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Since my first build is progressing faster than I expected, I might as well re"pete" myself. and what better than to do one from the kind folks that brought us the Galant, Mirage and Outlander ... 1/48 Mitsubishi F1M2 Type Zero Observation Seaplane Model 11 from Hasagawa. In other word's a "Pete". This one's a little more involved than the Rex. So it might take more than a day or two to complete. Especially since it's a bi-plane and that means more than the usual one or two issues. So any and all comments, suggestions, or encouragement, verbal or liquid, is most assuredly welcome. I better find my water wings with all these Seaplanes in the queue.
Hi, I have completed the build of an F1M2 Seaplane from Hasegawa, pictures of the build are in the In progress section here Here are a few pictures. The ground is done with foam board, carved with an X Acto knife. The sand beach is done with tile grout (already colored in a beige color). Some shades are added by airbrushing thin coats of Tamiya XF 59 Desert Yellow and XF 57 Buff. The water is two parts acrylic resin, poured in three layers. The bottom was airbrushed with various shades of blue, as the intermediate layers of resin. The small waves are done with transparent acrylic gel. The two coconut tree trunks are done with Magic Sculpt, formed around wire taken from an old coat hanger. The trunk texture is done by wrapping a sisal thread around the trunks, while the Magic Sculpt is still soft. The palm leaves are done with paper. Looking carefully one can see some coconuts, which are peppercorn. The kind of fibers at the top of the trees are done with artificial fur. Finally the plants at the bottom of the coconut trees are fishtank artificial plants and some ground scatter. I plan to add one or two figures, ideally two US marines looking over the wreck. The nice resin figures from Total War miniatures seem out of production and impossible to find, so I will need to scupt them myself. Sofar my attempts were not successfull I hope you will like it, best, Christian.