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Hasegawa 1/48 Myrt WIP (Paint Started)

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Hasegawa 1/48 Myrt WIP (Paint Started)
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:23 AM

Doing this one for the Japanese GB. Nice kit having great detail specially the pit. I added pe seat belts and wires for added detail.

IP after careful painting. Clear parts cement was used for the instrument glass.

 

 
 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, June 4, 2022 5:55 AM

Looks like a good start.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:11 AM

Looks awesome.  When you paint and detail on the sprue doesn't it leave an impression in the plastic when removed?  I'm referring to the IP picture.  The sprue makes a perfect handle but I hate going back and touching up those points.  How do you handle this?

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Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:35 AM

That's a good looking office.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:17 AM

Tojo72

Looks like a good start.

 

thanks Tojo.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:23 AM

Aggieman

That's a good looking office.

 

Thanks Aggie. I closed up the fuselage and some details are hard to see now. The greenhouse canopy will further restrict view but at least it can be assembled in opened position.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:32 AM

wpwar11

Looks awesome.  When you paint and detail on the sprue doesn't it leave an impression in the plastic when removed?  I'm referring to the IP picture.  The sprue makes a perfect handle but I hate going back and touching up those points.  How do you handle this?

 

Thanks. In this case all the edges will not be seen once installed. I try to leave the sprue handle in an edge that won’t be seen otherwise I cut off the sprue piece with an UMM razor saw that is paper thin, leaving an almost perfect cut, then touch up the area.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:59 AM

plasticjunkie

 

 
wpwar11

Looks awesome.  When you paint and detail on the sprue doesn't it leave an impression in the plastic when removed?  I'm referring to the IP picture.  The sprue makes a perfect handle but I hate going back and touching up those points.  How do you handle this?

 

 

 

Thanks. In this case all the edges will not be seen once installed. I try to leave the sprue handle in an edge that won’t be seen otherwise I cut off the sprue piece with an UMM razor saw that is paper thin, leaving an almost perfect cut, then touch up the area.

 

Roger that.  Thanks.  

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:03 AM

wpwar11

 

 
plasticjunkie
 

 

 
wpwar11

Looks awesome.  When you paint and detail on the sprue doesn't it leave an impression in the plastic when removed?  I'm referring to the IP picture.  The sprue makes a perfect handle but I hate going back and touching up those points.  How do you handle this?

 

 

 

Thanks. In this case all the edges will not be seen once installed. I try to leave the sprue handle in an edge that won’t be seen otherwise I cut off the sprue piece with an UMM razor saw that is paper thin, leaving an almost perfect cut, then touch up the area.

 

 

 

Roger that.  Thanks.  

 

 

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Posted by fox on Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:16 PM

PJ, Toast Beer Drinks Coffee Yes. Pick 1, 2, 3, or all of them. Fantastic work.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:07 PM

fox

PJ, Toast Beer Drinks Coffee Yes. Pick 1, 2, 3, or all of them. Fantastic work.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

Thank you Jim!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, June 6, 2022 8:36 AM

Great kit that you are doing an excellent job on! Nicel engineering.  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, June 6, 2022 8:37 AM
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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, June 6, 2022 8:38 AM
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:02 PM

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Fine looking model.Yes  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 2:39 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:03 PM

Hi! 

 Great Job, Nice looking War weary Bird. The Office is Incredible. Is that, besides the wires all kit stuff? If so you are hired! I will send you some cockpits soon, LOL.LOL.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:38 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi! 

 Great Job, Nice looking War weary Bird. The Office is Incredible. Is that, besides the wires all kit stuff? If so you are hired! I will send you some cockpits soon, LOL.LOL.

 

Hey thanks TB. They are discarded electrical wires that I grab now and then from the trash. My son says I look like a homeless guy picking thru the trash lol but some stuff like computers have some interesting wires inside. Space was tight in there so I only fit a couple of wires. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:48 AM

This is a beautiful kit but it has some VERY nasty wing root gaps specially near the rear of the wings that were filled with PPP and the larger gaps with stretched sprue. 

The rest of the kit is fitting together really well. I also got all the greenhouse masking done so the painting is very close. Wanted to wire up the engine but the plastic is so darn hard that 3 of my miniature drill bits broke so I gave up. It will be very hard to see anyway after the cowl covers things up.

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Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:09 PM

Hi, Ernie -

What a good job you're making of this one, the interior is extremely well done. I'm looking forward to seeing this one proceed down the assembly line. Thanks for the informative post and photos.

Patrick

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:14 PM

I'm liking this build a LOT!  That IP is so nice, who needs those fancy pre-colored ones?

Oh wait, I do, since my painting skills suck.  Embarrassed

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:56 PM

patrick206

Hi, Ernie -

What a good job you're making of this one, the interior is extremely well done. I'm looking forward to seeing this one proceed down the assembly line. Thanks for the informative post and photos.

Patrick

 

Thanks Patrick. This is a nice kit with great detailing. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:00 PM

Real G

I'm liking this build a LOT!  That IP is so nice, who needs those fancy pre-colored ones?

Oh wait, I do, since my painting skills suck.  Embarrassed

 

Thanks G. I think this Hasegawa  has the best molded detail off any of their Japanese subjects. 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 6:15 PM

Pit looks fantastic.  Nice detail on a great looking subject.  I dig that giant greenhouse canopy.  Will it be all closed up?

Thanks,

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, July 21, 2022 8:52 PM

keavdog

Pit looks fantastic.  Nice detail on a great looking subject.  I dig that giant greenhouse canopy.  Will it be all closed up?

 

Thanks Kdog. Hasegawa gives the option of a closed canopy or a segmented open version. I will use the closed canopy to protect the pit area during painting and use the segmented one for the model so the pit will be more visible.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:56 PM

 

Myrt has her colors on. The segmenred greenhouse took some patience to mask but came out looking good. More to come.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 5, 2022 6:54 PM

I used Montex vinyl masks that the edges kept lifting up. I had to continually press down on the mask to keep it down  and quickly spray. Still I had several edges to clean up with a sharp wood toothpick. The Eduard masks are far better than this vinyl stuff.

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:46 AM

Awesome work on the interior, Ernie.

Haven't seen a WIP of yours in a while, good to see.

I like your idea of posting some progress pics outside of the GB. For whatever reason, I tend not to follow GB's unless I'm participating. I've always wondered how many folks do that.

-Greg

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:51 PM

Greg

Awesome work on the interior, Ernie.

Haven't seen a WIP of yours in a while, good to see.

I like your idea of posting some progress pics outside of the GB. For whatever reason, I tend not to follow GB's unless I'm participating. I've always wondered how many folks do that.

 

Hi Greg, have been tied up with non modeling things but I'm back at the bench. I figured some folks don't follow GBs unless they are in it so I try to post aside from the GB. Thanks for looking and commenting. 
Heyvare you gonna make it to Modelpalooza this Oct.?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:05 PM

Trying something different this time, polishing the paint without shooting any gloss for decal application and washes. 
Flory Washes need to go over a glossy finish otherwise it stains the area upon wiping with a water damp paper towel piece. Decals need a glossy surface to avoid silvering. 
I polished the paint with a 1200 grit pad then went over with a coffee paper filter. What I got was a very smooth semigloss finish with tonal variation that should allow for the next steps.

The Flory Washes went on, left to dry and a water dampened paper towel was used to carefully wipe away the dried excess wash, it worked like a charm leaving no staining or halo once wiped off. I love using these Flory WashesHeart.

Next up will be the decal application that should yield equally positive results.

 

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