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#1 Daywalker

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:33 AM

Just finished this one today, Hasegawa's excellent 1/32 Ki-84 Frank. No AM parts were harmed during this build, the few additions are all home-made. They include engine wiring, spark plug wires, oil cooler intake screen, brake lines, modified kit seat, seatbelts, parachute, pitot tube, and antenna mast. I also used Montex masks for the hinomarus and white outlines, and masked the wing walk strips, leading edge identification marks, anti-glare area, and propeller markings. Painted with Tamiya paints, and include pre/post shading, and panel fading. The photo I have of this aircraft shows the left panel under the cockpit heavily chipped, but the techniques I chose to use for that area didn't lend themselves to that kind of damage (silver pencils). Next time, I will pre-paint the panel aluminum, and then mask the chipped areas. Comments and constructive criticism welcomed!

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After snapping the photos, I realized that I forgot to remove the masks for the landing light! It is now off. <_<

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:36 AM

Some WIP pics...

The modified kit seat-
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Cockpit all painted up, custom mixed Tamiya colors to approximate the Nakajima interior bamboo color-
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Engine all wired up-
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Oil cooler grill removed from kit, and replaced with fine mesh screen-
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#3 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:43 AM

Very nice Frank! What, no build thread? :fight:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:30 AM

Yes very nice

And I am with Kev, no build thread :fight:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:36 AM

( oh, I've dieing to say this) Nice Frank, Frank! Oh my, what a great looking build,my friend. I have one, and I hope when I get around to it, it comes out half as good. ..........Harv :speak_cool:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:53 AM

That looks great. Top work and well done!!!
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:46 PM

Nice looking Frank you have there Frank :)

Cheers,

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:38 PM

Fantastic! Very sharp. That interior color looks great. What combination of colors did you end up using? I would never have believed that was the kit seat. Bravo.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

Frankly a great Frank, Frank!!! No Frankenstein's monster there! :DodgeBall:
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:32 PM

Looking great!!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:52 PM

...absolutely franktastic.... :speak_cool:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

[b]MMMMM/b].... I'm lovin' it!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

Thank you everyone, comments like these from builders of your calibre are most humbling. I really appreciate your taking the time to have a look, and to post your thoughts.

For the cockpit color, I used a mix I found over at J-aircraft.com. All Tamiya colors, the mix is as follows:

92% XF-2 white
3% XF-1 black
3% X-5 green
2% X-8 lemon yellow

For the seat, I actually bought a Mastercasters seat for the build, and after looking at it I thought I would try modifying the kit seat to make it look more like the real thing. I used some abrasive wheels which I use at work on jewelry to thin down the seat, and also to cut the reinforcing grooves into the seat back. Some drilled and chamfered holes came next. I used a blob of milliput to replicate the pilot's parachute sitting on the seat, some Tamiya tape cut into strips for the straps, and wire buckles. Here's how it looked before paint:
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Sorry for not doing a WIP thread on this one! I build so slowly, that a lot of people lose interest in the project as the updates are spaced out so much. I am starting a new build today, and will start a thread for it- promise!



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