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Hasegawa Ki-61-1 1/48
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:25 AM GMT+7
Terri,
It's hard to see all the issues you're referring to as the picture size is rather small, but I do see some. Your painting has always been top notch, so if this effort doesn't meet your expectations, why not just strip it and start over? You can also work on the canopy fit issues is that's still bothering you.

Having a cat, I know all to well about cat hairs. The hair in question is on the lower side of the starboard wing which is inverted, so it's on the left not the right. The hair is just to the left of the bomb rack about 1/3 down the cord of the wing.

Joel

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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 01:24 PM GMT+7
Hi Terri - looks like my paint woes from the Hayabusa project may be contagious- too bad but happens to the best of us from time to time - Hang in there- you'll fix it I'm sure . Chin up - Richard
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:22 PM GMT+7

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Hi terry,

Cat hair in red of underside of R. stabilizer?

Now now, it isn't a bad paint job. Looks good to me.



Sorry Fred , not even close . However on the other hand you are warm . It is on the underside .

I had paint lift when un-masking , paint bleed . Very ill fitting canopy resulting in a not so good putty job . I'm affaird to pull on the masking tape . Have a feeling that this go around yielded bad results .



Terri

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 02:07 PM GMT+7
Hi terry,

Cat hair in red of underside of R. stabilizer?

Now now, it isn't a bad paint job. Looks good to me.
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
Hi guys ,

Yes , I have tried Bare Metal Foil, which ended in a huge disaster for me . Will NOT be going down that road again . Also in the past I tried liquid mask and wasn't a fan of it . Will stick with the masking tape . Works the best for me . However , I have made progress on this and got her painted up . This is my worst paint job ever , the whole build actual and rather embarrassed on such a crappy job coming from my bench .

So , can you spot all the errors ? 50 points to the person who can find the cat hair !














Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 06:53 PM GMT+7
Like Joel, I will use one of the excellent Eduard masking sets if they are available for that particular kit. I here you on the cost, though I live in Bavaria, Germany about 2 and a half hours away from Eduard's location the cost of some of the sets can be a bit off putting.

Before I started using the Eduard sets I used the stuff that medical labs use to seal bottles and things such as that. Cutting along the frame was always a time of high stress for me, so I tend to view the price of the Eduard masks to be well worth saving the wear and tear on my nerves!

Ernest


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It almost ended up back in the box and in the stash , but I don't think Richard would approve of this , mustn't let him down

I don't mind masking , I'm pretty quick at it , but those express mask are nice . If they are in the kit I will use them . For us Canadians they are not cheap . I can buy a few rolls of Tamiya tape for the price of an Eduards Masking set .

I do it a few different ways . Either I will cut small squares and fill in the panel in the way or what ever shape will fit . Will use my punches for circles and curved sections on a canopy or I will burnish the tape down and cut along the framing depending on how well the framing is molded .


Hoping to start laying paint this weekend ...



Terri

rdt1953
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 04:07 PM GMT+7
Terri - Thanks for hanging in there to get yet another one finished . As you recognized I am particularly interested in this one ! Have you ever used Bare Metal Foil for canopy masking ? If the frames are prominent enough to guide a knife it works very well .
Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
Good luck Terri! I'm eager to see her with a coat of paint and which camo scheme you've chosen.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
It almost ended up back in the box and in the stash , but I don't think Richard would approve of this , mustn't let him down

I don't mind masking , I'm pretty quick at it , but those express mask are nice . If they are in the kit I will use them . For us Canadians they are not cheap . I can buy a few rolls of Tamiya tape for the price of an Eduards Masking set .

I do it a few different ways . Either I will cut small squares and fill in the panel in the way or what ever shape will fit . Will use my punches for circles and curved sections on a canopy or I will burnish the tape down and cut along the framing depending on how well the framing is molded .


Hoping to start laying paint this weekend ...



Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 05:33 AM GMT+7
Terri,
Ernest summed it up perfectly. Nothing ruins a build quicker for me then a crappy fitting windscreen that requires days of work to get to the point of where it should have been in the 1st place.

You're masking job looks great. One of my must for a build rule s that Eduard has a mask set for the glass. A real time saver and I never get those little rounded or angle corners right when I do it from scratch.

