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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:41 PM

Well it's the GB is just Japanese not just military. I thought I'd mix it up a little bit for a change. I dunno... 

So that's one yeah vote and one nay. Anyone else have an opinion??  

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

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, January 31, 2022 8:12 AM

Can always put up two badges, and let the participant choose their preference?

You mentioned you had some badges fron last year created by Jeaton, maybe he can alter a few with an updated GB date?

 

regards,

Jack

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 1:10 AM

It doesn't have the right flavor right now, but with some color and a more military looking motor cycle it might have possibilities.  Maybe replace the motorcycle with a hotted up Kurogane?

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 7:26 PM

Jack and John thanks guys!!! 

John: I really like that idea! I don't want to ask Rock to redo the entire sketch to a Kurogano but it shouldn't be too hard for him to redraw her with a uniform and switch it out for a military bike. 

 

Jack: Like your ideas too! Would it be too much to ask if you could work your magic on the original as a civilion bike and a get a second drawing from Rock for another badge?

Anyone have a preferences to a Second World War uniform and bike or a modern JGSDF one? 

Second World War

Modern

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 10, 2022 9:32 AM

Ww2 is my pref!

 

Gamera
Anyone have a preferences to a Second World War uniform and bike or a modern JGSDF one?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 11, 2022 9:13 AM

It looks like we can reply again.

WW2

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 11, 2022 9:46 AM

Great guys! Rock just sent me the updated picture last night. I'll see about getting it posted this evening. I went ahead with the Second World War look just as a default.

Steve: Have you been having issues posting? My issues with the address bar at the top not working in most browsers seems to have been fixed. Thanks IT guys!!!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 11, 2022 10:20 AM

Yeah, I think most of us weren't able to post most of yeaterday.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 11, 2022 11:45 AM

Ah ok! Thanks for explaining. I looked at the site a few times but I was running my tail off at work and had no time to post and then when I got home I was so tuckered out I took a nap and watched a movie instead of getting on my PC.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 11, 2022 5:36 PM

Okay here's the military picture. I'd figured Rock could just rework the original but he did an entirely new sketch. 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, February 11, 2022 11:42 PM

I like that one, but it needs more spokes and some color.  Well drawn.

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:31 PM

Thanks John- will let Rock know! 

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

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, February 14, 2022 6:40 PM

While other projects are on hold, I decided to jump into the Type 16 this weekend.

 

 

There are 5 sprues, 2 of which are duplicates for suspension parts, handles, and other fiddly bits that are mirrored on both sides.  Unfortunately, my box shot of the sprues diaappeared from my phone, so I must jump forward to the weekend sessions' summary shots.

 

 

 

 

 

So far, this kit has been a joy to build, and is really just falling together.  I am trying to wrap my head around how the crew fits in this thing, because it is not very big at all compared to other builds I have made in the past. However, given some stories I heard about hotel rooms in Japan...

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:44 AM

Gamera, I would like to finish my Airfix 1/72 'Zero', the one I started two group builds ago. Can I post an update and see if you think I am around the 20% mark

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 8:53 PM

Most of the interior is done and I am struggling with the aotake blue paint

zero parts

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:39 PM

Robert & Ziggy: Those look good guys! Nice work!

 

Ziggy: Sure it's fine! I'll put you down now.  

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:02 AM

Thank you, let's see if I 'gitter dun' this time

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:39 AM

Ziggy, I didn't realize you are from Post Falls, I am in Idaho Falls. Practically neighbors.

On the Aotake, or however that is spelled. I use silver covered with clear blue and then a dusting of clear green. There were wide variations of that color so you really can't go wrong.

