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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:43 pm 
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Awesome stuff Sakai. Super job! Love the trio of Corsairs. Great attention to detail.

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:55 pm 
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Arigato Qwe-san, Swanee-san!

Corsairs are my favorite, but as a bad guy, the Zero-sen is my love.

White 576 is for Jugggo if I can figure out how to send it to Bhaston without it getting destroyed in transit. Other two, and the next ones I plan to make are all X-mas gifts.

On deck - two Ponies, Grim Reaper and The Flying Undertaker, P-47 Mortician's Delight, Alex Vraicu's F6, and an F6 Blue Angel. Working to get all these done before December 1st.

I don't expect anyone to remember, but for close to 15 years, I worked with the Body Donation Program at the Medical School I work for. The death themed planes are gifts for the funeral directors that I work with. Vraicu's F6 and the Blue Angel will go to two of our faculty members who used to work for Grumman in the 60s during their undergrad.

It is amazingly therapeutic and cathartic when you reach a waypoint on the build and look back at the work. The improvement I made between the Curtiss AVG to these two Corsairs is paled by the cockpit work I've done in the upcoming Ponies. (pics coming after completion).

I blame this on Robert Conrad when I was 7.

~S~ All.

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:39 am 
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Well done Sakai, you're painting skills are getting very good. <S>

Personally I would model the blue planes with damage :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:18 am 
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mSpiro wrote:
Personally I would model the blue planes with damage :)

I see what you did there. Well played!

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:12 am 
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LOL!!

~S~ Spiro - Thank you!

I have a kit with your name on the box, too. If the Hog I send to Jugggo arrives in one piece, then I'll feel comfortable sending your Reisen! Sometime in '21.

Nick gets a rock.

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:00 am 
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-sakai wrote:
Nick gets a rock.

As long as it’s not a Texas rock! :P

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:10 pm 
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On the Mos Eislie forum (agw), a poster asked what type of tac I use and said he and his child were looking at getting to the hobby. Here is my reply:

Uhu Tac RAWKS!!!!!


This stuff is amazing. I use it to tac parts to sticks or to mask to achieve a 'soft' edge (better pic example coming soon). On White 576 and VF-17, I have a very small ball keeping the sliding canopy stuck in the open position. I also use it to mask as you can see in the wheel wells. I also use it to tac stuff to walls, and exterior bricks. For the latter, we had an old, faded fence picket with gorgeous growth rings that we carved and burnt our street address number. I then used Uhu tac to stick that picket to the brick. Has not failed and that was almost 2 years ago.

I would also suggest building your stock of paints in acrylic. Tamiya, Model Masters (Revell company I think), Vallejo. You can also get from Amazon, a good beginner setup airbrush and compressor set for ~ $100 usd. Master is the brand.

What got me back into this was watching a video posted by a guy named Paul from International Scale Modelers. ~2016, he had a set of video builds for a Bf109 (iirc) start to finish. In this set of videos, he was using Tamiya Extra Thin. This stuff is a game changer from what we had (and sniffed) in the '70s. They call this a 'hot' glue that welds the parts together. It is also very thin liquid and using capillary action, you hold the two parts together and brush the liquid along the seam. Seconds later it holds and within a few minutes of curing time, the part is permanently melted together. If you are careful, there is NO mess. Warning...do NOT let a drop of this stuff hit exposed parts of the plastic OR have it on your fingers, you will melt the plane or put your fingerprints permanently on the model.

As far as kits - I am finding that the company AirFix has OUTSTANDING detail (when I post the pics of the Mustangs, you'll see). Tamiya kits are good and the fit is damn near perfect, almost as though you not need glue. Some Revell are OK, but a lot of flashing and fit is sketchy.

Here are the links to a few sites:

ISM
ISM (YT Channel)
MM Scale Models (YT Channel) - Very good channel for technique
1001 Hobbies - Good online store for everything you need.

I have all kinds of links and sites (really too many to list), but if anyone wants to ask questions or get more info, let me know. DaimyoSakai@gmail punta com.

I cannot recall who are AGW member was that owned a hobby shop. If that person steps up with a link, I'll be happy to order some supplies from them.

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P.S. - That guy Paul has switched from a plane guy to cars and tanks over the last few years...so if you're interested in those builds, he's got ya covered.

PPG - The links above my sig line are to three completed builds. ISM Forum.

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:44 am 
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Location: What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.
Sakai

Have you ever visited this site's modeling section?

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/#modeling-section.89

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:36 pm 
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No, I did not know they had that section. THANK YOU!

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 Post subject: Re: A Couple of Kits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:34 pm 
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Great work!
Colors, camo, details, decals, everything you do is excellent.

However, IMO, you need a better quality paint sprayer.


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