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1:32 Hasegawa Ki44-II (item 08220)


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Started Hasegawa's Ki44-II for some light relief...

 

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Added rivet detail with Radu's Rivet-R tool...

 

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Shimmed the small gaps around the starboard underwing insert with card..  Port-side fit didn't need shimming...

 

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Once marked, each rivet hole was deepened with a needle...

 

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The large gaps around the forward fuselage inserts was first filled with superglue, tidied up with Mr Surfacer 500, and finally sprayed with Tamiya's Liquid Surface Primer thinned with Tamiya lacquer thinner...

 

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Quick-and-dirty cockpit painting as not much can be seen after fuselage assembly...

 

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Drilled out the seat and added FineMolds' WWII IJA Aircraft Seatbelts (item NH3)...

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Buffed the airframe with wet 6000 grade Micromesh...

 

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Replaced the over-scale rudder trim tab with card...

 

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Overall fit of the airframe parts was good...

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Next up - some Floquil Old Silver...

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Thanks for looking.  Cheers, Ralph.

 

 

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lookin' good Ralph. Definately an aesthetically pleasing aircraft and a nice kit to.

If in short supply of Hasegawa kits, other forms of light relief may include anti acid tablets, alcohol, finally killing your mother in law or taking a light stroll.

 

Got a scheme in mind yet ?

Cheers,

Peter

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Cheers Gents.

 

Yes Jan - seat is a special "extra armour plating" seat - very thick!

 

Peter:  going for this one as it is included in the '246th Flight Regiment" boxing (item 08220)...

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Model base-coated in Floquil Old Silver; panel variation added using Floquil Bright Silver and Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminium...

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Thanks for looking.  Cheers, Ralph.

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Hello Ted:  never tried the salt thing as I've not seen results first hand.  Not sure how to approach the weathering yet.

 

Bevan:  a fair few rounds.  And am in need of some more circle cutting practise.  Time to reorder Tamiya tape...

 

Dave:  can't agree more.  Hasegawa's Japanese subjects seem to be step above their Allied and Luftwaffe subjects.

 

Some colour...

 

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Not up to Mal"s standard...

 

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Tamiya's XF-16 Flat Aluminum tinted with XF-1 Flat Black and XF-63 German Grey to approximate ALCLAD's Stainless Steel for the exhaust panel...

 

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A bit of XF-63 over the XF-69 NATO Black in the centre section...

 

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Thanks for looking.  Cheers, Ralph.

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