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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
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1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 Hayabusa build
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:36 AM UTC
Now that is what I call scratch building! Awesome work with the lathe Richard.

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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Joel & Ernest -

Thank you for the compliments gentlemen !

Richard
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC

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Joel & Ernest -

Thank you for the compliments gentlemen !

Richard



Richard,
compliments that are more then just that. They're hats off to a professional level job. You really make it look so easy, yet I'm 100% certain that the only thing I'd mill is my finger tips.

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
Joel -

The spinning jaws of the three jaw chuck hurt your knuckles when you get too close - ask me how I know .

Richard
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC

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Joel -

The spinning jaws of the three jaw chuck hurt your knuckles when you get too close - ask me how I know .

Richard



Richard,
So you're human afterall.

Joel
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Just a quickie here folks - a little progress on the tail wheel dolly -







Thanks for looking ! Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
Beautiful job on those wheels Richard



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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
Richard,
You're taking this build to a whole new level. Just outstanding scratch building.

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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:39 AM UTC
Terri & Joel - Thanks yet again you two ! Working on the box now that the tail wheel sits in - hope to have the entire dolly done and ready for paint over the weekend.

Richard
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
here is the tailwheel dolly ready for primer - I've ordered the Archer resin rivet sampler in hopes something will work on the corner angle reinforcement on the box -



And a shot of it in use - it will not be in place under the aircraft in the diorama but somewhere aside -



Thanks for looking in ! Richard
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:50 PM UTC
Richard,
Amazing

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
Hi Richard

That's wonderful work! True model engineering.

All the best

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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC
Thank you Joel and Rowan - dolly is now in primer and the Archer resin rivets are on their way to me so we'll see some color on it soon enough I hope.
Made 20 bamboo stalks tonight with their rolled nodes . I'm happy with the bamboo plants ( trees ? ) themselves but I am still not sure of it from a composition standpoint. We'll see - Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:56 PM UTC
Richard,
April's getting closer and so is the Mosquitocon. I'm really looking forward to seeing you masterpiece up close and personal.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC

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Richard,
April's getting closer and so is the Mosquitocon. I'm really looking forward to seeing you masterpiece up close and personal.

Joel



I hope I don't disappoint- sometimes stars look better in their head shots than in reality !

I'm anxious to meet you and see yours as well ! What are you planning to bring ? Hopefully the B 25 and Mossie -
Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC

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Richard,
April's getting closer and so is the Mosquitocon. I'm really looking forward to seeing you masterpiece up close and personal.

Joel



I hope I don't disappoint- sometimes stars look better in their head shots than in reality !

I'm anxious to meet you and see yours as well ! What are you planning to bring ? Hopefully the B 25 and Mossie -
Richard



Richard,
At this point I'm bringing my 1/48 scale F6F-3, 1/32 scale AF-E Scooter, and maybe my Mossie, but up close and personal it does have it's issues.

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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Wow Richard! That tail wheel dolly is somthing else! I cant wait to see what other details you've got up your sleeve.

I also have the rivet assortment sheet currently enroute from Archer. It's certainly an expensive little sucker but it should be a big help on several projects.
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC

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Wow Richard! That tail wheel dolly is somthing else! I cant wait to see what other details you've got up your sleeve.

I also have the rivet assortment sheet currently enroute from Archer. It's certainly an expensive little sucker but it should be a big help on several projects.



Mike - rivets arrived today and I have already begun with them- they are worth every penny- hope to have pics up tomorrow-
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 07:00 AM UTC

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Wow Richard! That tail wheel dolly is somthing else! I cant wait to see what other details you've got up your sleeve.

I also have the rivet assortment sheet currently enroute from Archer. It's certainly an expensive little sucker but it should be a big help on several projects.



Mike - rivets arrived today and I have already begun with them- they are worth every penny- hope to have pics up tomorrow-
Richard



Great to hear! I expect they'll work great, Ive used archer's armor casting codes sheet and found them a breeze to use with very nice results. Its been quite a while since I visited archers website, they have a few nice aircraft details.
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 07:14 AM UTC
Richard,
I've always chickened out from buying the Archer rivets, so I'm really interested in your opinion of them.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Joel - The Archer rivets are great - they represent raised round head rivets so of course they are of no use as flush rivets as used on many aircraft - they come in a variety of diameters , spacings and patterns . The ones you see here are .008 " diameter and are the smallest offered ,I believe .

Archer Product # AR88001 - sample pack. $17.95 plus shipping for an approx 3" x 4" sheet - pricey to some I suppose but they will go far and worth every penny IMHO.

Here they are in place before over painting -





Here they are on dolly after reprime and paint - IJA Khaki Brown-



And the wheels in paint -



The base is ready for groundwork - I have decided against the bamboo thicket idea. While I was happy enough with the trees themselves they just didn't work for me from the composition standpoint . The base began to look crowded and cluttered and lost the airfield feel for me but I have a future project in mind where they may be useful.

Thanks for looking in ! Richard
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC
Richard,
Those Archer rivets look like they were molded on. They're that good. So next time I need some rivets, I'm going to try them. The Sampler package sounds like the right way to go for the 1st time.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC
Closing in on it -

Here is the final arrangement - some static grass - warning stripe- finishing up the Hayabusa - Canopy, pitot , gear doors ,mast & antennae wire & some odds & ends . I can see light at the end of the tunnel .









Cheers ! Richard
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Richard,
Wow!! both in the scope and the detail of your diorama. You certainly have taken this to a whole new level from your original build concept.

I keep on having mixed feelings about the rear wheel dolly, and seeing it just to the side. Honestly, if you didn't tell me what its purpose was, I might have assumed correctly, or I might have thought it was just some cart used for aircraft maintenance. If I thought that, then other viewers just might think that as well. So why not show it for what it is, a dolly for the rear wheel?

Joel