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Japanese Group Build IX

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:54 AM
Waikong very subtle on the weathering. Great job

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:57 AM

Some more work on the F-2. Starting to look airworthy 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:42 PM

TJ: Great job there on the F-2. She looks almost ready to mask and paint!

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:59 PM

Looking good TJ! 

 
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:18 PM
Thank you TJ, and your F2 is looking good!

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

   

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:26 AM

 

Steve, that Akagi certainly is a saga. Just looking at the detail work hurts my eyes. Everything is sooo small it is ridiculous.

 

TJ, Also not familiar with the F2-B and looked it up, looking forward to see which scheme you choose. Off to a great start, ready for dome colour soon!

 

Waikong, great work on the Dinah. That is a great and unusual finish, nice restrained weathering.

 

The dozer diorama is coming along slowly. I have been working out how to get the look I was after for the different types of snow. Also I have been frankensteining figures.

 

Had a bit of a play with different ways of making snow.

 

This is the result so far:

 

Started making some skis too:
Next are the figures, more on them later.

 

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:37 AM

Piers: That's nice looking snow and the skis look pretty darn fine too! 

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

 

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    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:34 AM
Skis! LOVE THOSE SKIS!

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

   

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, November 6, 2020 4:02 AM

Encouraged by Waikong, I have finished the skis - remember this is 60s style:

Then I thought maybe do a bit more work on the skiers and driver

1/48 figures look a bit rough at this magnification, but okay in real life!

Blocked them in with the base colours to get a feel of it all.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 6, 2020 9:11 AM

Piers: Those look cool, nice work!!! Looking forward to more!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, November 16, 2020 4:49 PM

There are a lot of awesome stuff going on in this GB! 

I am sorry for the long absence, but I had to crash-land on 'UpToMy Ears In Work'-Jima.

My wing root joins were shattered and I had to fill and sand for weekends.  Not HASEGAWA, only me to blame.

A coat of Humbrol Aluminum 27002 was applied overall and then the bottom surfaces with Tamiya XF-12, (mixed with a drop of green). Wheel wells were painted with a metallic blue-green.

Blotches of maskol were applied with a toothpick, for my first attempt of serious (or very funny) paint chipping. After some XF-12 touch-ups, the Nakajima green will be sprayed on the top.

All the fellow modellers and their work in this GB inspired me to go on and I am hell-bent on completing this. 

GAF: your Zero is excellent, you pulled through despite your 'chemical' incidents.

GraySnake: This is one helluva beautiful painting work.

Waikong: Very nice built of one of my favorite planes ever.

Steve: Stick out tongue. I doubt I could do this even on the real Akagi...

Piers: I am very curious to see the result. Add some scarves, cause these guys are cold!

Gamera: Perfect build, but your painting, ts, ts.. look,all your paint has chipped off Bow Down

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 16, 2020 5:58 PM

Zvezda:Ouch!! That's horrible!!! Looks like you've got things under control now though. Nice work!!!

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, November 16, 2020 7:28 PM

Zvezda> It wouldn't be a Hasegawa model if it didn't require major rework!  Big Smile

Looks good!

Gary

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:41 AM
Lostagain, nice work.
 
Zvezda, glad you were able to save the model and thanks!  

 
  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:13 AM

thanks for the kind words folks.

After masking the bottom surfaces, my own mix of Nakajima green was sprayed (80% Gunze H59 IJN Green + 20% H422 RLM82).

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:34 AM

Gam, Are you going to hast another Japanese GB next year?

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:41 PM

Zvezda: Nice work! You're making great progress there!!!

 

Steve: Yeah, if there's enough interest. I'll see about putting up the JGB X thread after Thanksgiving. Sorry, just spent five hours on the road driving home and I'm a bit zonked out right now... Sleep

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:30 PM

Enough intrest! LOL, this GB is a staple of FSM's fourms.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:28 AM

modelcrazy

Enough intrest! LOL, this GB is a staple of FSM's fourms.

 

So it would seem. I keep wondering if people are going to get bored with it though. Stick out tongue

Were you intending on entering your new Yamato turret? I really want to see that too! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 23, 2020 4:47 PM

Well let's discuss this. As of now I have the Akagi on carryover from this year and the Japanese Ships starting in August. I was going to enter a Betty but now not so sure. Let's carryover the Akagi and enter the turret. I won't start it though until August. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 23, 2020 9:33 PM

They all sound cool to me Steve. I've got to work Thanksgiving so I'll probably throw up the thread then while I'm at work bored. Take your time, you've got plenty of time to decide on which you want to go with.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:39 AM
I'd definitely be ready for X. I've missed a few years but really like this overall

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:25 PM

Same here. I've has a bunch of life issues past couple years, but I'd like to get back to my Tamiya Gekko build from JGB7. Bring on JGB10, and thanks for taking the time time to host one the most popular Group Builds in the Forum.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:41 AM

Thanks guys for the vote of confidence! I'll see about getting the new thread posted tomorrow. 

Sorry, I wasn't on yesterday. I went to the eye doctor and they dilated the krap outta my eyes. Anything with a screen on it was just a a big honkin' white blur... 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:08 PM

 

Cliff, you know I will be in for the next round of the GB. Already thinking about which kit...
Zvezda, looks like a great save with a lot of work there! The colours on the Kate have come up well – and I am looking forward to seeing how your natural metal chipping process works. I have not been happy with my efforts so far, so always happy to learn more.
My tractor driver is finished, and sitting pretty in his seat. Added a bit of snow around the tracks as well.

 

And I have the tractor placed as well.

 

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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:15 PM

Lostagain> That's looking nice!

Gamera> I'm up for X, although I only have another Zero in the stash.  Sad

Well, at least its not a Hasegawa!

Gary

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:24 PM

Oh yeah, I have tons of Japanese subjects.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:31 AM

Thanks guys for the interest, I just put up JGB X. 

Piers: Nice work there on the dozer. And I love the snow being pushed off the base! 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, November 29, 2020 5:00 PM

Piers: Very nice idea and execution. The snow turned out perfect.

My natural metal chipping turned out a total (and very unnatural) failure. Masking fluid could not be removed, nor seen beneath the paint.

I rubbed it off with alcohol and coated it over with a fresh layer of paint.

In order to calm down, I masked and painted the hinomarus (meat balls), with a set of Montex masks I had in the stash. Much better than decals.

The elliptical section of the nose anti-glare was painted (rest of the nose will be painted later) flat black. An oval ruler was used to cut the masking tape.

 

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