J2M3 RAIDEN, "Jack" 1:33, GPM

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by fluthecrank, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Sweet, beautiful, crisp, clean, build, FLU!:grin:

    Russell
  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Absolutely amazing! great pics and awesome build!
    Chris
  3. cmdrted

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    Excellant, very well executed and great detail! Keep it up!
  4. Alcides

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    The tail looks real !!! Very nice !!!
  5. fluthecrank

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    vaiable airbrakes...........

    Hi friends,

    thank´s a lot for the kind words.......................

    Today I show you the variable airbrakes I built today..........

    here are the prepared flaps:
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    all parts before assembling
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    view from the upside, right flap out, left in:
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    the same from the underside:
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    and the first weahtering:
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    best regards FLU
  6. Sumato

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    Pictures like these illustrate one great thing about paper modeling: the ability to take a simple book and build it into something complex and beautiful. Really, great work. I am often more interested in seeing 'in progress' photos even more than completed ones. It inspires me about what's possible in this medium.
  7. milenio3

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    Ditto!! Not to mention new ways to build and change old habits.
  8. fluthecrank

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    the finished wings............

    Hi folks,

    thank´s a lot. Today I show you the finished wing section...........

    The open weapon bay from the rear:
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    from the front........
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    the interieur of the weapon bay:
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    view from the top:
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    best regards FLU
  9. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Dude, why didnt you make each shell individually? Lazy lazy lazy :p

    Really though that is looking great - I do think you are the weathering master!
    Chris
  10. fluthecrank

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    exhaust pipes, tail wheel, ........just married.......:))

    Hi friends,

    todays afternonn the wing and the fuselage were married :grin: :) :wink:

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    the exhauste pipes....

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    the tail wheel......

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    interesting view:
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    best regards Flu
  11. Alcides

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    I hope they stay married !!! :grin:

    This looks very well flu. I agree the last pict is interesting.

    Regards
    Alcides
  12. rlwhitt

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    Flu, this is looking great! I'm starting to get more interested in these airplane build threads, as I'm thinking of getting into that area next. Looking at this fine work is an inspiration!

    I have an odd question - about that checkerboard cube. I've seen them in several build threads, particularly on the German forums. I see you have yours decorated with the model name (but what is that "4. KBW"?). But I've also seen builders just put plain ones in the picture next to or on top of the model. Is it a camera focus aid? If so, very clever. If not, what is it? And where do you get the pattern?

    Thanks!
    Rick
  13. cgutzmer

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    Its available on kartonbau. its a block with standardized squares to help give an idea of the size of the model. not sure baout his label though - prolly made it himself to identify the model. I see below it that is says j2m3 I am sure he will enlighten us on that :)
    Chris
  14. rickstef

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    there is a diorama contest on the site, and that what kbw stands for

    and each square is 1 cm long, so it is a 5 cm square block, a tad under 2 inches

    Rick
  15. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    I went poking around for the link but to no avail. Darn language barrier. I will find it for ya later if no one else gets a link up.
    Chris
  16. Stev0

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    ok Flu ... I have to say this.

    This is not your best build. Yes I sound harsh. It's a little rough in the sections area around the engine compartment and I am kinda dissappointed that you just didnt embellish the ammo bin areas. You could also add some exaust streaks to the area where the upper wing meets the fuselage since it is oddly clean compared to the rest of the plane.

    Then again I am not too fussy when it comes to Japanese aircraft of ww2.
  17. cmdrted

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    It looks great! This is on the "to-do" list, but I don't think it will come out looking this good, I'd lazey out and not do all the open hatch details you're doing. Keep up the good work!
  18. romfolmar

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  19. fluthecrank

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    Hi StevO,..............

    ............ I agree with you, there are some points were the model has could be better, yes. But, that´s the same with all my models, I allways look for the ultimative build...........I´m afraid, I will never reach it. In my experience every model is unique and the overall view at the end is almost better than some areas during the build. For me it´s sad that the model is not ok for you. In reality it´s absolutely ok for me, the impression is good. There are not so many pics in the www I can get inspiration of, do you have more informations ? or nice links ?........... I hope you will although follow my report............
    For me the feedback in our forums is desired, the positives as well as the negatives ( but of course, dealing with negatives is more difficult :oops: :oops: )............in this spirit..

    your friend FLU

    ....all hints for the cube and the "kbw" were right, so there is no more to say..
  20. rlwhitt

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    Thanks for the link! My original guess about what this might be gives me an idea to try to see if it helps a digital camera focus in a sometimes low contrast situation.

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    Rick