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1/350 Fujimi IJN Fuso
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,478 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 09:54 AM UTC
Hi all,

Well since the shipyard is currently in the process of moving to the Pacific I have limited capability. I was able to ship a few critical items and a couple of kits via priority mail and since my family will not join me for another two months I will have plenty of time to work on a couple of projects.

One of those projects will be the 1/350 Fujimi IJN Fuso Premium Kit.

The Premium kit comes with some PE. Not as much as I would have thought but it is a beginning. I will probably get a hold of the Flyhawk set to compliment what is already in the kit.

The other disappointment is that the Premium kit does not come with a wooden deck. So for those who are contemplating purchasing any of the Premium kits I would recommend against it. The additional cost spent would be better served towards either a Pontos kit or a Flyhawk set. Just my .02.

Well that is the beginning. A history of the ship will follow. I also need to procure some plastic cement prior to getting started.

Thanks for stopping in.

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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: August 22, 2011
KitMaker: 1,808 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:59 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

great to see that you made it over to Hawaii all right - that you've closed your curtains behind the Fuso's box is just to protect us from views that otherwise would break us here in cold-dark-grey-not really spring yet, I presume?!?

That looks like a quite ambitious project for just an 'interim' while you are waiting for your shipyard to be delivered... But a great subject nonetheless

I am certainly in and will be watching!!

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Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,478 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:42 PM UTC

I was tryi,g to capture light for a decent pic verse showing off the beauty of the islands but I'll rectify the lack of a good background on future pics.

Your right about it being ambitious for a temporary shipyard but I figured I could begin attacking the small monotonous things early, especially those that won't need painting early in the build. We will see how it goes. I have the Yorktown with me too so that will also get some love.

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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 01, 2010
KitMaker: 6,919 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC
Nice choice Dave,

I will be watching this with much interest.


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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 30, 2004
KitMaker: 523 posts
Model Shipwrights: 26 posts
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC

Have to admit I thought this to be the ugliest ship ever built. But, I have to admit that for some reason it has been growing on me of late. I too will be following this.

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Ontario, Canada
Joined: April 26, 2015
KitMaker: 99 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 05:31 AM UTC
It draws you to it because it is so ugly, like the Nagato. That would be reason enough for me.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
KitMaker: 1,640 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 02:35 PM UTC
You have to admire the Japanese ship builders for their unique style, tall pagodas and big guns everywhere. I am interested to see how this develops Dave so good luck in the temporary shipyard.