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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 10, 2022 1:19 PM

BrandonK

Looking good, TJ. Can't help but love those Japanese birds.

BK

 

BK I agree. Last Xmas I bought a bunch of kits from a local woman who's husband passed. Over half of what I got was Japanese WWII kits

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 12, 2022 10:09 PM

She's coming along beautifully TJ! And great score there, all Hasegawa and Tamiya kits- WOW! 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:05 AM

Finally got some paint on

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 17, 2022 6:58 PM

Sharp work TJ, coming along nicely! 

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, October 23, 2022 5:25 AM

So sorry folks. Work has been really slow, had lots of issues getting the pit painted and then getting the pit and engine to fit. Now filling seams. Lots of fit issues. Hope to have more pics in a few days

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, October 23, 2022 10:56 AM

Dodgy

So sorry folks. Work has been really slow, had lots of issues getting the pit painted and then getting the pit and engine to fit. Now filling seams. Lots of fit issues. Hope to have more pics in a few days

 

Nice, very nice. Looking really good. Keep it going.

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, October 23, 2022 4:59 PM

Thanks BK!

Dodgy

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 24, 2022 6:39 PM

She's coming along nicely Dodgy! Yes

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:52 PM

Thanks Gam!

Dodgy

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, October 27, 2022 11:59 AM
I am still alive. Life has been keeping me very busy and my free time has been rather limited.
 
Gamera, I’m afraid I’ll have to remove the armored car I entered from the group build. I got a kitten earlier this year and he ended up breaking the armored car along with two other in progress projects. I was planning to salvage the armored car but both headlights have vanished along with a wheel.
 
 
If you are curious here is the culprit although in this picture he’s an adult now.
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That being said I would like to enter something else. I looked through what Japanese kits I have and picked out this 1/35 Tamiya Type 10.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 27, 2022 9:55 PM

Sure Greysnake- things happen. Thanks for checking in. 

Handsome cat, sorry to hear he was so rambuncious (sp?) 

The Type 10 is awesome, another kit I've got and looking around for the time to actually build. 

I'll put you down now and if you don't get done by the end of the year no issues here with you rolling her over into JGB XII. 

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, October 28, 2022 3:20 AM

Greysnake, that cat has mischief written all over it...Devil

Dodgy

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, October 28, 2022 11:39 AM

 

Gamera, the cat is very rambunctious. It took some training with a spray bottle filled with water to train him. He’s finally learned the hobby room isn’t a play room.
 
The Type 10 is a very nice kit. I just wish Tamiya would add PE for the turret basket mesh and not the vinyl stuff.
 
Dodgy, he is trouble. Now that he’s a year old he’s not that bad.
 
Started work on the Type 10 this morning and after an hour and a half the lower hull is done.
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The kit fit on the kit is amazing with some of the parts just clicking in place. Oddly enough the idler wheels and return rollers had flash on them which is odd for a newer Tamiya kit.

 
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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 28, 2022 6:59 PM

Looks good! Nice progress! Yes

Yeah, the new Tamiya kits are fantastically engineered! 

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, October 29, 2022 11:53 AM
Here is the progress I made on the Type 10 yesterday. 
 
 
Finished the upper hull and had to make a decision on gluing on the side skirts now or later. Due to the fit tolerance being so precise I don’t want to do any gluing after the kit is painted. The plan is to paint part lower first that’s covered or mostly covered by the side skirts then mask around the painted parts and finish painting the rest of the model.   
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Right now the upper and lower hull can still be separated.
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One thing I wish Tamiya would stop doing grab handle blobs. Normally I’d replace it but I want this to be a relaxing build.
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The main parts of the turret were glued together yesterday also. The fit is very precise however where two parts joined there was a little flash. It took very careful cleaning not to ruin the join.
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The second thing Tamiya did that I’m not a fan of is clear plastic for the vision blocks. The clear piece of plastic originally came with the Type 90 Tamiya released in the late 1990’s. Tamiya expects you to carefully cut out each piece of plastic using a template. Mine turned out looking “okay” as long as you don’t look too hard.
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My least favorite part of the kit is the gun barrel that is split into two halves. It would work for a WWII era tank but the design really doesn’t work with modern tank barrels. It is going to take some very careful sanding to get it looking good. I’m tempted to order an Aber barrel I’m just not thrilled about paying $30 for one.

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Right now I believe I've spent a little over five hours working on this kit. 

 
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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:16 PM

Looks great! You're almost done with assembly. 

And yeah those modern barrels with all the bore evacuvators, muzzle brakes etc are a pain to clean up. The old straight WWII barrels are so much simpler to build. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 31, 2022 1:57 AM

Looking great Greysnake! I hear you about the barrel.

Dodgy

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Posted by Cheri Crystal on Monday, November 7, 2022 2:56 AM

That's great

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, November 10, 2022 4:38 PM
Finished up with the majority of the assembly on the Type 10 over the last three days. Think I’m ready to start painting the lower hull now.
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The mesh on the turret was a headache here is a picture of the instructions.
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It took me about three hours of careful cutting using a straight edge ruler as a guide to make sure everything was even.
 
 
Not sure if I want to add the figures yet or not I really don’t like them. I haven’t glued the hatches on the turret yet so I still have the option to close them.
 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 10, 2022 5:24 PM

Looks great, nice work!!! 

And I know what you mean about the mesh. When I use it I tend to load up the storage racks with stuff to hide how ragged the edges are where I cut them. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, November 10, 2022 6:00 PM

Top work Greysnake. It's going to look great under paint.

Dodgy

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, November 11, 2022 10:00 AM

On its legs. Almost there

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, November 11, 2022 4:28 PM

tempestjohnny

On its legs. Almost there

 

Lovely work TJ.

Dodgy

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:31 PM

Calling this one done. Cliff thanks for running another great GB

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 13, 2022 3:18 PM

tempestjohnny

Calling this one done. Cliff thanks for running another great GB

 

Wow, TJ, that came out stupendous. Exellent coloration with the panels. She looks as if it would fly. Well done.

BK

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 13, 2022 4:57 PM

Thanks BK

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 14, 2022 9:34 AM

Hey TJ she looks fantastic and you are welcome!!! 

I will get you posted in two weeks. I am on vacation/holiday and somehow the friggin' power supply for the laptop wasn't in the bad WITH the laptop. So I've got a computer here but about an hours worth of power before the thing goes KAPUT!!! 

Sorry guys!!! 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8:11 PM

Hey TJ, sorry about the delay but you're UP!!! 

And again great job!!! Beautiful work, funny one of the things I've never built is an early war Zero in the grey scheme. 

 

And now I have to come up with a badge for next year... Any suggestions guys??? I want to go with the same gal mascot but I'll be hanged that I don't have any new ideas... 

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, December 5, 2022 6:25 AM
I don’t think I’ll be able to complete the Type 10 by the end of the year. I paint in the garage and right now it is a little cooler then I would like to paint. Ideally I would have a spray booth in the home I just don’t have the room for one.

 
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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 5, 2022 10:14 PM

Greysnake: No issues at all! I just got the artwork for the badge for JGB XII from Rock so we're good for it. Will be getting sign-ups for it up soon and you're welcome to roll over your Type 10 to it. 

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