Kawanishi H8K2 Emily und A6M2-N Rufe Base Dio
This will become a bigger Diorama with maintenance (emily) ans a beaching scene (Rufe). Both are HAsegawa kits with a lot of etched Parts for the Emily.
I have to say i never had such difficulties to join two Fuselage Halves than with the new Hasegawa Emily, though it is well engineered by Hasegawa, the weakpoint is that you have to cement with pressure downwards (joining the spares for the Wing assembly inside the fuselage correctly) and from the side.
Progress so far see thepictures
looking good. i am in.
Great, thank you... and take a seat..
nice start so far...
Very cool project 👍. Following.
Nice start with that Daniel
Seems to become another promising dio! I´m in!
Wow, I woll do my best..
Interesting project. Looking very good so far!
Thank you 👍 Mean while i made a little progress with the engines...
Nice detail painting! 👍 I'm in too. 🙂
very nice work! I'm in - a flying boat and a floatplane in one build is not to be missed!
Thank you Björn and Thomas, much appreciated... But i have to correct you Thomas..... 2 Flying boats.. Got my hands on the H8K1 Offering from Hasegawa for a very good price so i decided to expand the Dio for another Flying boat 😄
Inspiration was a pic with a H8K1 in the water and another one already under maintenance ashore..
Holy Mo, what a etched parts firework 👍👍👍
Looking good so far. 🙂
Mega Project!!! I spendet a lot of time with watching your progress.
Thank you very much folks... @ Joerg yes indeed...alltogether around 280pcs. Ok in the end you will see about 30% but I know they are there 😄
@Guy glad to read that from you!, @Miro Yes a year goes by so fast ...thank you for the patience.
And now i pray that everything stood in position when i release the tape.
Well that's a hell of a job ! Although I tend to use or to scratch parts that you won't see when the model is finished , what you did it's amazing. Keep up!
Thanks Alex! I will so my best😢
Welcome Dave 👍 The Clearparts of the Emily kit are a dream btw: shiny, thin and the fit is excellent. Cheers Daniel
Masking, masking man I've got to be a masking man.....🙂
wow.... lost of it 🙂
That is a LOT of mask 😄. However, let us remember how this would go in the age before pre-cuts masks...😉. May I ask how you attached the canopy to the fuselage?
Impressive, will follow
I have never used a pre-cut mask yet, but one like this one would certainly make think about it....😢
@Spanjaard, yes nearly 140 single patches to fo fix... But except of the ones for the fusealge windows, they are included in the kit for the 1st release edition. It makes things definetely much easier with this flying greenhouses from Japan, France etc...
I wish i had those for the Renzan.
@Lukasz Thank you very much and welcome 👍
@Alec Yes once upon a time when frames were mainly brushpainted 🙂
The Canopy fits that perfect i just needed 4 spots of Micro Lristal Klear (white glue) to fix it....
140? holy..... yes, enough to get you insane 🙂
Nice. Thanks for the info Daniel.
Hi there, the mask from the kit weren't mainly of the correct fit, so i had to cut new ones of my own and now i am stisfied with the result.
It cost many time but now i am in the mantal state again to continue the detailwork 🙂 For this Emily will be the beached one i started with the "legs"
. Tonight i will practice some soldering of etched parts, because toglue the Maintenance platforms would be insane to do.
Best regards Daniel
Hi Daniel, nice start, i take a seat. Cheers Stefan
Nice work on the interior!
THank you Guys....
@stefan yes but it is a slow start.. guess it will take 4-5 years to finish this project....
Daniel, we will wait patiently as you write your progress in time😉
Good luck with restart of this project. You know, Wilnsdorf is end of April, jeff Jas! 🙂
Da-da-da- ba-ba-bam-bah , Pressure pushing down on me 🙂
No,no a WIP will do as long as there is any progress.. April is so near again
Such a beautiful seaplane. Must be huge in 1:72 scale.
Thank you Teehugger.. Yes ist is a big Lady when finished ca. 40x50cm. THe kit itself has 283 pcs. and with the PE and Resinparts..nearly 500 🙂
Meanwhile the other project is drying , i gave the Rufe its first colour coat... and i have to say after over 1 one year the masks were fitted. It is ok.
Not too much to rework on it
Decals are added to the Rufe
Very nice Rufe. Hasegawa?
That's real moddeling! great job! Only I think the cocpit fuselage under the canopy should be painted black. And the Instrument panels more Mitsubishi interior green than aotake.
But in endeffect, I like the both excellent planes. Looking forward to the finishing.
Hey Miro, glad that you like it.. you are right... The Aotake is just the first coat.. It will become an Tyreblack finish. But the PAnels were in early A6M2 Aotake overall, especially the units aboard ships. Unluckily the filter of the CAmera makes the plane look white. But in reality its very lightendes Blueish grey.
And the plane is not ready at all. There is still a lot of washing and shading and lining to do..
