch them with thin CA, they become as hard as plastic. I need to attach the bracing posts and makes up some AA guns from PE. There are also 2 ladders that will be attached from the small hull opening to the platform.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:02 PM

The spiders are going to love this model.  Better start thinking about an airtight display case.  Lovely detail!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:16 PM

Absolutly John. I'll make my own since something that big off the shelf would pay for the Kaga.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:39 PM

Maybe even a real Kaga!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:25 AM

Steve: Again, looks good! Never thought of soaking paper parts with thin liquid superglue but it makes perfect sense. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:21 AM

Thanks guys.

Here the gun is finished and next to a kit gun. It took me around 3 hours but now I know the sequence. They should take about and hour each and have 13 more to do....unless I loose parts.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:12 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys.

Here the gun is finished and next to a kit gun. It took me around 3 hours but now I know the sequence. They should take about and hour each and have 13 more to do....unless I loose parts.

 

Steve: I'm beginning to wonder if you have a fake giant rubber finger you use for photos... Stick out tongue

All joking aside that's friggin' incredible! Fourteen of them? I'd end up in a straitjacket! 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:13 PM

He's using Waldoes and an Electron microscope!

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Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:08 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
 
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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 5, 2020 8:01 AM

LOL thanks GAF, Jean and Cliff. I didn't drive myself nuts last night by working on the guns or planes but instead I worked in the paper framework under other platforms. I'm almost halfway around the port side.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 12, 2020 8:05 AM

I have been working dillegently every night on the Akagi. I have been replacing the bracing parts with the laser cut paper parts. Each one takes me about an evening each and still have several parts left to do. After this do I work on the AA guns or planes or do I go back to finishing the hull? 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 12, 2020 9:59 AM

Steve: That is amazing. You're really going to have a museum quality model when you're finished. 

I swear if you drop and break her after adding all that detail I'm going to break down and cry... 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 12, 2020 10:03 AM

Gamera
I swear if you drop and break her after adding all that detail I'm going to break down and cry... 

So will I Gam, so will I.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 19, 2020 8:06 AM

OK guys, I completed this section, at least until I get the IJN ladders from B&A in Australia and attach the deck, but I'm moving on. The black paint under the 25mm AA gun platform is where I'm checking if I need to add some filler. I also need to add the railing before I spray the black base.

I added some detail interest to the area under the deck but can't find any pictures of it to really know what was in there. Probably no one will see them anyway. This is the area where the three AM (Alliance Model Works) 1.2cm twin AA guns go. I glued the bracing on the AA platforms and set them aside to dry before attaching them to the hull. This area is going to need to be repainted. Lots of dust in there No

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 19, 2020 8:18 AM

That's friggin' epic Steve!!! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 19, 2020 8:21 AM

I'm hoping so Cliff.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 22, 2020 8:43 AM

 

After working several days on the Akagi I have most of the port side completed. I installed most of the railing, some I should have waited on but, they're on now. The Hasegawa PE is very thin and extremely easy to bend and break so with my fat thumbs this will no doubt cause problems. Hasegawa does not provide holes in the bracing, so everything had to be drilled. I'm waiting for the ladders from Australia and I'm not sure when those will be arriving. I really need them at this point.

 

25mm AA gun platforms
12cm AA gun platforms
25 mm AA gun platform

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 22, 2020 11:04 AM

Again, that's just friggin' amazing! Bow Down

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:20 AM

Thanks Cliff,

Here's some pics of Alliance's 12.7 cm type 89 AA gun conversion to a reasonable facsimile of the 12 cm type 10 which the Akagi had, using some kit parts. The guns were to be replaced after Midway.

Steve

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