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  1. Thanks! I just try to somehow reach what other colleagues do on these forums 🙂 Actually it's not quite a punch set - these are my wife's tools for rolling-in of gems in decorations 🙂 We share each other's hobby tools from time to time. I can hardly tell a manufacturer's name - in our country they usually can be aquired via jewellery-tools stores. I think the same is right for most of other countries as well. Best regards and happy modelling!
  2. As I've said earlier I came across shortage of some details in Lion Roar kit - so I had to improvise and punch some round-shaped elements on roofs of torpedo launchers from self-adhesive aluminium foil. It turned out to be slightly bigger than needed - but that was the smallest available diameter in our punch set:
  3. Thank you very much, gentlemen! Meanwhile some portholes are finished ( actually those were all portholes that were left untouched until present moment):
  4. Hello and welcome to MSW from Russia 🙂 I believe it's never too late to start a log - just show current status of your modelling project. It would be interesting for many of us to see pics of your build whatever stage it is on. Best Regards and happy modelling.
  5. Ladies and Gentlemen, to rescue please 😉 I beg you pardon my ignorance if I ask some obvious thing: Looking through period ships builds I've noticed that most of them have those fancy elements on keel area - horseshoe fore and swallow-tail at the aft. They are very attactive details I must admit and I'd like to introduce them on my model. However I've noticed that Model Shipways drawings lack either horseshoe and swallow-tail. What do you suggest - just do as I like, or would it be completely improper taking into account period and country ? (I've read somewhere that the shipbui
  6. Around the time I was buying the kit and extras there wasn't Infini set on the market if I remember correctly. I wonder if Lion Roar is still around ? By 2010-2011 it was the best complex add-on (except some parts in their set were short of supply and 25mm are flat PE parts) I haven't made any significant additions to my 1/350 stash since maybe 2015-2016 and while looking through bulids that are started around recent couple of years I see lot of brands that are totally unknown to me: Infini, Big Blue Boy to name some..
  7. Thank you, Alan! Your Syren looks great too, well - looked until You've decided to re-plank her 🙂 That's quite a decision I dare say! Have a pleasant reading with Hara-san's book! Best Regards and happy modelling
  8. Thank You very much - I try to do my best, however I'm no good at removing glue buildups ) Thanks, RGL - I find inspiration in your works! Well, my pace is quite hasteless : good modelling projects are like wine - better when aged😉 Now I see things my quality control in 2011 considered as "passable" : some seams here and there, some molding joints, etc. If I was less patient and finished this little model then - it would suffer form those imperfections. Also by 2011 I haven't read Tameichi Hara's "Japanese Destroyer Commander" - which is motivating reading for a modeller
  9. Hello everybody! I've got an IJN mood - so I want to share some "progress" on a Yukikaze kit I've started nearly a decade ago. Base of the build is a very well known kit by Tamiya - a very high quality product I dare say. Add-on is a Lion Roar photo etch kit which also includes turned gun barrels and depth charges. Also there are couple Veteran sets - single- and triple-25mm auto cannons. Most of sub-assemblies were built in 2011 🙂 Here we go:
  10. Hi, dear colleagues! Thank you for your kind words and likes! Hope everyone is safe! There's no progress at all with Rattlesnake, but I've managed to bring back to life my old trustworthy Nikon D90 so - here's a new "photo session" -now with better light conditions and less grain due to normal optics. Here we go:
  11. Greetings, everyone! How's the weather at your places? We are enjoying a very pleasant indian summer in Moscow these days - I cannot remember when the weather was this good at the beginning of october. Now I'm going to share a few pics - my main camera is malfunctioning so these were taken with a phone (sorry for quality). The progress is quite modest however - tree nailing below the wale - it took almost half a year to do, molding under rails (figured profile made with special scriber). Now marking places for smaller tree nails upwards from wale.
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