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Ships of the Japanese Flag GB 2021

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:22 AM

I completed the gauss cable and moved to the funnels. While very detailed, you know I just couldn't leave well enough alone so I ground out the plastic funnel caps, sanded the hand holds, seams, everything and will replace them with PE and scratched bands. Started buy rescribing the sanded off panel lines. I also installed straws for tubing in the funnels. Were they on the actual Takao? I have no idea but they add interest I think. I was going to grind out that area below the swept funnel. and replace it with some Evergreen strips. It's a screen for a plenum chamber so I'm sot sure I can recreate that screen in 1/350 so I may just leave it. I also need to research thet area behind that funnel that looks like bracing. I don't have any PE for it so I may scratch that as well.

Steve

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:26 PM

Nice work inside the funnels and good job removing the kits bumps and lumps. I'm sure your added superdetailing will make a big difference.

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1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:33 PM

Finally got a coiuple entry shots done, not the greatest but here they are.

The ISE and Shoho in 1/700th scale.

Hopefully I can pick up a 350th ship at Modelpalooza in a couple weeks.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:26 AM

Oh wow! Those look great Ben and Steve, coming right along!

Ikar: Whoa, those look cool!

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:38 PM

Thanks, kinda wish they were 350th though.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:59 PM

Those should still make some mighty fine displays Ikar

Steve

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:39 PM

I was watching Battlefield Detectives and they were doing teh story of the Japanese sub eunk by the USS Ward.  Does anybody make a model of those migit subs?

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:15 PM

Ikar , pull up scalemates, hit search and type in.: Japanese midget submarine.  Looks like several have been released, looking like 1/72 and 1/35 are the most popular.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 15, 2021 8:52 AM

You wanting to do one with a hole in the Conning Tower?

Steve

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Friday, October 15, 2021 9:29 AM

Then I would probably have to do one as it got hit or on the bottom all encrusted.  Or I could do the one on display at the museum in Hawaii, or with its transport sub.

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, October 15, 2021 1:20 PM

Thanks Steve and Gamera... I think those look like nice kits ikar01. I hope you enjoye building them for the GB.

Yesterday I worked on the aft area of the main deck where the aircraft and trolley tracks reside. The kit has the basic raised ridge where the tracks are along with raised circular impressions for the turnstiles (see below). With the Lions Roar PE set, you have the option to replace that stuff with more PE. Considering the location on the ship and the attention it will demand once the kit is built, I decided to do the replacement. 

As a reminder, this is what I was removing:

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Care is needed not to remove too much plastic or trim off adjacent details. After the trimming and sanding, I added the replacement track lanes. My order of assembly was to add the center crossing lanes first. According to the tracks they replace and the instructions, they should go from the rear turnstiles and work their way back to the center ending just in front of the little structure that is in front of the rear main gun. My thought is if I get it centered then I can use it as a guide to add the remaining PE. To my dismay the center crossing tracks do not line up perfectly to the rear turnstiles nor do they clear the stairwell openings in the rear deck. PE part J1 is the fine open grating that goes between the center crossing tracks and the outside long tracks. They are to start against the center crossing lanes and end flush with the wood deck. This proved a little more difficult than expected as the J1 PE is extremely fragile and sensitive to bending. In a brief moment of stupidity I chose to eyeball it into position. For those building this ship in the future, I recommend you test fit and while there mark the locations where it touches the wood deck and PE. That way you will not end up with the inconsistencies I have here 1/32" off on the right PE. Other than that, everything else went on without a hitch. Now comes the time-consuming part of actually adding the extra small PE rails to the tracks.

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The next assembly I worked on was the main superstructure tower. Once starting the assembly I was very surprised by the number of kit pieces used to assemble it to what you see here, my guess is around 30. Along with the plastic parts there is 6 PE parts that will eventually add up to around 23. I did not add the guns or range finding stations just yet as I want access to the decks for additional painting prior to their assembly and addition of the handrails. 

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One thing I have noticed lately is the lack of information as to where the PE doors should be added to any part of the structure other than the sower stairway. I have at least 40 PE doors but only 5 shown on the rear of the tower. I'm going to use some other resources to try and identify where they should go (3D History on-line). I hope to show more on these areas soon.

Till then....

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 15, 2021 2:46 PM

Looks good Ben. You always amaze me with your PE skills.

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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