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IJN Light Cruiser Yubari

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"Alec Cap (bigal07) shares a new diorama scene with us, with a spotlight on IJN Yubari, in this "On Display" Feature!"

This is my Tamiya 1-700 IJN light cruiser Yubari...I could quite simply copy and paste a ton information on this ship, as I'm not an expert, far from it, I simply enjoy this hobby building and with fingers crossed that one day I'll actually be happy with one of my builds.

So then I thought, was give a brief write up on the diorama...this is mounted on a small MDF board, with the whole idea to keep this simple. Using a couple pieces of hardboard, painted and weathered, I placed these either side of the model.

The 2 buildings are photo-etch and believe me, are as beautiful as they are easy to build, again simply painted and placed onto their location. The island looking bit is plaster, H.O. scale fine scatter about, and odds and ends from left overs...the pier is nothing more then 1 piece of styrene cut to shape, a sharp nail of all things to score lines that I feel would look like wooden planks, again simply put into place and painted.

The tanks honestly don't belong but I couldn't find any Japanese types, and that was that! The sea effect that I am a million miles away from getting right, is acrylic gel, the board was painted not the gel...once dry another coat of gel was added but this time, very slight amount of paint color was added to the gel itself.
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About the Author

About Alec Cap (bigal07)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM


Comments

Alec: I have watched as your skills have tremendously improved. The rigging on your ships is smaller and much more in scale. The Pe is looking great and the weathering is looking much more realistic. Don't be too hard on yourself. Things are comming along nicely. RE: the ocean - the easiest thing to do for acrylic ocean effects is to do exactly what you did - paint the plexiglass or the board underneath and put a few coats of acrylic above that. Instead of using a knife or shaping tool like you did, try getting a sea sponge, wetting it, and dabbing in the acrylic to get gentle water effects - especially good for harbor scenes like this. (I used it with my "Troubled anchorage" dio.) Then, set the ship directly into the wet gel. It will sceure the ship and make it part of the dio. Happly modeling! David
MAY 12, 2010 - 07:19 AM
Alec; Your work is OUTSTANDING!!! Keep it up. I have seen many posts of your projects. Between work, family, friends and hobby, you must get about one hour of sleep per night. I like you am addicted to models. Keep it up. Sam
MAY 12, 2010 - 09:32 AM
Thank you both for those kind words, I do hope I can continue to build. Thank you again.
MAY 12, 2010 - 06:18 PM
great work Al! one of your best so far, keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!
MAY 13, 2010 - 12:50 AM