Looking forward to seeing the Ki-61 in a coat of primer.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:33 PM GMT+7
Poor fitting canopy parts are the bane of any modeler's existence I think. Very tough to correct and a lot of work to do so. I think your efforts look just fine Terri.

Ernest
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 12:19 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys for all the support and kind comments

Mike , I still haven't really made up my mind yet on which scheme I will be doing . It will have a red tail though .

Joel , it doesn't look right in the star and bars . this boxing was only 30 bucks while other boxings are between 60 - 70 bucks on this side of the pond . I like Hasegawa kits , just won't pay the high price for older releases .


Richard , I don't thing any of us could put you to shame


Ernest , it's 1/48 .



Made some progress over the weekend , but not as much as I was hoping . Turned out to be a wrestling match with the canopy and needed filling in a few areas with super glue . Making this a not so enjoyable build . In fron ot the wind screen and surrounding area the plastic is so thin there isn't much for any type of glue to grab so it can do it's job . Masking the canopy was overly enjoyable at all and will be my last me thinks . I will not be doing any more work in this area . After re-painting the damage I didn't get the same paint match , totally forgot what I used So it is what it is .











At this stage I'm ready for primer and paint , just need to find a scheme ....




Terri
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 11:08 PM GMT+7
Hi Terry, the office looks very good on your build. Is the scale 1/48th or 1/32nd?

Ernest
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
Terri - I see you are on fire with making your hanger queens airworthy !
Your pace is putting this old man to shame - Keep 'em coming!
Richard
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Terri,
Just looked at the box again, and saw the USA option. I'm really glad you're not doing that scheme. It will look a million times better in it's own national markings.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 03:44 PM GMT+7
Glad to see this make a come back Terri! Love to see her with a coat of paint on.
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 02:45 PM GMT+7
Terri,
I can't keep up with your builds. I'm exhausted trying to keep up.

The pit looks fantastic. No one would ever had known that you needed to use a little muscle.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 02:42 PM GMT+7
Great to see this back on your bench! I have one of these sulking around the shelf of doom I need to drag out and fool around with. Any ideas for a scheme yet?
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 01:47 PM GMT+7

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I guess I would be a real jerk if I didn't watch this one !

Nice ! Richard



Richard,
Now ain't that the truth

Joel
rdt1953
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
Oh yeah !
( or should I say : " o hio hi ! " ) my apologies for my Japanese-
I suppose karma dictates I will soon have to do something with crosses, cockades or stars and bars to keep things fair - keep at it Terri !
Richard
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 12:17 PM GMT+7
Wow ! it has been a while ..

Now I wouldn't want Richard to feel left out or that I forgot about him and his campaign on getting everyone building meatballs . This one is back on the bench once more . It ended up going back in the stash when I drop it , one part went that way while an another ..well just don't know what happened to it really .

The damage has been repaired and the canopy is finally ready for masking and can start painting . Batteries are charging up for the camera , pic's coming soon



Terri
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:17 AM GMT+7
Looking absolutely fantastic Terri! Sometimes we come to debate the use of aftermarket resin cockpits and such especially when we have to do so much work to get it to fit. Great work on the wing root joins they look pretty darn good from here. However I can't get as close to the project as you can LOL. And we as modellers always know exactly where the problems and mistakes are even when they aren't readily visible to our peers.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Terri, nice progress on your Hien so far. When I built my Ki-61 last October I had also had some issues with the wing roots, used filler and sanded it. I believe it was a successful operation. If you like scroll down this page to the end and have a look.

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
Terri - Looks very nice despite the wrestling match with the cockpit .

This is just a little modeling Zen to let you appreciate the Tamiya Hien when you get to it !

Here's to Yin and Yan ! Richard
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Last weekend didn't go as planned and had a few mishaps during the build . While test fitting the cockpit after painting and assembly I dropped it on the floor and lost a few bits to the carpet monster ( left hand side rudder pedal ) The resin pit doesn't fit and need extra attention which in the end so I would lose and more detail . The side walls sit 2mm higher then what they should be . After the fuselage halves where joined there was a nasty gap on top of the gun cowl which I filled with plastic card and trimmed/sanded back the extra . Still need to a bit of filling on the fuselage , but she is starting to shape up .

The wing root area was another test of patience and an area I really don't want to have to fill and sand . So I ended up making wedges to lift the top wing part test fitting until it was perfect ...well almost perfect . This is where I left off .



















Terri