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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
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1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 Hayabusa build
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 964 posts
Model Shipwrights: 8 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Hi to all-

Calling this one done folks - antenna done out of fine caddis thread colored with silver permanent marker - glued with PVA .









Thanks to all for following along and sharing your thoughts and wisdom-
With the notable exception of the Photobucket disaster this has been an absolute pleasure - hope to have all on board for the next adventure !

Happy Modeling - Richard
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,938 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Richard,
Just an amazing build loaded with added details everywhere, modified figures, scratch built tail wheel dolly, and a diorama that has a easy to grasp specific story line.

Can't wait to see it in person at the Mosqitocon. Should be quite a day.

Joel
rdt1953
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 06:08 AM UTC
Found this shot and thought it appropriate -



The sun has set on this one folks - Thanks again to all for their interest !

Cheers ! Richard
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 06:28 AM UTC
She truly is a beauty Richard . Love the shot of the sun setting .


Terri
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 06:46 PM UTC
Richard,
Now that's an impressive fair well shot as I've ever seen to a modeling build blog.

Looking forward to seeing it in person if these constant major Nor'easter snow storms ever stop. this is just about all I've had to deal with since I retired.

Joel
Kendzior
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Krakow, Poland
Joined: January 29, 2016
KitMaker: 96 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:33 PM UTC
One of my favorite build logs came to an end..., a beautiful end indeed!
The result is just outstanding, no surprise taking into account amount of your effort and amazing workmanship visible in all your posts and photos. Thanks for sharing!

Best regards
Hubert
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 2,256 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
Richard-- exceptional work and a really excellent diorama. Well done! The Ki 43 is one of my favorite aircraft, and you've depicted this one beautifully.
VR, Russ
rdt1953
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
My thanks again to my fellow modelers - all of you who have taken the time to follow, comment and advise are top shelf builders yourselves and I have much admiration for everyone's skills - I am flattered that you all think the same of mine.

Happy Modeling - Richard