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1/350 Tamiya KAGERO with Inifini upgrade.
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:05 PM UTC

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Nice job and progress here as well, SI!

Perfect etch work for the guns and torpedo tubes, and the mast is interesting, indeed.
The whole bridge looks so 'WW I-ish' to me, but they were quite modern WW II vessels, weren't they?

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Mate,

These Japanese warships do have unusual design features.

The bridge does belay the fact that they were a mid 30's design, but the Japanese used a similar style of bridge form most of the destroyers from that period onwards, I can only presume it worked as a design.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:01 PM UTC

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Nice work on those turrets. I always have problems putting on those PE rails on the sides of the turrets to stay in place. How do you get those darn things to stay in place?



Hi Mark,

Thanks for your comment. I use Gator glue to fix the rails, I apply I line of it along the top edge of the moulded rail, and let it start to go a bit see through, so it is tacky, the work the rail into place a bit at a time. I find superglue always tends to grab a bit of it in the wrong place and not let go. this way I have time to work inot place one section at a time.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
Nice job and progress here as well, SI!

Perfect etch work for the guns and torpedo tubes, and the mast is interesting, indeed.
The whole bridge looks so 'WW I-ish' to me, but they were quite modern WW II vessels, weren't they?

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
Nice work on those turrets. I always have problems putting on those PE rails on the sides of the turrets to stay in place. How do you get those darn things to stay in place?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC

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a LARGE number of TINY PE, i see what you did there Si



Sometimes I really do need read back what I have typed more carefully!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 01:13 AM UTC

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Si, you're right, there are a lot of those tiny etched parts, but they are going to look great under paint!



Thanks Tim,

They will be worth the effort... if I don't go cross-eyed in the process.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
a LARGE number of TINY PE, i see what you did there Si
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:18 AM UTC
Si, you're right, there are a lot of those tiny etched parts, but they are going to look great under paint!
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 02:06 AM UTC
A little progress on the turrets and tubes.










These seems to be a very large number of tiny etched parts, but I will get there!

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 10:19 PM UTC

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that's a crazy looking mast!



It is Russ,

The V shaped upper yard and the rake meaning all the halyard run forwards help. It was "fun".

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 04:48 PM UTC
that's a crazy looking mast!
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC
Small progress this weekend,

Ladders added to the foremast.



Vents and stovepipe fitted, it is quite a one piece moulding, but with Tamiya's usual engineering it fits very well.



Signal halyards on the foremast.





Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:50 PM UTC
Thanks Mark,

I like the tuned brass too, especially when more than just the gun barrels are included.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 06:01 AM UTC
Very nice work. That PE really makes a difference.
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 04:49 AM UTC
Thanks for the info SI. I have lyrica thread and I would like the included turned brass. I can sand plastic decent but you'll never be able to perfectly recreate machined brass. She looks good Si, always impressed with your skills good sir.
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC

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I have this one in the stash, deciding on the lion roar or ifini kit for it. Nice work as usual Si.



Thanks Norman,

It is your choice, but I am very impressed with the infini set, well etched and clear instructions, and lots of turned brass as well as rigging material.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:25 AM UTC
I have this one in the stash, deciding on the lion roar or ifini kit for it. Nice work as usual Si.
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 01:28 AM UTC
Absolutely gorgeous PE work so far!
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:16 AM UTC

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Details on this are really crisp! Very nice!



It is a great kit, I love Tamiya's engineering and the infini set is superb.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 03:43 PM UTC
Details on this are really crisp! Very nice!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:41 AM UTC
Quick update.

The foremast sprayed.



Fitted, needs to be rigged.



Many small etched parts to go on the torpedo mounts, the first one under way.



One gun turret ready for paint, the other two are under way.



More soon

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 03:00 PM UTC

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Nice PE work.



Thanks Mark,

The Infini set is very friendly to use, lots there as well.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 02:59 PM UTC

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Oooh, I forgot about this one, Si - glad to see her back in the yard!



Thanks Tim,

I hadn't, she has been glaring at me from the bench for thick edge four months.

Good to be get her going again.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:25 AM UTC
Nice PE work.
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:17 AM UTC
Oooh, I forgot about this one, Si - glad to see her back in the yard!