login   |    register
Campaigns
Want to be part of a group build? This is where to start, plan, and meet about them.
Hosted by Todd Michalak
Official: Pearl Harbor Anniversary Campaign
bomber14
Visit this Community
New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 228 posts
Model Shipwrights: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 02:01 AM UTC
great job on the val lap. like the paint. i would be interested in knowing what paint you used. i'm building a val also and made my own mix. i tried a oil wash instead of preshading. this time for some reason it started dissolving the clear. it changed the overal tint of the model. my kit didn't come with the navigation lines for the stabilizers on the decals either. i don't know if all planes had them though.
btw from what i have researched the vals didn't carry wing bombs at pearl.

joe

joe.
eMan
Visit this Community
Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 958 posts
Model Shipwrights: 41 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 02:34 PM UTC

Quoted Text

great job on the val lap. like the paint. i would be interested in knowing what paint you used. i'm building a val also and made my own mix. i tried a oil wash instead of preshading. this time for some reason it started dissolving the clear. it changed the overal tint of the model. my kit didn't come with the navigation lines for the stabilizers on the decals either. i don't know if all planes had them though.
btw from what i have researched the vals didn't carry wing bombs at pearl.

joe

joe.



Thanks for your information, I use Mr Hobby H61 IJN Japanese navy aircraft gray to to airbrush the model.
Jettail
Visit this Community
Nevada, United States
Joined: November 01, 2017
KitMaker: 50 posts
Model Shipwrights: 33 posts
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
Awesome job on the Val! I love it.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC
I agree, the Val looks great!

My own airplane, not so much...

Four days to go in the campaign, all that remains is to paint the hai-riyokushoku (“greenish-ash”) airframe, decalling and final assembly. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it on time for the December 7 deadline, though - still waiting for the etch seatbelts to arrive in the mail, and I want to seal the canopy to the fuselage for a clean look before painting the airframe...

TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:36 PM UTC
Rather than bailing out of the campaign, I’m setting the Airfix A6M Zero model aside for now and making a last minute switch to the Metal Earth USS Arizona

These unusual snap-together etched stainless steel kits, though they appear to be simple affairs, are actually challenging enough to be interesting.

They also assemble quickly so that I can shoot to finish by December 7!
Deranius
Visit this Community
Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: April 08, 2014
KitMaker: 60 posts
Model Shipwrights: 56 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:23 AM UTC
I have been working quietly during last dozen or so days on my 1/700 Shokaku by Fujimi, but I don't think I will finish it in time, due to the fact that I am working in parallel on the MikroMir's U-boat type XVIIB for the competition on the 16th. Anyhow here are some pics of what I made... Some backdating was necessary...

P1010034 by Rade Marjanovic, on Flickr

P1010039 by Rade Marjanovic, on Flickr

P1010040 by Rade Marjanovic, on Flickr

P1010041 by Rade Marjanovic, on Flickr

P1010042 by Rade Marjanovic, on Flickr

P.S. I am trying the 'new' photosharing service with Flickr since PB has decided to charge an arm and a leg for its services...
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 08:22 AM UTC
Nice progress on the Shokaku, Rade. As for not making the deadline, I feel ya!

Here's the progress with my Arizona so far – the forward superstructure. This complex-looking assembly consists of a mere 12 parts, but bending and fitting these tiny steel pieces together was a process that took my entire attention!

It is sort of like a paper model, but with etched metal - and the parts are miniscule.

TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:50 PM UTC
Arizona’s superstructure and towers completed.

Deranius
Visit this Community
Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: April 08, 2014
KitMaker: 60 posts
Model Shipwrights: 56 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 07:05 PM UTC
Well, Tim you might as well finish it, since there are two and a half days left... Me on the other hand hardly.... just finished scratching some lifeboats (pics later)...
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:05 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Well, Tim you might as well finish it, since there are two and a half days left...


I'm working on it, Rade!

Here's Arizona’s turret number two and barbette assembled and ready to go aboard.

