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Japanese Group Build IX

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Monday, September 14, 2020 2:11 PM
Making good progress on my ki46, decals, wash, chipping, flat coat, exhaust stains are done. Is it me, or is taking off the canopy masking one of the best part of building aircraft models? (assuming no bleed of course)

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  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:14 PM

I don't know.  I've never masked!  Big Smile


  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:25 AM

 Okay, here is what has happened since I last posted.

The tractor is all together:

And I started the base, my third ever, so...

Plaster over xps, a bit of sandpaper for the road, split peas for the stones in the wall.

Painted up, with some Tamiya snow texture paint out the front


Then more Tamiya snow and some of the Deluxe material's snow

Then my driver got long trousers and a jacket.

ANd then seated so I can work out how to do his shoulder reconstruction

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:25 AM

Piers: Looks great! Love the wall and the mods on the figure. 

Waikong: Sounds good. I friggin' hate masking canopies. Taking the masks off is good if everything looks clean.  

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


  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:39 PM
Thanks waikong and nice work on the Dinah!
lostagrain, thank you! Nice weathering on the tractor and fixing the driver.

  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27 PM

Piers>  The tractor and driver are looking great!  I do have to admit some doubt on using split peas as a wall.  That organic material may not hold up.  I would have used some lead birdshot, but then someone would grouse about lead poisoning...  Wink

Still looks good!



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