Thanks Cuajete.. Yes it is the Hasegawa, simple but quite correct and overall good details.
Thank for the info about cocpit painting Daniel. I have got my Rufe in my stash and the yours is for me great inspiration now.
Woah, Gonna follow this, got 2 H8K's staring at me, now i can watch you build 1 first. Maybe i learn something.
@Miro pleases me to read this. and for the colours.. do not mention it. Glad if i could help.
@Rick thank you for your very kind words. And as i see you are quite young enough to watch my building progress and then build your own 🙂
Massive project, great work so far. I'm following 👍
A warm Welcome Roberto 👍
Time for Base building 👍
Thats gonna be a big base Daniel! Really want to see how you make the base for this
Hi Rick ! Nevermind, it is not only for the Emily Dio base..😢 The base for this will be about 100 x 75cm!
Added an artistically valuable sketch, as example for the dio 🙂🙂
Some model railway bases are smaller😉 Good luck!
Hi Frank, jap, if i get this finished til Wilnsdorf, you will have to built a smaller board for your gems 🙂
Wow, Emily looks awesome 👍. I am looking forward for the maintenance platforms. Are you planing to use all in the Eduard's package? This platforms are really interesting for me.
Hallo Daniel, I'm curious about the diorama and look forward to see it sometime in Wilnsdorf. Cheers Stefan
@David thank you! Planned are all of them. The H8K1 will be shown in full maintenance state in the Dio.
@Stefan Iam also looking forward to to WIlnsdorf. But the next 2-3 times it will be a WIP Presentation i guess 🙂
Daniel 100 X 75cm is still very big haha. Do you already know how you want to add the water? I Always think of that as the hardest part in a dio
Hi Rick, yes still big and you mean what material I plan to use for it?
See 1st pic 🙂
Yeah, that was what I meant! Just got me the same stuff a month ago. Didn't use it yet. Wondering how it will look. Heard great stuff about those AK products!
Looking really good Daniel
@Rick, i will report and we will see how it goes with these. I donot need tons of it because the sea will be quite shallow and even. For the spray i got the Vallejo snow foam. Will be my first big dio with water. Let's see if i can handle this and if the products keeps their promise😉
@thank you spanjaard always much appreciated 👍
You have a very interesting and ambitious project here. It will be fantastic to see progress and en results 🙂
Now I could not wait any more and started my own Rufe now!
Really big project! Very interesting! 👍
@Spaanjard that is exact the way i feel about it 🙂
@Miro selbst ist der Mann 👍😉
@Flop_Se Big and time consuming yes
Well, thats really an ambitious project my oh my. 🙁
110*68cm is the Base. I think i will make two halves for better Transportation. The Emily's Wings can be separated easily thanks to hasegawas well thought engineering one do not have to glue them.
Their fit is excellent. Room at home is not the problem.
Hallo Daniel, the idea for the base is very good. If space is not the problem, it may be better to build the base in one piece, because the cut does not look good. Cheers Stefan
Keep your Speed Daniel
i certainly agree with Stefan
Ok, than i will have to buy or lent a Big variant car to transport it😢
you see? easy solution 🙂 😄
Yap, I think the broken canopy serie (remember the Kobayashi Lightning? - Still not heard a thing from Airfix btw.) was a sign to get back to the voluptuous Lady(s). - and they really are 🙂
So i started fixing the wings and preparing the maintenance platforms so that sh can get her first bit of colour soon.
@Daniel: a little bit of inspiration maybe: 🙂
Whoa thats awesome Lukasz 👍 Thank you very much for that link 🙂
You're welcome, just found it by accident 🙂
Thank you and i will give it a try
I can't wait to see the finished result of this epic build, Daniel. Great work as always! 👍
Thank you very much Björn! Great you found this 👍
Luckily you scandinavians are well reknown for your patience😉
Wow! would love to find some links of what materials are used and an explanation of how it is all done.
Thank you Richmond and welcome 👍 There is only this Building report in german http://modellboard.net/index.php/topic,58686.0.html
Engines, carts and many pe parts.. the electric-hydraulical Beaching gear (second-last Pic) contents about 21 Pe Parts😉
Wow, this is a wonderful, ambitious and wonderfully implemented project. Of course, I am going to follow this!
Very nice details, Daniel!
Daniel, perfect work with all these photo etches. You can send it to Eduard as a perfect PR material .
so many tiny details, just wondering! I would need the whole year to finish this Project with the high quality.
@Roland nice to have you her! Thank you for your kind words Mate 👍
@Cuajete Thank you!
@David wow many thanks for your encouraging and very kind words.
I'll give the compliment further to eduard. Very good Pe Parts and research 👍
@Miro Yap, i will need at leat more than two years😉
Backboard-engines mounted and dryfitting, dryfitting and dryfitting for the starboard with the maintenance platform
Looking very nice sir.
Daniel, I'm following your project witj great interest and I'm really impressed with your progress. May I have a question. Have you used Eduards brassin engines on Emily? As I checked your last pictures it seems to me that you have standard engines, is it true?
