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1/350 Tamiya KAGERO with Inifini upgrade.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:49 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave,

Looking forward to attacking the brass Mate, it does look very tempting on the frets, and all those lovely turned parts as well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

This was the easy bit, aided by Tamiya's excellent engineering.

There will be a bit of slow down over the next week or two, real life is about to get in the way.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
Another small progress.

The upper hull and steel deck areas sprayed.



Propellers painted and fitted.



In order to ensure no issues later, the bridge and after superstructure units basically assembled, so they can be tacked in place whilst the brass strips are fitted to the linoleum sections of the deck.



test fitted in place.



next job, the brass strips.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
Si,

Nice progress. Should have thought about tacking the bridge and then adding the brass verse the opposite route I took.

For the most part the brass strip fits nicely, I think I had to shave down one just a tad.

Looking forward to seeing more progress soon.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:29 PM GMT+7
The engineering on this kit looks great!

No signs of gaps/filler so far
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Very nice progress here, Si! -and as Russ says, the engineering of the kit seems really good!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Hi Dave,

Learned that the hard way when I built the Chikuma, trying to trim back bits of trim without damaging the strip or the finish.

Thank you for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russ,

Got to love Tamiya engineering, filler has stayed in the tube far.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:36 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jan,

Loving the build so far, next step is getting to grips with the infini upgrade, it looks really great on the fret, and lots of turned components.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4MGAleHEM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx-ERQJY3eU
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Not d bit of Japanese rock there,

thanks Steve.

Finally, Sunday's progress.

The piece of infini etch down.



The foredeck done.



great fit, all of the sections, Infini are very thoughtful in the layout of the fret, all the sections are in the order you need them.



Detail going on the bridge.

Bit of destruction first.



On with the etch





More soon.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Si,

She is coming along nicely. On hind sight I wish I had laid down the brass strip earlier in the build.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 03:19 PM GMT+7
She's looking good, Si. That Infini photoetch upgrade looks fantastic! I even see louvres on the funnel top piece. Very cool.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 06:26 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave,

I learnt the lay the brass strip early building the Chikuma, also the next trick, will be to put a light matt coat down over the brass, just to dull it down a fraction, and seal it.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

It is a very complete set, and so far impressive fit, the funnel louvres do look good indeed, the depth charge rack and the paravane cranes are even more impressive.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
Si,

Thanks for the reminder, with regards to the paravane cranes, take care when folding the base. The outside folds are a little delicate and one side tends to break off. It happened to me on both cranes.

once you get past that though they look amazing.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 05:35 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the heads up Dave,

Appreciate that, always good to know where the pitfalls are likely to be.

Cheers mate,

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 07:13 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Si

I love these IJN Destroyers with the lino decks etc.

Following along with great interest.

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 09:12 PM GMT+7
Thanks Sean,

Glad to have you along, should be a bit of progress over the weekend.

The Linoleum deck areas do add quite a lot of interest to an almost one colour scheme. (especially with the brass strips)

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 05:42 AM GMT+7
Quick update.

Bridge, up the window level detailed.



Started the strips on the quarterdeck. Some of the pieces are very small.(Good job I have got some stock strip, likely to drop more than one of those little swines)



Bridge sprayed, and the linoleum given the hairly stick treatment.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 07:25 AM GMT+7
A bit of progress yesterday.

More brass going on the quarterdeck.



Had some left over veteran binocular mounts from my Chikuma build, they needed shorting slightly, but finer than the Tamiya parts.



Also found these which look like a good replacement for P15.



Binocular mounts fitted, after end of the DCT needs a touch up.



Pity they almost disappear when the bridge roof is fitted.



Brass all down on the quarterdeck, not 100% straight, but considering the number of small sections I am not displeased with the result.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 09:36 AM GMT+7
Si,

Great work. I too replaced the kit bino's with veteran resin copies. A big improvement on the detail. The kit parts are a little clunky.

The brass strip looks great.

Nice progress on the bridge too. I took some North Star Figures and added them to the bridge, but only after sanding their legs down since the didn't fit.

Looking good.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 08:06 PM GMT+7
Thanks Dave,

The Resin parts do help the bridge, which is pretty good out of the box, except as you say some chunky bits.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
A bit of progress around the spider's web of Bismarck's rigging.

The etch going on the after superstructure.





The after searchlight platform as provided in the kit.



destruction done, and fitted.



All etched up.



The after torpedo crane, main structure together and test fitted.



Few details to add on, then fixed to the after superstructure, then a spray job.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:43 AM GMT+7
Si,

She is looking really good. I found that the aft torpedo crane was a little bit challenging to put together. In the end I think mine came out fine. Yours looks really good.

Looking forward to seeing some more soon.

Dave