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IJN anti-aircraft cruiser Isuzu 1944 1:350
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
Thomas,

Nice work closing those gaps with Krystal Klear. I haven't tried that product yet, I am going to have to get some and give it try. Again nice work on your cruiser.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC
Great work Thomas! Those 12.7mm really came out well
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 07:51 PM UTC
sorry mates for the radio silence lately - Im still alive but struggling with all these tiny PE-parts for the 25 mm triple AA guns. I am sure my eyes will deterior at least one diopter until all these guns have been finished. The carpet monster is another serious thread here too...


Here are the parts of the six remaining shielded AA-guns. I do use a mix of Flyhawk and BIGBLUEBOY parts.


These are the first two prototypes finished. Another six shielded and two unshielded are still to come


And when we accomplished that there are the sixteen single 25 mm guns waiting for me
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:02 PM UTC
Very tidy work Thomas indeed,

The "prototypes" look excellent. I know what you mean about the eyesight. I am beginning to think I am going to have to give in and get some kind of magnification to aid me.

Production line job now mate.

Good luck.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
@ Simon: production line job - indeed it is

spend the whole saturday and sunday (with some breaks of course) with the Assembly of all the triple guns - and voila - finished them finally . Each shielded gun consisting about 12 parts


Continue now with the single guns
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Very efficient production line Thomas.

They do look really good.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 09:20 AM UTC
Looks great Thomas!

have to say, I'm just a tad envious you can spend the whole weekend on your build: My wife n kids would never allow that!
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Outstanding work, Thomas!

The brass 25mms look just right. I too am envious... I wasn't able to get much modeling done this past weekend...
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thomas,

Amazing work on your AA Cruiser. Really enjoyed catching up and look forward to seeing her commissioned.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 07:54 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks great Thomas!

have to say, I'm just a tad envious you can spend the whole weekend on your build: My wife n kids would never allow that!




Well Russel,

actually I may just exaggerated my spelling "whole" weekend - in fact it was the whole weekend of my sparetime after I entertained the wife and two small daughters and after I went out for a big stroll into the forest with our dog

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 07:56 PM UTC

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Thomas,

Amazing work on your AA Cruiser. Really enjoyed catching up and look forward to seeing her commissioned.

Dave



Aloha Dave!

Thank you mate - commissioning is not too far away in the future anymore as I was busy this weekend


Hang loose!

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Hooray!!!

Our dock workers were not lazy this weekend and we accomplished to cut out, bend and glue together the last 16 single 25 mm AA-guns before the employer could get a serious patience deficiency. Carpet Monster also struck again and actually we had to build 17 guns

Here are all the finished guns


And this is the complete armament awaiting paint now



Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 09:10 PM UTC
Some very fine etch work there Thomas,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 09:12 PM UTC
Thomas,

Nice work. those AAA guns are a real pain but worth the effort.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC
Thomas,

That is some really smooth work on those AA guns. Even for a light cruiser, there are quite a few of them!
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:13 AM UTC
By the way, I've discovered a neat anti-carpet monster measure; every once in a while I go over the carpet near my desk with a canister type vacuum cleaner, but where its end tube connects with the flexible hose I insert a bit of old nylon stocking. After a few passes I stop and disassemble the parts, and the stocking has filtered out all kinds of tiny parts I never thought I'd see again.

Take THAT carpet monster!

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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 03:29 AM UTC
I can just hear the carpet monster now "that sucks"
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 04:37 AM UTC

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I can just hear the carpet monster now "that sucks"



Hehe but seriously Tim, thank you for that tip - I will try it next time for sure!


C[ ]

Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 04:57 AM UTC
Thomas,


Really fine etch work!! That is an amazing number of AA guns.


Dave
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
That's a lot of AA guns Thomas!

Those aircraft better look out!
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 05:25 PM UTC
All weapons are finished and placed at their proposed stations. There is no part bending/glueing/painting anymore . And this is how it all looks now fully armed:










Now there is just the final rigging chapter waiting for me. And I already ordered a nice acrylglass display case for this ship - it should arrive next week.
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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Looks great Thomas,

The armament really looks the pat in place.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thomas,

Mighty fine looking build you have there, the detail you added is really standing out. She will display very nicely.

Nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 03:48 AM UTC
Gentlemen, a short update: finished the rigging at the stern main mast. I did used EZ-line rigging wire which is great stuff.


One question toward the competend audience: very often I see wirings at the side of the main bridge in different colors (white or brown) - where these cables indeed different colored or were they just plain black?


Cheers


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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 05:58 AM UTC
Thomas,

I seen color photos from WW2 both Japanese and American ships with a dark (black) and brown. Could it be new vs old wiring or rope?

Mark