Hi David yes, i used the standard engines. In my Opinion the kits engines are good enough and the eduard offering is not that much better. I got them in my stash and will probably use it for a later project. The Guns and armament is a must have but the engines does not make the big difference in the end. Too many small parts to glue either. Ah i had them in the list of used items now i understand. Just removed it😉
Iam a rather lazy type of guy😉
Daniel, thank you. I' ve got the same opinion. I have also one Emily in my stash with most of Eduards aftermarkets except the engines. I think there are also some parts for engines in exterior set.
I agree with Daniel. Engines looks fantastic!
But your work as I can see doesn't confirm that you are so lazy . On the contrary your work goes very quickly.
@DAvid, yes the cables are in the exterior set and thats enough. The Frame for the engine mounted to the Firewall can easily be made yourself if one like.
@Cuajete Yes they are absolutely crisp and well shaped by HAsegawa. If i would plan to show the engine under maintenance then the eduard parts could be useful in addition.
QUickly is realtive as i started this in May 2017 with a 8-9 months break due to hot summers im Germany and professionell Duties😉
Detail, details details...Will have to do nearly 40 of this window frames...all i need is a little patience...
Though you won't see them despite you are looking under the plane i know that they are there😉
Damn, Daniel! That looks so arduous. You're a better man than me.
It sure is looking marvelous Daniel.
@Tom not better more endouring perhaps😉
@Clifford I really hope it will be woth the effort in the end 🙂
Great progress so far Daniel! It seems Emily is a diorama himself with such a lot of lovely details!
Thank you mate.. Yes the whole thing is really complex.. If i count the kit and PE, Resin Parts together it contents over 500pcs in the end😉
The Maintenance Platforms are in work. (4 PArts) with 2-5 bending points each... Crazy and really small but they look really nice in the end.
A woman will laugh about a 500pcs puzzle 🙂 Great details, picture 74 shows a gun? Nice!
Hi Frank, thank you sir and master of the Stringbags and the Pe implementation 👍
Yes it is a 20mm Typ 99 Cannon of the waist Blisters
Daniel, that platform is amazing, I'm looking forward to see it in place on the wing.
Beautiful details, Daniel 👍
Thank you guys 👍 But i have to aadmit i really underestimated the time and patience needed.
It seems to me that nothing goes forward while doing all this itsy bitsy stuff😉
you may have underestimated the patience needed... but you have patience to spare 🙂 great job
Looks amazing. I like when airplanes are on a diorama, it brings life to it. I'm excited about the finished model.
Hi Daniel, you are on the right way. While we can enjoy, only you know when it's done Cheers Stefan
I think it is looking great.
Wingmounted Floats are almost ready..
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words guys 👍
Would it be appropriate to say that this is "sehr großes projekt" 😄 ?
Piecemeal, a great job is being done, Daniel.
It would be possible to do a small tutorial when you do the water? 😛
I would like to encourage you further: such a beautiful work you are displaying!
@ALec yes that would be on spot😉
@Cuajete THanky you sir. Yep that would be possible and i will link my Build review of this from Modellboard over here then
@Roland THank you Roland, think it already works. Much appreciated though 👍
Thank you, Daniel. That would be fantastic!😉
No problem Cuajete..
May i introduce the most powerful and potential Aerial Torpedo off WWII.
The Type 91 Kai-II
If it had been that good in directional stability ist would have probably been the most potential
Torpedo in WWII.
This project just keeps getting better and better.
Thank you very much for your kind words Clifford 👍
Nice torpedoes! Is it included in the kit?
Hi Cuajete.. Thank you! Yes they are without the Pe Parts of course😉
Hi Guys, before i start with painting i will sand this structure on the undersurface down to minimum i think. It is much to prominent in my eyes. Hasegawa wanted to show the welded sheet metal i guess.
What do you think?
May be a combination of sanding down, and some Extra Thin and then manipulate it with some metal to look like a welding seam? But that will be not easy in the smale scale.
Hi Frank, just sanded it half way down and it a base coat of Gunze Dissolved Putty.. Then i sprayed a thin coat of Mr. Metal color Aluminium. Tomorrow I will polish the undersurface and seal it with Mr. Metal primer. If that looks ok and a bit Dull the wings and Engineparts both undersides will get the same treatment but instead of the Dissolved Putty, Black will be the base coat.
Oh my... now that's something to see!
Image 79 show a very good pose for this and probably any aircraft I think. 🙂 Including a 1:144 scale X-Wing, which I have on a tiny stand in front of me, in a similar pose.
i have to agree with Treehugger
Those welded plates on the lower hull turned out great Daniel 👍
It just keeps getting better Daniel, that is all I can say.
Thank you mates for your very kind and encouraging words!
Yap it is getting less abstract day by day 👍
Going better and better, that is easily sensationell!
Amazing. Going to keep an eye on this one.
