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1/350 Tamiya KAGERO with Inifini upgrade.
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:31 AM GMT+7
Now the yard has been vacated by the Hesperus, the next project is ready to go.

The Tamiya Kagero, with Infini upgrade, in the box.



The upgrade.



The kit.


Keel may be laid tomorrow, or next weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:38 PM GMT+7
There's just no messing around at the Heathwood dockyards hey Si?

I'm along for the ride-looking forward to seeing some quality Tamiya styrene go together!
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:42 PM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Like to keep things moving, Love Tamiya engineering don't think any other company matches that. This will be my first Infini models upgrade set, good base to try it out on

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
I can only second what Russ says...and of course, I'm in here, too!! Looking forward!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Si,

Speedy builder as always.

I think you are going to love the Infini Upgrade kit. The turned brass options alone make it work the cost.

I am almost done with the Akigumo.

Will be following along as always.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Wow! that is a lot of brass for ship that size. Will have to follow this build for some pointers on handling such small P.E. and parts.
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
I have Tamiya chikuma with eduard etch. Love Tamiya engineering and wish they would get on the ball with an up to date US heavy cruiser or some ww 2 American destroyers
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
welcome aboard Jan.

Keel laid yesterday, will post the update a bit later when I have pics off the camera.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:15 AM GMT+7
Welcome aboard Dave,

Your comments encouraged me to take the plunge on the Infini set,

I do like the turned brass, it does make a real difference with the cable reels, depth charges and the like.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Welcome aboard Mark,

Glad to have you along.

The best starting point for handing small etch is a really good pair of needle nosed tweezers, not cheap but far less tendency for the points to slip and ping parts across the room.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:20 AM GMT+7
Welcome aboard Norman,

Agree with you there, these kits stand up to most of what is around today, but it would be nice to see the kind of love they put into their recent aircraft releases applied to some more ships.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 08:53 AM GMT+7
The keel laying, well the nuts that allow the ship to be screwed and unscrewed from the base.



The foredeck, before some destruction.



and after.



The bulkheads in place, (It have an issue with fat fingers and the midships bulkhead but they are designed be easily trimmed at the waterline for that option.



Not a problem though, fitted back in place with upper hull halves. One clever thing, the joint at the bow is slightly offset on the port side.



decks down.



usual excellent Tamiya fit, although I must say, their quick drying extra thin cement did come in handy as the upper hull halves were very flexible until secured.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
Si,

Nice start to the build. I also found the off set bow as a nice touch. Looking forward to following along.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 09:34 AM GMT+7
off to an excellent start Si

gotta admire that Tamiya engineering
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 04:25 PM GMT+7
Nice start here - 35 and counting, No 36 just laid down

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave,

Always glad to have you along. I am looking forward to getting stuck into the infini etch.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:32 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

I am a fan too, would love to see some more from them

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

Surprised me it was that many. Glad Mrs Duster doesn't read these threads, otherwise I would likely be on the receiving end of something worse than the Washington Naval Treaty

Better start drawing plans to convert Scharnhorst and Repulse into carriers to save them from Scrap!



Cheers

si
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

... Glad Mrs Duster doesn't read these threads, otherwise I would likely be on the receiving end of something worse than the Washington Naval Treaty...


Si, your post made me laugh out loud!

I count myself fortunate that my own wife is so patient with my modeling excesses...

At least you actually seem to get yours built!
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 02:47 PM GMT+7
I am happy to have a good Mrs that puts up with my excesses too. She allows ample time at the bench and while the purchasing of kits has to get presidential approval she doesn't mind new supplies. I just bounce between kits alot to always have something fresh. That's what really annoys her.
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 08:23 PM GMT+7
Hi Tim,

to be fair Mrs Duster is actually very understanding and supportive, it is just her favourite comment when I bring something new in, especially if it isn't small, is:- "What are going to do with that when you have built it!"

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 08:35 PM GMT+7
Hi Norman,

Know what you mean about "Presidential approval", but I do get a few kits for Christmas / Birthday, although these tend to be on short lead time for going into the yard for obvious reasons.

There may have to be a potential cull, (not of the 1/350 stuff, I hope) as we are looking at turning the garage into a new workshop for me and a utility room, and there are fair few 1/700th ships, 1/48th wingy thingies etc still boxed and in the junk space that the garage currently is.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
Quick update,

Shafts and rudder on, the metal shafts could be left off, until after spraying, but there is nothing to stop them sliding into the hull.



A coat of hull red on.



linoleum of the deck areas painted on.



next job, mask and spray.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
Si,

Coming along nicely. The fun begins shortly with application of a lot of brass.

Looking forward to it.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 03:51 PM GMT+7
Nice and fast progress on the Duster's Shipyard, Si!! I wish some of our - especially the 1:1 shipyards - would be that productive, but that's quite off topic now...

Looking forward to see the first brass works going on, as Dave stated!!

Cheers,
Jan