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IJN anti-aircraft cruiser Isuzu 1944 1:350
Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC
Couldn´t stop modelling again and finished the Bridge compartment . After pre-bending the last three railings...


the bridge itself is completely finished




Just two stairways are missing but These will be just installed after I painted the inside and outside and fixed the bridge compartment onto the ship itself.

Now there are no excuses anymore not to paint
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 04:40 AM UTC
Great job with those railings, the bridge is looking awesome.
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
Hi Thomas, fantastic work on the bridge and all the PE.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:29 PM UTC
Hi Thomas,

What mark & Michael said, that really looks the business!

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 04:47 PM UTC
Bring on the paint Thomas!
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Your wish is my command Russel - the paint is on the rear mast. All my pictures I have about this ship show me black color at the upper part of the mast:


And the bridge compartment; I did paint the interior and started to add some binoculars but I have to do many more. The glass was made again with trustable kristal klear - I like it a lot








I did tried to shoot a zoomed picture of the interior


And there are the next-to-paint-candidates: the binoculars, 25 mm firecontrols (bought them from Veteran Models - Quality whow!!!) and the flagpole



RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Your wish is my command Russel - the paint is on the rear mast. All my pictures I have about this ship show me black color at the upper part of the mast:



Looking great Thomas!

Good to see some colour getting splashed around-always the best part for me as it's the pay off for all the hard work put in
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC
Wow, I am starting to go back to ship modelling after almost two years. I have to say this is an amazing build. Great skills for sure!
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
Hi Thomas,

Bridge is looking really good, The veteran is great, I have used in on a couple of my Japanese builds, a light tough with an airbrush and wash and the detail will pop.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC
Hi Thomas,

It is fun to watch the diverse plastic and brass parts merge into an integrated whole under the covering paint. Isuzu is looking great!
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 03:59 AM UTC
Thomas,

Excellent work with the bridge and mast assembly and painting. They will look awesome when you get them set in place.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:05 PM UTC
I will my add my support to all the previous comments. Just great work Thomas.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 01:22 AM UTC
Thank you very much for all your positive critics, it is a pleasure when people do like what I am doing here. Until now it is a lot fun for me.

Thanks to Simon I was tackling with the funnel fixation steelropes (is that the correct Designation?!). They were done with very fine telephone wire - da wife is already curios why suddenly it is so quiet at home




and I did started to build the lifeboats. There is quite some photoetch conversion for the motorboats ahead.


Thats it for today
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
The funnel stays look great Thomas!

Yep, lookout. For something so little ship's boats seem to have an extraordinary amount of work in them

Never mind the lack of telephone calls now, ahem, gives you more time to work on the Isuzu
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 08:18 PM UTC
Thomas, those funnel stays really add to the busy-ness on deck!


Not that they are at all necessary for your build, but I found these brass etch turnbuckles from North Star you might want to try:


They were inexpensive and super easy to fit over the ends of the stays where they attach to the deck for that bit of extra polish.

They really are not at all necessary, though – your build is looking great as is!
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:43 PM UTC
@ Russel: Yep more modelling time now without these nuisant incoming phone calls

@ Tim: Oh these tiny turnbuckles are really looking great at your build. For this time it is too late for the Isuzu (If I really should remove all funnel stays again I really do need a stay with shutter Island again). I was so happy to keep the wire straight due to paint and fixation between the funnels and floor. But, who knows, maybe I will try these with the IJN Tama which is also waiting.

They are also offering etched rigging loops for antenna rigging. Do you have any experience with them? I have no idea how they can hold in place when you try to fix the rigging wire. I just guess this would be too much stress for these tiny parts and/or an etched mast?!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC

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Tim: ...it is too late for the Isuzu (If I really should remove all funnel stays again I really do need a stay with shutter Island again). I was so happy to keep the wire straight due to paint and fixation between the funnels and floor. But, who knows, maybe I will try these with the IJN Tama which is also waiting.


Actually, the etched turnbuckles are simple flat parts attached over the tops of the already fixed stays - super easy, and you don't have to re-fix the stays, just glue the fake turnbuckles over them!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC
Very tidy work on the funnel stays Thomas, that sort of detail adds so much to the finished model.

keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 04:03 AM UTC

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Tim: They are also offering etched rigging loops for antenna rigging. Do you have any experience with them? I have no idea how they can hold in place when you try to fix the rigging wire. I just guess this would be too much stress for these tiny parts and/or an etched mast?!




Etched rigging loops can be surprisingly strong if well anchored...
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:50 PM UTC
Worked the whole day at the lifeboats. some of the boats have extensive and tiny photoetched coversion parts which are on my edge of handling ability.











The canvas will be reproduced with Kristal Klear and painted with sail Color after






Tiller for the rudder was made with superfine plastic strip

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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Each update impresses me more and more with your etch skills. She’s going to be a fine looking shop once complete.
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:30 PM UTC

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Each update impresses me more and more with your etch skills. She’s going to be a fine looking shop once complete.



Norman that´s too much honour - there are so many outside who are far more skilled than me. But I am glad you like what I do
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:49 AM UTC
Thomas,

Excellent PE work on those launches. I don't think my fat fingers could manage it.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Excellent PE work on those launches. I don't think my fat fingers could manage it.

Mark



Mark, with a micro tweezer and magnifier lens almost everyone can do this
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC
Gentlemen, these are the results of my Weekend: All the launches have each one become micro-kits of its own but are finished now - the painters have been very busy and I am very proud and satisfied about the outcome of these hours:







aah one small Detail is still missing on the two motor-launches: I will add one anchor each with some rope. The rope is from northstarmodels and both need to get painted first


The crew is leaving for today toward their bunks. But first again one small cool japanese - ahem german

cheers