Type 2 Ka-Mi - Japanese Amphibious Tank 1:25

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  1. mrafalsk

    mrafalsk Member

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    Hello,

    I had much more free time during weekend than last days so I spent some time making rear pontoon. I my project the pontoon looks like this:
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    And from paper I got something like this:
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    Rest of details I'll add when I'll have ready front pontoons. And traditionally current status of my model:
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    I cut some front pontoon's parts:
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    In spare time I'm cutting "puzzles" - track links elements:
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    That's all for today.

    Regards,
    Michal
  2. mrafalsk

    mrafalsk Member

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    Hi,

    I have front pontoons almost ready. Here you can see how I made them:
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    And the front pontoons ready:
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    That were the last big parts of the model. Now I need to make some small details including tracks of course.

    Michal
  3. cyclonus

    cyclonus New Member

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    This is an excellent piece, you're eye for detail is astounding!. I really love your wheels, AMAZING!
  4. mrafalsk

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    Hi,

    Last days I spent making small details. You can see them on following pictures.
    Turret and main gun:
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    Front pontoons:
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    Back pontoon:
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    Upper hull:
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    Propellers(?) and silencer:
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    And finally a few shots for whole model:
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    Still a few small parts I have to do.

    Michal
  5. mrafalsk

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    Hello,

    I finished all small elements and I can show the model but not painted yet.

    The tank:
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    The tank with wather protection elements:
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    And whole tank:
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    What I have to do is make a tracks and paint the tank.

    Michal
  6. mrafalsk

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    Hello,

    I started painting my model. As a first layer I applied gray primer.
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    Now, I have to wait till paint will dry before I apply next layer.

    Michal
  7. mrafalsk

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    Welcome back.

    Last weeks I spent making tracks. I finished. I made 200 single tracks but finally I used "only" 194. I started cutting holes.
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    Next, I cut and formed single tracks, glue booth sides and track profile:
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    Next I cut holes using small tools what I made from nails. I made rest of track's elements but I connect only combs to the tracks.
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    The single tracks I connect to a box using Scotch tape and I painted one side of them using ModelMaster Gun Metal paint. When paint dried I removed the tracks and connect track's tooth. I connected again the tracks to the box and painted the second side of them.
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  8. mrafalsk

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    Next day, I removed the tracks and connected them making two tracks.
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    I putted the tracks to my model.
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    And now I got all elements ready. Now time to finalize painting.

    Regards
    Michal
  9. mrafalsk

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    Hi,

    I finished the tracks off. At the beginning I put the blend of pigments and I strengthened those fixers to pigments. When pigments dried the color changed, a nice color of dark rust came out. From the side of wheels with pencil I wiped the track which wheels are leaving behind. From the other side I wiped combs with steel paint (dry brush):
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    Now tracks are waiting for the final assembly.
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    Still small messing and there will be an end.
    Michal
  10. mrafalsk

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    Thanks. I found publisher already and currently I'm working on materials for him. I hope the model will be available soon.
  11. mrafalsk

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    Hi,

    Slowly, slowly but every day I'm close to finish this model. I think, the tank is ready.
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    Still I have some work to do with pontoons what I hope, I'll finish this week.

    Michal
  12. snake7

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    Astonishing work Michal
    will you give this design to some publisher?
  13. ekuth

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    Mind boggling, and one of the cleanest builds I've ever seen. :eek:

    Giving this a well deserved Model Of The Week spot on the front page! :thumb:
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    Incredible.

    Yeah, only 1 word: Incredible.

    U did a great job, most of u (modellers) surprise me with ur models and all the work u do on them.

    Greetings from Spain.

    P.D. Excuse my bad english