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1/350 Tamiya KAGERO with Inifini upgrade.
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC

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Once again, this seems to be a pretty nice set of PE, and fine work on your side, Si!

Cheers,
Jan



Thanks Jan,

It is a pretty nice set, to say the least, that does make it so much easier to use.

Thanks for looking in mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 07:48 AM UTC
Quick update.

The forward torpedo cranes.

firstly etched origami.



Portside crane in place.



and starboard,



cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 07:52 AM UTC
For some reason the edit button appears not be behaving on my confuser,

This was supposed to be the last pic,



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC
Today's progress.

The main rangefinder, out of the box.



And detailed up.



Just for Dave, paint on the main sub assemblies.



The accommodation ladders fitted next to the torpedo stowage, and the funnel caps painted.



The bridge wing supports and rangefinder in place.



All fitted down.



Next, on with the small stuff.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:55 AM UTC
was wondering how you were going to paint all that brass Si-but of course, none of the superstructure is permanently down yet-silly me! Should have known better!



BTW? Photo bucket haven't blocked your 3rd party hosting of images yet?
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 07:54 AM UTC

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was wondering how you were going to paint all that brass Si-but of course, none of the superstructure is permanently down yet-silly me! Should have known better!



BTW? Photo bucket haven't blocked your 3rd party hosting of images yet?



Hi Russ,

Well spotted Mate.

The superstructure is fixed now, this should have been the last photo, not a duplicate of the bridge, teach me to check what I am doing.



My photobucket is still working, will switch when I have to.

Thanks for looking in.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 02:53 PM UTC
Si,

Everything is looking great. I have switched back over to the Kagero myself, pretty sure the Shokaku is going to take a bot longer and wanted to finish something for the campaign.

I worked on the forward torpedo cranes and the rear deck cranes. Should be close to finishing her soon.

amazing work

Dave
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 05:03 AM UTC

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Si,

Everything is looking great. I have switched back over to the Kagero myself, pretty sure the Shokaku is going to take a bot longer and wanted to finish something for the campaign.

I worked on the forward torpedo cranes and the rear deck cranes. Should be close to finishing her soon.

amazing work

Dave



Thanks Dave,

She is coming along.

Good luck with your build.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 01:01 AM UTC
I played the "massive catch up" game on this one Si! Fantastic work so far! The etch set added a bunch of detail...fine application of it too! Good luck on the photobucket plight! I am pretty sure they changed the cutoff dates in an effort to gain a crowd willing to fork over the coins to keep their stuff seen. I picked up an Imgur account to fill the void. No guarantees they won't ever do what PB did...but for now it works excellent and with no popup junk. Keep up the fine work n the Kagero!
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:03 AM UTC
Thanks Todd,

Appreciate you looking in, and your kind comment, I am loving the infini upgrade. (Might be a Japanese destroyer flotilla building up.

I will see what happens with PB, I am looking into other options too.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:34 AM UTC
Right now up to full speed ahead.

Very small update.

The mainmast under way.



And ready for a coat of paint.



Hope to get into the workshop on Sunday.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:17 PM UTC
Oooh, I forgot about this one, Si - glad to see her back in the yard!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:25 PM UTC
Nice PE work.
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:59 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 - 10:00 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: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:41 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: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
Details on this are really crisp! Very nice!
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 07:16 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: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 08:28 AM UTC
Absolutely gorgeous PE work so far!
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:25 PM 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: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 08:11 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: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:49 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 - 01:01 PM UTC
Very nice work. That PE really makes a difference.
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 06:50 AM 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: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 08:19 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