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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 Hayabusa build
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Richard so far through several references, mostly of IJA aircraft, I havent noted standout details on the fuel drums, which are frequently seen. I did notice the barrels with 3 stripes painted round the center section were frequently seen but only in what appear to be IJN settings. I did see several barrels with variations of corrugations around the top and bottom thirds of the drums. I saw these in both IJA and IJN settings.

So not much to work with but I do like the artistic license youve applied thus far. That and some liberal application of dents and weathering should create plenty of interest.
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 02:28 PM GMT+7

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Cool touch for your Hayabusa scene!!! Im also going to scan my references to see if I can find anything useful for you



Thanks Mike !
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 02:21 PM GMT+7
Cool touch for your Hayabusa scene!!! Im also going to scan my references to see if I can find anything useful for you
rdt1953
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:03 PM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

That is a very neat idea on the fuel drum. Seeing Hubert's shots, I'll have a hunt through my references to see if I can spot anything. I'll post it if I do.

All the best

Rowan



Thanks Rowan - All the best because you're the best ! - Richard
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard

That is a very neat idea on the fuel drum. Seeing Hubert's shots, I'll have a hunt through my references to see if I can spot anything. I'll post it if I do.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
Thanks gents for the kind words !

Hubert - thanks for the photos- these are a few I have never seen. The bottom one is of particular interest as some of the drums have three stripes and also appear to have lighter tops. I may do one of the drums in this fashion to break up the monotony. All the aircraft components in the photo seem to be IJN subjects so perhaps the stripes are peculiar to naval supply but I may play the artistic license card again and use the idea anyway !

Cheers - Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 09:33 PM GMT+7

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I don't know how accurate this may be but I assume the fuel drums must have been labeled in some fashion . I think it adds to the feel of the scene so I'm going to play the artistic license card.



Did my best to find any stencilling on the Japanese fuel drums, but unfortunately - no positive result.







I assume that actually there have been some stencils extruded (like in case of the German ones) or written freehand on the barrel's age (as it can be barely seen in the photo).

Anyway, a good idea and indeed adds something to the scene.

Keep it up!

Best regards
Hubert
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 12:46 PM GMT+7
Amazing job on the gasoline barrel stencil! I'll have to remember hou you did that...
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 04:29 AM GMT+7
Richard,
The grass looks really quite good, but the gasoline barrel is amazing. I just love how you made the stencil.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:05 PM GMT+7
Hi to all-
I've been still playing around with the composition - not entirely thrilled yet but getting there. Meanwhile I am practicing the static grass thing - the applicator is the economy model from Micro Mark. Be aware that the instructions on the package call for two D cell batteries ( not included of course ) - only after purchasing said D cells did I actually open the device up to find that the correct
batteries were AA.
Here is the first test attempt-



The oil drums were shot with Vallejo IJA khaki brown then hit here and there with dessert sand. Thought they needed something more before weathering so a trip to google translator yielded this -




a trip to the library and 50 cents later got the Kanji writing reduced by 45% so it looked right on the drums and a piece of acetate overlaid to cut for a stencil -





Stencil applied and shot with Vallejo white -





I don't know how accurate this may be but I assume the fuel drums must have been labeled in some fashion . I think it adds to the feel of the scene so I'm going to play the artistic license card.

Thanks for looking in ! Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM GMT+7

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Well Richard , I really like how the top weathering turned out , just awesome and the modulation does show and nicely done .

Are you doing more weathering on the under side ?



Terri



Hi Terri - Thanks for the kind words . I may do some streaking / dot filter work on the bottom as I think it looks a bit stark. I will also do some dust around gear legs / tires/ tail wheel but not till the end .
Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:14 PM GMT+7
Well Richard , I really like how the top weathering turned out , just awesome and the modulation does show and nicely done .

Are you doing more weathering on the under side ?



Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:56 AM GMT+7
Hi Joel

Yep - that's the one. The added foam pads look a neat idea, but I must admit I just haven't even used the jig in its standard form yet. I noticed it the other day poking out from under a pile of stuff and made a mental note that I really should try it.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 08:29 AM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

The purpose-made building jig you're using looks very useful. It reminds me that I did buy an adjustable one a while ago, but I've never used it! I guess old (bad) habits die hard - but I really should dig it out and try it...

All the best

Rowan



Rowan,
I'm assuming you're referring to the JH model stand. I also use one. Works great but I don't much care for the V groves that the fuselage seats in once I've started the painting process as the dirty rubber band lining does leave marks. I use rigid pipe insulation over those fuselage V holders to prevent the marking.



Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 06:57 AM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

The purpose-made building jig you're using looks very useful. It reminds me that I did buy an adjustable one a while ago, but I've never used it! I guess old (bad) habits die hard - but I really should dig it out and try it...

All the best

Rowan



Rowan - just a simple fixture made from foam core illustration board and hot glue joints - only takes minuits to knock together and one piece will yield several of these . Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 05:24 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard

The purpose-made building jig you're using looks very useful. It reminds me that I did buy an adjustable one a while ago, but I've never used it! I guess old (bad) habits die hard - but I really should dig it out and try it...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7

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Richard,
Your panel line accent pin washes really came out perfect. Can't see a single miss or error anyway. In the close up I can also see some color modulation. I know that it's hard to photograph it, as I'm having the same issue with my Hellcat trying to take pictures to capture it.

Joel



Thanks Joel - coming from a guy with your painting skills I take that as a real compliment !
Richard

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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
Richard,
Your panel line accent pin washes really came out perfect. Can't see a single miss or error anyway. In the close up I can also see some color modulation. I know that it's hard to photograph it, as I'm having the same issue with my Hellcat trying to take pictures to capture it.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:40 AM GMT+7
Hi to all - Thanks to a rain out at work I managed to sneak in a little bench time today.
I've begun to accent panel lines with pin washes -





highly thinned oils - Payne's gray on lower surfaces , burnt umber on uppers.

Thanks for looking - Richard
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 11:44 AM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

I'm really looking forward to seeing you get fully into the base. It's so frustrating that the shots of your original work on correcting the Hayabusa got caught up in the "Photobucket fiasco", because there was some amazing and inspiring material in there that should stand as a reference for future builders.

Once you've got the build completed, please do contact us to re-publish that archive in the form of a Feature for everyone to benefit from when building this classic fighter.


All the best

Rowan



Thanks Rowan - Flattery will get you anywhere ! I would very much like to repair my blog and doing it as a feature may be just the thing . I am very busy at the moment but perhaps when I complete the diorama I will put something together to that end . Are you still the person I send things to ? I seem to remember you have retired from that job . At any rate let me know who the contact person is currently.
Always a pleasure to hear from you . Cheers. Richard
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 10:23 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard

I'm really looking forward to seeing you get fully into the base. It's so frustrating that the shots of your original work on correcting the Hayabusa got caught up in the "Photobucket fiasco", because there was some amazing and inspiring material in there that should stand as a reference for future builders.

Once you've got the build completed, please do contact us to re-publish that archive in the form of a Feature for everyone to benefit from when building this classic fighter.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 11:47 AM GMT+7

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Getting caught up on your latest up-date Richard and I really like how your base is turning out so far . Love the idea of bamboo . Have you thought about staining the exposed areas ?


Terri



Thanks Terri - Nice to here from you - I plan on leaving the Bamboo natural as I did a hand scraped finish on it and it has a very warm glow - it is very dense and likely would not take stain very well unless the surface was scuffed up with sandpaper.
Cheers ! Richard
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Getting caught up on your latest up-date Richard and I really like how your base is turning out so far . Love the idea of bamboo . Have you thought about staining the exposed areas ?


Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 09:49 AM GMT+7
Joel- the material for the base came from Rockler Hardware/woodworking.- it is essentially a length of 1 x 8
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7

"Hi Joel - Again , I'm glad to see you back and all the more so to find you can still pursue your hobby - I hope you can continue to hold the vision loss at bay.
I plan on attending the Noreastcon - April sometime , I believe ? I believe it is not far from you so it would be great to meet as the Mosquitocon did not work out for you.
I thought bambo appropriate for the base as the scene is Hanoi in 1942 and the finest bamboo cane - prized for fly rods -comes from the Tonkin region .
Cheers - Richard"

Richard,
Thanks again for those more then kind words. And yes, I'm holding my own with the vision in my right eye, but the left eye is classed as legally blind now. this does create some really interesting issues with DOF working up close, as I really have none. God only knows where the brush tip will actually touch, cause I sure don't. I'm really looking forward to finally meeting you and Brian this coming year. The Noreastcon will be practically in my backyard.

I have no doubts that your Ki-43 will walk away with trophy for sure, it's that good. Now get back to work, and get that beautiful base done. BTW, where does one find Bamboo bases?

Joel