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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, January 6, 2022 1:51 PM

DBrasov

Hi,

I just joined the community. Are Japanese ships allowed in the GB or just land and air. Can mediocre newbies join the group?

DBrasov,  I am not in charge of this GB, but I think I can safely say that the answer to both questions is yes.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 6, 2022 7:16 PM

DBrasov

Hi,

I just joined the community. Are Japanese ships allowed in the GB or just land and air. Can mediocre newbies join the group?

 

First how the heck did I miss your post???

Second, CB is absolutly correct! Pretty much anything is allowed as long as it's Japanese*. Ships are fine! Any skill level, I don't match some of the guys here but it's okay. I just run these group builds to get people to pull stuff out of the stash and get it built! 

*There's some ahem... naughty anime figures out there that the mods on the forum might frown upon... Surprise

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

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:58 AM

A bit more progress on the N1K1.  I realzied I am having a  hard time getting myself to stuff the cockpit inside the fuselage and thus hide all that detail forever .  Perhaps some of you have seen my post asking for tips on vacuforming canopies. Well now you know why Cool...

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 9, 2022 7:17 PM

Another N1K1 update.  Joined wings and fuselage.  Strangely, the fit was not perfect.

Also painted cowl and prop...

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Sunday, January 9, 2022 8:31 PM

Looking good Cbaltrin!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:09 AM

CB: She's coming along beautifully!!!

 

And gee whiz I really need to get that badge- you're gonna be done before it is!!!

Anyone have any good ideas? I've been racking my brain and can't think of anything good. I'd like to use the same gal, but I'm stumped- we've already had her as a pilot, a geshia, a samurai, a sailor- I dunno what next...

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 10, 2022 10:59 AM

cbaltrin

Another N1K1 update.  Joined wings and fuselage.  Strangely, the fit was not perfect.

Also painted cowl and prop...

 

 

You're moving right along on this. It is looking very nice.

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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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:14 PM

Thanks dwsrazor, BrandonK & Gamera.  It's an ez build. Wish Tamiya had a 1/72 N1K2 as well!

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:42 AM

Hi Gamera,

I want to do a cross-over from Steve's GB to this one.  I am building a 1/700 Tamiya Mushasi.

Scott

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:25 PM

scottrc

Hi Gamera,

I want to do a cross-over from Steve's GB to this one.  I am building a 1/700 Tamiya Mushasi.

Scott

 

Sure! Just put you down. 

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

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:41 AM

Progress is slowing.  Maganged to ge the propeller painted (mostly). Prop decals are a bust, just going to mask and paint on the little yellow stripes...  Spinner did not fit well to base. Had to thin out inside of spinner with Dremel (a dicy process it was).  

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:20 PM

For a Tamiya kit, this thing is not turnig out to be very shake-and-bake :-D. Turns out some modeling skill is required for this particular kit.

I went to clean up and install he gun pods and notice the rear section did not seem very well molded. Testing fitting them to the wing made me wonder how the flaps would come down on the real plane.  Not being familiar with this type, I assumed the rear section of the pod had to be flattened/sanded at an agle to allow for flap movement. After taking care of that , there was a big gap that needed to be filled...  

I also continued work on the propeller...

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:36 PM

Wow that looks fantastic!

Picked this up pretty cheap for my Zero

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:25 PM

CB: Very nice work! And I know what you mean, some of the older Tamiya kits can be a bit 'off' when it comes to quality. The prop came out really well! 

John: Nice purchase, nice improvement to the kit!

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:51 AM

I have a quick update. I finally managed to complete the cockpit and get it painted and detailed. I closed up the fuselage last night. I will be joining the wings to that later today. This one is building quickly so I should be in paint in a few days, maybe this weekend.

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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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:53 AM

cbaltrin

For a Tamiya kit, this thing is not turnig out to be very shake-and-bake :-D. Turns out some modeling skill is required for this particular kit.

