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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 Hayabusa build
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM GMT+7

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Well Richard , I really like how the top weathering turned out , just awesome and the modulation does show and nicely done .

Are you doing more weathering on the under side ?



Terri



Hi Terri - Thanks for the kind words . I may do some streaking / dot filter work on the bottom as I think it looks a bit stark. I will also do some dust around gear legs / tires/ tail wheel but not till the end .
Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:14 PM GMT+7
Well Richard , I really like how the top weathering turned out , just awesome and the modulation does show and nicely done .

Are you doing more weathering on the under side ?



Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:56 AM GMT+7
Hi Joel

Yep - that's the one. The added foam pads look a neat idea, but I must admit I just haven't even used the jig in its standard form yet. I noticed it the other day poking out from under a pile of stuff and made a mental note that I really should try it.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

The purpose-made building jig you're using looks very useful. It reminds me that I did buy an adjustable one a while ago, but I've never used it! I guess old (bad) habits die hard - but I really should dig it out and try it...

All the best

Rowan



Rowan,
I'm assuming you're referring to the JH model stand. I also use one. Works great but I don't much care for the V groves that the fuselage seats in once I've started the painting process as the dirty rubber band lining does leave marks. I use rigid pipe insulation over those fuselage V holders to prevent the marking.



Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 06:57 AM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

The purpose-made building jig you're using looks very useful. It reminds me that I did buy an adjustable one a while ago, but I've never used it! I guess old (bad) habits die hard - but I really should dig it out and try it...

All the best

Rowan



Rowan - just a simple fixture made from foam core illustration board and hot glue joints - only takes minuits to knock together and one piece will yield several of these . Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 05:24 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard

The purpose-made building jig you're using looks very useful. It reminds me that I did buy an adjustable one a while ago, but I've never used it! I guess old (bad) habits die hard - but I really should dig it out and try it...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7

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Richard,
Your panel line accent pin washes really came out perfect. Can't see a single miss or error anyway. In the close up I can also see some color modulation. I know that it's hard to photograph it, as I'm having the same issue with my Hellcat trying to take pictures to capture it.

Joel



Thanks Joel - coming from a guy with your painting skills I take that as a real compliment !
Richard

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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
Richard,
Your panel line accent pin washes really came out perfect. Can't see a single miss or error anyway. In the close up I can also see some color modulation. I know that it's hard to photograph it, as I'm having the same issue with my Hellcat trying to take pictures to capture it.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:40 AM GMT+7
Hi to all - Thanks to a rain out at work I managed to sneak in a little bench time today.
I've begun to accent panel lines with pin washes -





highly thinned oils - Payne's gray on lower surfaces , burnt umber on uppers.

Thanks for looking - Richard
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 11:44 AM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

I'm really looking forward to seeing you get fully into the base. It's so frustrating that the shots of your original work on correcting the Hayabusa got caught up in the "Photobucket fiasco", because there was some amazing and inspiring material in there that should stand as a reference for future builders.

Once you've got the build completed, please do contact us to re-publish that archive in the form of a Feature for everyone to benefit from when building this classic fighter.


All the best

Rowan



Thanks Rowan - Flattery will get you anywhere ! I would very much like to repair my blog and doing it as a feature may be just the thing . I am very busy at the moment but perhaps when I complete the diorama I will put something together to that end . Are you still the person I send things to ? I seem to remember you have retired from that job . At any rate let me know who the contact person is currently.
Always a pleasure to hear from you . Cheers. Richard
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 10:23 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard

I'm really looking forward to seeing you get fully into the base. It's so frustrating that the shots of your original work on correcting the Hayabusa got caught up in the "Photobucket fiasco", because there was some amazing and inspiring material in there that should stand as a reference for future builders.

Once you've got the build completed, please do contact us to re-publish that archive in the form of a Feature for everyone to benefit from when building this classic fighter.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 11:47 AM GMT+7

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Getting caught up on your latest up-date Richard and I really like how your base is turning out so far . Love the idea of bamboo . Have you thought about staining the exposed areas ?


