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Official: Pearl Harbor Anniversary Campaign
rolltide31
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Tom,

Amazing work on both the USS Arizona and the Mitsubishi A6M2b-21 'Zero" (Zeke). I really like the plane in flight look.

Great work.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 07:28 AM GMT+7
Here are my finished photos of the Backup entry for the Campaign. This is a Airfix model of the Mitsubishi A6M2b-21 'Zero" (Zeke)flown by Lt Saburo Shindo Lead Aircaft of Carrier Division 1, Air Superiority Command,2nd Strike Unit, carrier Akagi, Operation AL, Pearl Harbor, 7ty December 1941.

This is my first attempt at an in flight plane.









The same photos are in the campaign gallery.

Tom
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 06:18 AM GMT+7
Here are some photos of the Launch of the USS Arizona into the "water" on the base.

This is showing the base ready with the foam board glued to the base and the ship located in its final location.



This photo shows the acrylic clear caulking laid down and smoothed out. The ship and the mooring quays have been "dropped" into the "water".



This photo shows the "water" is almost completely clear after 48 hours of drying time. I think it will be completely clear by Saturday. Then on to the final details to complete the ship.



Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 07:28 AM GMT+7
Those of you using Photobucket instead of the Kitmaker Gallery please pay attention to the ****storm that is currently disabling most images posted on that service.
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 05:43 PM GMT+7
David, thanks for the kind comments. I sanded the raised panel line off when putty was sanded, so I tried a trick I learned here by stretching sprue and applying it to replace the detail.

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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
Bob,

Great job on the wing root repair. Looking forward to seeing some color on this bird.

Dave
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Reposting photos since photobucket issues:












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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Tom - amazing looking USS Arizona. Looking forward to seeing the water added to the scene.

Bob - amazing work on the repairs to your TBD-1. Looking forward to seeing how it all works out.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 04:23 AM GMT+7

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Tom, nice looking Arizona. Will the base be as is or have any water texture?



Yes, it will be waterline base with the 2 mooring quays and the ship tied up to them. the base will have a blue foam board bottom and then clear acrylic caulk for water.
Tom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 04:19 AM GMT+7
Tom, nice looking Arizona. Will the base be as is or have any water texture?

More gap filling on the wings






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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
The USS Arizona is getting close. I have a base now and after I stain it polyurethane it I'll put in the water and "launch" the ship.
I still have some details to finish on the ship, but it is getting close.



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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 03:17 AM GMT+7
A little progress with the TBD. The kit at first look really good, but the fit has a lot to be desired. Still working the bottom piece of the wing to mate to the fuselage then some putty and the gap between the wing root and top pieces are bad.


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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 06:14 AM GMT+7
Tom and Bob,

Great to see some more wingy thingies added to the campaign. Looking forward to seeing your kits come together.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
I want to re-enter this campaign with a Monogram Devastator TBD-1. Photo to follow as soon as I can take one with the kit and screen shot.

UPDATED:




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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 03:31 AM GMT+7
In case I don't get the Arizona finished. (Actually I'm almost finished, but I can't find anyone to build the waterline base I need.)
Here is a backup startup photo of the Zero at Pearl Harbor.
Tom

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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:23 AM GMT+7

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Mark,

I built a paper German WWI gunboat once... it really was a different experience than plastic modeling - much more difficult, I thought, but then it wasn't what I'm used to...

Anyway, that paper Oklahoma does look impressive. You should take it on yourself!



I did foray into the world of paper modeling with the Chrysler Building and the Nations Capital. This kit doth beckon, but; for now I'll pass as I am working on the 1/200 Rodney, thanks for the encouragement though.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:39 PM GMT+7
Mark,

I built a paper German WWI gunboat once... it really was a different experience than plastic modeling - much more difficult, I thought, but then it wasn't what I'm used to...

Anyway, that paper Oklahoma does look impressive. You should take it on yourself!

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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 01:20 PM GMT+7
Check this out:

It's a 1/200 Paper model of the Oklahoma. I have seen these built up and they are quite impressive. A different tack to modeling, but modeling none the less.
https://www.papel3d.com/en/warships/3339-uss-oklahoma-1-200-modelik.html
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 04:31 PM GMT+7

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Joe,

I am no expert with regards to aircraft or anything else for that matter. I would assume though, and this is without research, that there was some sort of trolley that would enable the movement of the PBY-5 from the water to a hanger for the purpose of maintenance. That might explain why there were intermittent pock marks on the tarmac.

