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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:27 PM

A neat badge indeed!

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:38 PM

Cool badge!  I may join - I've got the Tamiya A6M5 and a Raiden on order.  Doing both in Sadaaki Akamatsu's mounts.  Got a to love a drunk fighter pilot... lol

I'm in a lot of group builds alread so if I clear out a couple I'll jump in.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:16 PM

Guys BIG THANKS to Rock Baker and Jack/Jgeratic for yet another amazing badge!!!

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:52 PM

GS: That looks pretty darn good! Nice work!

And the Zero isn't too shabby either.

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:52 PM
Found my Tamiya Zero in the box of broken aircraft. It’s an A6M3 and not an A6M2 like I remember. Think this was built eleven or twelve years ago and its seen better days. 

 
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:54 AM

GS the Tony is looking good. I know what you mean having to work in a cold garage. We had several mornings in the high 30s to low 40s and my garage felt like a freezer.

I have been masking the canopy with thin Tamiya tape and is very time consuming. I should have ordered an Eduard mask set for this canopy.

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:41 AM
Great work on the Yamato turret, Steve!
 
 
PJ, the Zero is looking good and you are making some good progress. Think I’ve built that kit three times now. Think I still have a built one hiding in a box of models damaged during a move.
 
 
The Tony was painted earlier last week. Tamiya AS-12 Bare Metal Silver was sprayed over gloss black base. This is the first NMF I’ve done and just went the easy route using a spray can.  I’ve gotten rather burned out on model building lately so the Tony is being built for fun.
 
Still need to paint the tail section red, anti-glare panel and some other areas. The weather has soured in the past couple of days so I’m putting the Tony on hold till it improves. I really don’t like painting in a cold garage.

 
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:52 AM

Gamera

Awesome PJ, you're already to the fun part! 

 

yep, hairspray here I come!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:22 AM

Awesome PJ, you're already to the fun part! 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:12 PM

Almost ready for paint.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:22 PM

Robert: Cool, just got you down! And I know what you mean, PE gives me fits...

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:40 PM

Gamera - Can you put me down for the 1/700 Hasegawa Light Cruiser Tenyu please?

It's the "limited edition" version, with all sorts of PE included to make me lose the few marbles I have left.  Stick out tongue

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:20 AM

Not sure if it was him. I just remember some ace making the comment. And I believe he did get a serious chewing-out over it. Not sure if he got anything beyond that. 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 18, 2021 3:43 PM

Gamera

 

 
modelcrazy

That's correct, He was raised in the Bushido code. He was totally against the Kamakaze and thought it was a complete waste of a life.

 

 

 

Was it him that when orders were going out to sign-up 'volunteers' for kamikaze missions he made some comment about rigging the planes with passenger seats so the senior officers ordering the suicide missions could share in the honour as 'observers'?  

 

Im surprised he wasn’t punished in some way. I’m sure the brass looked the other way due to his reputation. Sounds like he was an honorable man.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:17 PM

I'd have to look that up but that sounds like him

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:21 AM

modelcrazy

That's correct, He was raised in the Bushido code. He was totally against the Kamakaze and thought it was a complete waste of a life.

 

Was it him that when orders were going out to sign-up 'volunteers' for kamikaze missions he made some comment about rigging the planes with passenger seats so the senior officers ordering the suicide missions could share in the honour as 'observers'?  

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:19 AM

PJ: That's coming along really nicely! Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:02 PM

Got the pit and engine painted and washed

And sealed up the fuselage halves and wings

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:07 PM

I read the first version in high shool or whenever it first was published, and a copy of it is still in my library.  Later versions are a bit different, there is a claim that co-author Martin Caidin took some liberties.  My first window in to the Japanese culture and war machine.

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:53 PM

That's correct, He was raised in the Bushido code. He was totally against the Kamakaze and thought it was a complete waste of a life.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 PM

Quick update, pit painted with Mitsubishi pit green and motor Alclad Steel. Washes to follow.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:42 PM

modelcrazy

Did you read Sakai's book Samui PJ?

 

No I haven’t. I do know he came from a Samurai bloodline and after the war swore not to kill ever again, even a mosquito. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:53 PM

Did you read Sakai's book Samui PJ?

Steve

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:31 PM

I built that one not too long ago, in Sakai's markings.  Not quite up to the newer Hasegawa Zero detail but a nice kit.  Once built I can't tell the difference.

 

 

John

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:46 PM

PJ: Sounds good, just put you down!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:11 PM

Steve

I did Sakai's once before but want to do some hairspray chipping so I need to go with green top and grey belly. Think I'm gonna go with Iwamoto's plane. I think he was the top scoring ace and had quite a combat career. Sadly he died at a young age in 1955 due to a medical diagnosis screwup.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:16 PM

I've built several Tamiya Zeeks and love 'em. I bought that that kit last year. Are you going to do Sakai's mount or an Akagi bird?

Steve

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 15, 2021 9:27 PM

Yes Steve it nice and simple. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 15, 2021 8:41 PM

That's a nice kit PJ

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 15, 2021 8:11 PM

Gamera please sign me up with a 1/48 Tamiya Zero that I will be doing as a gift to a friend.

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