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Japanese Group Build XIII

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  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, June 16, 2024 7:16 AM

Oh wow, Sorry to hear that GreySnake.  The hobby is supposed to be enjoybale isn't it? I think you are making the right choice. Turn the page and work on something you will enjoy!  I also struggled to finishing the ki-44. I just did not have that much interest in the type. I just wanted to add one to my small but growing 1/72 j-aircraft collection. The lack of information, photo's , etc for some of these more obscure types of planes can be a de-motivator of sorts. I also never finished my 1/72 ki-61 from last year's GB -- and it is a much much  better and enjoyable kit than the ki-44!  Good luck on your Type 61. 


GreySnake

Amazing work on the Ki-44!!

Think I have reached the point I am not enjoying working on the Frank. It's a mix of the molds being rather old and me realizing again lol why I really don't like building airplanes.

Gamera, could you remove the Frank and Zero and replace it with a Tamiya 1/35 Type 61? I built one a few years ago for a past GB and want to see what I can do with newer skills. 

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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    February 2011
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:13 PM

Amazing work on the Ki-44!!

Think I have reached the point I am not enjoying working on the Frank. It's a mix of the molds being rather old and me realizing again lol why I really don't like building airplanes.

Gamera, could you remove the Frank and Zero and replace it with a Tamiya 1/35 Type 61? I built one a few years ago for a past GB and want to see what I can do with newer skills. 

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:28 AM

Gamera
Cbaltrin: WHOA!!! That looks fantastic!!! A lot of work but it was worth it!!! Simply phenomenal!   

Thanks Gamera!

jeaton01

Chris, that's just spot on!StarStarStarStar

 

 
Thank you John!

GAF

cbaltrin,

Wonderful camo job!  Hard to believe you did that by hand.

Gary

Thank you Gary!

On the Bench: Too Much

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, June 10, 2024 3:03 PM

cbaltrin,

Wonderful camo job!  Hard to believe you did that by hand.

Gary

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, June 10, 2024 12:23 AM

Chris, that's just spot on!StarStarStarStar

John

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 9, 2024 1:21 PM

Eric: Not sure what to tell you. I've been using Brave which is normally a great browser but the forum issues here have been pushing me away from the site. 

Cbaltrin: WHOA!!! That looks fantastic!!! A lot of work but it was worth it!!! Simply phenomenal! 

 

Just posted you, as usual if you'd rather have a different photo lemme know and I'll swap you out. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, June 9, 2024 12:44 PM

Ok Gamera and fellow builders...

Here is the Final on my Haswegawa 1/72 Ki-44.   I think this is the smallest kit I haver ever built!

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:20 AM

After years of failure on Firefox, I'm trying this on Chrome. If I start getting emails back, I'll build you an Oscar.

Eric Bergerud 

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Friday, June 7, 2024 11:13 PM

I'll build a model for you if this board shows up on my email. One hasn't worked in four years.

Eric Bergerud

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 3, 2024 7:45 PM

Take your time Greysnake, we've still got six months to go. 

 

And sorry I haven't been more active. Lately it takes me 2-3 mins to load a page on the site assuming it works at all. 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, June 2, 2024 10:19 AM

Great work on the builds guys.

Haven't had much time to work on my builds but with it becoming so hot outside model building season has started again for me.

I am having some trouble getting motivated to work on the Frank because the fit isn't the best. Hopefully I can get some work done today. 

btw I "might" change my second build to a Ki-61 since I bought a replacement for the one that never got completed a couple group builds ago. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:06 PM

Yeah, that looks great! A lot of work but the results look fantastic! Yes

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

 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, May 27, 2024 7:51 PM

cbaltrin

This could take a bit of time...Wink

 

 

This is super fun, super tedious, and super hand cramping, all at the same time.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 26, 2024 6:33 PM

Leopard spots!

John

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 26, 2024 4:04 PM

Wow - that is fantastic!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, May 26, 2024 6:26 AM

This could take a bit of time...Wink

 

On the Bench: Too Much

GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:03 AM

Keavdog (John)> your chipping looks good!  Nice work!

Cbaltrin> Repainting is an art form!  If I don't have to repaint some or part of an aircraft, then I've done something wrong!  Looks like you nailed it.  Big Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 24, 2024 8:22 PM

Cbaltrin: That looks good! Seems like you've got things under control! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 24, 2024 8:21 PM

Thanks John, I'm an idiot.... Dunce

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 24, 2024 5:24 PM

But you did put a post reserved for badges, G, it is right after completed builds on the first page.Embarrassed

 

Gamera

Lemme put up the badge again. Seems I screwed up and didn't put a post in the beginning of the thread for it: 

 

John

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 24, 2024 2:39 PM

Duplicate post 2

John

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 24, 2024 2:38 PM

Duplicate post.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 24, 2024 2:38 PM

Chris, the repaint looks like it went very well.  Just another small bump in the modeler's life.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 24, 2024 2:35 PM

John, the Frank looks fine, a worthy addition to the GB and your shelf.

 

John

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, May 24, 2024 12:21 PM

Getting back to the Ki-44 which took a brief stint on the shelf after I botched the paint job. I had to repaint the wing ID stripes, glare panel and most of the bare metal areas. I really only saved the meatballs as they were masked since I initially painted them....

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, May 24, 2024 6:43 AM

Nice Looking Ki-84 John! Like your paint chipping.

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 17, 2024 7:07 PM

Lemme put up the badge again. Seems I screwed up and didn't put a post in the beginning of the thread for it: 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 17, 2024 7:03 PM

Oh wow that's nice!!! I think the chipping looks just fine, I'd be proud to turn out such a beautiful model!!! 

Thanks for joining us and hope you'll build a few more Japanese aircraft! Frankly (sorry) I need to build more myself, I've got in an armour rut recently... 

Going to put you on the front page now. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 17, 2024 6:21 PM

Calling Frank done.  This was really my second experiment with chipping and it was better than the first in that I didn't go down to bare plastic but still not happy.  Needs more randomness so to speak.  Other than that - box stock, decal problems with the yellow leading edge lifelike decals not settling down.

Let's go with the first pic for the completed gallery.  Thanks for running the GB again!  My 3rd Japanese plane because of these GBs :)

 

Thanks,

John

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