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Japanese Group Build XI

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:57 AM

plasticjunkie

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

 

Looking really good, PJ. That canopy is amazing.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 5, 2022 6:48 PM

Thanks BK. 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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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 5, 2022 11:12 PM

plasticjunkie

Thank you fellas. I need to go back and retouch some areas on the fuselage. I will try to do that this morning since its overcast which keeps my garage where I do my painting somewhat with a bearable temperature otherwise it feels like a freaking oven when the sun is out. Kind of hard to do fine detail painting when one is melting away with heat. 

 

Ha PJ, at the moment I have the opposite problem. The split system in my work room is busted and it's freezing up there!!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:50 AM

Dodgy

 

 
plasticjunkie

Thank you fellas. I need to go back and retouch some areas on the fuselage. I will try to do that this morning since its overcast which keeps my garage where I do my painting somewhat with a bearable temperature otherwise it feels like a freaking oven when the sun is out. Kind of hard to do fine detail painting when one is melting away with heat. 

 

 

 

Ha PJ, at the moment I have the opposite problem. The split system in my work room is busted and it's freezing up there!!

 

Ill gladly trade ya lol! Can't wait for winter to get here.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:08 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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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:00 PM

Nice work PJ!

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:09 AM

thanks cb!

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:43 PM

PJ your painting/finish and look of the wash, is a true beauty. Also thumps-up for such a clean & sharp result on the canopy. I usually stick the mont. Masks on a big piece of Tam tape and follow the contour with a sharp blade or scissors  to make my own. Vinyl will just not stick. 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 8, 2022 2:27 PM

Zvezda1980

PJ your painting/finish and look of the wash, is a true beauty. Also thumps-up for such a clean & sharp result on the canopy. I usually stick the mont. Masks on a big piece of Tam tape and follow the contour with a sharp blade or scissors  to make my own. Vinyl will just not stick. 

 

Thank you. I will use your method If have any more Montex masks, they do NOT stay put.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 8, 2022 6:31 PM

That looks great PJ! I love Flory washes too. Great stuff. 

I've used both types of masks, the vinyl ones are okay but they just don't want to stay on curved surfaces. They'd always lift on me. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    May 2020
  • From: Omaha, Nebraska
Posted by learmech64 on Monday, August 8, 2022 8:16 PM

Finaly wrapped this one up. This is the Hasegawa 1/32 KI-44. I decided to mount it as if taking off. The landing gear is partially retracted with flaps partially down. The model is motorized so the prop will spin. The prop is a bit stiff , so it doesnt spin for long. Im slowly getting the prop to loosen up. All the markings are painted on except for the tail marking, the #2 on fuselage and the kill markings on the left side of the fuselage. This is not my best work. its a good 2 footer. This is my third natural metal finish and probably the one I am least satified with. The kit gave me a few problems and by the end I just wanted to get it finished. I'll post a couple more pics in the next couple days

Doug

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 8, 2022 8:38 PM

Looks bloody good to me mate! Well done!!

PJ, your Myrt is looking bloody good too. What are Flory Washes?

Dodgy.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Omaha, Nebraska
Posted by learmech64 on Monday, August 8, 2022 9:03 PM

Thanks Dodgy. I appreciate the positive feedback

Doug

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 8, 2022 9:13 PM

Oh WHOA!!! That's awesome Doug! Love the base too! 

Want me to post you or do you want to use one of your other photos? 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, August 8, 2022 9:47 PM

Really nice looking Ki-44 learmech641!

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: Omaha, Nebraska
Posted by learmech64 on Monday, August 8, 2022 10:25 PM

Thanks Gamera, I'll post a couple better pics to choose from.

Doug

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 8, 2022 10:27 PM

Dodgy

 

PJ, your Myrt is looking bloody good too. What are Flory Washes?

Dodgy.

 

Thanks mate. Flory wasshes are clay/water based and very easy to work with. Here’s a piece on it:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hwBfgaZG4fc

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, August 8, 2022 11:25 PM

That's a nice display, Doug, well done!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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