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Hasegawa 1/350 Hikawa Maru
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 02:06 PM UTC

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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 - 02:04 AM UTC
Clean work as usual Warren, moving right along! Love the looks of the wood decking!
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 02:24 AM UTC
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 - 09:32 AM UTC
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 - 12:49 PM UTC
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 - 04:47 PM UTC
Looking good Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC
Well it has been awhile but it is finally finished. I even rigged this one.. first 1/350 scale rigged one.





















Next up is Trumpeter's 1/200 USS Arizona with three PE sets!

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:57 PM UTC
it has been a while, Warren!

Good to see you're still around!

Well, I'll be the first to say this looks superb! And rigged too!

And it's nice to see something other than a battlewagon all in grey

Looking forward to seeing Arizona!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 06:39 PM UTC
Hi Warren,

I agree with Russ, what a beautiful job on a refreshingly colorful ship! Those bright yellow derricks and wood decks really make this one stand out.

Can't wait to watch you take on the big Arizona!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:53 PM UTC
Very nice completion with your Hikawa Maru Warren. One Day I will start her sister ship Heian Maru which sleeps in the stash.

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:16 AM UTC
Thanks Everyone.

I spotted a few problems in the photos but all have been rectified now.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 06:02 AM UTC
Congrats on getting this one over the finish line Warren! She is a beauty! Fine work on that rigging!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM UTC
Excellent work Warren.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:31 PM UTC
Thanks everyone.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi Warren,

Very nice build, seem to have missed much of this one during my absence.

Congrats on commissioning

Cheers

Si