Allein die Perspektive ist schon sehr dominant Daniel
Thanky you for your kind words Miro, Bryn, Tom and Roland, much appreciated.🙂
The underside looks really impressive!
Welcome Ben 👍
@Rick Thank you but still some work to even the aluminium look and weathering etc. to do.
The squares under the belly need some minor polishing too before all can be sealed with a semi dull coat.
Nice progress Daniel 👍 looking good
OH yea! looking great.
Thanjk you very much Cliff and Stephan.. Basecoat and preshading started
Looks like you spend much time into preshading!
I like the idea of dirtying up the surface creating a subtle irregularity in the shading, I must try this myself sometime. 🙂 I had previously dismissed pre-shading airbrushing, but I think if being subtle enough, and being limited to creating an irregular shading, then I think it could look great if being careful not flooding the surface with the last layers of paint (which I guess would fully cover the surface effect, making it not visible).
very nice preshading Daniel. it looks just perfect
@Treehugger, it can work really well, but you need to be as careful as i am sure Daniel will be😉 you can try with some old model to get the hold of it.
Looking great, a beautiful beast!
Coming along nice there. The pre-shading is going to pay off for sure. Those Japanese planes always show lots of wear since they operated in such tough environments.
Looking very impressive.
Looks promising 👍 How many hours have you spend roughly?
THanky you all Guys for your kind words , much appreciated...
@Tree It is like spanjaard said a matter of careful finishing the top coat..
It will take its time but in the end it should outcome well..
@spanjaard.. i will be as careful as a man can be😉
@Nathan Yes they were often very bleaches and dull, because of salty water, high humidity in the air and at leat heat and sun...
@FRank about 4-5 hours netto..
Top work on the pre-shading/black basing Daniel. Looking forward to the final color coat
Nice work, it is perfect study material how to paint such a nice kit.
Thank you Moritz and David, i feel honored indeed by your nice and encouraging words. 👍
I added mor coats of brownish green and blueish green very thin coats .
Last to simulate the faded Top coat and the from underneath through shining aotake coat.
@Moritz it is rather a Grey basing in my case. I somewaht do not like it to totally blacken my projects except of overall NMF.😢
Hope you can see it in the last 8 pictures.
Fantastic pre-shading, Daniel!!
Impressive indeed. And that's a LOT of surface area to cover 😄
Thank you ALec and Cuajete, much appreciated.
Last pics show what the way is and we get close to the finishing coat with Dark Kawanishi Green..
nice pre shading 👍
Thank you Roberto! And thats why i like this technique and how HAsegawa has engineered the wings in this kit. You can easily work step by step and get closer to the outcome you like.
It is very controllable... Backboard-wing is nearly finished.. Only the fabric parts will be reworked and of course the yellow wing markings will follow.
Man that is looking awesome.
Thank you very much Clifford 👍
looks fantastic already!
Gosh you do such an amazing job with these!
I'm just hoping I can fine a Finemolds 1/48 A7M Reppu at the model show on Sunday. 🙂
Hallo Daniel, it come out more and more nicely 👍. Cheers Stefan
I like the preshading as well. The outcome on the left wing is superb.
Thank you all mates, that is really encouraging and satisfying to hear 👍
Added some more pics with the paintwork started on the fuselage.
I had to interrupt because my airbrush started to stuck . But no need to rush things.
Sehr schönes Farbspiel, gefällt mir sehr gut, inspirierend!
Cool das es Dir gefällt Holger und ist auch echt easy... BTW: 3:0😉
"Legs" are mounted
Thank you very much Clifford, much appreciated 👍
Thank you James.. Since yesterday afternoon I am completely out of order..
Have not been that ill for years with Fever and whole body hurts etc..... Thanks to my wife 😭
Anyway i managed to dull the coat of my Emily partly to get an even more worn effect and to even the contrast a bit.
Hope you like it
I hope you get better soon, Daniel!
Thanks Mates 👍. James if it was intentional she tried it first on herself 🙂
good luck and recover soon
Interresting colours-playing. Is it in this scale not too dark? But otherweise excellent work so far.
Thank you spanjaard! Fever is gone 👍 typical male says my wife! Monday to tuesday nearly dying and asking for mummy, and in no 48h later back to my playground????
@miro thank you mate! The last pictures are too dark and bad lightened. It is not that dark
Excellent Work Daniel!!!! I follow you
Glad you recovered so quickly!
Glad you are feeling better.
Thank you mates! I am back in business😢
@Jose Welcome and thank you for your nice words! Much appreciated 👍
Masking worked as it seems
Ohhh wow... you even have the crew in there... just amazing!
PS: I am surprised how good the masks went off after nearly two years
Thank you Katya 👍
Better and better everytime I take a look at this one.
Tank you Nathan for your very kind comment👍
OH YEA, Awesome!
Geez man... leave some modelling for the rest of us!
Wächst und gedeiht! Wird gut!! Braucht wohl sehr viel Farbe....🙂
Fantastic work Daniel
Quite a lump of plastic. Looking great so far!
