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#1 MikeR

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:43 PM

As there appears to be a glut of "wingy things" in this GB, I thought I'd have a crack at this kit!

The obligatory "wot's in da box"! ;)
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The instruction sheet:
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Close up of blurb:
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Paint guide:
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Participated in my favourite Pacific sea battle, the Battle of Savo Island in the early hours of August the 9th, 1942. She was subsequently sunk near Kavieng, New Ireland by the USS S-44 a few days later.

More pics as I progress!

Mike. :)

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#2 Antoine

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:51 PM

Whow!
Those big long lance launchers!

#3 Shar2

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

Oooh! nice, I'll be watching this one.

#4 grahamwalker

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:18 PM

[ I think torp tubes and reload storeage

#5 oldhouse

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:25 PM

Very nice choice !!! will follow your build with interest !!

#6 Chris FFZ

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:26 PM

Very nice choice.

I built the old kit of this 30 years ago, the waterline hull bottom was in red plastic and the kit was molded in very dark gray.

#7 per ardua ad ostentationem

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    1/48 is my scale. There are many like it but this one is mine.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:57 PM

Nice one Mike. Welcome to the build.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:24 PM

:thumbsup: :popcorn:

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#9 MikeR

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

Thanks guys! B)

After 2 hours solid at the table here's todays progress:
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The bridge levels placed together:
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Pretty laborious that bit - I'd forgotten how time consuming building a ship is!

Midships:
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The result after fixing the join at the bow:
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After superstructure:
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Superstructure all placed together:
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Some overall shots:
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Overpackaged methinks! :blink: :
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

Looking good Mike. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

Wow ! looks very good to me !!!

#12 Chris FFZ

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 03:30 PM

Going together nicely.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

looking damn good there bud.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:27 PM

lookin very good the IJN had some of the best lookin warships afoat...


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#15 MikeR

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:52 AM

Alrighty, here's where she is at the moment:

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Mostly OOB, but a few extras scavenged from left over Skywave & Tamiya detail sets. I've also had a go at the aerial spreader on "B" turret using stretched sprue.

On to the painting stage now!

There'll be another hiatus until Friday at the earliest as I'll be onto my 2nd leg of my nightshift rota (finished 4 nights on Sunday, off last night, back in for 4 more tonight. At least I get 5 days off in a row! :yahoo: ).

Mike. :)

#16 per ardua ad ostentationem

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    1/48 is my scale. There are many like it but this one is mine.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:18 AM

It's all so tiny, tiny, tiny! Quite a challenge I think. (I must have a go sometime.)

#17 smyfe

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

Very nice, I'm watching and learning.

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#18 oldhouse

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:24 PM

nice build star,how many parts the Kit contains ???

#19 Chris FFZ

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:41 PM

I'm interested in the colors you will use, when i had taht kit 40 years ago, the instructions were in japanese and the box art showed it as dark, nearly panzer gray in color, with lt wood decks!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:03 PM

I'm interested in the colors you will use, when i had taht kit 40 years ago, the instructions were in japanese and the box art showed it as dark, nearly panzer gray in color, with lt wood decks!

I imagine it should be something like Kure Grey and IJN deck tan.