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Japanese Group Build IX

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 30, 2020 11:26 AM

Zvezda: Despite your problems she looks fine now. I think my next Zero I'm going with a pretty close to new paint job.  The hinomaru turned out perfect. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, November 30, 2020 9:24 PM

 

Zvezda, the Kate is looking great. The hinomarus have come up really well, I haven’t been brave enough to try painting my markings yet. The detail painting is looking good too.

 

I am calling the tractor done. My two skiers are now installed so they are posed talking to the tractor driver. The tractor does have a canopy to keep the snow off the driver, it was off and on during the photoshoot because it makes the driver disappear and gets in the way generally. It is on permanently now the photos are done.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Monday, November 30, 2020 10:11 PM
the tractor, the skis, a dio you just dont see everyday. I am loving it. Great job.

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

   

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:43 AM

Thanks very much Waikong, I wanted to try something different, I'm glad you like it.

And thank you Cliff for running the group build again. You have inspired me to run my first GB next year - an RAAF centenary GB.

I will be back next year for Japan GB X

Cheers

Piers

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:24 AM

Looks great Piers! I love the snow and the overall posing of the dozer and figures! 

But isn't the middle of summer where you are? 

Thanks for joining us and looking forward to what you have for JGBX! 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:33 AM

Lostagain> Congrats!  It reminds me of going out to shovel snow.  Luckily, I live where there's not much chance of that now, but you've certainly captured the feel!  Well done!

Gary

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:33 PM

Thanks guys, yep definitely no snow where I am, but a chance to capture a bit of my ski trips, including Japan. 

See you back in 2021!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:27 AM

Sorry Piers, I know it took awhile but I just posted you to the front page- thanks again for joining us. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 5, 2020 7:20 PM

Now we're cookin

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:28 AM
great work on the tractor and diorama.  Really like how the snow turned out.
 
 
Coming along nicely tempest.

 
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:00 PM

Yeah great job there TJ, really like the camo on the top there!

Well, coming down to the wire, I'm having issues on the Zero's prop but I started on a base today.

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:29 AM

Thanks GreySnake, it was fun.

TJ, I do like the blue/grey scheme.

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:13 PM

Piers I stare at your photos for quite some time. The dio gives out a feeling of tranquility. And the painting/weathering of the tractor is outstanding!

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:21 PM

Small touch ups , gloss coat and (the few) decals on.

Also engine, prop and rear machine gunner's toy were put together. For the M.G a couple of Eduard's PE components were used and I liked the result. The alignment of the PE parts is a bit flimsy, I don't think the gunner will be able to shoot much straight, but that was the best I could achieve.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:38 PM

Zvezda: Looks good! Looking forward to seeing you finish up.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:45 PM

I'm hoping to get done before the end date. I got the landing gear and drop tank on:

The prop blades vanished from the box. So I replaced them with a second set from another kit and the paint went down rough. So I put them in some thinner to strip the paint. And the thinner melted them... Bang Head

So I bought these 'spinning' props. I'm still trying to get them right. They're interesting but I made a bit of mess painting them:

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, December 14, 2020 7:07 AM

Finally got the pictures of my A5M2 Claude

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 14, 2020 11:38 AM

John: Just got you posted, great job!!! Love the NM, the red trim, and the decals! Heart

 

I hope the mix-up is resolved now, if there's anything else please just yell at me again. 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, December 14, 2020 3:31 PM

Zvezda> It amazes me how light shift colors.  Good work!

Falconmod>  That's nice work!  Good one.

Gamera>  You seem to be having more trouble than I had!  Keep plugging away, you'll get her done!

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:40 AM
Started the decalling process and. Holy moly does this thing have decals

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:02 PM

tempestjohnny
Started the decalling process and. Holy moly does this thing have decals
 

Yeap, one of those things I love about kits of modern aircraft- all that stenciling... Bang Head

Good luck!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:49 AM

 

Zvezda, thanks very much for the kind words.

 

The Kate is looking sharp, I like the MG details too.

 

Cliff, the zero is coming along well, the first propellor does not look so good though.

 

John, the Claude looks fantastic.

 

TJ, they do love those stencils…

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:19 AM
Zvezda you are making good progress.
 
 
Falconmod the Claude looks great!
 
 
Gamera, looks like you gotten some of my bad luck. I always seem to run into problems right as I’m nearing completion of a project.    

 
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:17 AM

Thanks guys, though I've pretty much chalked this Zero up as a learning experience. At this point I just want to finish her up and move on to something else.  

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:55 PM

Good evening, Gents.  I am probably making a mistake, but since I have a week of vacation coming up, I am going to try and bang out the Seiran by 12/31.  I have to cash in on that sweet fox badge! 

Here is my proof it has not been started yet:

There is not much to it, just 2 part trees and the canopy sprue!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 18, 2020 9:18 AM

Robert: Well it is a pretty simple kit but still best of luck!! I want to see you pull this off! I'm cheering you on!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2007
  • From: Beavercreek, Ohio
Posted by Wrinkledm on Sunday, December 20, 2020 4:34 PM

Boy...  Another year and a lot of great work again to look at.  Thx for posting gents.   Although I have finished much closer to the deadline in a previous GB, I'm leaving a solid week & a half this year. :)     I opted to build the Bandai "Model 0 Type 52 Space Carrier Fighter" from the Anime Space Battleship Yamamato 2199.    Well, she is done. :)  The fit of this kit is pretty much, shake the box, with only a couple of exceptions.   I've also included a pic of the resin kit from E2046 of this Zero's pilot: Yamamoto Akira.  The Yamamoto-san figure is 1/8 scale and stands about 23cm tall.   Enjoy!!!

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:51 PM

That is a very impressive figure Wrinkledm!

I made great progress on my Seiran this weekend. 

Cockpit:

 

Wings:

Panama Canal buster:

It hit a roadblock because the instructions call for weight in the nose, and my tackle box is MIA.  Fortunately a family member works in a big box store with a fishind section, so she grabbed some this afternoon.  Unfortunately she works the late shift today.  Will get them glued in place and the fuselage sealed up tomorrow, after a little more cockpit detailing.  There are 2 decals for the dials on the pilot and navigators panel.  I may add them, I may not.  I don't think they add much more than my drybrushing did.

So far, so good!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 21, 2020 11:47 AM

WrinkledM: OMG! That's awesome!!! Love how the fighter and the figure come out!!! 

Will get you posted tonight or tomorrow! 

Robert: Looks good, you've got a great start on her! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Monday, December 21, 2020 12:59 PM

John, very nice a5m there with the kanji on the wing

WrinkledM: what can one say, fantastic paint job

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

   

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