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Ships of the Japanese Flag GB 2021
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 12, 2021 10:39 PM
軍艦の船長は戦いの準備をする
Gunkan no snecho wa tatakai no junbi wo suru
Alright Snecho, prepair for battle. The forth ship installment, and probably my most anticipated, of getting those who want to expand their horizons, or just like building ships. The ships of different nations GB’s continue with Japanese ships!
Any ship which flies or flew the Rising Sun is acceptable. Warships, training ships, cargo ships, passenger ships, captured ships, racing yachts, submarines, private boats etc. any era.
You have up to 2 years to submit an entry and no build time limit. That’s right, as long as I'm around, I will answer your posted WIP updates. Lord knows that after my Akagi, it can take a loong time.
So, who wants to join me in building something JAPANESE?.....BANZAI!!!
 

1. Starts on Aug 1st with no time limit.

2. You have two years to enter.

3. WIP photos a must.

4. 10% completed or less please.

5. Crossovers allowed.

6. As much or little AM as you want.

7. Scratch or OOB.

8. Enjoy yourself, it’s a hobby.

9. I reserve the right to change the rules slightly to make the GB more enjoyable if necessary.

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 12, 2021 10:40 PM

Roster

crown r n7

1/350 Tamiya I-400 sub

Drums01

1/350 Tamiya Yamato Battleship

Gamera

1/350 Shimakaze Destroyer

Glamdring

TBD

Hogfanfs

1/350 Aroshima Chokai Heavy Cruiser
1/350 Hasegawa Nagato Battleship
1/350 Fujimi Fuso Battleship
1/350 Fujimi Kongo Battleship
1/350 Hasegawa Agano Light Cruiser
1/350 Tamiya Yamato Battleship
1/72 Takom Yamato Turret
1/750 Tamiya Tone
1/350 Tamiya Mogami (no deck refit)
1/350 Aroshima Myoko

Ikar01

1/700 Hasegawa Shoho
1/700 Fujimi Ise First to finish completed pics page 5

Modelcrazy

1/350 Aoshima Takao
1/350 Hasegawa Shimakaze
1/700 Hasegawa Hikawa Maru
1/350 Trumpiter DDG 177 Atago
1/700 Seaway Kaga triple deck
1/700 Aoshima Soryu
1/700 Haegawa Aoba
1/700 Aoshima ChoKai

Scottrc

1/700 Tamiya Mushshi

Straycat1911

1/200 Nichimo JMSDF DDK Asagumo

TankerBuilder

1/700 Hasegawa Hikawa Maru

Taxtp

1/350 Tamiya I-400

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:51 AM

OK, Steve, you got me!

 

Can you put me down for:

  1. 1/350 Aoshima Chokai Heavy Cruiser
  2. 1/350 Hasegawa Nagato Battleship
  3. 1/350 Fujimi Fuso Battleship
  4. 1/350 Fujimi Kongo Battlecruiser
  5. 1/350 Hasegawa Agano Light Cruser
  6. 1/350 Tamiya Yamato Battleship
  7. 1/72 Takom Yamato Turret

I guess that's enough for now. And, yes, It's safe to say, this one has been highly anticipated. Maybe I'll get the spark to start building again.

Thanks,

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 11:27 AM

What the hey, put me down too Steve.

1/350th Hasegawa IJN Shimakaze

 

I need this like another hole in the head. The LST I started for your American Navy GB is still sitting there beside the bench. And the cyborg for your cyberpunk/steampunk GB is sitting near my airbrush, still can't get the skin tones to blend like I really want them too.

I admire you and Bruce, if I get one done I'll be more than happy.

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

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:16 PM

Hmm;

 I gues I will have to finish the HikaMaru and the Icebreaker/Research Ship!

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 1:01 PM

I was waiting for this GB. Put me down for a 1/350 Tamiya Yamato. I already got the wood deck as well as the Lions Roar and Eig Ed detail parts too. 

Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:21 PM

hogfanfs

OK, Steve, you got me!

 

Can you put me down for:

  1. 1/350 Aoshima Chokai Heavy Cruiser
  2. 1/350 Hasegawa Nagato Battleship
  3. 1/350 Fujimi Fuso Battleship
  4. 1/350 Fujimi Kongo Battlecruiser
  5. 1/350 Hasegawa Agano Light Cruser
  6. 1/350 Tamiya Yamato Battleship
  7. 1/72 Takom Yamato Turret

I guess that's enough for now. And, yes, It's safe to say, this one has been highly anticipated. Maybe I'll get the spark to start building again.

Thanks,

Now that's what I'm talking about!

You are my hero with all those beautiful Japanese ships.

I got you down Gunkan snecho Hogfanfs san

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:23 PM

Gamera

What the hey, put me down too Steve.

1/350th Hasegawa IJN Shimakaze

 

I need this like another hole in the head. The LST I started for your American Navy GB is still sitting there beside the bench. And the cyborg for your cyberpunk/steampunk GB is sitting near my airbrush, still can't get the skin tones to blend like I really want them too.

I admire you and Bruce, if I get one done I'll be more than happy.

 

That is such a beautiful destroyer.

I also have you down Gunkan snecho Gamera san

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:26 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hmm;

 I gues I will have to finish the HikaMaru and the Icebreaker/Research Ship!

 

TankerBuilder san, I assume that is the Hasegawa 1/700 HikaMaru.

What is the manufacturer and scale of the Icebreaker/Research ship? Or will it be scratch built?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:33 PM

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DRUMS01

I was waiting for this GB. Put me down for a 1/350 Tamiya Yamato. I already got the wood deck as well as the Lions Roar and Eig Ed detail parts too. 

