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IJN anti-aircraft cruiser Isuzu 1944 1:350
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:03 AM GMT+7

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Tim: They are also offering etched rigging loops for antenna rigging. Do you have any experience with them? I have no idea how they can hold in place when you try to fix the rigging wire. I just guess this would be too much stress for these tiny parts and/or an etched mast?!




Etched rigging loops can be surprisingly strong if well anchored...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
Very tidy work on the funnel stays Thomas, that sort of detail adds so much to the finished model.

keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 07:29 AM GMT+7

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Tim: ...it is too late for the Isuzu (If I really should remove all funnel stays again I really do need a stay with shutter Island again). I was so happy to keep the wire straight due to paint and fixation between the funnels and floor. But, who knows, maybe I will try these with the IJN Tama which is also waiting.


Actually, the etched turnbuckles are simple flat parts attached over the tops of the already fixed stays - super easy, and you don't have to re-fix the stays, just glue the fake turnbuckles over them!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 06:43 AM GMT+7
@ Russel: Yep more modelling time now without these nuisant incoming phone calls

@ Tim: Oh these tiny turnbuckles are really looking great at your build. For this time it is too late for the Isuzu (If I really should remove all funnel stays again I really do need a stay with shutter Island again). I was so happy to keep the wire straight due to paint and fixation between the funnels and floor. But, who knows, maybe I will try these with the IJN Tama which is also waiting.

They are also offering etched rigging loops for antenna rigging. Do you have any experience with them? I have no idea how they can hold in place when you try to fix the rigging wire. I just guess this would be too much stress for these tiny parts and/or an etched mast?!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 03:18 AM GMT+7
Thomas, those funnel stays really add to the busy-ness on deck!


Not that they are at all necessary for your build, but I found these brass etch turnbuckles from North Star you might want to try:


They were inexpensive and super easy to fit over the ends of the stays where they attach to the deck for that bit of extra polish.

They really are not at all necessary, though – your build is looking great as is!
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
The funnel stays look great Thomas!

Yep, lookout. For something so little ship's boats seem to have an extraordinary amount of work in them

Never mind the lack of telephone calls now, ahem, gives you more time to work on the Isuzu
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Thank you very much for all your positive critics, it is a pleasure when people do like what I am doing here. Until now it is a lot fun for me.

Thanks to Simon I was tackling with the funnel fixation steelropes (is that the correct Designation?!). They were done with very fine telephone wire - da wife is already curios why suddenly it is so quiet at home




and I did started to build the lifeboats. There is quite some photoetch conversion for the motorboats ahead.


Thats it for today
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
I will my add my support to all the previous comments. Just great work Thomas.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Thomas,

Excellent work with the bridge and mast assembly and painting. They will look awesome when you get them set in place.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 03:21 AM GMT+7
Hi Thomas,

It is fun to watch the diverse plastic and brass parts merge into an integrated whole under the covering paint. Isuzu is looking great!
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 06:43 PM GMT+7
Hi Thomas,

Bridge is looking really good, The veteran is great, I have used in on a couple of my Japanese builds, a light tough with an airbrush and wash and the detail will pop.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
Wow, I am starting to go back to ship modelling after almost two years. I have to say this is an amazing build. Great skills for sure!
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 09:20 AM GMT+7

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Your wish is my command Russel - the paint is on the rear mast. All my pictures I have about this ship show me black color at the upper part of the mast:



Looking great Thomas!

Good to see some colour getting splashed around-always the best part for me as it's the pay off for all the hard work put in
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
Your wish is my command Russel - the paint is on the rear mast. All my pictures I have about this ship show me black color at the upper part of the mast:


And the bridge compartment; I did paint the interior and started to add some binoculars but I have to do many more. The glass was made again with trustable kristal klear - I like it a lot








I did tried to shoot a zoomed picture of the interior


And there are the next-to-paint-candidates: the binoculars, 25 mm firecontrols (bought them from Veteran Models - Quality whow!!!) and the flagpole



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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 11:47 PM GMT+7
Bring on the paint Thomas!
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 10:29 PM GMT+7
Hi Thomas,

What mark & Michael said, that really looks the business!

cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 09:50 PM GMT+7
Hi Thomas, fantastic work on the bridge and all the PE.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 11:40 AM GMT+7
Great job with those railings, the bridge is looking awesome.
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 07:40 AM GMT+7
Couldn´t stop modelling again and finished the Bridge compartment . After pre-bending the last three railings...


the bridge itself is completely finished




Just two stairways are missing but These will be just installed after I painted the inside and outside and fixed the bridge compartment onto the ship itself.

Now there are no excuses anymore not to paint
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 11:43 PM GMT+7
I decided to play around with some PE at the bridge tower bevor I will paint the interior. First I placed some stairways


Then I added the ammo lockers at the foremost AA-platform and did the Type 21 "Matress"-radar on top of the bridge´s roof


I placed all that tiny observation platforms, compartments and antennas around the bridge. Just a few railings are missing now then I can load the airbrush gun




Thats it for today
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 09:08 AM GMT+7
super crisp PE work Thomas. Very nice
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
Tim thank you for your quick response - so they are wind deflectors; this makes absolutely sense. Me landlubber of course never heard before of this
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 07:44 AM GMT+7

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Today I added the small parts of the wave breakers and/or armored splinter protection (can somebody teach me if I´m right here?) at the bridge´s front side.


Thomas,

I believe these were wind deflectors to channel the horizontal breezes from the ship's forward motion up vertically past rather than directly into the bridge widows. You can also see similar deflectors in the open level above the bridge to spare the lookouts there.

Great work on the etch - it just gets better and better!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 07:38 AM GMT+7
Thank you David and Simon!

Today I added the small parts of the wave breakers and/or armored splinter protection (can somebody teach me if I´m right here?) at the bridge´s front side. Here clean and exact work was necessary as this is the area most visitors look more closely at. I also added the frontal AA platform with all its small flat bars. Look way better than the kit ones






top view of the AA platform


view of the underside of the platform with all of its girders


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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Great job on the Bridge Thomas,

a touch of paint and that detail ill really pop.

Cheers

Si