Terri



Thanks Terri - Nice to here from you - I plan on leaving the Bamboo natural as I did a hand scraped finish on it and it has a very warm glow - it is very dense and likely would not take stain very well unless the surface was scuffed up with sandpaper.
Cheers ! Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Getting caught up on your latest up-date Richard and I really like how your base is turning out so far . Love the idea of bamboo . Have you thought about staining the exposed areas ?


Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Joel- the material for the base came from Rockler Hardware/woodworking.- it is essentially a length of 1 x 8
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7

"Hi Joel - Again , I'm glad to see you back and all the more so to find you can still pursue your hobby - I hope you can continue to hold the vision loss at bay.
I plan on attending the Noreastcon - April sometime , I believe ? I believe it is not far from you so it would be great to meet as the Mosquitocon did not work out for you.
I thought bambo appropriate for the base as the scene is Hanoi in 1942 and the finest bamboo cane - prized for fly rods -comes from the Tonkin region .
Cheers - Richard"

Richard,
Thanks again for those more then kind words. And yes, I'm holding my own with the vision in my right eye, but the left eye is classed as legally blind now. this does create some really interesting issues with DOF working up close, as I really have none. God only knows where the brush tip will actually touch, cause I sure don't. I'm really looking forward to finally meeting you and Brian this coming year. The Noreastcon will be practically in my backyard.

I have no doubts that your Ki-43 will walk away with trophy for sure, it's that good. Now get back to work, and get that beautiful base done. BTW, where does one find Bamboo bases?

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 01:20 PM GMT+7

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Richard,
Just caught up with your build. The Ki-43 looks great. It's hard for me to see that color modulation, but I hope to see it in person for this up coming Mosquitocon, and Noreastcon. I made it though all those eye injections and one more round of laser surgeries. So there isn't anything else they can do at this point.

The diorama concept really looks good, and your starter truck is modeling at it's finest. Never heard of anyone using Bamboo for a base, so it's another 1st for me.

Joel




Hi Joel - Again , I'm glad to see you back and all the more so to find you can still pursue your hobby - I hope you can continue to hold the vision loss at bay.
I plan on attending the Noreastcon - April sometime , I believe ? I believe it is not far from you so it would be great to meet as the Mosquitocon did not work out for you.
I thought bambo appropriate for the base as the scene is Hanoi in 1942 and the finest bamboo cane - prized for fly rods -comes from the Tonkin region .
Cheers - Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
Richard,
Just caught up with your build. The Ki-43 looks great. It's hard for me to see that color modulation, but I hope to see it in person for this up coming Mosquitocon, and Noreastcon. I made it though all those eye injections and one more round of laser surgeries. So there isn't anything else they can do at this point.

The diorama concept really looks good, and your starter truck is modeling at it's finest. Never heard of anyone using Bamboo for a base, so it's another 1st for me.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:50 AM GMT+7
Hi to all - It's time to get this rolling again - Rowan is building something again and Joel has made his welcome return so I better get my butt in gear.

Here is the base of bamboo -



And the Oscar on the base - colored paper approximating the grassy area.
I plan on using static grass for the first time.



and another shot of the same . I have reshot the various panels on the upper fuselage in an effort to regain some of the color modulation that I lost during the decal gloss/ flat coats. Don't know how well it shows in the pics.



great to be back at this however minimaly - Thanks for looking - Richard
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Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 08:49 AM GMT+7
Hi to all - Finally an update albeit a small one - here is a scene composition worked out with my brother in law.



