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#4494814 - 10/27/19 11:53 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Man, another good one. You have the talent, that’s for sure !


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#4494823 - 10/27/19 01:10 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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You're cranking them out one better than the next. Very great job, and also the photography now does the model justice smile

#4494828 - 10/27/19 01:46 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Very nice work Ajay I always enjoy reading your threads and watching the progress..Thanks for posting them


Thanks mate smile I enjoy posting them as well and appreciate everyone who comments.

Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Man, another good one. You have the talent, that’s for sure !


Thanks Grog, i still always find something that gives me a challenge though. That cockpit man smile

Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
You're cranking them out one better than the next. Very great job, and also the photography now does the model justice smile


I want to ask my Father in Law if i could use his DSLR but he runs hot and cold so i need to find one of his good days lol. Cheers Colonel.


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#4494834 - 10/27/19 02:21 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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To be Frank wink the modern cellphones are not much worse for such a job.

#4494870 - 10/27/19 07:11 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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#4494889 - 10/27/19 09:55 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Beautiful job! thumbsup

#4495026 - 10/28/19 11:15 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Thanks guys, moving onto the Frank now. She has only two really basic sprues and it seems an even more basic kit. The cockpit is a seat, a base..and that's it! The instrument cluster decal just goes straight onto a fueslage mould biggrin


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#4495063 - 10/29/19 11:55 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Ok, let's roll number two. Some more cool artwork.

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Decals, unsure if they are actually 1972 vintage or just have not been updated since then.

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Instructions, man you would have knocked this out in day when you were a kid!

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The cockpit was ..well, not much. As usual, you will see nearly nothing anyway.

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A most exciting engine

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This is the complete kit

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And now onto the fun stuff. I decided i would give panel lines, riveting and stressed skin a crack. These old kits tend to have raised panel lines which i first noticed in the Raiden but wasn't too fussed about.

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So it's sand off the raised lines and replace with sunken ones. Having no fancy panel line scriber i had watched a vid a while back where a guy uses a pin and a mechanical pencil, i substituted the pencil for my pin vice and voila, a scriber. Luckily i also still have a few rolls of panel tape from my old job which will comes in handy as a guide.

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My first attempt and i had a few lines out of whack so putty and attempt two.

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Once the scribing is done comes the real fun. To mimic the stressed skin look i need to create a U shaped groove along the center of the panel lines, sand the grooves smooth with some rolled fine sandpaper and then get in there and polish the groove..and then redo the panel lines (lightly) and the rivets. I'm using a curved blade for the groove making (but stupidly enough bought the wrong size blades for my knife so i need to remedy that tomorrow) and just scraping away the plastic. By the time it is sanded and then polished it should be nice and random and not just a bunch of weird looking grooves. That's the plan anyway.


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For anyone unsure about the whole stressed skin thing, here's a Ki84 with stressed fuselage skin.

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and this guys tutorial site that breaks down the process really well and made me decide i needed to give it a go.

Reproducing stressed skin

Some serious next level modelling done by those guys.





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#4495345 - 10/31/19 01:37 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Could be looking at a potential disaster here, we'll see how it ends up. I blew a (thick) coat of primer to see how it was travelling last night as to the naked eye unprimed it looked roughish and still needing work but not too terrible. With the primer it showed how absolutely trash it was My idea for using my small drill bits for the rivets was bad as well. I need one of those rosie riveter gadgets.


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Puttied it up and left it overnight to dry.

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Sanding, sanding, sanding. Little rolls of 600, 800 and 1000 wet and dry and it's looking and feeling better.

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Moved on to the other wing to get a break from working the one side.

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Not looking too bad so far, it's all going to be down to patient sanding, at least the weather is gorgeous outside where i have doing my arvo sessions and the neighbours insufferable barking dog has gone oddly quiet over the last three days.


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#4495561 - 11/01/19 04:09 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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What happened to the dog?


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#4495578 - 11/01/19 04:54 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Ajay might have strafed him with one of his kits


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#4495660 - 11/02/19 01:26 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Lol, if anything strafe the dog owners smile Looks like they must be on holidays which is good, i need the break. They have a rottweiler that's about a year old that barks at every tiny noise and haven't trained it and barely do anything except shout at it from inside, whilst it jumps at their back door screen wanting attention.

The neighbours behind have three big dogs that they keep quiet except for when they are out then they can raise hell. Then on my right side the old couples old Ladrador died so they got a new pup, another big dog that barked enough that the council turned up so they use a bark collar now. Some days and especially nights the constant barking can just do your head in. We've had to ring thr council in the last six months on wandering dogs without collars turning up in our dead end circuit. People man.

I've got to fix the rear fence today because the three dogs behind broke a slat and keep poking their heads through the fence and barking and carrying on.


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#4495676 - 11/02/19 06:58 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Man I hate fools like that my Pup is a buddy to all in my small town Mini Doberman,,I agree strafe the owners ,,,People like that make my blood boil..My pup is my kid and has great manners better than mine


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#4495710 - 11/02/19 02:38 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Hi Ajay, I've been following from afar whilst on holiday. Cracking work, you've nailed that Raiden, one out of the top drawer.

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UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.

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#4495711 - 11/02/19 03:08 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: goon]  
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Thanks mate, hope you're enjoying yourself! I'm also yet to post it on iModeler where someone will tell me my colours are a mile off wink


Hopefully finished the wing today, a prime tomorrow will show if i have but she looks ok after another prime, putty and sanding session. Started the rear half of the fuselage, more of the same and have it at the prime stage so i can see where i'm at.

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#4495723 - 11/02/19 04:12 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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someone will tell me my colours are a mile off


The same people who never post any of their work, if they build anything at all. As my grandad used to ssay "All mouth and no trousers..."


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UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.

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#4495836 - 11/03/19 01:39 PM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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#4496156 - 11/06/19 02:25 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Not much in the way of model shows where i am unfortunately. I'd like to go to one and see what peeps are up to locally versus world wide.

I'm waiting on my riveter to arrive so i can move forward with this build.


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#4496738 - 11/10/19 07:59 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Rosie turned up! Riveting ended up being a fun experience, put a doco on in the background as usual and riveted away. This week it's from the stone age through the copper and to the bronze in Britain, interesting stuff. I wish my riveting was half as skillful as what those ancient peeps were capable of biggrin

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That wing gap. More filler, sanding, redo some of the rivets and i'll finally be ready for a proper primer coat.


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#4496756 - 11/10/19 11:37 AM Re: Jack and Frank, the Japanese interceptors [Re: Ajay]  
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Do you heat up Rosie the Riveter or it just punctures the small holes in the plastic not heated?


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