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#91 Thunnus

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:01 PM

John,

   That's a fine job!  Very impressive.

 

Gaz

 

Thanks Gaz!  On to the next one!

 

 

 

Well done!  Very well done!  I even like the choice of olive green you used.  I was a little skeptical when you first mentioned it but the end result is great.  If a -1Tei is ever released in 1/32 I'm doing Chuichi Ichikawa's aircraft (I tried the Wolfpack -1Tei conversion and wasn't impressed).  You know, the one everyone thinks has a cloverleaf on the fuselage sides?  It's not a cloverleaf but it does describe the aircraft specifically.  It was described by a photographer who actually saw the aircraft as a "chocolate bar brown" color.  In my opinion, the color you used on this aircraft could very well be misinterpreted as that color, especially if the paint was faded or worn.

 

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Above is the only photo of this aircraft known to exist.

 

Sorry for going off topic...  The color of your model so much reminded me of this one.

 

Thank you for commenting!  That cloverleaf Hien never looked "right" to me but I've never seen what an alternative interpretation looked like.  Hopefully, you'll get to model it someday.

 

 

 

Beautiful result, John!

 

Kev

 

Thanks Kevin!

 

 

 

Absolutely gorgeous work. As an aside, this kicked open the memory drawers in the dusty corridors of the mind. The very first model I ever had was a Kawasaki Ki-61, the old Revell 1/72nd job. My dad built it and we painted it with the old Testors bottle paints. I think that would have been in 1965.

 

Wow, that's a long way back. I also have very fond memories of plastic models when I was a kid.  It seemed liked all of the department and drug stores had a model section with rack of Testors paints and a rack of Pactra paints.

 

 

 

Stunning... again.

I really like your photos, could you tell me how you achieve them? What set up/lighting do you use?

Matt

 

Thank you!  I have a good camera but I'm pretty minimalist when it comes to set-ups.  The Hien was shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and a 24-105 f/4 lens.  All ambient outdoor lighting... no external lights or flash.  My "studio" is the courtyard in front of my house... a sheet of white poster paper (now pretty dirty) layed over an old wooden bench.  Photos shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom.

 

 

 

I have a friend who rescribes every Hasegawa kit he builds, just out of habit. It likes to give their panel lines more depth. He lightly sands after every build and you’d never know he did this.

 

I like making the panel lines more uniform too.  Some moldings aren't as crisp as the Tamiya Hien and really benefit from having some rescribing.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

Absolutely fabulous build, I’m involved with a Tamiya Hien group build this year. I will be using your thread as my build guide.

One note that isn’t mentioned in your thread, you don’t need to install the engine in the build, Tamiya has included an optional part on the sprues to install to mount the prop. But they don’t mention it in the instructions.

If anyone wanted to save the engine for another use this is good to know.
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:55 AM

Great stuff John,

Brilliant techniques and execution. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:39 AM

Fantastic.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 01:02 PM

John,

 

TERRIFIC job and thanks especially for sharing your techniques with us - fantastic work.. That is one very interesting subject that you did a masterful job with.  Will be bookmarking this thread just for the skills technique.

 

Thanks and what is your next build going to be?   :popcorn:  :m0152:

Chris


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 01:25 PM

Cracking build John. Beautiful finish, that green looks like its been on there for years. Looking forward to the 262 now.
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

Absolutely fabulous build, I’m involved with a Tamiya Hien group build this year. I will be using your thread as my build guide.

One note that isn’t mentioned in your thread, you don’t need to install the engine in the build, Tamiya has included an optional part on the sprues to install to mount the prop. But they don’t mention it in the instructions.

If anyone wanted to save the engine for another use this is good to know.

 

Thank you!  Yes, I should have mentioned the t-shaped part that provides the prop shaft without having to install the engine.  I left the engine in to block off the view from the two little holes in the engine cowling but the holes are too small to see anything.

 

 

 

Great stuff John,

Brilliant techniques and execution. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

 

Thank you Kahuna!

 

 

 

Fantastic.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Thanks Mark!

 

 

 

John,

 

TERRIFIC job and thanks especially for sharing your techniques with us - fantastic work.. That is one very interesting subject that you did a masterful job with.  Will be bookmarking this thread just for the skills technique.

 

Thanks and what is your next build going to be?   :popcorn:  :m0152:

Chris

 

Thanks Chris!  My next project is the Trumpeter 1/32 Me 262 with the Aires cockpit and wheel well set.  I've already started it in the Works In Progress forum... please check it out!  I've also got the Tamiya 1/32 Corsair in the queue!

 

 

 

Cracking build John. Beautiful finish, that green looks like its been on there for years. Looking forward to the 262 now.

 

Thank you Wacky!  I still need to figure out how to vary the chipping size on my builds.  I think a mixture of different techniques is necessary (hairspray+sponge+pencils) but that's so labor intensive!


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:13 PM

Man that's tha good stuff right there. Fantastic build!!!


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:20 AM

Man that's tha good stuff right there. Fantastic build!!!

 

 

Thanks Mustang!  It was a nice and quick too! Love the Tamiya engineering.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

Darn, the pictures are gone, I was going to use this thread as a build reference.  :fight:



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:35 PM

Darn, the pictures are gone, I was going to use this thread as a build reference.  :fight:

 

Hold on a sec!  This thread's only seven pages... I'll fix the pics.  It'll take a few moments but check back later and the pictures should show up!


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

The pics have been restored! The Tamiya kit is excellent so I'm sure you won't need much guidance but I hope my build thread is useful to you.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:35 PM

Thanks Much! I am currently building this kit, what a gem. This thread was my inspiration. I'll use it for your techniques!






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