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1/350 Hasegawa Akagi WIP.

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Posted by Silly_me on Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:27 PM

Every time I build I get better with PE, but the work on the funnel that you've done;

modelcrazy

 

Nope, no way no how would I ever be able to do that with that degree of mastery.  Wow.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:56 PM

Steve,

What are the photoetched bits that run the length of the hull above and below the portholes?  Are they a catwalk of some kind?  Outstanding work my friend.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:00 PM

lewbud

Steve,

What are the photoetched bits that run the length of the hull above and below the portholes?  Are they a catwalk of some kind?  Outstanding work my friend.

 

Are they degaussing cables?  Used to de-magnetize the hull to reduce effectiveness of mines?  Or something like that?

And Steve, that funnel PE is nuts!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:30 PM

Hasegawa call then "Jackstays". Of course to us Jackstays have to do with masts, to the Japanese they are handholds and footholds. The Degausing cable is the thick plastic line just above the PE. They didn't give me PE to replace it although I found some on eBay. I'm not going to go back and replace that thing Whistling

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:32 PM

Thanks Silly. It's really not that hard, just time consuming. I have upwards of 250 hours in it now.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13 PM

wow , wow , wow , that's gorgeous steve , can't wait for more .

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:16 PM

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, July 31, 2020 9:24 AM

Steve, that stack is really something special.  Makes me want to climb on it.  You look like you are really enjoying yourself and all the while doing a spectacular job. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:09 AM

Thanks Scott. I am enjoying myself, even though some of the process is slow and tends to be tedious. I keep the final vision in my mind to keep things going. I am a little peved about the lack of crew and planes avaliable. It seems Covid has slowed the manufacture of several things. I can find the plane sets but at outragous prices. I need at least one more, two preferably. I could use another 3 sets of IJN pilots but Northstar is the only ones who carries them and they're out of stock as well. Their shipping when they do have something in stock is in months not weeks, even before Covid. I'm waiting for a Hasegawa set of IJN crew from HLJ but again, out of stock, no idea when they will be in. Had I any idea that this pandimic would have cause such a depleted inventory I would have stocked up instead of spreading it out. Then again, I wasn't going to start her until next year so there was no reason to hurry.

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:52 AM

You know, having served aboard ships, everytime I see those style stacks on the Japanese carriers, I wonder how they survived the stack gas that must have permeated the side of the ship and hanger bay. It must have been awful, especially if they were doing a full power run with all boilers on line.

Nice work on the kit, it's looking great. Well beyond my abilities.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:19 AM

Our CVE's had a similar set up.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:55 AM

From the accounts I've seen, was done to have less disturbed air over the deck, along with the small island.  

Wasn't as sucessful as thought and they went back to a more conventional arrangement

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, July 31, 2020 12:09 PM

Steve,

Just found this on HLJ's website.  Don't know if these are the ones you are waiting for.

https://www.hlj.com/1-350-scale-ijn-japan-navy-aircraft-carrier-crews-pilots-142pcs-zplfs-05

 

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, July 31, 2020 12:43 PM

Steve looking incredible! 
are you using a needle to apply CA to each of those mounting points on the PE? I'm just amazed at how clean it looks mounted to the plastic.

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:51 PM

Hoo Yah, I believe it was bad smokey and probably why they injected water into the smoke screen to try to cut down on it. It doesn't look like it worked though.

It looks like shs's under full boiler here, probably on trials??

Here's another after the rebuild, probably at cruse I presume. Still looks pretty smokey.

That's why the 12cm guns on the starboard side aft the funnel were enclosed, so the crew wouldn't choke.

Buddy,

Hey man those are new! They are being reliesed in Sep. I have them in the wishlist now but they wouldn't let me pre order. Some of those guys look like they are modeling the latest in IJN uniforms LOL.

These are what I have on backorder

Certainly not as nice but will give some life the her.

These are what I have coming....some day from Northstar. I already have one set but I figure I'll need at least 150 guys min on the deck.

Lets see here.....9 Zeeks, 27 Kates on the first wave.....  That's at least 1 pilot per plane....the Kates had 2 extra crew....carry the two....yep, I'd say 90 aircraft crew. Probably at least 63 standing at the briefing at the island....27 at their Kates....at least 2 to 3 maintance personal at each plane, one sitting in the cockpit....hmmm...lets call it 80 maintance personal..grand total 170 crew on the deck, cut that down out of sheer work to 150 deck, not to mention the crew around the guns along the sides and on the bridge. So probably 200 wee little guys, some white, some dark blue (gun crews), and some tan. Yeah I'll need to order at least one of those sets. With that set I can tell Northstar to take a hike.

Awesome, thanks for the complements and thanks for watching guys

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:58 PM

Oh Chris, sorry, yes I'm using the needel trick. Thanks!

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, July 31, 2020 4:29 PM

I stumbled upon these guy's 

//northstarmodels.com/product-category/1200/

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 31, 2020 6:18 PM

Those are 1/200, they got plenty of those.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:14 PM

sorry mate

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:30 PM

No reason to be Steve, thanks for looking for me my friend. Big Smile

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:24 PM

This build is crazy crazy craaaaa~zy!  Stick out tongue

It makes me scared.  It keeps me up at night thinking “What craziness will Steve be doing tomorrow?”  And that’s exactly why I like it!  Big Smile  

Painting 200 1/350 figures?  Even the “Napoleonic Wars“ gamer dudes have to give you a bow.

Is that color photo of Akagi original, or colorized?  Most Japanese wartime pics are of poor quality and almost all are in b&w.

And no, after seeing all this, I will NOT be getting a 1/350 Hiryu!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 1, 2020 3:35 PM

LOL, thanks G!

I don't know about the bow. I painted my Warhammer army many years ago, I lived in Waialua at the time, and they were not easy. 

The picture is colorized. U picked that one over the B&W.

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