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1/350 Hasegawa Akagi WIP.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:09 PM

I spent a lot of time on the Akagi this weekend, mostly on the stern area. All of the bracing wire, plaforms, railing and most of the long ladders are attached. I cleaned up ather areas and repaired others. I have the casemate guns to attach then on to the deck I think. After the deck and island there is still much more to do to the hull such as the side boats, folding antennas and asundry other things that stick out as well as ropes and such draped here and there.

I ordered Infani's IJN ladder B set which have those long 20 meter ladders that stretch well over the water and assend to the tubs on the deck. Not me brother!

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 12, 2021 9:03 AM

ikar01

I sit in front of a Master...because I can't kneel.

 

No master here, just a nut who can't seem to say no to himself.

I finshed the aft bracing wires, and started working on the other areas. These take a very long time but I'm in it now. I'll need to touch-up some paint afterward.

Steve

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:03 PM

I sit in front of a Master...because I can't kneel.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:35 PM

ikar01
How much more until you're finished?

The rest of the stringers, AA guns, island, wood deck, repairing and damage cause by handling, side small boats, seascape, planes and crew. I'm sure there is more but that's just off the top of my head.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:24 PM

Thank you guys Embarrassed

Steve

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:02 PM

Really fantastic job and wish I couild see it in person.  It definately puts any ship I ever built to shame.  Well done.

How much more until you're finished?

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:37 AM

OMG...the planes are just flat out insane.  I wouldn't attempt that in 1/35, let alone 1/350.

I mean this in awe, but you sir, are certifiable.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:48 AM

I received my .01 dia sprue the othet day and started attaching the cross bracing.

I had to remove the aft railing so I could manipulate the tweezers. Jeez my camera takes gawd awful pictures. Or maybe it's the lighting.

I need to complete one more stinger then there are inter wires between them. I'll have four more to do after that.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:39 AM

Keyserj
Just curious, how many planes do you have to build for this?

9 Zeros, 27 Kates (first wave) The Kates had varied ordnance from bombs to torpedeos.

I have several kits (5 I think) of Hase's IJN carrier aircraft and am going to add the PE and interiors for them. I figure each plane will take an evening. The bigest problem is all the kits have the same decals, I know, Duh. For 9 Zeeks I just have three diffrent markings x3 and for the Kates I have 6 diffrent markings x4. I wish someone made a decal sheet for the entire air wing.

 

I got one done. Needs a fuel tank though.

Steve

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Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:34 PM

I am impressed by the amount of pe that you have used in this build. Just curious, how many planes do you have to build for this?

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:22 PM

Steve this just keeps getting better! I can't wait to see it

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

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 PM

You Know:

 That's what I was thinking. I did a bridge out of a Photo-Etched group of parts for a friend in ohio. The package weighed four pounds and cost him close to $700.00 bucks!

 When I finished that I swore I would NEVER get that serious with a regular model again. The only solid plastic parts were the strips looking like cast concrete that the rails fit between. It was a two track wide H.O.Scale bridge about a foot and a half long. I wish I had taken Photos but I really wasn't really into trains then so I didn't bother.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:40 AM

Thanks guys!

TB, not as much as what it weighed in the cash it cost me.

Marcus. I still have some exterior paint to apply, ease up on the tonal variations some. I was running out of Kure grey.

Steve

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:21 AM

Steve,

She is coming together nicely, she will really pop when you finish adding all of that detail.

Marcus Beer

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:06 AM

I am sorry Steve!

         I have to ask. How many pounds did that P.E. detail set weigh? That's almost as bad as doing a Submarine Cut-Away the right way!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:03 AM

Hey!

 Now that's kool! She certainly looks like she's been at sea for a long while!

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:49 AM

Here's an Update

All the decks are on , now comes the additional work of painting the red antifouling, reairing the damaged railing, adding the side boats with tie downs, AA guns, island, wood deck, stern girder bracing, splinter roaps, ETC. ETC. And of course, more paint. Lots and lots still to do in what?? 189 days to pack it up?. I figure I'll get completly done with it, seascape and all, before I add the planes and crew (except the crew in the island). They are additions to the finished build anyway.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:09 AM

Thanks Marcus,

I completed the work on the port side mid deck, and dry fix it to the hull. I had to do quite a bit of adjustment and modification, especially to the pillars in this section. The tolarences are so tight the it's almost impossible to align them. After some adjusting and slight modification (trimming), I believe I have it where the deck sits as it should. Now I need to go back as add some of the areas I removed to make it look uniform and clean and obligatory repair of surrounding delicate parts. Oddly enough, the items I scratch built fit perfectly. Also, as a whole, there's too much to look at to focus in an just one area, kinda like looking at the Grand Canyon

Steve

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:30 PM

Wee-O that is a lot of metal Steve, does look good though. 

Marcus Beer

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:10 AM

Thanks TB,

Here is what I was talking about. The deck installed and showing the work behind the funnel bulkhead.

The rest of the starboard side.

What the deck looks like behind the funnel.

The rest of the starboard side.

Started what's left of the Port side.

I should be able to complete this section and attach it to the deck. The mid deck will then be ready for attchment to the hull after painting.

Steve

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:46 AM

You can get a Micro Cam and a used Phone to act as a screen next to the model so's folks can see all that INCREDIBLE work!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 1, 2021 1:32 PM

It would if it was going to just be a display, but I'm putting it in a seascape so it want it more realistic. No problem, the deed is done and I'll work on other areas tonight.

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, February 1, 2021 9:30 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks Knox.

I started the mid deck last night and got a section of girders done. I dry fit the deck to the hull, something I found must be done when completing a section, and most of my work is covered up with the bulkhead above the funnel! I sat there for a few minute wondering why Hasegawa would have me go through all that trouble. Oh well. I know it's there.  

I agree, frustrating. can you hide a small mirror in there somewhere that would allow someone to see it? Like one of those 1/4" round ones.

 

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

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 1, 2021 7:56 AM

Thanks Knox.

I started the mid deck last night and got a section of girders done. I dry fit the deck to the hull, something I found must be done when completing a section, and most of my work is covered up with the bulkhead above the funnel! I sat there for a few minute wondering why Hasegawa would have me go through all that trouble. Oh well. I know it's there. Confused

Steve

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Posted by knox on Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:44 PM

This WIP is jaw dropping brilliant. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:47 PM

Steve, Chris, SIlly Me, John, TB, GH thanks guys. I started installing the cross bracing but what I had was too large.

Picture of cross bracing from my Kagero book.

I was trying the Evergreen .020 round but too big so I ordered .010 round. I'm starting on the mid deck while I wait, one more time, for another item for this build. Confused. There's still much to do to the stern area as well.

Steve

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:09 PM

You just continue to amaze!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:24 AM

Jumping Jehosophat!!!

 I gotta say, I was moaning to my son about building rolling sheaves for cranes in 1/250 and here you do a whole shipyards work to a flight deck in P.E.? I got to hand it to you Darned fine work iff'n I must say so meself!

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:48 AM

awesomeness.... so much detail Steve.  Wow.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Silly_me on Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:25 AM

TheMongoose

MC the PE work you did gives the whole thing a feeling of 'weight'. It just looks like heavy steel. Man your work looks excellent!

 

 

Can't agree more, fantastic work. The boat tie downs is an addition I'll need to now consider going forwards! 

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