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IJN anti-aircraft cruiser Isuzu 1944 1:350
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thomas,

Amazing work on your AA Cruiser. Really enjoyed catching up and look forward to seeing her commissioned.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Outstanding work, Thomas!

The brass 25mms look just right. I too am envious... I wasn't able to get much modeling done this past weekend...
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
Looks great Thomas!

have to say, I'm just a tad envious you can spend the whole weekend on your build: My wife n kids would never allow that!
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Very efficient production line Thomas.

They do look really good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
@ Simon: production line job - indeed it is

spend the whole saturday and sunday (with some breaks of course) with the Assembly of all the triple guns - and voila - finished them finally . Each shielded gun consisting about 12 parts


Continue now with the single guns
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:02 PM UTC
Very tidy work Thomas indeed,

The "prototypes" look excellent. I know what you mean about the eyesight. I am beginning to think I am going to have to give in and get some kind of magnification to aid me.

Production line job now mate.

Good luck.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 07:51 PM UTC
sorry mates for the radio silence lately - I´m still alive but struggling with all these tiny PE-parts for the 25 mm triple AA guns. I am sure my eyes will deterior at least one diopter until all these guns have been finished. The carpet monster is another serious thread here too...


Here are the parts of the six remaining shielded AA-guns. I do use a mix of Flyhawk and BIGBLUEBOY parts.


These are the first two prototypes finished. Another six shielded and two unshielded are still to come


And when we accomplished that there are the sixteen single 25 mm guns waiting for me
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC
Great work Thomas! Those 12.7mm really came out well
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice work closing those gaps with Krystal Klear. I haven't tried that product yet, I am going to have to get some and give it try. Again nice work on your cruiser.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC
Looking Excellent Thomas.

There is a stunning depth of detail that really shows up in your photographs.

The twin 127mm look very good pieces of kit indeed, looking forward to seeing them painted and in place.

Good luck with the 25mm mounts.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC
Already have the last two of the three twin 12,7 cm AA guns finished . This got me a foretaste for small parts of the upcoming 25 mm guns...




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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 05:49 PM UTC
This weekend I was able to finish all the railings; it was more easier then I was thinking








the aft upper heavy AA gun platform railings were the most difficult ones as there was this ellipsoid shape of the gangway -but anyhow I was able to accomplish it



Now I will move on with the armament!
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 05:39 PM UTC

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Thomas,

Nice work on painting the canvas and setting those railings. I do have a concern with how the bridge superstructure is sitting on the deck. There seems to be a wide gap on portside between the deck and the superstructure. Do you any plans to fill it in?

Mark




I tried to close some gaps with a shot Kristal Klear and it worked very well



After it was dry I masked off the areas and painted the affected areas


it does look much better now than before



Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC

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Looking really good Thomas,

She is coming to life with as the detail goes on.

Cheers

Si



Simon thank you. Yes she is getting very busy now and I really need to take care where to touch her in order not to break parts away (which already occured with the funnel cables . I already finished the frontal railings; just the middle and aft ones missing. Then we are coming to the armament...


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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 08:03 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Nice work on painting the canvas and setting those railings. I do have a concern with how the bridge superstructure is sitting on the deck. There seems to be a wide gap on portside between the deck and the superstructure. Do you any plans to fill it in?

Mark



Mark you are absolutely right about that - I will look if I could fix that with a thin needle and a shot of Kristal Klear, injected into the gap. If its dry I just need to overpaint the clear surface.


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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
Looking really good Thomas,

She is coming to life with as the detail goes on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice work on painting the canvas and setting those railings. I do have a concern with how the bridge superstructure is sitting on the deck. There seems to be a wide gap on portside between the deck and the superstructure. Do you any plans to fill it in?

Mark
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Nice photos by the way. Very clear and good colour balance




Thank you. This is just my Samsung Note Edge 4 - it makes pretty nice pictures for itself and have a powerful zoom. And for finetuning I use Windows chrome picture program.


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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:02 AM UTC
Looking good Thomas!

Hm, railings always seem to be a bit of hit n miss when it comes to instructions... I'm sure you'll figure it out though.

Nice photos by the way. Very clear and good colour balance
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 09:30 PM UTC

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Then there was just the Kanji ship´s Name ISUZU as a brass nameplate at the ship´s stern left.



Not Kanji but Hiragana. It's the one that most school children learn first. Kanji is essentially Chinese.






Thank you for setting this straight Gary, I wasn´t aware of this
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 01:03 PM UTC

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Then there was just the Kanji ship´s Name ISUZU as a brass nameplate at the ship´s stern left.



Not Kanji but Hiragana. It's the one that most school children learn first. Kanji is essentially Chinese.


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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 04:34 AM UTC
I found time to paint the canvas for the bridge´s railings. The pictures I have from the ship do show her railings in canvas exept for the very top railings:



then I glued the lifeboats and the completed bridge onto the ships hull; she is starting to look busy now




some small and fragile rear fenders were installed



and now it is finally time for the railings . I did start with some rear upper railings - therefore I still left the rear mast off for a better handling of the railings



Flyhawk´s instructions are not clear in many areas, so also in installing the railings. Not all railings are listed in the instructions, just the front part of the ship. Most of the rear railings is guesswork . I decided therefore to start with the listed railings within the construction menue and then look for the rest
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Nice finish on the hull, she really is looking awesome.

I believe the Kikukamonshō emblem is on all Japanese military ships to show they were the property of emperor not just on capital ships.

Mark



Hmm... I do have two other IJN ships: The Heian Maru submarine tender and a small Type 28 class submarine chaser - both have no Chrysanthemum at their bow . Actually I have no idea which were the rules for attaching them on which ships at which time.

Maybe we have an IJN crack with us who can enlighten us here?!
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC
Thomas,

Nice finish on the hull, she really is looking awesome.

I believe the Kikukamonshō emblem is on all Japanese military ships to show they were the property of emperor not just on capital ships.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC
I like the addition of the "kikukamonshō" and the ships name. Adds a nice touch.

Interesting to learn that the IJN honoured their rivers and mountains that way