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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:34 pm 
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Lion Roar and Pontos provide most of the bridge wind deflectors with the exception of the two around the upper curved tubs. I didn't want to have open deflectors and solid ones on the side so I scratched them. One is done and one is original for comparison.

ImageIMG_3731 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3723 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3729 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3726 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3724 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:38 am 
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Well, I'm impressed. Not sure of what I'm looking at in the first shot. Did you trace the supports on sheet styrene? What thickness?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:16 am 
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holy cow, that's impressive stuff. Not for the faint hearted ey :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 pm 
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Thank you Dan and Gewoon! The first picture is paper. I drew the items using my circuit drawing tool. I then printed and soaked the paper in thin CA. I could use the drawings to make photo etch but for so few parts it's easier to do it this way. The triangular parts in the upper left of the picture are for the underside of the funnel flange. No one did those parts so I drew some up myself.


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Paper? Wow, I never thought of that. Very cool. Any particular stock, or just regular copy paper? Looks thick enough to be styrene, maybe .005".


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We can always learn something from our fellow modelers! I make a lot of parts from paper, have for a few years, but it never once occurred to me that it makes so much more sense to apply the thin CA BEFORE I cut the parts out. Thinking back to how many times this would have been so much more efficient and effective has me shaking my head! Great work Joe!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Thanks Ryan!

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Paper? Wow, I never thought of that. Very cool. Any particular stock, or just regular copy paper? Looks thick enough to be styrene, maybe .005".


Just regular copy paper. There are 3 different methods I use: CA soaked paper, which is about 0.003"-0.004", paper super glued to 0.005 styrene sheet (comes out about 0.008") or paper Elmer glued to 0.005" styrene. Using the outline you cut out the part and throw it in water to remove the paper. The shots below are from my Kongo bridge wind deflectors. I used the laminate method there leaving the styrene and paper together:

Image18 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

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Image20 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:10 am 
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I am attempting to follow the latest Skulskie book in the various Yamato details. They show an armored structure on the upper level along with a wooden mesh on the platform. I drew an outline of the platform and cut it out using KA brass. The upper director support is redone using Pontos. Here are some in-progress shots:

ImageIMG_3751 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3733 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3734 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3735 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3736 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3740 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3742 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3745 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3748 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3750 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3757 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3752 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3753 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3755 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Very nice work! Your modeling skills and attention to detail is out of this world :thumbs_up_1: ...I'm so jealous!

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Great work Joe, very impressive sir....

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 pm 
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That's the AA command level, common to IJN ships from late 1942 on. CLs and up, also the Akizuki and Matsu class DDs. Basically, the bridge compass deck (command deck) roof was enclosed with bulwarks and stocked with binoculars and instrumentation. The lookouts stood on wooden gratings.

Nicely done, J.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:50 pm 
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Thank you guys! Very encouraging of you!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Fantastic work, Joe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:28 pm 
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It looks awesome Joe :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: It's hard to believe this newly redesigned kit still inaccurate in many areas. The AA command post looks very crude almost like the old kit, it looks to me they didnt even bother to research it.. shame




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Thank you Jose and Martin! The command post definitely needed some more detail.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:28 am 
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Upper bridge wind deflector progress. The photo etch is Lion Roar. The framing is done. I will be sheeting it tomorrow.

ImageIMG_3768 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3766 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3765 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3764 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3761 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:29 am 
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Looking good there!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:17 am 
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Thank you Gewoon! I added the brass sheeting to the upper wind deflector:

ImageIMG_3769 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3771 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3774 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3775 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3782 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3791 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3792 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:56 am 
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Dramatic improvement over the kit parts. Superb work. Crisp and clean. :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:15 am 
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Thank you Steve! I finished the lower bridge wind deflector. Primer and further cleanup to follow, but all the wind deflectors are done:

ImageIMG_3810 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3811 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3813 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3817 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3820 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3824 by Joseph Simon, on Flickr


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