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1/350 Aoshima IJN Light Cruiser Tama - 1942
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 12:16 AM UTC
Great update Dave!

Really crisp PE work!

Too bad about the missing details in the Kit. But I'd have never known unless you mentioned it...

Hopefully with the extra time you are able to make more progress
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC
It is so vexing when model companies miss whole structures! Maybe it reflects changes that were made on the real ship at some point?

Those goofy wheel things with lines below them on the bridge structure are strange... I wonder what they are meant to represent??
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 05:01 AM UTC
Hi Dave!

Great update, very nice to see progress! And very tidy work!

Well, tell me about time at the work bench....

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 07:27 AM UTC
David,

Looks like you knocked Si off of being the PE king on this site and taken his place. Very nice work with all that PE, really shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 01:41 AM UTC
Russell - Thanks. I am trying to improve my PE skills and glue application, I am normally pretty messy. I have Daniel to thank for the missing structures, he pointed it out in a previous post. Glad he did though!!

Tim - I agree, it is a pain in the hind end when they miss strucures. I can understand a door but to miss four or five structures I'll get it figured out I hope!! The goofy wheel things represent hand wheels that are positioned at the base of the bridge. They will be replaced with PE. Not sure what they control but....

Jan - Thanks, I know your time is a lot more limited than mine... real life is such a pain at times.

Mark - LOL, I'm not sure anyone can surpas Si with regards to PE, he is the king on this site. I do continue my pursuit of catching up though!!

Thanks everyone for the kind comments and encouragement!!

David
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
Looking good!
Elbe_1
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 09:12 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

Aoshima did some things wrong or even simply left them out; I think you need to scratch all of these parts. I built this out of different recycled etched parts from my stash and evergreen polystyrene material.
Note also that the vents/openings also wrong (wrong shape)





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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Top class Brass work Dave, build has cracked on since I last looked in, Great stuff.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:47 PM UTC
BK - Thank you

Daniel - I was afraid of that, to be honest this obstacle has put a damper on my build but then again so did going back to working six days a week.. Thanks for pointing out these issues, to be honest not sue I would have seen them without it.

Si - Thank you - really loving the build with the one exception of the missing details that Daniel and I have been discussing.

Not a whole lot of work has been done these past two weeks - hoping to get some quality time this weekend.

Thanks everyone!!

David
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 07:34 PM UTC
Dave that is some superb P/E work that you have done. It will really shine with a coat of Paint when the time comes.....Cheers Mark