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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:31 pm 
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So, I've lost a couple of parts on my Nisshin and I don't know what they are. They are part A22 in the kit if you have it. It's the thing on the round platform on the top level of the forward superstructure. I got two in there, but two more are needed amidships. I really can't figure out what it is. Looking at superstructure diagrams in my Lacroix and Wells cruiser book, I *think* it may be a 1.5m navigation rangefinder but I honestly don't know what it is.

I imagine after I put on most of the other small parts I'll see what else I've lost and order some appropriate parts from Shapeways.....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:47 pm 
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I don't have the kit, so I am referencing the instructions online. Parts C15 are 1.5m navigation rangefinders. Parts A22 appear to be the 25mm MG directors. See Finemolds NanoDread set WA29. I think there are some covered versions in PitRoad set NE03.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Thanks Dan. The part in the kit doesn't look much like the 25mm directors I can see pictures of in my Lacroix and Wells book but I'm not sure that means anything. I see the shelf oddities also makes some directors for those.

Is there a way to get instructions sheets online for lots of model kits? That would be handy.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:51 am 
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Use the hobby search japan search function. Find a kit (always under the "military model" category), then hit list all images.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/plamo/


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:22 am 
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Theses little guys? I can see how they could escape.

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Four options come to mind:

1) Fabricate replacements out of styrene rod or stretched sprue. The kit parts are just about .04" which is a standard Evergreen rod size. Not sure what the parts actually represent so it's possible you may actually create a better depiction of the real thing if you have a photo reference.

2) Use some similar replacement "eye candy" the scrap box, or what have you.

3) Use after market replacements from Shapeways, Nano Dread, etc: https://hlj.com/product/VTMW70010
https://www.shapeways.com/product/DW7ZA ... d=59071860
https://www.shapeways.com/product/CE6DZ ... d=59128159

4) It's a cheap and available kit. If it bugs you, pick up a spare for extra parts, future conversion, give to the kids, etc. (which would be cheaper perhaps than after market replacements). https://hlj.com/product/AOS00844

I'd go Shapeways myself since 3d printing is amazing and their service is good.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:33 am 
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Oh - and then there's the armor trick:

5) Put a tarp over it and ignore the error. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Thanks for the pointers everyone!

Re: the shapeways stuff. Does that work with plastic cement or do you need to use CA for it?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:19 pm 
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CA glue - and splurge for the Frosted Ultra Detail, if available. Same material as Frosted Extreme, just better resolution.

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