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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:30 am 
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EJFoeth wrote:
You may want to try Plastruct 0.3mm styrene; I find it easier to glue and easier to bend into shape while gluing (if applying to styrene, that is)

to make what?
I have styrene 0.3mm and even used 0.1mm for the vertical gun walls...so not sure what you are talking about.

did some detailing ... adding pipes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:00 am 
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painted all decks... and did some more detailing... all has been dry fitted to see how it looks...
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and a closer look center part
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:47 am 
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doing some structure adding... not in kit
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and detailing places that get later too hard to get by
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:00 am 
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Nice. All those details will add up to a very pleasurable viewing experience. The paint on the sides of the hull is as impressive as your last big project was.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:14 am 
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It will be fun to see "Before" and "After" photos when this is all done :heh:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:19 am 
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txs Chuck... doing my best... and btw... you can always see how she was... its first post here in this topic


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:45 am 
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So happy.... I found and got 2 ships I've been trying to get since over 2 Years and on top for a decent price
Yamato and Nagato in 1/400... very old kits... not sure yet when I'm gonna do them though...anyway ... 2 still missing... Chokai and a IJN carier .. they exist in 1/400 but also very old kits and hart to get by
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added the support beams on other side of top 40 MM platforms and re-added some 20MM platforms I cut off at start
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Thanks for the tip. I went back to page one and saw where you began. Just as I suspected, you are accomplishing what you set out to do, big time.

BTW, I like the box art on those two "new" models. Looks like the pictures are designed to be cut out and used as stand alone pieces.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:18 pm 
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yeah the old boxes look good... I like the shape of the Nagato, the typical Pagode shape superstructure the Japanese ships had during WWII makes them so different and there for so interesting to do


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:09 pm 
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did some details like closing rear part of stack
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finishing 20mm side gun platforms, added a small tub on front stack, a small tub on each side on top of bridge
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and preparing 20mm bow platform so I can do the last color on hull the light grey of the bow
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added also the front hole
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:30 am 
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And with last color on hull so she is according paint scheme 22
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:13 am 
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try to do something every day... other side of stack getting pipes, door and ladders
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Isnt the hull red a bit pinkish?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am 
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wouldn't call it "pinkish" but is too light, should be darker maybe "brownie red".


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:51 pm 
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yes it is a little pinkysh.. but darker in real as t looks on the pics.... I use bright light when shooting so details are visible... but it makes colors bleach out and the white sheet under does that as well.
did a dry-fit of all done


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Triumph68 wrote:
yes it is a little pinkysh.. but darker in real as t looks on the pics.... I use bright light when shooting so details are visible... but it makes colors bleach out and the white sheet under does that as well.
did a dry-fit of all done



Gotcha. I think it reflects well the modern hull colors I see which are very vibrant. I think back in those days they were more brownish in hue. Interesting to see sometime a more natural light foto of course, when ready. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:48 am 
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This time without light, behind is her 1/400 scale sister ship Missouri
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and a few more things done... some need more fine tuning
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:03 pm 
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what ship is that behind the 1/400 Missouri?


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DavidP wrote:
what ship is that behind the 1/400 Missouri?


gotta be Hood.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:50 am 
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very good Pascal ... it is the hood's hull and deck... and there is another ship just under the Hood... can you guess witch one?


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