Consisting of only three parts each, these aren’t the best turret representations ever – but then again, they are really tiny!
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
Arizona is coming along fast, with everything at main deck level and above now completed.
The fold-and-tab design makes for an odd construction sequence to allow access to the tabs that secure the parts to each other, but it works. This approach does create some challenges as it takes some force to twist the tabs, and care must be taken not to bend surrounding parts out of shape while securing them.
Deranius
Visit this Community
Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: April 08, 2014
KitMaker: 60 posts
Model Shipwrights: 56 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC
Here is a small update from me as well. As can be seen on photos whole of the weapons and directors have been glued together. What is left is to paint the boats, the ship and assemble the planes (which are basically two part per plane, plane plus PE prop), paint them and do light rigging (antennae). I was also considering doing safety nets around deck but I don't think that I can find so small mesh...
Some of the images show the deck dryfitted to the hull, and there is a photo of two 'scratched' or better said re-engineered boats.They were basically like dugout canoes, I just added small piece of the sprue halved lengthwise to act as a canvas (therefore the cuts on it, to add some perspective). Anyhow I don't want to rush with painting so I wouldn't be able to finish in time... Here are the photos...

















P.S. Sorry about the light...
LinusB
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
Model Shipwrights: 11 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:02 AM UTC
Hi All

Such great builds everyone. My completed P-40.





Deranius
Visit this Community
Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: April 08, 2014
KitMaker: 60 posts
Model Shipwrights: 56 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:49 AM UTC
Woow,
Great job there Linus.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 06:19 AM UTC
Rade,

Even though you won't make the deadline, your Shokaku is looking good! It brings back memories - I built the Fujimi Zuikaku (apparently exactly the same plastic in a different box) waaaay back in the 1970s. It was my first carrier model, and I had a ball filling the deck with Zeros, Kates, and Vals - all painted by brush!
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 06:21 AM UTC
Linus,

I like your P-40. It is an attractive, neat and clean build of that classic aircraft.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 1,660 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,227 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 07:54 AM UTC
Finished!


The Metal Earth company marketing patter says that their models “make ideal gifts for children ten years and older, teens, and even dads and moms!" – but I couldn’t see anyone but an experienced model builder having any fun assembling one of these unexpectedly complex, fiddly kits.

Still, I found it to be an enjoyable change of pace. And it was completed in time for December 7; I gave the model to my wife to bring to school for her 4th Grade class as they learn about that awful day.
Deranius
Visit this Community
Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: April 08, 2014
KitMaker: 60 posts
Model Shipwrights: 56 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:22 PM UTC
Great tiny model there Tim. There is so much intricate detail there. As you said I don't see how a 10-year old could assemble it, but maybe we're wrong... ;-)
Well, it was nice being part of this campaign although I didn't finish it (it would've been my first campaign ever)...
LinusB
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
Model Shipwrights: 11 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:43 AM UTC
Great tiny kit Tim, you must have patience of Job!
Removed by original poster on 12/07/17 - 06:12:07 (GMT).
Removed by original poster on 12/07/17 - 06:17:48 (GMT).
Removed by original poster on 12/07/17 - 06:20:10 (GMT).
bomber14
Visit this Community
New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 228 posts
Model Shipwrights: 12 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 11:25 AM UTC
some nice builds. i like the p-40 and shokaku carrier.
my build is done and flew off the shokaku on dec 7th but did not return. it was lost at sea from what i have been able to find out.
the pilot was f1c kunio iwatsuki and radio/gunner f1c tetsusaburo kumazo




GEDC3192" BORDER="0">
GEDC3194" BORDER="0">
GEDC3187" BORDER="0">
GEDC3196" BORDER="0">

fujimi kit. see my posts on the build but added cockpit detail, opened rear canopy, and paint was a mix of rlm 02 and aged concrete. kit decals went on pretty well but the tail code was wrong for this plane and i had to paint the spats markings. a mix of flat black and blue for the cowl and a wash of burnt umber overall. it was a fun build, thanks to the organizers for this campaign. on to the pto campaign-

joe
TRM5150
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: January 03, 2010
KitMaker: 2,156 posts
Model Shipwrights: 1,399 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
Wow...some excellent work from everyone who entered the campaign! Congrats to all of those who completed the tour of duty! I unfortunately did not finish my effort for the completion date, but try and muster on to!

Huge thanks to everyone who participated!
North4003
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 950 posts
Model Shipwrights: 56 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 09:16 PM UTC
Kudos to the seven who completed the Campaign.