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Japanese Group Build XII

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 12, 2024 10:27 PM

Thanks John!

 

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

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 11, 2024 11:54 PM

Wrinkledm, the Grace looks terrific, outstanding!

Cliff, that is a well put together target!

John

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 11, 2024 7:55 PM

Thanks! They look really good. I need to try that sometime. It's just that I rarely have problems with decals and constant problems with paint seeping under masks no matter how hard I burnish them down or even if I spray clear to seal the mask. 

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

 

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  • From: Beavercreek, Ohio
Posted by Wrinkledm on Thursday, January 11, 2024 5:45 PM

Gamera
Love the worn paint on the B7A2! Did you paint the insignia on? They look really nice and worn instead of like decals. 

 

No decals were harmed in the construction of the model. Everything was painted on. 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 7, 2024 7:21 PM

Thanks Zvezda! And thanks again for your support!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, January 6, 2024 3:51 AM

wrinkle the Grace is a beauty, this is one of the best painting and chipping I have seen. True inspiration. 

Cliff very realistic tank and figures with scenery. This is like a fortress on tracks. 

Thank you for another excellent GB, it had been a pleasure for once more. Definitely see you at the next one

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 30, 2023 7:13 PM

Okay I'm going to try to post this. The O-I is done. But the website is taking about a half-hour just to load each page. 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 30, 2023 7:03 PM

Oh wow, those look fantastic! 

Love the worn paint on the B7A2! Did you paint the insignia on? They look really nice and worn instead of like decals. 

And the FA13 looks great too! I'm envious of you guys that can get a beautiful gloss coat on auto models. 

Got your Grace posted, I think. The FSM website has been acting strange all day, taking forever to load pages. 

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

 

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Posted by Wrinkledm on Friday, December 29, 2023 9:41 PM

First up completing my Group build entry for 2023, a full day earlier than I normally do.  The Hasegawa 1/48 Aichi B7A2 Grace 1/48 Torpedo / Bomber was a wonderful kit and highly recommended. Pretty much built out of the box other than I finally tried riveting with a riveting wheel for the first time.  I learned a lot and will use this technique again.

The second photo is another Japanese subject that is NOT part of the group build, but a Japanese subject folks may or may not enjoy seeing.  The second model is the Arrows Footwork Mugen Honda FA13 driven by Aguri Suzuki. The car is from the 1992 Formula 1 season. 1/20th scale Fujimi kit.  I had some issues with the tyres *(builders fault), but otherwise, it was a fiddly build with some small fit issues.  Technically speaking I believe Arrows team was British, but Footwork is a Japanese firm as was the driver for this car.  Looking forward to next year and still undecided on what to build. 

D

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 16, 2023 9:47 PM

Okay, boys and girls it's UP!!!!

Lucky number 13!!!

 

Zvezda: Swapped out your photo, hope this one is fine by you. 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 14, 2023 7:46 PM

Thanks John, going to get her posted soon! 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 14, 2023 12:48 AM

Gamera

I kinda hate to ask this but is there any interest for another of these? 

I usually start to getting stuff squared away just after Thanksgiving but so far haven't really spent any time on this over the last two weeks. 

If there's interest I'll see about getting stuff set up for next year. It's really not any trouble but I hate to run the thing if it's only about three people and myself. 

 

 
I'm in!

John

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

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, December 11, 2023 4:40 PM

Cliff you may pick and place whichever one you prefer 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2023 10:54 PM

That looks great Zvezda, do you want me to swap out your photo for one of the new ones?

 

And thanks, I'll get the new GB posted soon. I'll get something up as a badge. 

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

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, December 10, 2023 7:51 AM

Below some pics of the Zero inside an experimental scenery. 

Some grass field in Halmahera in the Moluccas. 

Wing Hinomarus enlarged and landing gear doors painted yellow for easier recognition, for the dogfights over Darwin to come...

 

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Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, December 10, 2023 7:43 AM

I am fanatically in Stick out tongue

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:53 PM

Ok, ok, you got it guys! You don't have to poke me with a stick, I'm moving! 

 

Really thanks guys for the vote of confidence! 

Only issue is the badge, I have an idea and I can get Rock to do the sketch but Jack/Jgeratic has been polishing it into shape. And I've haven't seen him around in ages. Anyone else know how to get the original sketch in shape out there? 

 

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

 

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 11:01 PM

I have a G8N1 I need to build.  Another won't do us any harm.  Smile

Gary

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 10:35 PM

I am in any GB that you run!

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 6:49 PM

Well, I got back from my early Christmas present from Toho Studies. 'Godzilla: Minus One' has got me amped up for another GB!!! 

Lots of beautiful CGI recreations of former Imperial Navy ships and one very cool experimental Japanese plane pops up at the end. It so cool to see it flying even if in only CGI. 

It's almost like 'The Eternal Zero' with Godzilla!!!!! 

Personally my recommendation is SEE IT!!! Best movie I've seen in years and maybe the best Godzilla movie yet! 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 4, 2023 9:00 PM

Thanks John!!! 

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 4, 2023 8:49 PM

I'm in!

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 4, 2023 8:44 PM

I kinda hate to ask this but is there any interest for another of these? 

I usually start to getting stuff squared away just after Thanksgiving but so far haven't really spent any time on this over the last two weeks. 

If there's interest I'll see about getting stuff set up for next year. It's really not any trouble but I hate to run the thing if it's only about three people and myself. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 26, 2023 7:26 PM

My apologies Zvezda, got home tonight. Just got you posted, nice work, great job and thanks for joining us!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 12, 2023 10:27 PM

Very nice, Zvezda.

John

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 12, 2023 6:19 PM

Zvezda looks fantastic! Sorry on vacation/holiday for the next two weeks. And somehow forgot the laptop so I only have the phone for internet access. Will get you posted when I get back.

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

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, November 12, 2023 11:44 AM

Awesome job on that one, Zvezda!

Robert 

"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 11, 2023 6:36 PM

Darn nice looking Zero Zvezda1980. Really nice work you did!Bow Down

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, November 11, 2023 5:58 PM

Today Zero was more or less completed. Some pics for now and tomorrow a final inspection and a few words, before handing it over to the squadron.

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