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Japanese Group Build XIII
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 16, 2023 9:46 PM

Japanese Group Build XIII

Rules

*Start Date January 1, 2024

*End Date December 31, 2024

*Japanese subjects which I'll define as operating under the Japanese flag, aka a captured P-40 flown by a Japanese pilot would be kosher

*Cross-overs are welcome

*Pre-started are fine as long as they're under 10-20% finished (light assemby)

*Any 'roll-over' subjects from JGB XII are welcome

* No cut-off date for entry, you can enter on Dec 30 if you can build the model in a day

And most important have fun guys and gals!

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 16, 2023 9:46 PM

Cbaltrin:  1/72 Hasegawa Ki-44 Tojo

Edwin: Ship model Tamiya 1/700 Shimakaze

GAF: Hasegawa 1/72 G8N1 Rita

Gamera: TBA

Glamdring: 1:24 Aoshima Kyouto Yataiaji Ramen Mobile Food Shop

Greysnake: Tamiya 1/48 Ki-84 Hayete (Frank)

                Tamiya 1/48 A6M5/5A (Zero)

Hoggarth: Tamiya 1/48 Light vehicle type 95 Kurogane

Jeaton01: Tamiya A6M3 Type 22

                  Hasegawa 1/48 Rufe

                  Hasegawa 1/48 A6M5-K Zero

Keavdog: Tamiya Ki-84 Frank

LostAgain: Hasegawa 1/48 Tony custom racer

StugIIIG: I400/I401

Waikong: Finemodes 1/48 Ki-15 'Kamikaze

WrinkledM: 1/700 IJN Takao

                   1/48 A6M2b Zero

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 16, 2023 9:46 PM

Badge:

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:32 AM

I'm in with the old Tamiya Ki84 Frank.... maybe more :)

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 17, 2023 7:25 PM

Awesome John, just put you down. Is that 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/32nd, or something else?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 18, 2023 8:58 AM

I'm in. TBD.

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 18, 2023 11:22 AM

1/48

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 18, 2023 7:51 PM

Cblatrin: Cool, putting you down! 

John: Thanks! That's the kit I assumed you meant but I wanted to make sure. 

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

 

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Posted by GAF on Monday, December 18, 2023 8:39 PM

Gamera,

You can put me down for a Hasegawa 1/72 G8N1 Rita as long as you accept cross-overs.

I'll do that in conjunction with the X-Files GB.

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 18, 2023 9:15 PM

Cool Gary! Just put you down! 

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

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 10:27 PM

Put me down for a Tamiya A6M3 Type 22 in 1/48, Cliff.

John

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

 

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Posted by StugIIIG on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 5:48 PM

I'd like to give this a try.  I'll build the I400 or I401 submarine...from whom I don't know yet.  The Tamiya looks too big to start with (this would be my first sub and first seagoing vessel in about 40 years).  I might even try a 3D printed version I found and spice it up with brass details I make.  

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 6:38 PM

John: Sorry I did put you down and somehow forgot to say anything down here. My apologies...

Stug: That sounds cool! I put you down, let me know when you decide on a scale or company. 

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

 

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Posted by Wrinkledm on Saturday, December 30, 2023 10:05 AM

Heading way outside of my comfort zone this year and will be tackling the 1/700 IJN Takao heavy cruiser with a possible special guest. ;)    My plans are also to tackle the new Academy 1/48 A6M2b Zero but time will tell. 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 30, 2023 6:48 PM

Wrinkledm

Heading way outside of my comfort zone this year and will be tackling the 1/700 IJN Takao heavy cruiser with a possible special guest. ;)    My plans are also to tackle the new Academy 1/48 A6M2b Zero but time will tell. 

 

Those sound great! I'll put you down for both but if you don't get to the Zero don't sweat it. 

BTW: IJN Takeo is one of the ships Big-G eats in Godzilla Minus One! 

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Posted by Edwin on Monday, January 1, 2024 2:03 AM

Sign me up, Gamera!

Thinking of doing a ship. Last ship I did was 43 years ago when I was 12. Will decide soon which ship this will be. 

Happy New Year, everyone!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 2:47 PM

Edwin

Sign me up, Gamera!

Thinking of doing a ship. Last ship I did was 43 years ago when I was 12. Will decide soon which ship this will be. 

Happy New Year, everyone!

 

 

 

 

Sounds cool! You've got a year to decide.

Welcome!!!

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Posted by Edwin on Thursday, January 4, 2024 12:47 AM

Need some help. 
Have decided on a 1/700 Yamato. Not decided which: Tamiya? Fujimi? Pit Road? Any others to consider?

Anyone has advice on this? Am looking for a relaxing OOB build. Simple PE work should be fine. 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, January 4, 2024 1:10 AM

Edwin

Need some help. 
Have decided on a 1/700 Yamato. Not decided which: Tamiya? Fujimi? Pit Road? Any others to consider?

Anyone has advice on this? Am looking for a relaxing OOB build. Simple PE work should be fine. 

You might wish to ask under the SHIPS thread for advice on this one.  I doubt anyone here is familiar with all the kit manufacturers.

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 4, 2024 5:04 PM

Yeah Edwin, as Gary said you might check the ships forum or just look for YouTube reviews. I have no idea which kit is best or easier to assemble. I do know that some like Tamiya even have multiple kits of IJN Yamato out, both an older one and a newer one. 

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

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:22 PM

There's a thread upon this very topic.

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/188887.aspx

Pricing and availability probably has changed since 2021.

Gary

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Posted by Edwin on Thursday, January 4, 2024 8:24 PM

Gamera

Yeah Edwin, as Gary said you might check the ships forum or just look for YouTube reviews. I have no idea which kit is best or easier to assemble. I do know that some like Tamiya even have multiple kits of IJN Yamato out, both an older one and a newer one. 

 

You and Gary are right. Question posted in ships forum. Was just hoping for a quick opinion from someone on this GB, in case they have worked on the Yamato before. 

 

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Posted by Edwin on Thursday, January 4, 2024 8:33 PM

GAF

There's a thread upon this very topic.

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/188887.aspx

Pricing and availability probably has changed since 2021.

Gary

 

Thanks Gary. 
I searched and read that thread before posting. 
The questions from NZAnglia were different. He asked which manufacturer makes the best kit, is the best value and currently available. 

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, January 5, 2024 9:01 PM

Edwin

Need some help. 
Have decided on a 1/700 Yamato. Not decided which: Tamiya? Fujimi? Pit Road? Any others to consider?

Anyone has advice on this? Am looking for a relaxing OOB build. Simple PE work should be fine. 

 

I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Tamiya ship kit, but I am by no means an expert on the ins and outs of the various Yamato kits on the markey.  I do have the 1/700 up detail edition of the Tamiya Yamato in my stash though for someday.

Gam, count me in for this year!  Will draw straws soon for which kit from my stash will be built this year...

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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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 5, 2024 10:18 PM

Sounds good Robert- put you down as TBA. 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, January 12, 2024 12:30 PM

Put me down for a 1/72 Hasegawa ki44 Tojo to start with.

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 12, 2024 8:05 PM

Ohh, looks cool! Just put you down! 

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

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, January 13, 2024 2:51 PM

I decided on going a little light hearted with my selection this year... plus this was the closest to the top of the stash pile:

1:24 Aoshima Kyouto Yataiaji Ramen Mobile Food Shop

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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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 13, 2024 6:06 PM

Started the Tojo!

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 14, 2024 2:44 PM

Robert: Owwww, that looks cool! We've had a couple of auto entries this year, it's cool to see something different. Just put you down. 

Cbaltrin: Great to see you her started up! 

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

 

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