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1/700 BB/CV Ise Hybrid

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IJN ISE

This is my 1-700 Hasegawa IJN battleship Ise, while not completely happy with the PE rail that came with the kit, this hybrid ship I believe was way ahead of its time, while able to allow aircraft to be launched two at a time, she could never land a single aircraft, perhaps today this would have been the forerunner of the VTO light carriers we see. Using a varied amount of grey shading instead of my usual rust, rust and more rust, while the light doesn't help, the actual weathering looks rather good. As always, comments both good and bad honestly welcome.

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About the Author

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


Comments

Very good!
MAY 30, 2011 - 12:04 PM
Hi Alec, This looks like it was a fun build, an artistic change of pace from your grit and rust. Very nice. I have to ask you about the rigging and will reveal my ignorance: The points where rigging lines meet in mid air... Many modelers paint them white, particularly on japanese ships. On others it looks like a tiny blob that is the same color as the line. Can you educate me on this? Chuck B
MAY 31, 2011 - 02:46 AM
Thunder storms at sea are deadly serious, the varied de-gusing cables and high communication and earth wires are met in their section by high rise insulators to defuse any flow of electricity, the ship is steel, and lightening loves taking the shortest route to earth, if you happen to be standing in the wrong place, you'll get zapped, so they try to degause and take away any possible electric strikes. The upright part of the rigging normally used to hang communications flags, should be a different colour as it has a totally different job. I still hate the idea of rigging you can hardly see, apart from being a pain to put in, its difficult to see, also to help me, I use a small blob of PVA (most important to use this type of glue) allow to dry and paint white, in this scale by painting it white, in my mind it looks like an insulator or object hung high above the decking, if I painted this a shade of grey, I believe it would simply look like a blob. I hope this has gone some way to explain my excuse for those floating lumps of white stuff.
MAY 31, 2011 - 08:56 AM
Al Beautifully executed model of a most interesting subject. I love the weathering and overall paint job. Rigging looks great. Do you use stretched sprue or something like uni thread? Regards Colin Swager
JUN 22, 2011 - 08:46 AM
Hi Colin - stretched sprue and fly fishing line, I believe this gives me the best of both worlds, the stretched melted plastic for the long piece, and where I need to hold flag fly line that I know won't snap. On the reel - Danvile's 70 denisr (200 yds) flymaster 6/0 waxed. Method, a blob of blue tack either end, one to attach the other act as a weight, dribble down super glue, with care, rub up and down with a paint brush handle and allow to dry, cut in sections of 2/3 inches, should be dead straight and quite stiff, attach using PVA as I would stretched sprue. Hope this is of some help to you.
JUN 23, 2011 - 10:42 AM
Hi Alec, nice job on that kit! you mentioned that the PE came with the kit, and if so, I was wondering if that was the premium kit? and if it is are you going to use the lower hull? I had always wanted to build this ship, (I had bought the old waterline version) with the intention of scratchbuilding the lower hull. Since I had already bought the PE I couldn't bring myself to shell out the $60 dr $70 dollars on the premium kit for just the lower hull, so the project has sat on the shelf for years. Your build has rekindled my intrest though, if you aren't going to use it, I would be happy to pay you for it. If you are interested please contact me @ [email protected] Again, great job, thanks for your time - John
JUN 23, 2011 - 08:35 PM