Most impressive Daniel!
Wow!! Thank you all so much for your encouraging and appreciative words Mates 👍👍
The decals are a bit of a fight but if you do not want to paint the lining , you have to deal with it.
But in the future i will always spray the yellow wingmarks
She is coming along fine...
The painting of the fuselages is well done, not easy in this large size.
Thank you Miro and Olivier, much appreciated! 👍
I agree with James. Fantastic result!
Thank you JAmes and Cuajete 👍 I grow a few inches now😢
Last bits for my Emily arrived today from Japan 👍 Weekend is saved😉
Congratulations, have a nice time and share the results of your perfect and inspiring work. And what suprise was in the packet?
Some more PE parts or Resin parts I guess? It looks absolutely awesome Daniel! Perhaps a competition winner?
Hi David and Rick,
@Dave Thank you very much for your encouraging words and yes i will share but at the moment iam wrestling with the kit decals. Quite a lot and not to easy to bring on.. Next time i will airbrush the markings. The packet contains the Hasegawa etching part set for the exterior details that Eduard did not mention in their sets.
@Rick, Thank you very much mate.. well i do not think this will be good enough for a competition winner, i also do not plan to take part in one😉 But i'll try my best and it makes me happy to write such nice words 👍 And pe Parts is right yes these:
Type 2 Large Flying Boat Det..Parts (Hasegawa 72167, 1:72)
Finish line comes closer. A whole weekend for the F++ing Decals 😭
Man that is just freaking awesome.
I am in awe... it really looks so amazing I have to snappy comment to share.
Thank you very much Guys 👍 Maintenance Platform added
Thank you mates! It is develloping????
Are they steps leading into the wing ?
These were integrated and retractable maintenance platforms
Sunderlands got similar ones to get easier to the engines
Hm, seems a little bit to big for 1/72 the figure
Ok the figures fit but hey looks like Aliens took control here😉
Nearly every parts are added now.. SO i can start with the partial weatherng and postshading
Already looks totally complete to me Daniel, beautiful 🙂
Very nice work Daniel 👍
Thank you Guy and STephan.. Very much appreciated 👍
So before we go for the last steps with the emily it is time to care about the service and Maintenance items.
Amazing, is this the part where you bake the giant cookie? That's always my favourite part!😉
Very well done Daniel, my hat is off to you.
Wow, the result is really impresive. It looks like real plane and in this scale it is unbelievable👍. And will be there another Emily? I remember your dio schema and I suppose there were two .
Wow... Looks great, Daniel!
What brand is the truck and the items it transports?
Simply Stunning! Well Done! Such a beautiful Airplane!
Thank you all so much Mates for your kind words 👍
@David Thanky ou mate - the second Emily is cancelled due to space issues😉
@Cuajete the items are from Black dog and are originally made for a Chevrolet C15. the truck is a Kitbash and should look like a Nissan type 94 truck. The basic kit is the Fiat 634 of IBG.
@Greg no cookie this time... more like a big sheet cake😉
Trying to sculpt a Tractor out of a Resin Brick.. Hmpf!
Hard to believe it's one piece. Looking great, hats off, you are also a sculpturer .
Hi David, of course it is not in one piece but the form and moulding even of Resine is rather clumsy.
A lot of holes bubbles etc.. but japanese equipment is especially in 72 more than seldom to find.
Added the maintenance ladders provisionally...They were in fact semi-gloss Black
I just love the ambition of this project! And your execution is spotless, can't wait to see the finished result! 👍 🙂
The ladders are great Daniel 👍
Really good progress!
Thank you guys for your very kind and encouraging words 👍
The truck got some preshading and khaki colour
@Bob thank you so much btw for the very nice words.
@Olivier QUesions ?😉
@Björn Thank you and the emily is almost finished. The project itself will still need some more time..or even more time 🙂
It is turning out awesome, I love it.
Thanks Clifford 👍 Glad you like the outcome so far.
Bread, Fruits and Vegetables- Bread, Fruits and Vegetables...😉
No question, Daniel. Ummm is the sound I make when I eat very good chocolate.
Ok mate that is a good reason for a Umm😉
I hope that the Teppichmonster do like to eat mudguards!
Been following the build progress but haven't been able commenting lately. Absolutely epic work here, Daniel! While I've not been able to do much building myself recently I love seeing all the amazing work you and others here are doing. Truly humbling.
Thank you very much for your nice and your appreciation 👍 Hope to see more progress of your works too. I love Classical Cars.
@Frank, got no Carpets in my man cave.. I have no idea where the mudguard went after brushing the colour o the model. The lift headlight also disappeared😭
Mmhh don't know why I missed this?! Great work so far Daniel. I guess you have a way to go, so I'll take a look to any more progress.
Fantastic, Daniel! It will be difficult the long wait until the finished complete dio.
