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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
Very nice work, Earnest! The SBD really is one of Trumpeter's best kits. And don't worry about your work being hidden; after all, YOU know it's there!

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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 03:45 AM GMT+7
Ernest,
the interior details look really nice. Don´t worry, you will still have the photos to look at them .

The enginge of the Kate is ready so far.

As I have found no details of the Kate´s cockpit in the net, most of the details are more or less "invented".
Plumbed up the interior:

The interior was painted Nakajima Green.




Oliver
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Thank you for the kind words Mike, and thank you for running yet another great campaign!

Sincerely,
Ernest
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Hallo Oliver, super anfang mit das Kate! The Sakai Engine looks very nice indeed. Are the seatbelts self made, or are they Eduard PE or HGW fabric?

Sincerely,
Ernest
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Tamiya 1:48 F4U-1D Corsair

The engine is painted and wired, for some reason I decided to start with it instead of the cockpit. I need to tweak some of the wires a bit with tweezers before I'll be totally satisfied, but so far so good.

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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:21 AM GMT+7

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As I have found no details of the Kate´s cockpit in the net

Oliver




http://lmgtfy.com/?iie=1&q=b5n2+cockpit

;-)
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:53 PM GMT+7
That is one very nice P&W engine Paul. The wiring harness looks the biz and you did a very nice job on the cylinder heads! Did you use Alclad II for the metallic colors? Again, very, very nice engine!

Ernest



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Tamiya 1:48 F4U-1D Corsair

The engine is painted and wired, for some reason I decided to start with it instead of the cockpit. I need to tweak some of the wires a bit with tweezers before I'll be totally satisfied, but so far so good.


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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 01:59 AM GMT+7
Paul,

the engine looks fantastic!


Matt,
thank´s for the tip. But, nearly all pictures are of the 1/48 Hasegawa cockpit. I think, no complete Kates can be found today.
Only wrecks "survived". But, there are some interesting articles about these wrecks.

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/jacquinot/index.html
http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/nakajima-kate-unveiled-pacific-aviation-museum-pearl-harbor.html

But, as most of the details will be nearly invisible when the canopy is on, I am satisfied with the result.

Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:53 AM GMT+7

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Hallo Oliver, super anfang mit das Kate! The Sakai Engine looks very nice indeed. Are the seatbelts self made, or are they Eduard PE or HGW fabric?

Sincerely,
Ernest

s

Hallo Ernest,
sorry for the late reply. The belts are made of Tamiya tape and some thin thread, bent in shape.

Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:56 AM GMT+7
Wow, great choices of kits! Those 32 scale builds will be very enjoyable to follow.
Ernest: Very nicely done so far on the cockpit and the P&W looks spot on!
Oliver: Great work on detailing, pit and engine. This scale needs a sharp eye and steady hand.

Now I think it's time to share the fun...
While I was undecided about a kit to build I just blindfolded pick one out - and it was:

... o.k., another Japanese a/c (and here I can only repeat the state of Mike (TacFireGuru)
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Note how the kit "ages" itself: yellowing decals and instructions all in Japanese...



Tamiya's A6M2 ZERO 1/48 from the late 70's

Let's see what I can do with it...





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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 07:46 AM GMT+7
Thomas: Thank's for the kind words and good choice!

The old Tamiya kit looks fine. I love these old box arts!

Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:02 AM GMT+7
@Oliver - Thank you, I like the way the P&W came out. Drilling out the 36 spark plug wires was a bit tedious, I ended up breaking 3 little #78 bits before I decided I didn't need to drill completely through the cylinders.

@Ernest - Thanks, in fact its not Alclad II. I used decanted Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminum with their black Panel Line Wash, then picked out the push rods and drain tubes with Vallejo black and bronze respectively. The chrome ignition cable assembly is probably going to end up too bright. I am hoping once the cowl is in place it ends up with some nice metallic sheen inside to make things pop a bit.

