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

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really??????  the anchor is molded on?   didn't you get some pretty P.E.  anchors?    I'm only kidding........but I do find that odd.  I'm sure you've had to scrape the decks and places to add the P.E. parts.

      nice hull work though.......lots of tiny stuff   {make me cross-eyed}.   progress is progress.....no matter how small it is.   ya done good! ;) 

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didn't you get some pretty P.E.  anchors

 

Nope, but I'm looking into that ... I'm already cross eyed so I can maybe uncross it with more PE :)  ... that might be a good idea!!! Thanks Denis ;) Don't start about the tiny stuff ... it seems endless ... the funny thing is, the smaller the item, the more I need to stick on the model :huh: ... thanks for the good word mate!

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Cog, mine's in the mail, but it's got a bit further to go. 

 

The new new kit has separate bower anchors but North star models has some if you want to fix them

 

greg

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Thank you Greg. What's in a mere 14,800 km (9,200 miles). I recall it is faster to cross a larger distance than a short one :huh:;) I'lll have a look at North Sta too. Hope you'll get your copy soon. It really is worth the wait

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Yesterday evening late I finished the port side portholes. No pictures, as it's the same as the starboard side you've seen in previous posts. I'm now certified cross eyed!! I still have some more 2mm items to stick on the build, but first I need to finish the hull further so I can get my rattle can of primer from it's moth balls, and my airbrush. Something different from the grey plastic, and brass I've been working with, besides the more gray plastic, and brass. So a bit more patience I plead

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hmmmmm cross eyed you say?!?!?    only remedy I know of is to go out and get kicked by a mule ;)    that........and keep your eyes further than 2" away from your work :D   take your time .....you'll get there ;) 

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Darn, no mules around here Denis. I'll try that 2" limit, but it will be close nevertheless ;) Thanks for the good word ... Hope not to forget the words from the wise :)

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Greg,

 

I don't need to wait, I've done the single and double AA guns. The ones that I fear most are the tripple AA's such a lot of tiny jumpy parts. Fortunately I'm merey building Musashi, not Yamato which has quite a few AA guns more :) Any news on the new AOTS?

 

 

Currently working on the deck with the aircraft hanger. Those brass transport rails are a pain to stick to the brass deck ... even with CA ... patience grasshopper, I keep on reminding meself :default_wallbash: ... torture - whomever said plastic models are easy :angry:

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What an amazing job you have done. Just been looking through your whole log to date and it's very impressive. I have the Bismarck at 1:200 scale card. And lots of this PE to go on it too. But that's awhile off yet. I think I will just keep watching your build for awhile. Keep up the good work.

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Scott, thanks for the good word ... such posts really motivate to go on ... although I keep nagging about PE, it is a challenge to get it right ... just be in the right mindset, and get a visor ... saves your eyes, and prevents your brain (which I fortunately lack) turn to mush.

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PE ... now let me think ... that's the class where you got all sweaty and got that superior mail smell about you ;) ... loved it ... frustrating from time to time ... maybe that's why I bought two detail update sets ... a gluton for punishment ... or as my aikido teacher said: No pain, no gain! The gain is still way of, but the screwing pain I've had in my eyes, and head are promising a lot of the previous ... Now I wonder since the visor I use alleviates the pain, what will happen to the gain ...

 

Thanks lads, could do with a break ;) this build asks for some serious personal endurance :D:D:D

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we pick our own challenges.....model manufacturers have come so far,  in offering us these options.  one could simply throw it together and be done with it,  but for those who want more out of the experience,  chose to take a more detailed approach.   I wish I knew if this was available to me,  when I was a young pup,  putting all those plane and car models together.  take short breaks in between,  to give your eyes a rest.   

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The breaks are a nice part of the building. It let's you ponder on your progress and what to do next. It is so easy to forget something, as you need to switch between the base build (plastic building instructions) and the PE one. It is so easy to overlook a part from a certain item. Besides that, these model ship kits consist of so many sub builds ... it's good to take a step back, and look what you are doing before gluing it all together.

 

You can still do these kits Denis. Alternate between wood and plastic or do both, as you would probably ... correction, would most certainly do.

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I've done a carrier before.......but not the scale you and Greg are attempting.   I have a couple plastic ship kits in the stash.....but I'm still trying to bring down the unfinished roster.   I don't think I'm doing too good.  I can at least flounder in my own turmoil,  and live vicariously though your and Greg's.   perhaps the next millennium,  I may sink my teeth into one of these models ;) 

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