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Posted by Wiking on 26 Apr 2017, 16:31

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Build:2017

Plane: Fujimi, Mitsubishi F1M2
Boat: Airfix (borowed from the Bounty :-D )
Figure: Airfix, Matchbox, Alexminiatures, Shapeways, Red Box.
Frog: Kermit ?
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Apr 2017, 17:37

Water effects are detail that caught my eye (left, that is good one :xd: )
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Apr 2017, 18:37

Wonderful, as usual! :-D
Erik, what kind of clear resin, did you use?
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Posted by Wiking on 26 Apr 2017, 19:03

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:
Erik, what kind of clear resin, did you use?

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It is labeled :
Cures in 24 Hours.
My experience is to mix both fluid it need approx. 2,5 - 3day to get strong.

I use Mini Magic Water the very first time in my Dio:
Royal Australian Navy Junk in Japanese controlled water 1945.

Now it is empty. :(
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Apr 2017, 19:22

Thanks a lot! :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Apr 2017, 08:16

Great dio! And as always there is more to look for! Frog???? What frog???? Ah, that frog! :-D
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Posted by Hellboy on 28 Apr 2017, 06:23

As always a great diorama! :yeah: So much to discover !!! So much to see!
Airplane, figures, the representation of the water and and and .. is all beautiful.
What really excites me - it does not follow a joke - is the factory wall. So many details !!! :shock: No boredom gray wall but a piece of jewelry. Cracks, fallen plaster, bricks, rainmarks, stains and and ... the fantastic lettering. Top also the gate. Beautifully rusted and rotten. An eye-catcher !!!!! Great!!! :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Apr 2017, 10:17

Wiking wrote: Now it is empty. :(


You drank it whole? :xd:
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Apr 2017, 10:31

Kesko wrote:
You drank it whole? :xd:

:drool: shouldn`t I do?
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 28 Apr 2017, 10:34

Hee Wiking good work :yeah:
So that's what you needed those problematic letters for.
Making some fun about clumsy Jap's again :mrgreen:

Two subjects that have my special interest:
1) waterplanes (but especially the biggest ones with 4 or 6 engines)
2) Japanese factories.

Did anyone ever build a model of a Japanese factory before?
Did anybody ever see a picture of a Japanese pre-1945 factory?

Thinking of old Japan most of us see buildings of wood, rooftiles and paper windows in our mind. After nuking Hiroshima only one building was still standing: the 'only' concrete and iron building in town, still a monument today.
But Japanese industrial era started already before 1900. There must have been thousands of 'modern' looking factories by 1940 already but we never ever see pictures of those. Did you do research? Most of what I could find is bombed factories on pictures taken by American occupiers.

Remarkable to see how your imagination about Japan during the war goes further than the usual Pacific front.
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Apr 2017, 16:17

Thank you for your very nice comment Mr. Cryns.

Mr. Cryns wrote:
Did anyone ever build a model of a Japanese factory before?

The ship modeller (1/700) get a lot of harbor house stuff for the IJN. If this count.
In 1/72 European factories. Of building Panther, Tiger or T 34. Destroyed one I have seen too.
I remember one member of this forum do a section with a lot of workers from Alexminiatures.
They build a Robot.
But Japanese ones? A interesting question. I do not have think about it. I can`t give in this case a proper answer.

Mr. Cryns wrote:
Did anybody ever see a picture of a Japanese pre-1945 factory?
Did you do research?

I find a heroic b/w film section of adding parts to the F1M2. Probably inside a Mitsubishi factory.

My idea was that the three wooden stick in the water show the outskirt of a city. The concrete building with the big pipe was planned for what you like, not for Mitsubishi. But very early after the beginning of the US air raid they change to this place who was not entirely build for service a plane.
The color plan that I choose to 90% in the instruction are written to may 1944 for this plane.
The bad condition of the big letter are achieved of a lower quality paint.
This should indicate the shortage due to the USN blockade and the USAAF start to work everywhere.

Mr. Cryns wrote:
Remarkable to see how your imagination about Japan during the war goes further than the usual Pacific front.

Hey, you are right. A splendid objection!
And what do I build in the past for IJA?
A few pacific Dio.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 28 Apr 2017, 16:39

Dear Erik,
Can you post a close up at the bird on the terrace. I feel I am missing something, :oops:
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Apr 2017, 17:14

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:
Can you post a close up at the bird on the terrace.

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Note!
This undefined species lay there eggs late may. :mrgreen:

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:
I feel I am missing something, :oops:

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That one?


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An if we talk about bird, a bonus pic.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 28 Apr 2017, 19:12

I have more questions now, but I am afraid to ask. :oops:
Well, I think that even if I have seen your work from close, I will still have questions.

I admire your inventiveness. :notworthy:
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Posted by Wiking on 28 Apr 2017, 20:22

Kostis Ornerakis wrote:
I admire your inventiveness. :notworthy:

:oops:


Kostis Ornerakis wrote:
I have more questions now, but I am afraid to ask. :oops:
... I will still have questions.

Do not hesitate to ask.
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Posted by FredG on 29 Apr 2017, 08:18

I would have expected the sign to read 三菱 rather than being anglicised. :P


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Posted by Wiking on 29 Apr 2017, 09:01

You are right FredG.
I think about that in the beginning. Print on paper and glue it on.
But two reasons let me stop.

1. The embossed area (white) was far too long.
2. No one outside japan (If I display it at a show) or only a small minority know that.

But I do follow your statement. And I decide to add something Japanese. As on the big gate too.

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I change it from horizontal to vertical at the white wall.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 29 Apr 2017, 10:04

Just an idea. Why not to print your own decals in white or transparent A4 sheet? Laser print decals is a safe solution. Laser printers is rather cheap now. Or you can print your designs at bookstores or shops that make photocopies.
And I'll ask at least a question:
Please explain to me about the bird.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 29 Apr 2017, 10:12

FredG is right (again) about the text (of course)
Kostis is right too about what he says about your details: so many excellent details. The longer I look, the more I see. Poisoned waste water flowing into the sea. The fish will die soon. I would not try to catch some at that spot. Worn out paint on the planes wings, well done too.

Only that typically European little saling boat looks brand new, very uptight and clean. How did it get there? Maybe you should throw some motor oil over it :affraid:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 29 Apr 2017, 10:23

I thought, holding the horizontal antenna, which should be fasten lower. Or even better, first jumping on the wooden pole?
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