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Building The Fujimi 1/350 IJN Kongo
goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 07:56 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

MSW Crewmember Dade Bell (KARYBDIS) takes on his journey of building the Fujimi IJN Kongo in 1/350 scale. This is Part 1 or a two part series.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
ajkochev
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
Awesome detail Dade! Looks to be a great build.
Karybdis
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 09:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks a bunch, Anthony! Also, thanks to Jim for wrestling with the layout of this massive article (probably the longest one I've ever written)!
goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 10:32 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Thanks a bunch, Anthony! Also, thanks to Jim for wrestling with the layout of this massive article (probably the longest one I've ever written)!




Well, it was the largest I have ever edited. There are 149 construction photos and 33 for the completed build. But the completed build is for part II.

It sure was a monster undertaking, but thats what I am here for.

CaptSonghouse
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:12 PM GMT+7
Both the model and the feature are masterpieces. The photos are clear and well composed, the captions are concise yet informative, and the layout is logically sequential.

Dade has given the rest of us a vital resource on modeling this subject and Jim has organized it into an eye-catching gem.

I look forward to the second part!

--Karl
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 01:10 PM GMT+7
Looks like the build log but without all the "oh"'s and "ah"'s in between!

Great feature! Thank you!
blaster76
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 03:41 PM GMT+7
It certainly was a great build log and this just makes it much easier for someone to pull up, copy and use as a guide. I know the build log went a long way in helping me do mine. I never would have ventured into wooden decks without this. Now I've got both the ISE and the AKagi version coming in and wondering why all the model makers don't set this up on their kits from now on.
Karybdis
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
Hi guys, thanks and I'm glad I could help out! I know the info is basically the same as the log, but as Steve says, I wanted readers to be able to print it out and have it as a reference without having to go through all of the discussion (which was fun, but would take a lot of paper to print it all!).
bobcicconi
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 08:03 PM GMT+7
Damn! What an enormous effort! Excellent work, also!
Karybdis
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 11:43 PM GMT+7
Hi Bob, thanks!
MrMox
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
Even if IJN stuff dosn“t interest me, this is a treasure of a build - loads of technique tips and tricks, how to“s and inspiration. I followed your blog, but its nice seeing it capture in a feature (or 2)

Thanks - and cheers/Jan