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IJN Kirishima 1942 1/350
Quincannon
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 11:52 AM UTC
I am in Colorado Springs not far from Fort Carson. I should have said that I USED to visit SA often. I did while my daughter lived off of I-10 at Stonewall Bend out toward Boerne. Her husband was at Fort Sam Houston, and now at the Pentagon.

My grand daughter can't wait to get back to SA as soon as she finishes college next spring.

There was a nice large Hobby Town off of 410, and a tiny little shop but well stocked in Bandera, I suppose they are still there
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC
Chuck,

I live on the north side of San Antonio 1604/281 area. I used to live in Denver from 84 to 91, Gun Club road and I70 area.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC
Thanks Mark. That should be just about right. I have little doubt that the Tamiya Linoleum was correct when first applied, but Lino fades fast when exposed to the sun.

Originally bought the Mahogany to try on pre-war carrier flight decks, but you are quite correct, there is far too much red in it for my taste.

Where are you in Texas? I visit San Antonio quite often.
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC

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Mark: Thanks for the paint answer. Don't suppose you have a Vallejo color for linoleum decks do you. I have used the Tamiya in the past, but for the Shimakaze build I would like to do the lino portion of the decks in a little lighter shade, and the Vallejo Mahogany is a little two dark.



Chuck, My reference book "Anatomy of the Ship" Battleships Yamato and Musashi the authors claims that the linoleum on Japanese ships was a yellow brown like milk chocolate with brass strips holding the linoleum in place. I purchased a bottle of Vallejo model color "Chocolate Brown" #70.872 and it looks like milk chocolate to me so I plan on using that color for the linoleum covered decking. If its dries to dark I could put a lighter coat over it depending how weathered I make the ship look.

I think the Mahogany would be to red, just my thoughts.

Mark
Quincannon
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
I feel you pain Jon, I am anxiously awaiting a Fujimi Shimakaze from Japan as well.

Mark: Thanks for the paint answer. Don't suppose you have a Vallejo color for linoleum decks do you. I have used the Tamiya in the past, but for the Shimakaze build I would like to do the lino portion of the decks in a little lighter shade, and the Vallejo Mahogany is a little two dark.
jryckert
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 03:28 AM UTC
Are you happy with the quality if the kits parts and fit? I just bought this kit a week ago and unfortunately, it has to come from Japan as I could not find the updated version in the states. Am enjoying following your build. Keep up the good work.
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:25 AM UTC
David, Russell,

Thanks you.

Mark
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 11:50 PM UTC
Looking good so far, Mark!
rolltide31
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
Mark,

She is coming along nicely. Look forward to seeing more of her come together.

Dave
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC
I fitted and glue down the main deck and dry fitted the middle and upper deck.





The next step will be painting the decks.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 12:42 PM UTC
Tim, Chuck,

Thank you for the kind remarks. Chuck I used Tamiya Hull Red. It looks shiny because I have a good coat of Future to keep from scratching the paint during the build.

Mark
Quincannon
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
Outstanding work Mark.

I would ask though. Did you use Tamiya Hull Red or Dull Red? The reason I ask is that I have used the Dull Red, and my results with it are just like yours. The Hull Red seems to have more of a brownish tone.

Watching this one is going to be a lot of fun.

TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 05:02 AM UTC
Mark,

Kirishima is looking good so far! I've always been impressed with the graceful hull likes of the Kongo class.
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
Well a month has passed since I first started this project. Due to work and other issues I only been able to get the hull put together and painted. I used Tamiya hull red and mix of Mission paints for the upper hull. First time using Mission paints, I really liked how well it spayed on and laid down.





Now that we are into a three day weekend and nothing planned but to relax I am hoping to spend many hours on her. Until next post.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 11:53 PM UTC
Thanks, Russell.

I have the hull assembled and ready for painting but I been focused on outdoor projects now that is spring. Expect to have a few photos this weekend.

Mark
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 09:30 AM UTC
This looks very interesting Mark

Am along for the ride
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 02:19 AM UTC
Thanks everyone. Start on her last night with hull assembly.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 07:25 PM UTC
Where is the Popcorn. Going to enjoy this one.....Cheers mark
rolltide31
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 03:06 AM UTC
Mark,

Great choice, ill be along for the ride!!

Dave
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Hi Mark,

I will aboard for the ride. looks like an interesting build.

Good luck.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 06:53 PM UTC
Uhh this Looks like a massive build - watching with interest!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:09 PM UTC
Yes! Bring it on!
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:08 PM UTC
Now that I have my armor group builds under control I feel I am ready for another ship build.

My next build is going to the IJN Kirishima as she looked in 1942 just before she was sunk by the USS Washington during the naval battle of Guadalcanal.



Also purchased a few goodies.



Mark