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1/350 Hasegawa Akagi WIP.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:02 PM

Tanker-Builder

Well Now;

      I don't feel so bad about building Grated walkways on my 1/400 ship model all over the place. Those little planes look like they mean business, Great job!

 

They look more mean with bombs attached. 

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:01 PM

TheMongoose

 

 
modelcrazy

Thanks guys,

Chris, I used hairspray.

 

 

 

through an airbrush? Wondering how you got such control. Dang those are sooo nice.

 

 

No, I held onto the planes with gloved hands ans sprayed the hairspray. Then airbrushed them. Then used water to make the chipping as usual using a pointed q-tip

Steve

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:36 AM

Well Now;

      I don't feel so bad about building Grated walkways on my 1/400 ship model all over the place. Those little planes look like they mean business, Great job!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:24 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys,

Chris, I used hairspray.

 

through an airbrush? Wondering how you got such control. Dang those are sooo nice.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:01 AM

Thanks guys,

Chris, I used hairspray.

Steve

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:42 AM

have loved watching this whole build steve . just awesome .

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 19, 2021 3:59 PM

Those are beautiful. The wear looks real on that tiny scale. How did you do the chipping on those? That would be neat to know!

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, April 19, 2021 2:25 PM
Can't say anymore then what's been said,just watching and enjoying.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14 AM

Thanks so much guys!

I worked hours on the planes and have the 12 done where I like them. Some have maintenance personnel in the cockpit monitoring the gages and other tasks. I'm missing the bombs which I'll build up tonight. Going on week three for these aircraft. Hopefully I'll speed up some.

I added some prop spin both idle and running at a higher RPM.

Steve

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, April 16, 2021 1:15 PM

Yup that smoke look is perfectYes

-Andy

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:16 AM

Reeses!

That looks great with the smoke added.  Good luck with it.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:13 AM

YesYes

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:07 AM

Straycat1911
I'm confused; why did it take 12 Kate's to carry one torpedo?

Yes, the torpodos were VERY heavy

I finished the smoke.

Steve

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:55 AM

modelcrazy

12 Kates Carried the torpedo.

 

 

I'm confused; why did it take 12 Kate's to carry one torpedo?

(Sorry, not sorry.)

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:32 PM

One of those repurposed AP shells/bombs was found when raising the West Virginia.  That might be part of it.  Pic shows the nose cone missing, and none of the fins, just as it was found in the ship.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:32 PM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys, I had thought that as well when I took the pics. I'll get some smoke on it tonight. I'm going to show it at the local Hobby Town contest this Saturday, no planes or crew. I'll tell them to keep the cover on so some courious little guy doesn't break something off.

I used to break all of my older brother's models when I was too young to build them myself. The last one I showed to him (when I was in Dallas) he broke off the landing gear. I told him I deserved that.

 

OMG that's hilarious and cruel at the same time! What a big brotherDevil

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:31 PM

Thanks guys, I had thought that as well when I took the pics. I'll get some smoke on it tonight. I'm going to show it at the local Hobby Town contest this Saturday, no planes or crew. I'll tell them to keep the cover on so some courious little guy doesn't break something off.

I used to break all of my older brother's models when I was too young to build them myself. The last one I showed to him (when I was in Dallas) he broke off the landing gear. I told him I deserved that.

Steve

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:16 PM

Aha!

      You got it with number two! The sense of motion is definitely there!

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:17 PM

Hey wildman... the carrier and base are coming along nicely. I really admire the little details (too many to list). Take your time on the aircraft as we all want you to keep your fingers and sanity. 

I was going to vote for #2 as well (not that it matters any longer). I was wondering if you were going to paint the pupils and finger nails on the crew figures as well (just joking).

I'm happy for you and its enjoyable to see it pitching in the water. I still look forward to every update.

Ben

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:40 AM

Thanks guys, the light smoke wins.

I didn't get much done to the planes last night due to visiting with our daughter and grandaughter, they are far more important anyway. I was able to get to the hobby room after we got home and spent about 45 min putting the last of the PE on the 8 completed Kates. Tonight I'll start the paint on them and continue the painting on the Zeeks. I'll also need to build up the Type 99 #80 Mark 5 special AP bombs, which were a turned down 40cm (15.7") AP projectile with fins and two tail fuses. These bombs were 92 inches long and weighed 1756 lbs. Now that is a big bomb! 15 of the Akagi Kates carried these lead by Cpt Mitsuo Fuchida.

White bands indicating a dummy bomb

12 Kates Carried the torpedo.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:48 AM

modelcrazy

With a little grey added?

It does add motion and life doesn't it?

 

this is my favorite. I think you could go between light smoke and this one. I had nothing, light, dark rolling one after the other and i think it definitely adds a feel of motion. With your scene i think it adds to it. From the picture and earlier comments about them adding water tothe smoke i think the dark one wouldn't be as realistic. In the end tho i was leaning toward light because i liked the shape of the smoke you created there best. This one with just 'a touch of grey' looks great!

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:29 AM
I like it !!!

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:27 AM

Yes sir.  Adds a big sense of motion to the scene.  If you add any, just a tinge to the top.  Kaga's not showing any at that distance though.  But our point of view is a lot closer.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:14 AM

With a little grey added?

It does add motion and life doesn't it?

Steve

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:10 AM

I like #2

Thanks,

John

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:02 AM

I'd say the light, but a tinge of grey in the top part where it's coming from the stack.

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:44 AM

She's looking amazing Steve! As far as the smoke I would say #1 with no smoke or #2. Only thing I will say is if you don't know what it's suppose to be it, it kinda of looks like more water coming out as it's colored similar to the spray along the side of the ship. Maybe a more grayish color for better separation? Even though the cleaner white may be more accurate. Again it's looking fantasticYes

-Andy

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Posted by Luvspinball on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:08 AM

Love the first one.  You can see all of the ship, which is what I want to see.

Second one also very good.  I might pull the aft end down a bit, since it seems to block a bit more of the ship than the first.

Both add sense of motion and realism.  The one without now looks "funny" somehow after seeing it with smoke. 

This is a fabulous build and I take my hat off to you, sir.  Can't wait to see it completed with sailors and planes.

Bob

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Posted by Silly_me on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:27 AM

I'm certainly no judge, but I think #2 light smoke is my personal fave.

 

Reminds me of this pic on wiki:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Japanese_Navy_Aircraft_Carrier_Kaga.jpg

 

Excellent job as always btw.

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