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IJN Seaplane Tender, Akitsushima
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Pennsylvania, United States
Member Since: July 13, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 01:31 AM UTC
Ahoy mates!

Crew mate Frank Portela sends us a gallery of fine images for this new "Model on Display", his build, of the IJN Seaplane Tender, Akitsushima!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks Frank!
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
Member Since: April 21, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 01:12 PM UTC
Nice job!

Lovley ship, I bought one at once!

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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 01:20 PM UTC
hello Frank,
the model,base and water looks great to me.thanks for sharing.
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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: December 17, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 04:13 AM UTC
I've got one of these & I'd like to try to do this camouflage scheme. Any ideas as to the paint shades, say in Colourcoats or the equivalent? Thanks.
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Lisboa, Portugal
Member Since: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 06:11 AM UTC
Good to see you back Frank
Thanks for sharing your Akitushima - good work, although an "old" model

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Rhone, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 06:27 AM UTC
very nice! special mention for the little Emily!
I really like the way all the colours match each others -even the red plaque just adds something to the whole,
congratulations for a very appealing model/diorama
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Louisiana, United States
Member Since: April 13, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 07:58 AM UTC
Very nice Frank. Thanks for sharing.

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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: September 15, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 02:35 PM UTC
Thank you all for the kind words.

Ken, I'd like to help you out with the colour selection but I'm afraid it's been a while since I painted the ship. To make matters worse, I use a mix of pre-shading and post-shading, which means there's probably about 4 to 5 layers of greys and greens on the hull of the ship. Paints are mainly Tamiya and Polly Scale acrylics followed by water colours for the washes, the details are hand painted with Humbrol enamels.