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Fujimi's 1/700 aircraft carier Akagi kit [full hull] Options
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#21 Posted : 24 November 2012 18:04:43

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BigGrin Hi All
The bridge etch kit came today and i was pleasantly suprised that the resin is a compleate bridge assembly not just the splinter bags so an added bonus if i use the resin oneConfused .
The etch is good and even has several crew members on itBlink ,still waiting the arival of the deck etch [i think its still on a snails back in lower mongolia ]LOLbut it should arrive sometime this week i think
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#22 Posted : 24 November 2012 18:15:40

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Hi Andy looks a great kitBigGrin Regards Mike
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#23 Posted : 24 November 2012 18:51:39

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BigGrin Hi Mike
in quite impressed with it really when you compare it price wise you can pay the same for just the etch at eduard so a bargain really
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#24 Posted : 24 November 2012 19:04:17

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Hello Andy,

This is gonna be a very cool model when finished with all these aftermarket add-ons and I can see you getting hooked on these plastic ship models and making more and more?? Good stuff mate watching with interest!!!! ThumpUp Cool

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#25 Posted : 24 November 2012 20:10:10

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BigGrin Hi Kev
the Akagi kit is being built as a refrence/comparison to the deag partwork with the plans i also have i can cross reference everything so its built right or how i want it to look, that being as close as possible to the real Akagi.
As for the Shinano she was a sister ship to the Yamato so all thats left to build out the 3 is the Mushashi.
I do enjoy plastic kits but they have to be something that grabs nowadays rather than the old build anything mentality,thanks again for looking in your inputs always apreaciated
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#26 Posted : 24 November 2012 23:21:23

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Some very fine detail on those etch frets Andy, hope you've got the optivisors ready..
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#27 Posted : 26 November 2012 02:41:24

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Hi Andy!
You are very lucky, I think. These etch parts are always sold out when we want to buy them in Japan. I am looking forward your sending photos of the building the Akagi's bridge.
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#28 Posted : 26 November 2012 10:23:41

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BigGrin Hi Yaturo
I got this etch set from China like the decks etch set also and both are on Ebay so a little closer to home for you.I think there might have been a mistake in the packaging aswell as i have 2 full sets of etch so i might build 2 using the kit parts aswell and see what 1 looks best
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#29 Posted : 29 December 2012 14:50:04

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BigGrin Hi All
This morning there was a knock on the door and hey presto the deck etch kitDrool Drool has finaly arrived from china, this is the Flyhawk set comprising of five bags with upper and lower main deck and then the cross braces and supports for the underneath also some crew sponsons and support beams, the only thing iv noticed that isn't provided is the bow support girders as the ones in the kit are for the stern only not sure why but hey ho upwards and onwards.
First impresions when opening the set was WOWLove the detail and crispness of the etch is something to behold I realy think im going to enjoy putting this together although I think there will be some challenging moments on the wayBlink .As always all comments /questions are welcome
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PS I think you could do a build diary all of its own on this setLOL
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#30 Posted : 29 December 2012 15:40:13

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Cursing Sorry im having trouble uploading pics right now I get there eventualy , I think it may be compatability problems with windows 8 ] I just upgraded] and the websiteCrying
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#31 Posted : 01 January 2013 12:29:12

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BigGrin Some progress on the deck braces very small and fiddly at times but the results make it worth the time and effort, sorry about the pic quality as its hard to focus on such small etchBlushing .
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BigGrin Hi Andy
at that scale (1/700)Drool your eyesight must be phenominul
Drool Brill stuff keep us posted
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#33 Posted : 01 January 2013 14:42:47

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BigGrin Hi Budgie
Thanks for looking in and your kind words, yes its 1/700 scale and quite challenging at times but also gives a sence of achievement as it goes together. Unfortunatly I need to wear optivisors now for work like this unlike a few years backLOL
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PS Here's a pic with a penny to show scale a little better
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#34 Posted : 01 January 2013 15:11:42

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Great work with the PE. It can't be easy at this scale.
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Hi Andy,

Looks a great kit & good luck with that PE, even with my Optivisor I think I would struggle with that scale. 1/35 is a challenge these days! Blushing

Look forward to your updates.

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BigGrin Thank you Yamaska and Wilfy for looking in and your comments. Yh PE at this scale is definatly a challenge at times there have been a fair fewCursing but the results are worth it I thinkDrool
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BigGrin Just a couple more pics on progress just the bow frame work left now and the adding of other small parts plus the making up of the stern struts from deck to flight deck
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#38 Posted : 06 January 2013 16:59:20

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BigGrin Hi All
I have finally finished [ very large sigh of reliefLOL ]all the support girders on the underneath of the etch deck, the crane has been fixed in position as have the two crane operator platforms. All the side deck crew pods have also been fixed and its now at the painting stage.
The support girders for the deck still need to be made up and the arrester gear for the decks has still to be fitted as have a few other small pieces of etch.
Would I do another etch deck like this you may ask and I would reply yes, at times it was a pain but when you see the results its far better than a moulded plastic deck, judge for yourselves sorry about some of the pic quality and as usual all comments/questions are welcome
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#39 Posted : 08 January 2013 21:09:53

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BigGrin Hi All a couple of shots of the deck with a coat of undercoat which shows up the detail a little better
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Hi andy,

Great work as always, the paint really shows the detail
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