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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
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1/48 Nakajima C6N1 Saiun
josepedro
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 - 01:37 PM UTC
Hello!

Here goes my new project!

I decided to take the Hasegawa kit of the pile of boxes, and here it goes!

Hope you don´t get bored with the pics!





















Tin_Can
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 - 02:05 PM UTC
Nice stuff. How did you make the white knobs for the switches?
WingTzun
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 - 04:54 PM UTC

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Nice stuff. How did you make the white knobs for the switches?



Very nice stuff indeed Jose. I too would greatly appreciate it if you could put some description of your efforts to go with the photographs. Looking forward to more of your post.
josepedro
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 01:58 AM UTC
Hello ro all, and thanks for the comments!

The knobs were made with blobs of white glue.

Here are some pics of the pit before i close the fuselage:











Best regards!
JPTRR
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Jose,

Good looking Myrt you have started there. I look forward to your progress.

Some 30 years ago I had Tamiya's 1/50 Saiun. It had a full interior and the option to build it with clear fuselage and wing parts. I still have parts from it. I do not know how accurate it was / is, but it was one of those model-toy kits. A few years ago I remembered it and after a long search, found one on 'embezzel-Bay', and snared it. Then Hasegawa released their series! I will still build the Tamiya for the sake of nostaligia, but can't wait to build the modern kit.
josepedro
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 09:03 AM UTC
today, while the primer is drying, i made some work on the engine:



whittman181
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 01:23 PM UTC
The cockpit is coming out excellent!! Looking forward to more Thanks , Bob
grafspee16
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 03:50 PM UTC
Hi Jose,

Bored? No way, this is inspirational.
Keep 'em coming!!!!!!

Ken
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 06:52 PM UTC
Hi José,

Fantastic work so far! The cockpit looks stunning!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:08 PM UTC
Great work so far and look forward to seeing more. Japanese a/c of WWII are some of my favs
josepedro
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 01:35 PM UTC
First stage of painting:































Hope you like it!



My best regards!
josepedro
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 08:52 AM UTC


yesterday i got enthusiastic with the airbrush, and this was the result.

I like i! What do you think?

















my best regards!
TedMamere
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 09:43 AM UTC
Hi José!

Looks great! The shading you've achieved is fantastic. What brand of paint did you use?

Jean-Luc
josepedro
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 09:53 AM UTC
Hello jean-Luc!

Congrats on your Zeros, they look amazing!

The paints used were Vallejo Model air. I´m trying them, and i like them very much!

Best regards!
VonCuda
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:49 AM UTC
Awsome work Jose'!
That cockpit is sweet and the paint is flawless. One question, did you drill out the rivets on the wings or is the kit already that way? It looks great all around.
I've noticed that all the people who joined Aeroscale at the same time as me have far surpassed my skills now and you are one of them. At this point I'm having more fun looking at everyones builds than I am in building my own.

Great work Jose'!
Yeti123
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2008 - 12:00 AM UTC
Jose:

The pre shading effect is excellent. I agree with the other comments on the quality of the paint work.
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josepedro
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 01:11 PM UTC
it´s finished!

Hope you like it!


































Yeti123
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 01:44 PM UTC
Jose:

Beautiful build and congratulations on a completion . The exhaust staining effect is superb as is the rest of the paint work.
josepedro
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 06:02 AM UTC
Thanks for the support taylor!
chukw1
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 07:28 AM UTC
Beautiful! Wonderful work from stem to stern- the interior is very nice, and the weathering is subtle and realistic. I'm sure this is article-worthy- congrats on a great job- and cheers!

chuk
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 11:48 AM UTC
I'm speechless José! It's just great, great, GREAT work you did.

I'm looking forward to your next model

greetings from Switzerland
TedMamere
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 07:46 PM UTC

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I'm sure this is article-worthy



Hi José,

Sorry, it seems I missed this one!

This is a fantastic looking model and I agree with Chuck, it would make into a nice photo feature. Can I use the pictures for Aeroscale?

Jean-Luc
grafspee16
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 12:28 PM UTC
Hi José,

I just can't stop looking at the pictures.
A superbly built model of one of my all time favourites aircraft.
Wish I could finish mine like yours.

Cheers
Ken