1/350 IJN "AKAGI"

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Question: where did you get the etching parts for the load-bearing structure?
 

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Just awesome. If this is at CAMS and I can make it down I'll get some video for sure. This really makes me want to build a 1/350 ship again...love this build.
 

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Thanks very much guys!
Chris: the deck supports, trams and columns are in a secondary package avail from Hasegawa called "Akagi Detail-up Parts Super". Its kind of pricy on the face of it ($90 - $110) but it adds much.
Scott: Hope you can make it to CAMS!, we always have a good time... great models and great folks! My goal is to have it finished for the show so would love to see you, and I know the Elm City Hobby Scott probably wouldn't mind seeing you as well.

Only a small update this morning....still adding some detail to the deck and elsewhere:

First windscreen up:



Searchlight on rear deck


Added a crane hoist (left), small platform (lower right), and a stairway (upper right), and still have the railings to install:


Deck shot (2nd windscreen shown but not installed yet)


Thats it for now, but more to come soon. Thx for viewing!
 

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..and some more:



if you closely, you can see the wood flight deck JUST showing though the rear windscreen from this angle. Using well thinned paint kept the tiny holes from clogging:


remember our lonely stern deck searchlight? ...added hatch covers






Cheers, Tim
 

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I just love this build. Always looking to the next chapter.

Jim
 

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Thanks guys...appreciate you taking the time to look and comment!


...here's another small update:


Cutting flight deck resistors from .010 music wire:


two installed:




3 dozen ammo boxes/lockers for deck side pods:


Stern railings installed:




Comments and suggestions most welcome in this thread! -Tim
 

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Just discovering this build thread....I'm so in awe.

A project like this takes not just the obvious time and money, but moreover a dedication and passion for the subject matter. I envy you that. I hope someday to do a grand opus of this caliber.
 

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sunsanvil said:
Just discovering this build thread....I'm so in awe.

A project like this takes not just the obvious time and money, but moreover a dedication and passion for the subject matter. I envy you that. I hope someday to do a grand opus of this caliber.
I know someone with a 1/35 Dora! Just sayin'
 

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hehe..don't worry about it Quaralane, you're continued interest and encourgement means alot
sunsanvil: thanks you very much, really nice comment

I have been working on the island...my progress so far:

some of the bits and pieces (there are more):


some of the parts installed:




As you can see, there are many parts still to be installed...all the ladders, aerials, etc. so be sure to come back for that update! Cheers, Tim
 

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Thanks very much gentlemen!

Some of the splinter guards installed. Still have to add the restaining ropes and they still need a couple of adjustments, but you get the idea :)




Thanks for viewing! -Tim
 
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