A beautiful airplane and lovely detailing. 🙂
Fantastic job Daniel, very sad that your not in Lingen this year. Would love to see the lady live.
Added some dirt and dust pigments and a light washing to the truck. Really hope i will find the missing mudguard soon 😭
@Christian Thank you and yes it is still a long way to go😢
@Cuajete thank you mate for your very kind words. It is hard for me too but with every finished or nearly finished part of the projects, finish line comes in sight and the whole thing take its shape.
@Treehugger Thank you and yes it is really a lovely design for such a big bird.
@Sascha. Much appreciated thank you mate.. Yes Lingen i always missed for some reason. But next year it is a must whatever will happen 👍
You should bring this beauty to Veldhoven!😉
Nice truck. Following
I'm still waiting for the giant cookie baking... or does that only happen around the holidays, Daniel?
@spaanjard..quality shown there is too good for my works
@James THanks mate..yes have to find this f.ng thing😉
@Kim welcome and thank you very much 👍
@Greg, before baking the cake i'll have to gather and prepare all the ingredients for the topping😉
But i doesn't take much longer till baking starts.
Played a little around with the figures and peripherie .. felt like a child again😉
Currently reading "Days of Infamy" in which Japan has invaded Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbour. The H8K is mentioned a lot in the story and then I remembered that somebody was building one of those beasts on scalemates........very nice work so far!
That will be a very nice dio Daniel 🙂
Daniel, this beauty will have every right to be there! 🙂 you are too critic with yourself! 🙂 (we all are 😛 )
Very nice work so far. The paintjob on your Emily is really a top job.
Your composition on the dio works but it would be even better in my eyes if you place the Emily not right angled to the edges of your base. Maybe you can give it a try.
👍 much better 👍
What a huge diorama You should request the stage at the front of the hall in Wilnsdorf for Emily alone😉
whoo Thank you so much Mates for your big amount of kind and nice words !!
@Wim is this a novel? Japan never invaded HAwaii😉 But the H8K was a Big Player in the japanese Pacific warfare. In my opinion it was their best and most succesful desig beside the Zero. Thanky mate!
@Miro Danke Dir 👍 Die EMily für sich genommen ist schon sehr beeindruckend.
@Stephan I really hope so😉 Thank you for your encouragement!
@Spanjaard Thank you so much Sir. Yes because we know the little issues in every build😉
@Moritz Thank you mate👍 The paintjob result is really not bad and i am really happy with the outcome.
Thanks for the hint with the placement
@Frank 🙂 yap with a pacific Background on the curtains😢 But a table should do..I will cut the Base a little bit. Round the edges and make a triangle at onne edge to give it a not to square look..
My Interpretation of "breakfast on a skyscraper"😉
nice bunch waiting for paint
Are those the Redbox figures?
Hi, Yes Rick and some Resin figures by M.G.M.
I thought so! Lovely figures but I think a bit to soft plastic....
Yap, soft like rubber, a real treat to clean and you have to paint them very carefully and even when you seal them touching after paiting is risky, to peel of the paint again.But they are the only game in town, despite of Hasegawas Figures coming with the Trucks in 72
Days of Infamy is alternate history, I know the invasion never took place
I fully agree with you! Or pay some more money for the resin figures there are on the market.
or make your own copies in resin of the plastic ones😉
not that i have done it myself....yet but it is an idea!
I've done that with 1/144 figures. it's not that easy... at least not to get ones with all their arms and legs.😉
Looks so fantastic Daniel, so excited to the final result!
Thank you Sascha👍
Hi How doy ou like the mechanic guys... I am not that skillfully with painting figures...
Too much wash or dirt on it? sealing Matt coat is to follow of course
Hi Guys, really what do you think honestly about the figures? should i try to paint eyes etc. or is it ok this way?
It looks okay to me and, even though this is just advice I read somewhere else, I heard that painting the eyes is usually a bad idea. Basically, your eyes will fill in the blank if they're not there... but you can't unsee giant googley eyes and it'll make them look odd.
Thank you Greg 👍 That was also my intention. I saw several tries of others which did not convinced me and I have never painted the eyes before. With natural light outside they also look ok to me now.
Thanks mate 👍
Figures look good. It`s a wise decision not to paint eyes; very often they look oversized and the guy looks scared and scary spoiling an otherwise good build.
Looks good to me!
I always think of it this way. If you were standing at a distance from someone who appeared to be 1:72 in size, would you see their eyes? I think your figures look just fine.
Hallo Daniel, the figure looks good. I am curious, to see it in Wilnsdorf. Btw. I don't paint the eyes and use this book for painting: Book: The Paint Guide for Figures of World War Two (by Joaquin Garcia-Gasquez)
First thank you all very much for your hints and answers 👍
@Rick, the Resin figures are much too expensive and not much better. And you have to clean and sand them widely, and that is not the best for my health😉
@SPanjaard never did that before and Resin is not my favorite stuff to work with😉
@Neuling thanks and yes they all look out of proportion .