I went to clean up and install he gun pods and notice the rear section did not seem very well molded. Testing fitting them to the wing made me wonder how the flaps would come down on the real plane.  Not being familiar with this type, I assumed the rear section of the pod had to be flattened/sanded at an agle to allow for flap movement. After taking care of that , there was a big gap that needed to be filled...  

I also continued work on the propeller...

 

That nose looks incredible. Well done.

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 17, 2022 11:28 AM

Brandon: Cool! Nice work, looking forward to seeing her all closed up and ready for paint.

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

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Monday, January 17, 2022 2:34 PM

First pics of the "Jill".  Sadly, virtually none of this will be seen once the fuselage is buttoned up.

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:58 AM

DiscoStu

First pics of the "Jill".  Sadly, virtually none of this will be seen once the fuselage is buttoned up.

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

This looks very very good. The color is much closer to what I think is the correct color for my interior, but I don't have any and I don't feel like mixing, so I went with DK green IJA. Your's looks better.

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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Posted by waikong on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 5:00 PM

Stu, That is one beautifully finished cockpit.

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:01 PM

Yeah wow! That's superb work Stu!!! 

Glad you took the photos before you closed her up! 

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

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:56 PM

Great interior, Stu.

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:23 PM

DiscoStu,  Great work.   I have always toyed with the idea to cut away some of the right side fuselage in these situations to show off the interior.... maybe one of these days.

BrandonK
DiscoStu First pics of the "Jill".  Sadly, virtually none of this will be seen once the fuselage is buttoned up.  

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Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:20 PM

BrandonK

 

 
DiscoStu

First pics of the "Jill".  Sadly, virtually none of this will be seen once the fuselage is buttoned up.

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

 

 

This looks very very good. The color is much closer to what I think is the correct color for my interior, but I don't have any and I don't feel like mixing, so I went with DK green IJA. Your's looks better.

 

BK

 

Thanks.  The paint is just Gunze "Nakajima Cockpit" that I lightened with a tiny drop of white.

 

I'd imagine if you give it some time, MRP will come up with a nice match for it.  They've been doing some real nice work on some of the more eclectic cockpit colors:  Russian Turquoise, Dull Dark Green, Bronze Green, etc.

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 23, 2022 9:48 PM

I don't usually weather my aircraft, but I wanted to try this hairspray chipping technique. I think I went a bit overboard. Not really trying to depict an a/c from pacificwrecks.com... Plus it dawned on me that my factory fresh looking cowling is going to look a tad out of place when I attach it. Think I'll strip this off and go with a factory fresh look!

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 24, 2022 11:28 AM

cbaltrin

I don't usually weather my aircraft, but I wanted to try this hairspray chipping technique. I think I went a bit overboard. Not really trying to depict an a/c from pacificwrecks.com... Plus it dawned on me that my factory fresh looking cowling is going to look a tad out of place when I attach it. Think I'll strip this off and go with a factory fresh look!

 

 

I use the HS method for chipping and I love it. If you want, you can use a thinned down version of your main color and mist it over the chipping and tone it down. It looks really good when you do that and it becomes even more life like. You can also leave some areas bare. It's a great technique that I use on armor and it really makes the paint pop.

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:21 AM

CB: Nice work! As Brandon says you can always tone it down a notch by overspraying it.

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 28, 2022 5:07 PM

I got with Rock about the badge last week and he got back with this to me. 

It's not really what I'd had in mind, I was thinking something more cyberpunk. What do you guys think? Do you like it? Should I ask him to do a little more work on it or start over? 

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 28, 2022 5:15 PM

Thats pretty cool

Thanks,

John

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:07 AM

Gamera

I got with Rock about the badge last week and he got back with this to me. 

It's not really what I'd had in mind, I was thinking something more cyberpunk. What do you guys think? Do you like it? Should I ask him to do a little more work on it or start over? 

 

It would look great for a motorcycle GB but not quite for a military one, IMO.

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