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IJN Ryujo 1942 - 1/2400 Scale
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC
What Mark & Russ said,

Very subtle, but adds so much depth.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:26 AM UTC
Tim, you are the master of micro engineering!

It still astounds me how tiny these kits are!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 11:51 PM UTC
Tim,

Nice effect the wash has, the detail still stands out under the bright light.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 02:26 PM UTC
To complete the paint job, I added a thin dark gray oil wash (Winsor & Newton Lamp Black & Flake White) over the Kure Naval Arsenal Grey to outline details and deepen recesses.


This was kept subtle since the Ryujo’s paintwork would have been fresh at the time of her loss as she had just gone through a yard period in the weeks before her final battle.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC
The detail painting is really making her pop Tim,

Your microscopic work is outstanding,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
Tim,

She is really a sweet looking ship.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 02:49 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

That magnificent decal will definitely command most of the attention, but there are a few other details as well.

Temporarily taping the model to a small block of wood for ease of handling, I added the colors of the ship’s boats and funnels.
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:44 PM UTC
And that is a double Ditto from me also.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC

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The quality of the decal is superb tim

looks great in place.

Cheers

Si





Ditto!
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
The quality of the decal is superb tim

looks great in place.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 05:47 AM UTC
Those GHQ models are really the gold standard in that scale.

Great work.
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC
Si, Mark, Jan, Thomas, and Mark – thanks! This little carrier may be small, but the GHQ kit is excellent, an absolute pleasure to work with!

Now back to the flight deck...


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Tim I would paint it without the Hinomaru



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I would too. The Guadalcanal Campaign where Ryujo was lost is a special area of my interest, and I have never seen anything to suggest that any IJN carrier carried the Hinomaru markings during that campaign.

In fact I am not all that confident that any Japanese carrier involved in the Midway campaign carried it either, except the four assigned to Carrier Divisions One and Two of Kido Butai.


Thomas and Chuck,

Even though I like the look of that outrageously bright Hinomaru on the flight deck, you guys are probably right. The best picture available of Ryujo on her last day doesn’t show any clear sign of it:

Nor is there any indication of such an insignia in the Saratoga airgroup’s report on the attack (unlike the Enterprise and Yorktown airgroups' reports on the Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu strikes at Midway which specifically mentioned those ships’ distinctive flight deck markings).

So I applied the unadorned version to the previously glossed flight deck.

With the help of a little Micro Sol setting solution, the decal snuggled down beautifully into the scribed deck detail.

The end result is quite effective – and SO much easier than painting all this would have been!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Lovely work so far Tim. Great detail for such a small Kit.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 01:47 PM UTC
Wow Tim. Great work in such a small scale! I doubt I could even see it!
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
Hi Tim!

First - very nice recovery of the sea base, looks really fine! And good to see you are back working on her!

Second - somehow I knew you would not be able to do one single model OOB - great approach and fantastic microscopic work!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC

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Very nice microscopic work Tim,

Opening up the stern like that will surely add depth.

Cheers

si



Ditto!
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:09 PM UTC
Very nice microscopic work Tim,

Opening up the stern like that will surely add depth.

Cheers

si
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 03:46 PM UTC
The GHQ kit had depicted the small raised deck aft along with the flight deck supports as a single solid piece; I used the deck but trimmed away the supports and replaced them with .020 X .020 inch plastic pieces.


The supports won’t be highly visible in there, but they provide a better, more open look than the solid part.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC

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Nice wake and recovery!
I have always wondered how people get the hole to be as exact that no filler is needed.


Hi Karl. In this case it was simple. I just traced the outline of the ship on the paper with a pencil, cut it out with a hobby knife, and bonded the paper to the base.


Easy, perfect fit!

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:43 AM UTC
Mark, Thomas, and Si – thanks for your comments. The painting of the wake was pretty straightforward, and the wood effect is a simple but effective hack. The toughest part is redoing work I’d already accomplished. As much as I love model building, I do hate re-work!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC
Very nice work on the Base Tim,

wake looks good, so does the wood effect.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC
Super base now Tim! That one really looks super realistic. Maybe some dolpins jumping out of the water ahead of the ship?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 03:43 AM UTC
Nice wake and recovery!
I have always wondered how people get the hole to be as exact that no filler is needed.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
Tim,

Nice recovery.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 02:49 PM UTC
After a disastrous first attempt, I have repainted the Ryujo’s wake.

As before, I used Model Master Flat white enamel with a bit of Insignia Blue over a cured base of Tamiya Royal Blue acrylic – but this time without the lacquer thinner! This was followed with a protective coat of Future (now known as Pledge ‘revive it’ floor gloss) acrylic.


The sides were then shot with Tamiya Desert Yellow (XF-59) acrylic followed with a streaky coating of Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna artist’s oil (with just a touch of Burnt Umber) to simulate the look of a wood base.



Now back to the ship!