@Nathan good Point 👍
@Stefan cool book thank you 👍 Just 6 weeks left to WD btw. Time is running out😉
Mechanic added to the Maintenance Platform.. Though the size ( of 165cm in real) seems plausible to me, it looks like a mismatch somehow. It would have been difficult to work in this narrow gap
seems plausible to me... think it is meant for basic maintenance, so difficult but not impossible is admitted
I think it looks good, Daniel 👍
great looking figures
not the most comfortable place to work.... but think of a tail gunner of B-17😉
Thank you mates 👍
@ Bart and Spanjaard yap And the japanese weren't that sophisticated anyway i guess.🙂
Did some more posing and positioning of the ground crews and maintenance
crew looking good!
Daniel, just amazing. I'd like to be that man on the maintenance platform .
But I'm not sure the plane will be able to fly anymore . All the figures are very nice and real.
Daniel, what a joy to see your diorama grow - every day a worth seeing addition!
Looking great Daniel, already has come to life 🙂
The whole set looks very good. And there is still much more in the whole dio!
Very nice ground crew Daniel 👍
Thank you all guys for your nice and warm words, much appreciated really 👍
Now the modified Starter Truck is ready for Duty
May i introduce to you: The japanese Hulk😉
He looks like he could catapultstart the Emily by hand 🙂
He's praising you for the amazing job you are doing!
Wow, thumps up!
Thank you Mirko and Tom! Your nice comments are most welcome👍
STarted to scratchbuild a Pulley for the upper wing to pull up the Torpedoes and Bombs under the wing.
Fantastic Daniel, scratch rocks 🙂
Very clever this scratch construction !
Hi Olli, Yep just using and improving the starter truck parts😉
@Sascha, thanks mate... 👍
Hey Guys, do you think this would come out nice with the improvised Pulley..?
One of them...
Hi Bob and Greg ! Thank you mates!Of course this is not the final version of it but happy you like it already👍Tells me iam on the right way
Some more Pics with the Pulley mounted.
Great work Daniel!
Thank you Rick, much appreciated!👍
Those figures are so nice having with the model. It really makes the notion of scale so much more interesting with the human scale showing. 🙂 That truck also add to that effect.
@treehugger thank you! Yes figures and peripherie always bring some life and perspective ????
@ Holger thank you very much !👍
The scratch pulley puzzles together bit by bit
And your talent is puzzling us all.
Wow thank you very much Olly!
even on top of paper towel is simply incredible.... on top of a dio will be .... do not have even words any more.
Amazing work Daniel. Looping fantastic
Awesome indeed. I am loopy from all this myself... 😄
And a motorbike added too 👍 Picture 124 looks like a Harley frame😉
Great attention to detail! 👍 The figures really make it come alive!
I was also thinking bike-frame when I saw pic 124. Must be the biker in me that wants to get rolling again.😉
Very nice scratch pulley, Daniel. Maybe you should consider making a motorbike from scratch too 😛
Cheers Mates, and thank you for all your nice and encouraging comments..
@Frank as Cuajete and Björn also assumed - this comes next.... but as a single project.. do not want to overload the scene😉
By the way. Have no odea and no sources what colors the japanese equipment would have had. So i just choose it freeminded.
Do not want to loose to much with such questions.
Yot think that stuff will do? I am quite satisfied with the outcome.
Would you consider producing such things for other members ?
really well done. So cool.
This is going to be so cool when you get it done.
It looks perfect and real. Good choice. 👍
Would really such a huge flying boat be used to launch torpedoes ? Does not seem very practical to me...
@Olivier Bike Frames? No i would not consider it, though it makes me proud that there would be demand for it😉
and yes they did use Torpedoes and they were succesful with it🙂
@Tom, Clifford and David, Thank you very much for your warm and nice words.. 👍
Impressive Daniel 🙂
Just wow Daniel, wonderful progress!
Thank you Erik and Sascha.. But now it is really getting urgent with the base
Last set of pics with the final set up before doing the base outdoors. Sadly the light wasn't that good as i thought..too cloudy
But still good looking Daniel 👍
So excited to see that base, pics please 🙂
Black & white makes it look like archive. Good idea !
Thank you stephan, Sascha and Olly! Pictures of the base will follow soon😢
Not only is this still an awesome build, it gets an award for the longest running post too!
I know! I don't know how people manage the patience to do this...
@Nathan, thanks mate 👍 Getting slowly a bad conscience, cause it takes so long
@Katya do not know how old you are but i think patience increases with getting older and experience..
That does not mean that i am a patient person in general😉
I have to travel to Scotland for a few days, so this is the actual state..
The whisky cave needs resupply ?
Getting better at each step, will be an impressive dio
living scenario! Awesome
Thank you Christian, Erik and Miro for your warm and nice comments 👍
@ Olly yap 2 edition malts 🙂
Really a "great" work, lovely
Awesome Daniel, very nice.
