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1/350 Hasegawa Akagi WIP.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:06 PM

I've been looking forward to seeing you get back on this one Steve.

                   

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:35 PM

scottrc
Captn Mac,

I forgot about the fact that IJN practiced seasonal uniforms.  Thanks for the info.

Not a problem.

Most Navies uses seasonal (or climatic) uniforms.

This is a handy reference to have:
https://www.amazon.com/Uniforms-Insignia-Navies-World-War/dp/1853670979

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, December 7, 2020 9:04 AM

Captn Mac,

I forgot about the fact that IJN practiced seasonal uniforms.  Thanks for the info.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:30 AM

looking forward to this one ,

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:04 AM

Oh My!

         Can I say" Holy piles of defecation?" My goodness. You are acing this build. Now you know why the outside of the ships I do is only a frame, for the inside work I like to do. I have a 1/700 scale Japanese Carrier. She has clear cloud shaped windows in the Flight deck to show the Hangar deck.

 Don't remember which one she is but I stopped when I had that mess trying to hand Brush the Tamiya paint I bought for it! I didn't learn till later you have to add retarder to hand brush the Crap. I don't think that's right. Not everyone, and there's a lot of us who don't want to airbrush, or for some reason cannot do it or afford the equipment.

     I have the equipment, but until recently didn't have a Booth to do my A.B.'ing in. Not a good idea to A.B. in a damp breeze on the porch!  Give me Model Master or Pactra or at least the Little Humbrol Tins?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:31 AM

Thanks Capt, that helps me sort things out. I also understand the the offices paid for their own uniforms so while Blue or white they didn't always match exactly trim wise. I think I have a good mix here. Luckly the crews in white and blue just need their faces and shoes painted. The air crew is something entirly diffrent

Steve

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:50 PM

modelcrazy

Thanks Ben

 

 
DRUMS01
how are you going when it comes to getting it done for the Nationals?

 

Don't know. I have what? 8 months left? If I ever quit messin around when I get home and get on it I should be able to make it with time to spare. I just need to finish the portholes the paint the hull. The deck will require some more PE girders but That shouldn't be an issue. After the deck and Island it will just be the planes, guns and crew to finish (just). It dosen't seem like much but I don't get a lot of time on it so it will streach out. Add to that, I'm terrable at keeping to one subject. I think I have a litt ADD.

 

 
DRUMS01
What are you going to do next to one up this build? 

 

Don't know, maybe the 1/96 Victory. That won't be for quite a while.

 

hah....a victory will only take about three weeks for you.  A week for the hull/masts and two for full rigging and sails.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:46 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
scottrc
At least the standard issue uniform for the crew was all white.

 

From memory, IJN used a mix that was a blend of both RN and USN style uniforms.  And worn to similar standards--white in summer months or tropical locations, and blue in winter or northern climes.

I want to remember that Flight Deck Crew had special white uniforms to be more visible while on deck during aircraft operations.

The tail on the white jumper (the bit that hangs off the back of the collar) was medium blue with white piping on the IJN whites.  The blues had a matching medium blue with piping.  Chief Petty Officers were all white or all blue with matching cap covers.

IJN blue uniforms were more indigo than black, too.  The white uniforms will probably render better as a very pale gray.  Close up they aer a distinct cream sort of color, but, that's with 70+ years of aging, too.

 

 

CapnMac82 you sir are a wealth of knowledge. Wouldn't surprise me if the next FSM How To compendium was a CapnMac82 Answers Your Questions issue...Followed closely by a GM issue no doubt Beer

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:21 PM

scottrc
At least the standard issue uniform for the crew was all white.

From memory, IJN used a mix that was a blend of both RN and USN style uniforms.  And worn to similar standards--white in summer months or tropical locations, and blue in winter or northern climes.

I want to remember that Flight Deck Crew had special white uniforms to be more visible while on deck during aircraft operations.

The tail on the white jumper (the bit that hangs off the back of the collar) was medium blue with white piping on the IJN whites.  The blues had a matching medium blue with piping.  Chief Petty Officers were all white or all blue with matching cap covers.

IJN blue uniforms were more indigo than black, too.  The white uniforms will probably render better as a very pale gray.  Close up they aer a distinct cream sort of color, but, that's with 70+ years of aging, too.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:07 PM

Thanks Ben

DRUMS01
how are you going when it comes to getting it done for the Nationals?

Don't know. I have what? 8 months left? If I ever quit messin around when I get home and get on it I should be able to make it with time to spare. I just need to finish the portholes the paint the hull. The deck will require some more PE girders but That shouldn't be an issue. After the deck and Island it will just be the planes, guns and crew to finish (just). It dosen't seem like much but I don't get a lot of time on it so it will streach out. Add to that, I'm terrable at keeping to one subject. I think I have a litt ADD.

DRUMS01
What are you going to do next to one up this build? 

Don't know, maybe the 1/96 Victory. That won't be for quite a while.

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:38 PM

Boy, you sure are milking this easy build (just kidding!). Looking at what you've done already boggles the mind (and the wallet). 

These figures look much better than the Tamiya one dimensional ones. I was wondering if you were going to paint the pupils of the figures? (just kidding again). 

On a serious note, how are you going when it comes to getting it done for the Nationals? I hope I'm able to go to see it in person then.

What are you going to do next to one up this build? 

Ben

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:56 AM

I love those Tory Factory guys but they don't have very imaginative poses. Most of them look like they are modeling the next line of IJN uniforms. I guess you get enough of them intermixed with the ones from Northstar and they'll look alright. The ones from Northstar are almost impossable to remove without breaking though. I noticed that some of the crew (other than the officers) have dark blue uniforms with whitw hats and white gloves. These guys seem to be on the AA guns. I can't get definate information confirming this. I know the deck and ships crew wore mostly white and the officers were either dark blue or white as well. 

