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Fujimi 1/350 IJN Kongo, Part 2
goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 08:17 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

Dade Bell (kraybis) finishes his journey of building the Fujimi IJN Kongo in 1/350 scale. This is Part 2 of 2.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
bobcicconi
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 03:36 PM GMT+7
What a great build!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 05:57 PM GMT+7
Thank you Dade for an educating and motivational build. Truly a professional build,.... and thank you Jim for taking the time to organize this mammoth two part feature, well done.

Frank
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
Thanks a bunch, guys. Now to catch my breath!
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 01:47 PM GMT+7

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Thanks a bunch, guys. Now to catch my breath!




No rest for the weary I am afraid, back to the workbench!!!


Gunny
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 10:49 PM GMT+7
Bravo Zulu to both Dade W. Bell for his fantastic coverage and tireless work on the project, and for my mate Jim Adams, MSW Associate Editor, for wrapping it all up for us to enjoy!

Thanks guys, a job very well done!

~Gunny
Karybdis
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2009 - 01:12 AM GMT+7
Howdy Mark, thanks a ton for getting this whole project started up and allowing me to do it and Jim to set it up. A great team effort all around and it's been a blast working with you guys!
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 05:09 AM GMT+7
VERY well done. The article is excellent, demonstrating and illustrating and telling us the good and bad, and the finished product is a real beauty. Lovely detail, very impressive. A beautiful build.
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2009 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
So Dade, what is next on the workbech. HOw about an Alabama or a Hood? I'm thinking about pulling one of them out when I finish the Panther I'm working on. That way I can follow right behind you again. Oh I just got in a couple of sets of those Lionroar japanese railings. Cheap look really good, and they have a nice bottom attachment rail.. Those railings on the Kongo gave me fits. By the time I had cut them off the sheet and tried to attach them they were slightly managaled and never looked quite right up close. Yours of course looked flawless.
JMartine
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 07:28 PM GMT+7
very well done, very informative, just a great build and a great article! Thanks again for taking the time to document the build in such detail cheers !
Karybdis
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 03:33 AM GMT+7
Thanks again guys!

I'm sorry to have been such a stranger lately-- I just promised myself that I would not start any new projects until I get some of the 1/2 and 3/4 finished projects I have haunting me out of the way. Some figures, armor, sci-fi, railroad...

Steve, my next big project is the 1/350 Space Battleship Yamato (build log will be in Model Geek) followed by a rather nice wood plank on frame sailing project in 1/64 (build log will be posted here). Also in there will be my pre-dread and gator navy campaign pieces...
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2009 - 04:31 AM GMT+7
Dade,

Ive said it many times in your online build log: Magnificent work!

You have put tremendous work not only into building the kit but also into describing the obstacles. On top, you provided really nice and easy to follow solutions with brilliant photo evidence.
Outstanding summery about your build of the IJN Kngo which will save many modelers life.

Congratulations!
Skayden
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 02:04 PM GMT+7

Really looking forward to that Space Battleship Yamato build

Karybdis
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
Hi guys, thanks again! I promise to one day have up another big build log. I got two pesky projects out of the way last night and am moving on to some others, so the gap is narrowing before I plunge in again.

Dan, I'll put a post in here linking to the Yamato build once I get it under way.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 04:45 PM GMT+7
Extraordinary work!
Karybdis
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 06:21 PM GMT+7
Thanks Fred!