JSC's Shimakaze-The Hard way

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  1. cmdrted

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    Just playing with screen captures and water programs
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    Hi, Ted! :D

    Well, even if the title suggest this build is being done the "hard way" :wink: it's well worth the effort, my friend...she looks fabulous! I hope there have been no lasting effects from that exposure to plant food and weed chemicals. :(

    Excellent work on the details and overall the finish is spectacular. You've done this ship proud, sir!

    I love the photo effects with the water reflection, great illusion and it shows off your model brilliantly.

    Looking forward to more when you can.

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Excellent job Ted could not be bettered. Hope the hands are holding up still.

    barry
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    Well it's almost over but the shouting! Finally finished all the small fiddley bits, flag, rails ladder to mainmast and the stowed up gangways. The rigging is all that is left to do. I added the small spacers to the rear raddar array, the closeups don't seem to do the assembly justice, ahh the flaws the macro lens reveals! Hopefully the rigging can be done soon. More later...
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    Overview of the ship minus the rigging.
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    I really like those masts. Hope your hand is getting better - nasty stuff we're keeping in our garden sheds, right? - L.
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    Home streeeeetch , rigging the ship. I'm using 1.5 lb. nylon fishing line. I saw a site from Japan where a guy uses about 4-5 differant media for rigging his ships. the usual thrreads, nylon ( he unravels panty hose) ? not quite sure why, various other media and very thin wire leader apparently thin but only available in Japanese fish shops. The one thing he mentions when using nylon line is to "prestretch" it. In otherwords take a lenght of it and stretch it out for a few seconds, Gently, this releases the coil tendency that fishing line seems to have. I think it has something to do with "memory". Anyways the rrear mast is rigged awaiting painting, and the front mainmast is 75% done. The 'tween wires from both masts and the fore and aft lines are left. Finally.......
  8. barry

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    That gives a lift to a miserable wet Saturday Ted the detail on this one is great.

    The ladders look very professional which method did you use on them please.

    barry
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    Thanks Barry, the ladders are tom's modelworks 1/400 scale. I had a bunch left over from my JSC 1/400 days. The ladders seem to be right for 1/250 mast/rigging access ladders. The actual 1/200/250 scale ladders up in the mast areas are too big, these fit in rather well. i need another jittery free day to finish.
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    Hi Ted

    Cracker build mate, it realy looks the part.

    Some outdoors all round shots when you have the final bits done would be fantastic.

    Can't wait for your next creation

    Rob
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    While working on the basement as per "the others" order #976 for the year, I unearthed a project that was just about done. This was JSC's Shimakaze originally printed in 1/400 scale but enlarged and detailed to 1/250. With all the H2O based models hitting the site I thought it would be about time to finish this little gem off. I'm in the process of rigging her and need to finish up the stb side and the fore and aft lines. Here's some pics of the progress up to this point...

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    Some detail walk around shots...

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    Bow turret and bridge...

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    Foremast waitin' for more rigging...

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    Have you ever built anything less than awesome? And if you say no, then I wont believe you....
    Chris
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    A continued walk aft, the mainstack area...

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    Aft stack and aa platform...

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    Searchlight platform, the Japanese in WW2 were masters of naval nightfighting tactics!

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    The Shimakaze also had 15 torpedo tubes in 3 turrets of 5 each. Here's the aft mast/tower with the radar antannae aft. I don't remember if this radar was for picking up aircraft...

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    After turrets...

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