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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:58 am 
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You're work is astounding (and inspiring).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:03 am 
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Thank you guys for your kind words. :smallsmile:

Now let's shift to the armments:

Fujimi provides barrels that could move. I guess that is to please people who like to play with the turrets. Nonetheless it inevitably leave some gaps between the barrels and the turrets. I decided to glue it in fixed angle and fill the gaps. After it was done, I still found it look strange..hm...turns out iit was the muzzels that in trouble. Fujimi make very weired muzzels with exaggerate openings. Without double they have to be replaced.

I have never learnt taht it was so difficult to find IJN 41cm brass barrels - not many aftermarket maker make it, and most of them had been sold out long ago. I've once think of buying another box of Fujimi Amagi that with brass barrels included. Luckly I've check with some web photo of the product before I placed the order - it is just a brass version of the same barrrel, with the same wrong shape. No point for me to replace the plastic one with this stuff...

Luckly, I end up have found the brass barrels made by "Sea Spirits" in a Australian Web store! Last 2 bags as I found (8 barrels per bag, and I need 2 bags for the 10 guns Amagi...), and in good price. :big_grin: Ordered it at once.

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The secondary armment looks ok and I rather not to change them.
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The AA guns were another story. Not only lack of details, these 10cm AA guns were even thicker than the 14cm secondary guns. I have to replace the barrels and add a little bit of details to them.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:43 am 
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Now I am approaching the painting stage.
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I am using a few "wood" color to paint the deck.
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The first coat (XF78)
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Second layer
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Last coat. Then washed & dry bushed with XF78

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:19 am 
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ahhhh,,! paint!

looking good so far!

........its a very long ship with a lot of guns!"

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:17 am 
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very nice ...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:11 am 
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vincentcflau wrote:
Now I am approaching the painting stage.
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I am using a few "wood" color to paint the deck.
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The first coat (XF78)
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Second layer
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Third layer
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Last coat. Then washed & dry bushed with XF78

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I'm interested by the process of colors. Is it always same color or are you using different ones/mixing/...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:58 pm 
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frenchinamst wrote:
vincentcflau wrote:
Now I am approaching the painting stage.

I'm interested by the process of colors. Is it always same color or are you using different ones/mixing/...


Hi frenchinamst, I first spray the whole deck in single color, then I use small brush to hand brush randomly over the deck with other colors one by one. I've used 4 different colors to do so. The mixing of them are not the same - I still haven't work out the "perfect" combination for wood deck, I'm still learning how to make it look more realistic.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:11 pm 
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JIM BAUMANN wrote:
ahhhh,,! paint!

looking good so far!

........its a very long ship with a lot of guns!"

JB :wave_1:


Thank you Jim :wave_1:

The ship is really very long. It looks far more powerful and fast compare to the Nagatos.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:15 pm 
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A little update. Still in the painting stage, but now guns are finally onboard! :big_grin:
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And now compare with the "old" bridge
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:53 pm 
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After a prolonged suspension, finally, I have it completed. Looks like it take me longer and longer to have a ship completed.... hr.....

So that is the look of the IJN Amagi, as if it have been completed.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:50 pm 
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it would e better if I could have it complete years before


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:51 pm 
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This is absolutely beautiful. I have no other words.

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Simply superb!!!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:





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I like the blimp especially!!! :thumbs_up_1:


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Excellent work mate, the barrage balloon is a nice touch. Just out of curiosity, what did you make it out of?

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Goodwood wrote:
Excellent work mate, the barrage balloon is a nice touch. Just out of curiosity, what did you make it out of?


Thanks! I made it with Tamiya's High density foam board - the supporting wire in the central is a 0.2mm brass wire. My first attempt and it is fun. :big_grin: If I could have it made lighter I would like to hang it much more higher.


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Well it may have taken a while but it was worth the wait! Beautiful work!

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