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now on to building the base - thanks for looking in -Richard
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7
Hi to all who may be following this - still alive here and thanks to everyone for their interest. I have an Image shack account now - infinitely better than PhotoF-ckit.
I am extremely busy with real life stuff at the moment. Diorama progress is on hold till first week in August. My brother in law Jim will be coming to visit for a bit and together we will be exploring scene composition , base size / shape etc. Jim is an internationally recognized armor / diorama guy with many National IPMS awards to his credit as well as AMPS . Full time professional Architectural model maker as well so I am fortunate to have him in my camp. I hope to be able to undo PB's vandalism of my blogs here on Aeroscale at some point but it is not in the cards at the moment. Updates will be posted with photos as I progress and as time permits I hope to replace missing images . Many of us are in the same situation- don't give up and thanks to all for their continuing interest. Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
Eirik , Russ , Hubert et all - Thanks for the input .I have just begun to repair my Hayabusa blog vandalized by PB by starting to replace some images on page 8 .
I signed up with ImageShack u.s. - approximately $ 20. Per year - let's hope they don't pull the same b.s. as PB. I will wait a bit to see if they are o.k with this before repairing the rest.

If you checked the box at the beginning stating this will be a build log then you can edit your own entries at any time but not the responses of others . I have also discovered that in my case the edit option is only available on the device that I created the blog on - in other words I posted the pics and text on my desktop and so that is where the edit icon appears- it doesn't appear on my iPad.
Those that may be more computer knowledgeable then I ( and that would be most people! ) may know the how's and why's of this.
At any rate, Image shack could not be any easier to use - fingers crossed here !

Richard
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
Wordpress seems to be a good idea, I'm also using it but there are also other services. I've always been using Imageshack, which costs me under $40 per year and works well and easy. By the way I think it's a good idea to have at least two independent photo services.

As for the PB, thankfully the issue didn't hit me badly, used them occasionally... PB sucks, they would have to pay me $400 per year to use them.

Best regards
Hubert
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 03:10 AM GMT+7

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Imgur is reasonably stable, and I have not had any problems with third pary hosting. (I would guess most websites don't even make a blip on their bandwith measures.)

Personally I tend to just link photos from my own wordpress blog.



Tusen tuck Eirik - My mother was from Tonsberg and I am enjoying a piece of Gjetost as I write this - God dag ! Richard
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 12:58 PM GMT+7
Imgur is reasonably stable, and I have not had any problems with third pary hosting. (I would guess most websites don't even make a blip on their bandwith measures.)

Personally I tend to just link photos from my own wordpress blog.
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 11:56 AM GMT+7

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Richard,
Firstly, thanks for trying to help me with my own quest to get photos into the blog. I hear your frustration, and in a way, I'm glad I didn't post earlier, as I would be very upset, like you, and rightfully so. It's one thing for a company to charge, but to steal and then trash ones work is another, as you have so eloquently stated. Having said that, I'm trying to figure out what course I will take, having set up accounts with both Flickr and Imageshack. My dilemma though is knowing which is easier/ better for posting-- does anyone have any idea? I think I can safely say that PB won't be anybody's go to site in the future. I wonder how they can stay in business with such bad press. I am not a victim of PB like many of you out there are, but I will stay away from them after seeing the angst they have caused among others.
VR, Russ



Thanks Russ - As always a pleasure to hear from you - even in the negative atmosphere that Photof--kit has fostered. I think this whole debacle will prove to be a watershed event in the way this whole hosting thing works - I predict a class action lawsuit against Photobucket and their ultimate collapse . In spite of how I believe I, along with a great many others, was wronged by this I won't take delight if they fail because I think they were pioneers in their field and I believe that the litigious nature of our legal system in the USA is unhealthy for most -
I don't pretend to know the solution to this. Had I known about the $ 60. /yr program and had some assurance that it had reasonable permanence with modest inevitable cost increases I would have gladly paid it. I certainly would not do it now at any cost- greater or lesser - because my hobby ( Passion ? ) is not more important than my principles.
Ideally the solution may be in subscribing to Kitmaker and have them host the images but their system is very cumbersome ( at least for me ) to post images. They are likely caught between a rock and a hard place as I am sure improvements require capitalization which may not be there or prove to be equitable.

I hope this all shakes out in a way that is good for everyone as I truly enjoy this community - Chins up everyone - Richard