Thank you very much Roberto and Clifford 👍
As the Base is developing some more neat stuff and equipment bashed together for the maintenance crew 🙂
Nice idea Daniel to put that figure on that ladder with some weight to the other side 👍
9 days left...
yap Olly, i'll have to hurry 🙂
Hi Mates! Do you think this chains would fit?
They look very well, IMHO 🙂
They look good to me. That is going to be one beautiful dio when you get it finished.
Good chains, safety first
THank you guys the warm words are very welcome 👍
Chains now drying after burnishing....
@James in reality they would be less than 4m high.. but the width is somewhat oversized thats true
I think James meant the size of the chains. But I could be wrong.
I didn't know you were... into that sort of thing...
fifty shades of green-grey Greg 🙂
You are still working on this? It is truly amazing... and to think for me spending 2 weeks on a model seems like an awfully long time...
That monster still amazes me. Beautiful job.
Great stuff really, overal finish just top & so many details to look at. 👍 + real respect for the dude on pic 141 doing his morning workout with the long lance 😄
This is a work of art and love, a master piece in every way
@katya Thank you and yes im still working on it🙂
@clifford and Slavo thank you mates-much appreciated👍
@spanjaard nice and love is in nearly every part of it🙂
man, image 141, that one helluva strong japanese guy....
Such a fun build to look at with the figures all around. 🙂
Grandiose project!Exellent job!
Thank you mates😉
@Bart yes the real Popeye 🙂 @Tree by time when i will get the base done it all will look more organized.🙂
@Oleg Thank you much appreciated!👍
Now waiting for the Hangar Background to finish this up
An other fan of the gpm hangar, Daniel ?
Hi Erik, yap 3D is 3D..🙂
Complete Scratching one, i am too lazy and the Coastal kits stuff is great but does not match in size and
subject, and is only a backplate and too expensive for a compromise.
But i hope to convert this GPM thing into a japanese looks alike hangar.. The structure is nearly the same.
Only Doors and windows are slightly different, but that is free for interpreatation 🙂
Damn, everyone is buliding hangars these days, it seems to spread faster than the bat plague😉
But they are hard to get here and the shipping costs demanded by GPM from Poland are out of this world 🙂
Should I start distributing them?😉
Well, indeed the foreign postage charges offered by Polish Post are mad, I know 🙁
Yap Lukasz good idea👍
I am already in negotiatians with a colleague who placed a bigger order at GPM.
Another one is searching his staff 🙂
Beautiful flying boat Daniel, very impressive.
To be honest, Daniel, I paid the high given postage charge too, but got a paypal repay from Gpm as the real shipping cost was lower.
Wow, that's very kind of them 👍 Nice customer service
Huge! Very nice. I'm following.
Thank you and welcome Vittorio!👍
It is really huge
yippieeeehhhhh! the Hangar arrived
Yay, the (in-)famous hangar by GPM 👍
Enjoy the build Daniel, it will enhanced your dio
Enjoy, It will be beyond words when all is done.
Wow... GPM's hangar fashion arrived at Daniel's Japanese facility. Good news!!
Guys thank you so much for all your kind and encouraging words!
Hope my result will meet the expectations🙂
Great build so far. Very promising.
cool work, very nice
oh, this is awesome!
Wow... the Great Hangar reborns... Fantastic!
What models of trucks have you used, Daniel? I think I can see up to 3 different models.
Thank you Guillaume, Marko, Greg and Cuajete..very much appreciated...👍
@Cuajete the fueltruck and the small modified Pick up are by Hasegawa and the 6 wheel Nissan Truck is a modified Praga RV by a polish manufactur.
Thank you, Daniel... I supposed that fueltruck is from Hasegawa 👍.
How did you modified the Pick up? Praga RV is from First to Fight?
Sorry for the off-topic.
Hi Mate, simply used the Hasegawa starter Truck and left the whole tubes and pipes aside.
And i aded some wooden look with a scratching tool.
BTW. A question to all who already did this hangar
How is the best way to paint the inside..?
Well, I painted the inside elements in different shades before gluing them together. In terms of paint, it was some car paint rattle can from a nearby Castorama or Leroy shop 🙂
I painted also the structural parts also with white primer from a rattle can, it needs more than one coat as the carton sucks . The base I airbrushed with different shades of light grey and some smears of dark grey and a fine black marker for the joints.
Thank you sirs for your advices and hints👍
Car Paint? is it not too aggressive?. Ok priming is without alternative with this material and i guess one have to be careful with the thinning. It should not get to thin and wet.
Found some material in my stash of an older architecturial project.
Maybe it is useful to fill the emptiness in the Hangar a bit
I recall spraying it in couple of thin, almost transparent layers, so the paper hasn't sucked so much of it. Definitely a quick-dry paint was helpful here.
You could use that material to simulate some side columns inside the hangar, see my album Melsbroek pictures 13 and 17.
Hi Erik and Lukasz thanks for your hints.
I will use them as columns inside yes