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Hasegawa 1/350 Hikawa Maru
warreni
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 09:06 PM GMT+7

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Well, that's a very nice 1:1 scale VW you're working on there Warren!

Great progress on the Hikawa Maru-nice,clean work as always.

Will be watching to see how you go with the windows-The Titanic residing in my stash will no doubt require similar treatment



Windows in this much easier than the Titanic. I removed all those windows and added PE stuff when I built my 1/400 one. That is in a museum in Qld now and I have a 1/350 one in the stash.

All I did was place a tiny amount of black in the window depression then later on dry-brush the frames to make them stand out. You won't see much of them anyway as they are under another deck.

I spent a few hours on the bench today. added the lower part of the main superstructure, with those windows..



Then I started on the aft superstructure as the bits for the next two steps were drying after being painted.





And here are the painted bits.





That's it for the moment except for the winches I added to the foredeck after they dried. Photos later.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:04 AM GMT+7
Clean work as usual Warren, moving right along! Love the looks of the wood decking!
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
Very tidy work, Warren!

The details Hasegawa have provided on the superstructure look pretty impressive!

Ah yes, you have the Minicraft Titanic too! Are you planning on lighting with LED's? I'm hoping to, just to make it pop a bit more than the usual battle wagons that traveled in (relative) darkness...
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 04:32 PM GMT+7
Fast, clean and crisp work - as we know you, Warren!

She's looking great!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 07:49 PM GMT+7
Hello again.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

More work on the bridge areas of the superstructure. In no particular order..























Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:47 PM GMT+7
Looking good Warren