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Hasegawa 1/350 Hikawa Maru
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:47 PM GMT+7
Looking good Warren
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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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7

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Ahoy Warren

Nice looking build plus very nice looking Beetle.

At a guess a 1967 model?

Cheers


Sean



Very close Sean, it is a 1966 model.
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Warren

Nice looking build plus very nice looking Beetle.

At a guess a 1967 model?

Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:48 PM GMT+7

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Hi Warren!

Just checking MSW - I have not been around here for some time, due to real life demanding most of my time until sometime November; moving - you know what that means - and seeing you new project. Of course I'm in, even though I might not been a frequent commenter for the weeks to come.

Great job so far, and typical Warren speed!! And a subject quite off the beaten path - very nice.
I was wondering how early on you put the wooden decks down, but with the way the decks are installed - a little 'inside' the hull, this apparently was a very smart move!

Cheers,
Jan



Hi Jan.

Nice to see you back.

I paint the plastic deck first to give the self-adhesive deck something to adhere to. With this model it would have been impossible to apply the wood to the decks after they were installed so everything has been painted and the deck applied before I install the assemblies.

Every project is different.

Cheers Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:45 PM GMT+7

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Really nice work fitting that deck into place.



Thanks Mark.
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 04:29 PM GMT+7
Hi Warren!

Just checking MSW - I have not been around here for some time, due to real life demanding most of my time until sometime November; moving - you know what that means - and seeing you new project. Of course I'm in, even though I might not been a frequent commenter for the weeks to come.

Great job so far, and typical Warren speed!! And a subject quite off the beaten path - very nice.
I was wondering how early on you put the wooden decks down, but with the way the decks are installed - a little 'inside' the hull, this apparently was a very smart move!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 02:36 AM GMT+7
Really nice work fitting that deck into place.
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 08:14 PM GMT+7

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Great start Warren

It's a nice change to something other than a battle wagon isn't it



Hi Russell

Well I have had this one sitting around since the nuce man from L'arsenal sold me the set for a bargain price, and this break is what I need.

After doing a but more work on my 1/1 scale VW Beetle, which looks something like this..



..in preparation for a Rally coming up in a few weeks I got a chance to sit down and do a bit more on the Maru.











So I have the fore and aft decks attached as well as the promenade deck as Hasegawa calls it. The central superstructure is just sitting there in that drawing as I hadn;t done the windows yet. Unfortunately the builders decided to use windows other than porthole which means out with the fine brush and flowing some paint time.

I have to go back then and dry-brush the frames to get them looking right as some of the windows have windows made up of smaller frames and I need to pick out the frames.

That's it for now
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 08:06 PM GMT+7

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Moving right along, Warren.

Personally, I like the gray better.



Each person has their own taste.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Great start Warren

It's a nice change to something other than a battle wagon isn't it
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 06:02 AM GMT+7
Moving right along, Warren.

Personally, I like the gray better.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 03:59 AM GMT+7
Awesome!!
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 12:12 AM GMT+7
Ahhhh much better in my eyes

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 07:59 PM GMT+7
Thanks Todd.

See! I told you it was just undercoat..



Got the hull red and black done on the hull. Forecastle decks shown as well.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 11:24 AM GMT+7
Off to a great start Warren! I had a blast building one of these a few years back. Didn't have the wood deck at the time....which looks excellent btw! Looking forward to following along!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
Hmmm.. Thomas you may be correct. I had a look at the painting guide again and Hasegawa in their infinite wisdom decided to use a grey colour to substitute for black in the diagrams. They also used two fairly close greys to illustrate Medium Grey, H317, and Semi-Gloss Black!

Oh wait a second, that's right, a good excuse, the grey is just an undercoat...

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
If they can give us a ship like this they can surely give us a secret German Raider like Atlantis
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:16 AM GMT+7

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Warren,

are you sure the grey color is correct? I did watched an walkthrough of the Hikawa Maru at Youtube and the ships outside is black or at least a very dark grey...

Cheers

Thomas



Unless it is a problem with the instructions Gunze H317 is the colour used. Even the full size painting guide provided with the ship shows a medium grey in that area. Maybe at different times in the ships history it had a different colour on the hull.

Cheers
Warren

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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Very nice to see,not something you see every day,I like it.