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

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The gun mounts look good. No headaches working on them is a good thing. I ran into that some years back, building double hung windows for some houses in N scale (1/160). The magnifying visor works a charm.

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Lemme tell ya popeye ... if you ever goin' to do sumthin' with small brass part'cles ... you'd better put them on mate ...

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I think that's one of the hardest things you'll have to do Cog, whilst I could see it, alignment at that size is a nightmare. Then you have to tap every assembly to make sure it's stuck down properly.

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22 more chances to get it right Greg. When I look at it without macro, it seems alright. When you get in close (macro/magnifier) suddenly it doesn't look that well anymore. The main problems are the delicacy of the material and the size (glad I'm not at 1/700) The first requires careful manipulation (bending it the wrong way initially makes you end up with a broken part - been there, done that), the latter making it hard to handle. I have to bend a 7mm long 3mm wide piece lengthwise ... doesn't leave much room for pliers/tweezers ... a whole new experience I might add

 

How on earth can you tap any assembly at that size ...?

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Just gently tap on the bit you have glued down with the tweezer head, if it falls off then it will fall off late and you'll lose the piece. I find about 10% of all assemblies do this as the glue has not been put on correctly. Better to fix it then than when it's on the model.

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Hello Buck,

 

Welcome aboard! You could send that firy overseer to have her get some experience with the bling, bling. Good on her resume ;)

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Not much done last week. Have done the base of the 25mm AA guns. Hope to finish the gun parts this weekend ...

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repetitive work ... hardly!

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got some more tweezers and pliers

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Thats a lot of bendy parts Carl. Gotta love a good pair of parallel pliers.

The beverage helps too I am sure. Although I was always taught guns and alcohol do not mix well.

Sam

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Ever so right Sam. For the gun one piece alone has 12 bends folds to it :wacko: two others  four, and one more three two ... hope to get them done without loosing any. Even a carpet monster won't be able to find them ... Besides that, if I overbend and correct it breaks ... no extra's so I'll be in dire straights so to speak ... No beverages but coffee with these parts!!!!!

 

Cheers

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Greg,

 

I thought you would have some fabulous solution ... bummer ... I found one in my keyboard though!

 

Got another bummer: Yesterday evening (no bottle isn't empty), I bent a piece a bit to far, and had to correct it ... now it's two parts instead of one ... Will have to try CA but doubt if I can manage it, ordered some spare parts to. At this size they should, at least for the small items, add some spares ... No pictures yet, still not ready. It feels like one of Hercules' challenges!

 

Cheers

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Thanks for the tip, Greg. In this case I'm hard pressed to cut even that to size ... I will have a go at it though

 

Cheers

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Greg, Carl would 'powder' and thin CA along the joint for reinforcing also work?  I know Rocket make this stuff but I have heard that using talc would also work?  The card modellers use this technique a lot I believe?

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Greg,

 

Not included 

 

Right, it's the material of the kit's plastic parts itself ... should have known it was that easy!!! Found the description of it on a British site, and how to use it (http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=146894&page=1)

 

Let's blame it on the language barrier ... (or that I'm simply stupid)

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Hi Carl,

 

There are a few discussions about the use of Talc and baking soda/powder with thin, and with "old' CA as a filler and/or strengthener, but also as a backing in crevices to support small pieces etc.  See http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/13/t/90424.aspx  or http://www.tested.com/art/makers/573280-shop-tips-mixing-superglue-and-baby-powder/  or  http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=33125.0   

 

Note in the latter discussion it states that once sprinkling the powder over the CA, let it set but to sand it sooner rather than later as it sets very very hard.

 

This is an example of the commercial product (no associations nor have I used it yet - just aware of it).  i do not know if it works better or not than baking soda  https://www.deluxematerials.co.uk/en/rc-modelling/30-roket-powder-5060243900159.html

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Greg,

 

The stretch sprue worked, still, hard enough on this scale, but doable. Today I added the barrels, and the amo thing. Tomorrow the last bit: Straps or harnesses ... a mere 22 to go. After that the twin 13 mm guns ... I keep on saying: Brass is fun, brass is fun, brass is fun, brass is fun ... ;) Why on earth did those Japanese engineers have to install so many small guns ...

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Probably something to do with our American friends trying to sink them. I can't imagine the courage of those young men who flew into its teeth. Glad it worked for you. May I suggest you tackle something else to rest your temper? I'm still trying to get consistent paint flow for my panel lines.

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Why on earth did those Japanese engineers have to install so many small guns ...

 

Could it be related to the marksmanship of the ship's gunners ?  You know if you put enough lead into the air you are bound to hit something sometime. :D :D That's how the US Navy's new Phalanx system works against incoming missiles.

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