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Airfix 1/350 scale Type 45

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  • Member since
    January 2021
Airfix 1/350 scale Type 45
Posted by PFJN2 on Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:42 PM

Hi,

After finishing up a couple models that I had been working on I decided to start something new.  I've had an Airfix 1/350 Scale Type 45 on my shelf for awhile and decided to give it a try.  Unfortunately in the years since I bought the kit it looks like I may have misplaced the instructions, but from looking at some other builds on line and such I've decided to go ahead and start it.

Start

So far I've got yhe bottom together and have painted the main decks.  Next I am going to try and start putting together the hangar Smile

Pat

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, December 11, 2022 1:30 AM

I find instructions are sometimes overrated.  Confused ‘course my modeling results look like it, do don't pay me any mind---sigh.

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, December 11, 2022 2:13 PM

Hi,

Thanks.  In general I am really liking this kit and how its engineered.  I know that when it first came out some people weren't happy with how the main and upeer superstucture decks were all molded together with side panels that fit on to represent the siperstrucutre faces, but I kind of like it.  It remionds me a bit of an old Renwal model of the USS Farragut that I built when I was younger. 

This building process seems to allow you to prepaint the decks and superstructure sides separately and get a sharp crisp spearation of the two colors where they meet.  The only small issue that I have experienced so far is that in prepainting and prepriming some of the parts, if you get any paint on the interlocking tabs and slots between the two pieces you will probably need to scrape the paint clear of the tabs and slots to make sure that they still fit together cleanly/

Other than that the only other issues that I have had so far is that The are some sink hole/ejector pin marks on the stand, and two (tht I have seen so far) in the hangar.  Due to the size and location of the hangar, those two will probably not be visible (or at least not easily visible) but I'm not sure about the stand.

Pat

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Monday, December 12, 2022 9:31 PM

Hi,

Slowly making progress, though once I find my decals (so that I can add the one that goes on the hangar floor) and also paint up some of the molded on deck fittings I can finish up the main superstructure sections and add the hull sides and transom. Smile

One issue that is taking a little time is that although the kit is configured to give sharp edges between the superstrucutre and decks, there ends up being some visible seems on some of the superstructure joints that I have benn trying to clean up a little.  Unfortunately I can't find my "Mr. Dissolved Puty" right now, and the local hobby shop is out of stock.  However, I have found that if I apply just a little "Tamiya Whote Puty" with the edge of my Exacto knife blade I can apply very small amounts, and I can also use the blade to scrape away the excess after it has dried a bit.

Pat

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