I started spraying the cockpit parts but have quite a bit of work to do before I have anything more to post.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
My submission for the PTO campaign will be....
The Tamiya 1/48 P-51D mustang in the markings of the 47th FS, 15th FG flying VLR (very long range) bomber escort missions from Iwo Jima. In particular "Lil Butch"




With the Airfix mustang just about here and apparently an Eduard mustang on the horizon, I figure I should get at least one of the Tamiya kits built! Several resin bits on hand and others to be raided and traded from other kits in the stash. Only one Im using for sure is the lone star models VLR drop tanks.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:26 AM GMT+7

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thank´s for the tip. But, nearly all pictures are of the 1/48 Hasegawa cockpit.




I generally assume that when there are dozens of photos of completed models that you can canvas them for common details and/or details that appeal to you in order to help you complete yours.

Seeing as there is only one surviving (partial) airframe, you can make things up as you go along and no one would ever be able to call you on having this colour wrong or that detail wrong.
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:28 AM GMT+7
A bit of cockpit work.



The Eduard instructions show their age; poorly defined placement diagrams. I "think" the controls are where their supposed to be - or at least close. I'm content.

Tamiya IJN Cockpit color.



Mike
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:50 AM GMT+7
Nice work Mike! The old Eduard etch really adds to Tamiya's rather barren cockpit. I wish I done that when I built mine (still on shelf of doom awaiting sanding, scribing and paint). I just used the pilot figure to block the view inside. The split instrument panel and single decal instruments were interesting
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:32 PM GMT+7
I'm enlist for this campaign with a MXY-7 Okha and a hellcat mk.II



I've started the hellcat mk.II two years ago. Only a few parts are painted. He will wear a british camo depicting a plane who fought over okinawa.
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:25 PM GMT+7
Mike: Very nice work on the office! The paint and the etched parts look really good.

Franck: Beautiful choice of kits - sure will follow that

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
Tamiya 1:48 F4U-1D Corsair

The cockpit is all finished up. I added a few PE bits and bobs to liven it up but didn't go crazy. I don't think you'll be able to see much inside at all with the wings folded.

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM GMT+7
I've been making steady, albeit slow progress on the Brassin components. I have to say the detail is amazingly crisp, but the instructions are a bit dense - if I followed their SBS I would end up having parts that I couldn't attach because I already put something in the way. For example - Eduard would ridiculously have you attach the seat after you've closed the cockpit up.

Anyway, I digress. In no particular order;















Just letting some glue set and I've started on the engine.
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:46 AM GMT+7
Mike: Nice start. Installed and painted parts of the interior look good, especially the pilots seat is real eye catching!

Paul: The finish of Your cockpit is outstanding!

Matt : You are definitely right. The details of the interior are great!

On my Kate I closed the cockpit, but not much can be seen of the work done inside. The old kit is nice, but it has some flaws in the fit of the wings ( or probably I am a bit clumsy). I will post some pics, when I have finished the putty and sanding action.

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:39 PM GMT+7

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Oliver



There are plenty of photos in the Mikesh book on WWII Japanese Aircraft Interiors.

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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 07:34 PM GMT+7

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Franck: Beautiful choice of kits - sure will follow that



Thanks !

For the okha i've ordered the MXY-7 type 22 from Brengun last week. And i think, i'll make a buildlog with the okha from finemolds and from brengun in parallel from this campaign.

But at first: i need to finish the campaigns who i'm enlisted
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:40 AM GMT+7

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But at first: i need to finish the campaigns who i'm enlisted



... same to me

Paul: very nice progress and good start on the cockpit! Did you fill the dials on the istrument panel with clear coat or something similar? This is always good to simulate the glass.

Matt: great work on the office! Paints, shading, wash and detailing look fantastic!

Thomas
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 04:25 AM GMT+7
Closed up the fuselage and added the main wings. My "go-to" fillers are Squadron Green and Vallejo 401 (which you can see on the wing roots - run a light bead and wipe with a damp Q-tip).





I'll add the tail "wings" today and work on the landing gear.

Mike