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Japanese Miniature Submarine, HA-19
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
AeroScale: 50 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 11:57 PM UTC
MSW Senior News Writer Kenny Loup (Gator) shares a gallery of images of his build of Japanese Mini Sub HA-19, in this "On Display" feature!

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Aarhus, Denmark
Joined: July 18, 2003
KitMaker: 3,377 posts
AeroScale: 115 posts
Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 09:53 AM UTC
Nice build and good presentation. Its a somewhat dull hull as its basically just a cigar with a few attachments, so getting it to look interesting takes something - good work!

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: May 26, 2008
KitMaker: 1,168 posts
AeroScale: 199 posts
Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 07:57 PM UTC
NIce one, Kenny!
I has a nice feel about it.
Joined: October 30, 2005
KitMaker: 3,897 posts
AeroScale: 564 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 06:47 AM UTC
Nice one Kenny. This is a difficult model to make interesting. The bashed up wire cutter and the salt weathering bring it to life. Have a virual beer and give yourself a pat on the back
California, United States
Joined: August 08, 2008
KitMaker: 1,274 posts
AeroScale: 6 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:12 PM UTC
The evaporated salt was a good call on Lady Gator's part--it should work wonders as well for large scale boats and amphib vehicles as well!

Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,182 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hi Kenny

Congratulations on a good display of a relatively difficult to make interesting subject!
The salt weathering came out nice, as did the damage!

The other option would be putting it on top of the trailer with lots of civilians around it, for the bond raising tour

Good job!
Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
KitMaker: 5,422 posts
AeroScale: 42 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 10:37 AM UTC
Thanks guys.