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 Sunday, February 20, 2022 11:43 PM

An update:

Finished painting the n1k1 and now getting decals on.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 21, 2022 8:20 AM

CB: Looks good!!! Nice work! Yes

Ziggy: Guess you've already painted her now so it's not much help but I too like to just paint the parts aluminum and then put a coat of translucent paint over for the aotake. The weird thing about the stuff is that it started out blue. And then as it aged/was exposed to the elements it yellowed. This caused it to take on a more greenish cast. So a new plane from the factory would have blue aotake. A plane on some airstrip on a tiny island with very little maintenace would have a much more greenish-blue/turquise look to it. 

Sorry I haven't been on much lately. Things have been crazy at work. It's like everyday some piece of equipment has been breaking.

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, February 21, 2022 9:04 PM

Well done CB!  Looks like the finish line is in sight.

Had a decent weekend of building, this project is unfortunately nearing and end to construction.  I say unfortunate, because this is a very well engineered kit that is not giving and issues so far.

 

Most of the fiddly bits have been added to the hull, I need to double check the instructions but I think all that is left is the tools, which I only add after painting:

 

 

 

 

The turret is also nearly done now.  The barrel is just test fitted, I have not glued in place yet due to the canvas cover at the base of the barrel.  Tamiya also wants me to drill approximately 80 holes in the muzzle break, figured that will be easier if I can rotate it without the scifi turret in the way.  Naturally I saw after installing the various barrel parts that an aluminum AM barrel is offered by Tamiya with holes drilled, but in needs the parts I already glued.  D'oh!

 

 

 

The viewing periscopes are Tamiya green with the backside covered with gun metal paint.  The kit includes masking stickers for all the glass, so that is why they are colored and installed already.

 

I am on the lookout for a storage set to fill the rack in back, but I may have to hit the spares box for ammo boxes and scratch some tarps and bedrolls.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:19 AM

Nice work Robert!

And I know what you mean, I always find out about aftermarket parts after I've cemented stuff in place... Bang Head

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

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:48 PM

Final stretch on the N1K1.  I won't jinx myself and predict it will be done in a few days Zip it!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 25, 2022 8:25 AM

I'll cross my fingers for you CB. Eyes too!

I like how you've got the tongue depressor wrapped in tape with the fiddly bits attached. I may have to steal that idea for myself...

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 25, 2022 12:57 PM

Anyone want to have a go at whipping either of these into shape as badges? I could do it but it's be pretty generic. I'm sure some of you guys are way better with creative design than I.

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

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, February 25, 2022 8:54 PM

I ment to post this in December since I started it in January, but I started a new job in November and things have gotten behind. I'd like to join the GB with a Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden.  I forgot to take picture the the beginning but this is what I have so far.

 

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/144 AC-130, 1/72 J2M3 Raiden

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Friday, February 25, 2022 9:35 PM

CB, that is a great looking plane, I look forward to seing all thos little bits installed!

John, that is a good start on that Jack!

Construction has been finished on the Type 16, and now this will go on a temporary hiatus until warm enough weather returns to Wisconsin so I can take to the painting.  

 

 

 

 

The hatches are movable, and I plan on leaving them open for the two figures.  

 

Hopefully my next update will be in a couple weeks!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:09 AM

This is what I have so far?   Dang falconmod,  you just show up and be like 'hey i'm done!' Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile  Just kidding of course. Your Jack looks Jazzy. Look forward to seeing it finished!

falconmod

I ment to post this in December since I started it in January, but I started a new job in November and things have gotten behind. I'd like to join the GB with a Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden.  I forgot to take picture the the beginning but this is what I have so far.

 

John

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:18 AM

Thanks Glamdring --  Your turrent looks tantalizing btw, keep up the good work!

Glamdring
CB, that is a great looking plane, I look forward to seing all thos little bits installed!

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:03 AM

Thanks Gamera,  I usually use double sided cloth carpet tape, but I can't find the stuff anywhere now and the role I have is old and the glue is breaking down and leaving residue on everything!

Gamera

I'll cross my fingers for you CB. Eyes too!

I like how you've got the tongue depressor wrapped in tape with the fiddly bits attached. I may have to steal that idea for myself...

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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