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 Post subject: IJN Tone, 1/350, Tamiya
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:03 am 
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Hi everyone! :wave_1:

Here I present my IJN Tone 1/350 ca. 1944. It's well known exellent tamiya set upgraded with a lot of additional sets and some scratchbuilt.

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And here's some close up photos of Jake's alone (I know it's Ship Model Forum. Pardon me! :big_grin: )

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Cheers!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:50 am 
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This is really beautiful work! Your weathering is realistic and subdued. I absolutely love the aircraft.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:28 pm 
Magnificent model! Very highly detailed and nicely weathered.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:43 am 
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Fantastic work!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:05 am 
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My hats off , a super job ,both on assembly and weathering .you nailed a terrific look.

I am more attracted to a non weather pedestal models,but your Tone is amazing,thanks for sharing the pictures ,this will be a very valuable model for those that will build this ship.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:41 am 
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Very cool build!

How do you achieve this kind of hull weathering? It looks quite good.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:35 pm 
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A beautiful build


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Hi! :wave_1:
Thank you for your comments. And questions. :smallsmile:
Since I did not put any work progress documentation on this forum I would like to share with you some of the crucial assembly steps.
It took me three years to finish this Tone cruiser (Jan 2017 - Jan 2020).
I started with a pretty poor experience, especially in airbrushing and "she" gave me opportunity to gain some.
Many thanks to MichaƂ M. and other friends from KMSA Club at Modelwork.pl for their criticism and advise!

I'll try to explain those steps as much as i can. I use some aftermarket sets and bit of scratch. The main upgrading aftermarket is Eduard's BigEd set.

1. Deck

The Tamiya's linoleum holding bars seems to be pretty over-scaled. Its known issue in all IJN ships models in 1/350 and it is mentioned and well explained in Dan's K. post. (Thanks!)
I decided to remove and replace them with a thin copper wire. The deck rails and turntables were replaced with LionRoar R3518 aftermarket set.

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2. Funnel

The guard rails were replaced with Alliance Model Works NW35027 aftermarket. Pipes are just injection needles. You can see some rivets pattern added.

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3. The "Pagoda" bridge

This one was tough! :doh_1:
Tamiya's elements unfortunately appeared totally over-scaled and poorly detailed. I used plenty of aftermarket stuff and some scratch to replace them. There's Alliance Model Works NW35032 and NW35028 perforated beams and gussets, Veteran 35039 and 35032 observation and binocular devices, simple injection needles, brass and copper wires, polystyrene sheets and other stuff from the bottom of a drawer. As you see, I made this mysterious knee-shaped pipes :cool_1: running from ventilators to AA crew room and stanchions behind them. Eventually it takes 306 parts to accomplish that bridge.

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4. Armament

203mm, 5 inch are Master's barrels. Triple and double 25mm cannons are Alliance Model 35036 and 35037 sets. Single cannons are from Infini Model. Their 25 mm barrels were surprisingly "big" for the scale. You should know... I hate over-scale barrels.... grrr. :big_grin:
Finally I also replace them with excellent Masters ones.
Blast bags of 203mm artillery were replaced by thin paper I dumped and shaped in popular white paper glue. Step paddles - thin copper wire.

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Infini and Master 25 mm barrel comparison: :thumbs_up_1: !!!!!
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5. Fore, Aft masts and flagstocks:

Master's universal yardams and some schratch built.

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Hull weathering:
Total experiment! Most of that you see here I've done for the first time.
Generally it is a combination of repeated hair spray chipping, oils, pencils and dry pigments underwater. Paint modulations, oils and pencils above waterline.

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6. Aichi E13A "Jakes"

My little birds.... I love them! A few weeks of struggle but they worth it! Perfect set of Rainbow 1/350 Rb3517 is used. I did some painting experiments with pigma micron markers here for the first time. Windshield "glass" is my own recipe : Bcg glue with AK acrylic thinner. Super flat and transparent. Believe me - there is windshield glass on last picture. :cool_1:

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All the rigging was made with stretched sprue technique i try to implement after Jim Bauman tutorial. Thank you! :smallsmile:

Well, three years in one post. :smallsmile: If you follow and read this line I realy appreciate it!!!! :woo_hoo:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:16 pm 
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It is an exceptionally handsome and well done bit of work.

Thank you very much for putting together your techniques so nicely.

What's the next project? :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:25 am 
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Strategos Augustus wrote:
What's the next project? :big_grin:


Thanks!
In the meantime I took part in some group project "Polish Ww2 Hunt type escort destroyers" in 1/700. I made ORP Kujawiak on the water diorama.
There shoud be gallery soon at shipmodels.

Actually there are two projects in my shipyard
1. IJN Mutsuki type desteoyer 1/700 - Pit Road set with Rainbow aftermarket upgrade. (Group Project)
2. HMS Prince of Wales - Flyhawk 1/700

I dont know if it is allowed to put here active link to Polish forum where I present up to date relation.

Eventually I will make full photo relation here when its completed.

Cheers!! :wave_1:
Pawel.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:13 am 
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That is an amazing build! You should be very proud! Nicest Tone I've ever seen!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:02 am 
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My dear Pawel ,I was short what I said before that this was a beautiful model, no ,this my friend is a unique one ,and as Joe said,You should be so proud,your three years invested are well deserved,this one is one of a kind.
I wish I can see another of your models ,the only thing,know will take a couple of years,but no worries ,I am patient,congratulations again and big thanks for posting your work photos,invaluable information for reference , truly priceless.

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This is superb work and the photography really brings out the best in the model.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:57 am 
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What a fantastic masterpiece! Thank you for sharing the final and in progress photos.

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