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The lighthouse´s angel - Kaiwo Maru 1:350
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC

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...and I thought this would be an small and easy build

Cheers



Hi Thomas

well, you're certainly handling it very well.

She's coming along nicely, and at a pace much quicker than I could ever achieve
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
Lovely work so far except for the fun with the P/E....Cheers mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
Thomas,

Sweet, you done a fine job with the assembly and painting. I sure the rest of the work has to be down hill from here. Looking forward to your next post.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 12:54 AM UTC
Thomas,

I'm loving this build!


I know the ratlines can be a pain (witness my own stalled USS Constellation build...), but they really add finesse to the model!


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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 03:28 AM UTC

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She's coming along nicely, and at a pace much quicker than I could ever achieve



Well thats just because I do have two weeks Holidays now
Black_sheep
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC

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Lovely work so far except for the fun with the P/E....Cheers mark



Thank you Mark
Black_sheep
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC

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Thomas,

Sweet, you done a fine job with the assembly and painting. I sure the rest of the work has to be down hill from here. Looking forward to your next post.

Mark



Yes the rest should be down hill now
Black_sheep
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC

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Thomas,

I'm loving this build!


I know the ratlines can be a pain (witness my own stalled USS Constellation build...), but they really add finesse to the model!





Hey Tim, it is very dissapointing they didn´t have provided all railings and ratlines needed. And the use of stainles steel... well never used them before and will never use ´em after this
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC

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Hey Tim, it is very dissapointing they didn´t have provided all railings and ratlines needed. And the use of stainles steel... well never used them before and will never use ´em after this



There is a big advantage to steel. Just run a magnet over the carpet when one of the pieces decides to practice flying
Black_sheep
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 05:01 PM UTC

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Hey Tim, it is very dissapointing they didn´t have provided all railings and ratlines needed. And the use of stainles steel... well never used them before and will never use ´em after this



There is a big advantage to steel. Just run a magnet over the carpet when one of the pieces decides to practice flying



Hey Grant, but regrettably stainless steel is non-magnetic so I still need to bend down and crawl around if a small part is flying away. I will stick to the used brass PE next time
TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:36 AM UTC

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Thomas,

I'm loving this build!


I know the ratlines can be a pain (witness my own stalled USS Constellation build...), but they really add finesse to the model!





Hey Tim, it is very dissapointing they didn´t have provided all railings and ratlines needed. And the use of stainles steel... well never used them before and will never use ´em after this



Thomas,

If you need more ratlines, Peter Hall’s Atlantic Models offers some beautiful etched brass parts.

I think he has some in 1/700...
Black_sheep
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Thomas,

I'm loving this build!


I know the ratlines can be a pain (witness my own stalled USS Constellation build...), but they really add finesse to the model!





Hey Tim, it is very dissapointing they didn´t have provided all railings and ratlines needed. And the use of stainles steel... well never used them before and will never use ´em after this



Thomas,

If you need more ratlines, Peter Hall’s Atlantic Models offers some beautiful etched brass parts.

I think he has some in 1/700...



Thank you Tim but I have successfully installed all ratlines now. The upper ratlines were taken from the excellent Alliance Models and they worked perfectly
Black_sheep
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 04:26 AM UTC
Banzaaai! I finished the Kaiwo Maru today: Altogether there were 133 plastic parts of the kit itself, 8 wooden parts from the Artwox set, 20 etched parts from the kit, 19 etched parts from my spares box, one IJN Flag from another kit and finally 8 etched parts from my Alliance Models set for the top ratlines which were completely missing in the kit.

Altogether the kit was, although small, somewhat demanding. It was a nuisance to me that Aoshima didn´t provided the complete railings and ratlines in their kit. I didn´t trusted the sparse rigging instructions inside the construction manual and followed the artwork from the kit box instead as it looks much more sophisticated to me. The included decals with the ship´s name in Kanji and western letters were also a mixed bag - The Installation of the ship´s name at the bow was not mentioned and the decals partially silvered...

If you have a soft spot for IJN ships and really like to finish this one, with much TLC, you can achive a respectable result. But you need invest a bit sweat and tears. But now for the final pictures for you:











And finally a view from the waterline


Now I will continue with the lighthouse Island dio
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 06:02 AM UTC
Thomas,

Very nice finish, she is a keeper. The rigging really adds to her profile.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
Excellent work Thomas!
With wooden decks, all the etched parts and the rigging added it now really a beauty.

Cheers
Walter
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 09:09 AM UTC
Congratulations on commissioning another fine addition to your fleet Thomas!

Definitely deserving of a few especially considering the humid weather over in Germany at the moment!

The original ship is a mix of old and new technology and in the same way so is the kit, combining old tooling with newer PE.

A great overall job and definitely one to be proud of!
JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 05:30 PM UTC
Wow Thomas,

you're building that into another jewel - great work, she looks stunning already!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:18 PM UTC
@Mark, Walter, Russell and Jan: Thank you very much to my faithful audience. It is nice to have you all aboard, much more fun than to just work for yourself. I hope I can still meet your expectations with the rest of my diorama. Never made one in 1:350, not to mention a lighthouse

Cheers
Black_sheep
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:36 PM UTC
And my build continues: I will start with the partial Island where the lighthouse will be seen on top of it. I therefore bought myself a volcanic stone out of an aquaristic shop. There is much volcanic activity around Japanese and Kurile Islands so I thought it would be a perfect choice to select this volcanic stone then. I will need to cut him with the saw the way it will look most realistic as an Island:


I first selected the lighthouse: Therefore I chose me an old pen with an realistic diameter to simulate the building. Found this old one which I will use for its new task:



After my Houdini saw-trick the necessary middle part of the pen was exactly how I needed:



The most important part of the lighthouse, the top part, was scavanged from an WEM PE-set for the Flower class corvettes. It is their late style Radar Lantern platform which fulfills perfectly its new meaning



The entrance door and all the small windows of the building were from my spareparts off the ZARA build:





Will continue now with painting the lighthouse and tackling the Island rock
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC
Thomas,

Wonderful scratch building on the lighthouse, find use of left over parts. I was going to start thinning out my leftover parts but now I am going to have to reconsider.

Mark