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Japanese Group Build XI

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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:17 AM

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

 

The Raiden is a cool plane, looks like this one is better than the old Tamiya kit. Looks great.

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:19 AM

Glamdring

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, that thing looks like it is pretty good sized. Looking forward to seeing more.

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:20 AM

cbaltrin

An update:

Finished painting the n1k1 and now getting decals on.

 

 

Amazing how you can make such a small kit look so good. Nice work.B

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

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:13 AM

BrandonK
Amazing how you can make such a small kit look so good. Nice work.B

Thanks BK.  It's a pretty good kit so that helps a little!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 27, 2022 10:41 AM

Making progress slowly. I've been focused on the Mustang trying to get it done and off the bench. I am pretty much ready for paint. I hope to start this paint work sometime late next week. This is a good kit and goes together without issue.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:01 PM

Hey John, sounds good by me- just got you down! 

 

Guys keep up the good work! Bravo!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:45 PM

Looking forward to the paint job on that, BK!

Robert

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

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, March 3, 2022 10:24 AM

Ditto that--looking great BK!   

Glamdring

Looking forward to the paint job on that, BK!

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, March 3, 2022 3:09 PM

The final construction is a slow dance but we are getting there. Canopy survived first masking attempt--stripped it and will try again...

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:36 AM

N1K1 Masking Madness..

Green = Do not change

Red = Modified

Yellow = Needs Modified

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:48 PM

That looks awesome CB! Looks like you've got things all planned out. 

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

 

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:49 PM

Gents. Here is my 1/72 Tamiya N1K1 Shinden.

The Kit went together well; however, I had a small issue with the underwing cannon. The gun barrels are almost touching the landing gear doors. I must have been a bit careless when I glued the gun fairings to the bottom of the wing because I could not attach the port gun due to the gear door being in the way!  ...so there I was with a painted and decaled and clear coated model, with the gear attached (and most of the other easily broken off pieces) and a dremel with a small cutter bit in my hand, enlarging the opening in the gun fairing so I could squeeze in the gun barrel!  I also had an issue with the canopy fit, believe it or not...

Gamera,  Pls use first image for roster page. Thanks.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:01 AM

Nice job on the Shinden.  Looking at other builds and the instructions it sure looks like it's a tight fit between those gondola barrels and the gear doors.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 7:10 AM

keavdog

Nice job on the Shinden.  Looking at other builds and the instructions it sure looks like it's a tight fit between those gondola barrels and the gear doors.

 

 
Thank you keavdog!  Yes, Tight fit, and Tamiya did not do a great job ensuring this was not a problem area. But hey, it beats the hell out of a 1967 Airfix kitStick out tongue

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:52 AM

Wow, great work on the Shinden. I know I say this alot, but you guys make those 72nd kits look far bigger and better than the scale suggets. 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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:10 PM

Top work all of you. I am about to start the camo on my Spit for the RAAF GB. As soon as that's done I will be starting on my Kate for this GB, and the Corsair for the Absent Friends GB. For an armour/figure modeler, I seem to be doing a lot of aircraft latelyBeer

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

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:06 PM

BrandonK
Wow, great work on the Shinden

Thank you BK!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:50 AM

Looks awesome CB! I wouldn't worry too much about the gear door, I'd not have noticed it if you didn't point it out.

Will get you up Friday or this weekend!

Ferg: Sounds cool! Looking forward to it.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 6:29 PM

CB: Just got you up!!! Congrads on being the first to cross the finish line!!! 

 

BTW: Jack's been working his butt off on the badges- they should be up soon. My apologies that I didn't get moving on this sooner. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 6:58 PM

Okay guys, Jack gave me the go ahead to post the new badges.

He did two and wasn't sure of which to go with so he's allowing me to post both- pick whichever appeals to you the most.  

BIG THANKS to him and Rock Baker for making this possible!

 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, March 12, 2022 4:59 AM

Gamera
CB: Just got you up!!! Congrads on being the first to cross the finish line!!! 

Thanks Gamera!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, March 14, 2022 11:38 PM

got paint and decals on.

 

now just nav lights and weathering and the canopy

John 

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

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 9:54 AM

falconmod

got paint and decals on.

 

now just nav lights and weathering and the canopy

John 

 

The paint fade on those panels looks amazing. Such a cool aircraft.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:59 PM

Yeah, super nice job on the paint! 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:51 PM

Please count me in too, no way I'm gonna miss another Japanese GB. 

Starting with a Hasegawa Ki-100 @ 1:48m which is currently begging to be built.

 

Cheers

Kostas

 

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    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, March 18, 2022 8:59 AM

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 18, 2022 6:49 PM

Kostas: Of course there's room for you! Just put you down! 

Jack: Looks like a nice kit, and 25 Euros, decent price too. 

 

Sorry guys about not being around, messed up my back at work. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, March 18, 2022 8:15 PM

Thank looks worth getting! Thanks for the link!

jgeratic

On the Bench: Too Much

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    April 2006
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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, March 18, 2022 11:19 PM

For Arma pricing, pretty sure us folks in North America use the one in parentheses.  The more expensive prices include VAT and is only collected from countries in the European Union.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, March 20, 2022 6:42 PM

Gamera mind signing me up? Think I'm finally over my years long modeling slump and feel like building again. I will be building a Pit Road 1/35 Type 87 armored car.

From the little information I could gather the armored car was a Vickers civilian model purchased by the Japanese and converted to military use. 

 
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