  

There's a mess of guys in white and blue. I 'll have a mix of everything. Planes with engine started with crew, Zeros with wingtips folded (maybe) Kates wings folded (again maybe) crew attending the planes, gunners in some of the Kates, aircrew around the island for the last brefing along with some officers, guys lined up along the sides of the deck. General organized mayhem.

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:55 AM

modelcrazy

I was really too far to decide to do the portholes but I'm making that work... kinda.

Alrighty, here are the crew. I still have 177 more figures coming. That will give me a total of somewhere around 600 air crew, deck crew, AA crew, officers and bystanders, which Is probably right. Now to set up the assembly line. The aircrew with the broken legs are assigned as Kate gunners and will be in their aircraft.

 

 

At least the standard issue uniform for the crew was all white.

I like Mopar's idea about subcontracting. 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:50 AM

goldhammer

My friend, you were too far in as soon as you opened the box.....grin.

The same way I'll be when I open that Dragon '43 Scharnhorst.

 

 

Big SmileLOL  This is why I am avoiding 1/350 scale. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:43 AM

Mopar Madness

Or you could volunteer 600 people to paint one figure each! Big Smile

 

Steve

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 23, 2020 9:49 PM

Or you could volunteer 600 people to paint one figure each! Big Smile

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 23, 2020 9:36 PM

I was really too far to decide to do the portholes but I'm making that work... kinda.

Alrighty, here are the crew. I still have 177 more figures coming. That will give me a total of somewhere around 600 air crew, deck crew, AA crew, officers and bystanders, which Is probably right. Now to set up the assembly line. The aircrew with the broken legs are assigned as Kate gunners and will be in their aircraft.

Steve

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:27 PM

My friend, you were too far in as soon as you opened the box.....grin.

The same way I'll be when I open that Dragon '43 Scharnhorst.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 23, 2020 6:35 PM

I'm afraid I'm in too far for that.

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:07 AM

modelcrazy
 
DRUMS01
Oh!, one other question, are you going to build up each individual room in the internals of the ship? I think the engine as well as command and control rooms would be wonderful in scale.

 

As far as what was done that a good idea. Once everything is painted alot may not be seen 

 

 

You could cut sections out of the hullBig Smile

I saw this on a model of the TAMA while surfing last week, where the modeler cut out sections to show areas of berthing, control, and machine spaces that he had scratch built, but now I cannot find the link to the site I was at. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:56 AM

Sorry it's been a long time. I'm just working long hours, but I still get time at the bench.

I have still been working on the Akagi. There's still not much new to see. I'm getting two more carrier plane sets from China (those little buggers were almost impossible to find a few months back) which will fill my complement of deck aircraft, and them some.

I'm also waiting for the last of the portholes to come in (I hope the last) and now working on the crew, somewhere over 200. Unfortunately, many of the 3D printed figures have broken feet. The microscopic ankles on those guys are very delicate.

I like the new set I got from Tory Factory very much. They are easy to work with, paint and remove. I just wish they came in more poses.

IJN crew is still very hard to find.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:15 PM

DRUMS01
Oh!, one other question, are you going to build up each individual room in the internals of the ship? I think the engine as well as command and control rooms would be wonderful in scale.

As far as what was done that a good idea. Once everything is painted alot may not be seen 

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, October 12, 2020 4:01 PM

Hey Steve, buddy, what do you think about also making a binder to show the work, PE involved? After all, you will see "detail" when its painted and weathered, but not all of the modifications, PE, and other stuff...... 

I think sitting that by the ship as part of the display would be really neat and would allow everyone in attendance the ability to follow your build in pictures. you never know, it may influence the judges as well?

Oh!, one other question, are you going to build up each individual room in the internals of the ship? I think the engine as well as command and control rooms would be wonderful in scale. You know I am not serious right!? 

Keep plugging away buddy... we are all watching this one.

Ben

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PROJECTS:

- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB) - DONE

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 12, 2020 8:32 AM

Thanks guys.

Chris, I'm going to make it for the Nats. I just have to keep telling myself that and quite digging myself into a deeper hole. Even my wife tells me I need to get in there and get going. I only have 10 months left! Eeegad.Indifferent

I believe I'm starting to climb out of it now. I got the portside scuttles on and will work in the starborad tonight. I have a method down to pump them out. Then I need to install the portholes themselfs. But I don't forsee that taking lomg.

Steve

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, October 11, 2020 9:38 PM

After this you are going to need some refreshments.  Maybe we should donatr to his future therepy session. I'd love to see this one in person but that's not going to happen.  How many hours do you think you have invested in this monster now? 

Days to install cables on Musashi?  I'm glad the one I built for somebody was out of the box.  Now I may have to do another one with P.E.  Wgise set wiykd youi recommend?

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, October 11, 2020 4:34 PM

MC I've got my reservation for the NATS Eats it's gonna be a full meal deal in Vegas baby! Hoping to see this in person.

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 9, 2020 4:40 PM

So much for escaping 1/700 scale and working with super small PE parts. Looks really good Steve.  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 9, 2020 2:15 PM

I'm waiting on more portholes with the eyebrows but at least in the mean time I can install the covers or seals. Hopefully after this I can get back to the actual building and painting.

Steve

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, October 9, 2020 11:41 AM

modelcrazy,

It took me almost a week to do the same with IJN Musashi. Not counting the three days is took to install the deguassing cables.

Marcus Beer

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 9, 2020 11:34 AM

Thanks Mustang.

An Akagi update, sort of. Still drilling and installing porthole covers.

Many many more to do.

Steve

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