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1/350 Aoshima IJN Light Cruiser Tama - 1942
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 3,948 posts
AeroScale: 588 posts
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 12:16 AM UTC
Great update Dave!

Really crisp PE work!

Too bad about the missing details in the Kit. But I'd have never known unless you mentioned it...

Hopefully with the extra time you are able to make more progress
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,500 posts
AeroScale: 318 posts
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC
It is so vexing when model companies miss whole structures! Maybe it reflects changes that were made on the real ship at some point?

Those goofy wheel things with lines below them on the bridge structure are strange... I wonder what they are meant to represent??
Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,835 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 05:01 AM UTC
Hi Dave!

Great update, very nice to see progress! And very tidy work!

Well, tell me about time at the work bench....

Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,925 posts
AeroScale: 15 posts
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 07:27 AM UTC

Looks like you knocked Si off of being the PE king on this site and taken his place. Very nice work with all that PE, really shaping up nicely.

Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,481 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 01:41 AM UTC
Russell - Thanks. I am trying to improve my PE skills and glue application, I am normally pretty messy. I have Daniel to thank for the missing structures, he pointed it out in a previous post. Glad he did though!!

Tim - I agree, it is a pain in the hind end when they miss strucures. I can understand a door but to miss four or five structures I'll get it figured out I hope!! The goofy wheel things represent hand wheels that are positioned at the base of the bridge. They will be replaced with PE. Not sure what they control but....

Jan - Thanks, I know your time is a lot more limited than mine... real life is such a pain at times.

Mark - LOL, I'm not sure anyone can surpas Si with regards to PE, he is the king on this site. I do continue my pursuit of catching up though!!

Thanks everyone for the kind comments and encouragement!!

South Dakota, United States
Joined: May 02, 2020
KitMaker: 2 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
Looking good!
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Joined: April 12, 2020
KitMaker: 3 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 09:12 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

Aoshima did some things wrong or even simply left them out; I think you need to scratch all of these parts. I built this out of different recycled etched parts from my stash and evergreen polystyrene material.
Note also that the vents/openings also wrong (wrong shape)

England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 7,078 posts
AeroScale: 118 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Top class Brass work Dave, build has cracked on since I last looked in, Great stuff.


Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,481 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:47 PM UTC
BK - Thank you

Daniel - I was afraid of that, to be honest this obstacle has put a damper on my build but then again so did going back to working six days a week.. Thanks for pointing out these issues, to be honest not sue I would have seen them without it.

Si - Thank you - really loving the build with the one exception of the missing details that Daniel and I have been discussing.

Not a whole lot of work has been done these past two weeks - hoping to get some quality time this weekend.

Thanks everyone!!

Queensland, Australia
Joined: May 20, 2010
KitMaker: 1,230 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 07:34 PM UTC
Dave that is some superb P/E work that you have done. It will really shine with a coat of Paint when the time comes.....Cheers Mark