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HIJMS Musashi by cog - plastic - Tamiya - 1:350 - old tool

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Finally started on this big plastic tub. Besides the invisible PE from Tamiya - bring x-ray goggles - I've got both the Pontos detail up set advanced , and the FlyHawk. The latter is quite impressive. No pictures from the Pontos PE. I forgot to take pictures, and on top of that I just dropped my coolpix on the ground, lens first. It seems I might just as well buy a a new one, as repairs will cost me about the same :angry:

 

The Flyhawk had the Nagato booklet, but they sent me a replacement. It seems it is easier to find what parts go where with the proper booklet

 

Sister ship is built by Greg IJN Yamato 1:350

 

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This will be a slow (agonising) build. I've decided to start with all the small parts like guns and turrets to get some dexterity with the PE. This is worse than the stripdown Fokker DR1 I build from Eduard

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So far I've invested approximately 4 hours over the last few days in this build. I started with the main turrets ... still going on turret number 1

 

1st clean up the plastic base

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2nd add the brass (1 piece of railing has not yet been glued, 2 pieces more to add)

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All the brass on top, and at the fore, are not in the Pontos set. So far it is just FlyHawk PE

 

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OMG Brasso!!!   I remember polishing my belt buckles with that stuff before every inspection.  The first few hours was the hardest on a new one to get the darned lacquer finish off the buckle and get to the brass.   I also remember worn out brass drain pipes that had been polished with Brasso from the late 1930's to the early 60's when the academy finally realized the cost to replace the piping was not worth the shine.   

 

Allan

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I guess we were ALL up early........I was up a 4:45 AM  :)    it's about time you got this off the ground..{in this case though....the keel laid}  :)   count me in on following your journey through the P.E. jungle.    promise.......I won't play with the shiny stuff  ;)

 

love that Fokker........looks real sweet  :)

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Bleah, all you latecomers :) I was first in this thread (apart from the OP himself), just like I was the first in Dan Lester's thread! Plastic models + PE ... love them. And no, I don't own shares in a prescription glasses company. 

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Keith,

You must have an alarm on new topics which are plastic models + PE!! Maybe no shares but then you must own a couple ;)

 

Good to see you Robin, I'll be looking for bottles ;)

 

Allan,

I'm not going to use Brasso, despite that hughe can from Robin.

 

Ken,

Don't make a mess, I would like to be able to find my dropped parts

 

Denis,

Thought you might like some twinkle stuff, great to have you aboard!

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Cool to see more of these big PE-enhanced kit builds coming on MSW.  More and more I see of them, the closer I come to wanting to try one (the tiny PE parts must appeal to my masochistic side).  Good luck with the build, looking forward to the updates!

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We have a nice little family building here,  Im still here just been a bit  disstracted by my little camera and intermitent spells of blue sky and aerolplanes flying over at 30.000 feet and setting the challenge to myself of catching a photo of the pilot waving at me ;):)

 

 

OC.

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Good to see you here Mike, Jan, OC, thanks for visiting

 

Some more pics. Pontos PE (Keith, got this set from Australia)
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Some reference material

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And the underside of the turret. At first I thought it were etched lines, looking more closely ... it's a mesh!!!

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Cheers

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Found your log this morning cog; sorry to be late to the show.  Looks like another very highly detailed model in the making here.  Those turret enhancements look great

 

Make room in the front row for me too please :)

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Hi Carl,

 

First day of your new build and I am already late to the party it seems...wiill start the second row!

 

Looks like she will be a fun build and those photo etched parts look great on the turret!

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel.

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Good to see you here Mike, Jan, OC, thanks for visiting

 

Some more pics. Pontos PE (Keith, got this set from Australia)

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Some reference material

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And the underside of the turret. At first I thought it were etched lines, looking more closely ... it's a mesh!!!

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Cheers

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Yesterday evening I tiled the top of the other two turrets. The first one I started from the wrong end. With the last two I went front to back, which made gluing a lot easier

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This afternoon railings on turret two (darn, forgot the bottle Robin ;) )

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Hi Carl,

Question on your tools: Where did you get your tweezers?

Mine have problems in keeping the points neatly centered opposite to each oher when I try to hold something small. (resulting in potential loss of parts, as they are launched into outer space....)

 

Jan

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Jan,

 

I get them from different places. Have to take a look into my invoices... One of them is 30 years old, and comes from a stamp (the ones you put on letters) shop in Rotterdam. I like medical tweezers too. Most model building tweezers aren't very accurate or "stable"

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Ah Mr Bunny1954, I was wondering where you got ... good to have you hopping over, join the rest of these distinct gentlemen

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Hi Carl,

Question on your tools: Where did you get your tweezers?

Mine have problems in keeping the points neatly centered opposite to each oher when I try to hold something small. (resulting in potential loss of parts, as they are launched into outer space....)

 

Jan

Jan

 

Have a look here: https://shop.drijfhoutnl.com/webwinkel-gereedschap/pincetten.html

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Hello Pat,

 

I'm afraid you'll need to hold your breath when you want a front row seat. Maybe Keith and Greg will  move over a bit ... Aussi row is growing ;)

 

Cheers

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Nigel,

 

Still on time ... this is one of those fiddley parts build ... moving ever so slow. A snail could pass me by ;)

 

Cheers

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