Again, I have no evidence to back this up other than all historical data showed that the difference between the PBY-5 and 5a was the integrated landing gear and that the 5a did not arrive in Pearl until 1942.

A good discussion though.

On a side note, this campaign is open to all aspects of modeling, so if there is a wingy thing that fits the bill come on over and join the campaign.

Dave


thanks Dave. i was thinking of making a model of the Oklahoma to give to my nephew since he was born and raised there and at the same time use it here. i can't seem to find a kit of it though except a resin one that is more than $300 and isn't that big.
also i just realized i AMA part of this campaign-lol- been doing one after another and lost track. i haven't chose a subject yet i just finished the burma campaign and am into the eto campaign now.

the trolley idea did occur to me but i thought it would have been a cumbersome difficult way to beach these birds. it really is surprising that the designers never thought about designing it with wheels in the event there was no water around.
i know there is a photo or two that show one of these planes destroyed on the tarmac after the attack. i should look for it and see if the body has any wheel on it, i am curious now.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Hey everyone,

As I said a few days ago here is an update. The Shokaku is moving forward. A more detailed update in provided in my build log.

Here is one of 32 aircraft that will eventually be loaded onto the flight deck.



The Shokaku launched 26 "Vals" and 5 "Zeros" during the first wave. The Val is a Fujimi kit with PE from Tetra Models.

Here are some update pictures.









Still A LOT more to go. Once I complete the starboard side ill move on to the port side with just as much if not more PE.

As always, comments, suggestions, and criticism are always welcome.

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 11:46 AM GMT+7
They used beaching gear. Crews would attach the beaching gear to the fuselage and the aircraft were then towed ashore, sort of like moving the old HUEY Helicopters, they put wheels on the skids and moved them. The 5A's had landing gear, the 5's didn't.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
Joe,

I am no expert with regards to aircraft or anything else for that matter. I would assume though, and this is without research, that there was some sort of trolley that would enable the movement of the PBY-5 from the water to a hanger for the purpose of maintenance. That might explain why there were intermittent pock marks on the tarmac.

Again, I have no evidence to back this up other than all historical data showed that the difference between the PBY-5 and 5a was the integrated landing gear and that the 5a did not arrive in Pearl until 1942.

A good discussion though.

On a side note, this campaign is open to all aspects of modeling, so if there is a wingy thing that fits the bill come on over and join the campaign.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 05:29 AM GMT+7

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Sal,

After a little reading (and believe me, I am no aircraft expert )...the main difference between the PBY-5 and 5A is the landing gear. The 5's were strictly amphibious...landing gear was added to the 5A's. Most of the records point to 5's only at that time....I found from Dave's Warbirds site that "the new 5A's" showed up in Hawaii in Spet. of 42.

- http://www.daveswarbirds.com/blackcat/hist-12.htm


hi all. i am not a part of this campaign, just passing through from aeroscale.
todd i don;'t know if that is entirely accurate. i just came back from visiting my nephew who is a medical commander stationed at pearl. he brought me to an area not open to the public where the flying boat launch was.the cordoned off tarmac he showed me was a portion of the tarmac behind the hanger that had strafing bullet marks from the jap planes it. they were intermittent evidently because of where there was a flying boat parked that had been hit.if these planes did not have landing gear until 1942 they would not have been parked that far off of the water. perhaps the 5a refers to the radar dome on the top of the cockpit depicted in the box art
please disregard this if it has already been mentioned later in this post. i didn't read through the whole thing.

joe
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
Tim,

While the model you are wanting to depict was not part of the actual battle I think your concept is in the spirit of the campaign. So yes, I think this would fit in nicely.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 08:05 AM GMT+7
I have a question for all of you (beginning, of course, with the campaign administrator):

I'm contemplating a build of the 1941 Combined Fleet flagship Nagato. So far so good... but would it be appropriate for this campaign to model the full sized mock up made for the 1970 movie, Tora! Tora! Tora!...?



It isn't the real ship, but the movie was all about the attack. So...?