Akitsushima; Answer; 1/200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by tino, May 2, 2016.

  1. tino

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    A new model. Folowing my rule of trying to do a little bit of everything and after the B-17 and the S. Matias church this time a ship.

    The Akitsushima its an interesting model and many people have done it before, lets see what I can do.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Two of my favorite things, a ship, and a seaplane, how could you go wrong!! I hope you post some build pics! :)
  3. tino

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    Yes Zathros, this time I will post build pictures.
    Well, after sometime without giving news I am back with the first pictures of the building process.

    For now everyting went more or less well.

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  4. JanMarciniak

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    Tino how's Your Akitsushima project going??
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    JanMarciniak - Thank you for your interest. Finally I have some news from the model. I am with a big lack of time to make paper models...
    After almost seven months without bringing news about the model I came here today to show a small advance in the model.
    This time I glued the deck. I also glued some paper strips to help me gluing the hull parts.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Those formers look perfect. That is gong to give you an excellent basis to continue on. You wouldn't believe how many people I see start out with crooked formers, then wonder why the side pieces don't fit, or the whole model is twisted. They don't put the sides on at the same time, and the one side drives, pulling the whole model to that direction, or stretch the skins so tight, they get the skeleton effect. You are off with a superb start! :)
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    Very nice! :)
  8. tino

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    Thank you.

    Zathros - I try to do my best. Well I glue the skin and it all went well.
    Only in the stern I needed to make a strip of paper to close the gap because of the short skin. It seems that it is one problem that all modellers have in this model.

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