Ben

 
I got you down Gunkan snecho Drums01 san.
Looking forward to that Ben. If it's half what you did with the Arizona, it will be outstanding.Yes

Steve

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:24 PM

Open ended? Okay, put me down for the only Japanese ship I have; the Nichimo 1/200 JMSDF DDK Asagumo. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:30 PM

Straycat1911

Open ended? Okay, put me down for the only Japanese ship I have; the Nichimo 1/200 JMSDF DDK Asagumo. 

Your down Gunkan snecho Straycat
Man, that's an oldie. 1969, what? 52 years old?

Steve

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:18 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Straycat1911

Open ended? Okay, put me down for the only Japanese ship I have; the Nichimo 1/200 JMSDF DDK Asagumo. 

 

 

Your down Gunkan snecho Straycat
Man, that's an oldie. 1969, what? 52 years old?
 

You saying something about my advanced age there, youngster? Lol.

Dunno the exact year but I was in my teens when I first saw Asagumo at San Antonio Hobby Shop in California and thought it was the sexiest ship I'd ever seen. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:52 PM

Straycat1911
You saying something about my advanced age there, youngster? Lol.

Nope, I was almost a teen myself.

I did own a 69 Camao though. 

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, August 1, 2021 4:18 PM

OK, the first of many kits for me in this GB is the IJN Chokai Heavy Cruiser:

And the extras:

I won't be starting just yet, need to finish another project from my other hobby first.

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 2, 2021 11:06 AM

Those Aoshima kits have some nice detail. That's what my Takao is.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 2, 2021 8:44 PM

Looks like a great quality kit there Bruce! I don't know when I'll get to my kit either but I should put up some pictures of my kit and the extras too. 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 7, 2021 11:53 PM

Well guys, here's mine. My wife bought it for my birthday back in 2016. It's high time I started on it.

She also bought me the massive White Ensign Models PE set.

I'm hoping to complete it for next years Nats in Omaha, but that's still a year away and I'm not going to knock myself out like I did on the Akagi to finish it. Luckly I won't have 36 planes with their interiors to do and I about half the size.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 9, 2021 8:19 PM

That's awesome Steve! And take your time, I'd think with the Akagi you'd not even want to look at a ship for decade or so! 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:13 AM

You kidding? I could never get tired of ships. Maybe take a small break between them on occasion.

I actualy can't find the instructions and the only one I can find is on the internet, small, hard to read and all in Japanese. I printed out but still looking for it.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 15, 2021 2:38 PM

I got all the vents, capstans, cable reels and bollards attached. There were a lot. I used the kits cable reels because they were well done. The reel bases are a little thick but the reel details are better than I could achieve with PE reels.

My plan is displaying it as she probably looked during the second naval battle of Guadalcanal on Nov 14th 1942. The Takao, her sister Atago and the battlecruser Kirishima, light crusier Nagara and six DD's battled the Washington and South Carolina and four DD's. The Takao was the only heavy to escape damage. Her guns will be facing port and port torpedo tubes run out.

Next is assembling the torpedo tubes and the 01 deck amidships.

Bruce, I believe this kit is the the same kit as your Chokai since they were sisters. The instructions are diffrent, a little diffrent placement of the vents and diffrent superstructure.

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, August 16, 2021 4:53 PM

Steve,

I believe you are correct, and I believe the only sister ship of the Takao class, with a significant difference was the Maya. 

I can scan my directions and send you a PDF, may help you a bit. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 16, 2021 4:59 PM

Thank you for the offer Bruce. I found and downloaded them from HobbySearch.

Steve

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, August 16, 2021 6:27 PM

I will join, just need to find something.  Gives me an excuse to pick up a carrier or battlewagon.  Wink

Robert

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

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 16, 2021 7:37 PM

Steve: That is looking fine!!! 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 16, 2021 9:28 PM

Thanks Cliff

Glamdring you got it. I'll put you down as TBD.

I have a few 1/700 I could send you. 

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:11 PM

Hey Steve or anyone, can anyone tell me the correct shade of grey I need for IJN Shimakaze? Looked her up and she was built at the Maizuru Naval Arsenal so I guess Maizuru grey is right? Guess it's a no-brainer but just wanted to make sure before ordering paint. 

https://www.hlj.com/vic-acrylic-colors-ijn-maizuru-navel-arsenal-vihvicma313

https://www.hlj.com/japanese-navy-ship-color-set-4-per-set-16ml-each-vihvicsv300

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:19 AM

Yes sir, that would be correct.

You can also look at Lifecolor. I used their Kure Grey for the Akagi. I really liked them. The only issue I found with them was I couldn't find individual bottles.

https://mjwmodels.co.uk/lc-cs36-ijn-japanese-wwii-late-war-set-1-22ml-x-6-5412-p.asp

https://www.graphicair.co.uk/product/lifecolor-ijn-wwii-late-war-set-1-22ml-x-6/

 

 

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:56 AM

Thanks bunches Steve!!!

Never used Lifecolor or Vic so it's all new to me. Plus never painted anything like a destroyer so the whole thing is brand spanking new too- I feel like I'm feeling my way around in the dark. 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:16 AM

Gam, the other nice thing about the lifecolor kit, and I'm sure others as well, is the Linoleum color comes with it.

Painting ships isn't too difficult. Make each sub assembly, black base everything then go over with the base coat grey. The black base establishes the shadows and any areas you want darker than the base color. Lighten the base color some and do it again, rinse and repeat with the last application being small streaks. Do the same with the deck, anti fouling paint and so on. Paint on a scum line along the watterline, touch up the deck fittings and voila, a ship Wink The IJN didn't use a boot top so don't worry about that

OK maybe not that easy. I do use the steps I layed out Whistling

Steve

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