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Light cruiser Agano-class

All you need to know about Light cruiser Agano-class from a scale modeler perspective.


Category:Ships - Cruisers
Ships - Cruisers
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Used from:1942–1946
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:JP Various
Model:Light cruiser Agano-class

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November 20, 2020

Katya Hodgson added a new photoalbum.
10 | 31. October 2019, 09:17
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Katya Hodgson
Thank you everyone!

Yes, I am afraid I gave up making model kits. It was becoming too stressful for me, and I wasn't able to get myself to keep doing it. It started as long a break but I eventually gave up all together.

I do now design custom military LEGO though, if anyone is interested in that.
17. November 2020, 15:05
Just curious, any particular reason why it was stressful? I have to stop adding my typical fix-it-up kits myself. :) Building a nicely fitting kit model, is usually a joy.
17. November 2020, 15:35
Tim Heimer
just as Lego building, painting, knitting, doing stain glass, or what ever, I always thought was a suppose to be artistic expression, a love of the art, a love of being able to express/ show your talent and not be a job or be stressful. So what ever direction you decide to go I wish you well!
17. November 2020, 16:25
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Katya ,,,, pitty to hear that ,,,,, it should be fun ,,,, a way of relax ,,, not to get stressed ,,,, i t happens to me from time to time but then I go for an easy kit , with minimal detal , brush painted ,,, like my retro-modelling projects
18. November 2020, 05:52
Katya Hodgson
Yeah, sadly it wasn't very good for my mental health... it was stressful and messy and took a long time, and I was never that happy with the results. :(

I'm not the most patient person so i'm not sure I was that well suited to this. Thank you all for your support though!

I have been enjoying working on the LEGO stuff, and instructions for some of my designs are even for sale on this website!
18. November 2020, 15:31
I'm sorry to hear that you found the hobby stressful Katya. In spite of what you think, your models are good. But modelling isn't important – the most important thing is to keep yourself well. :)
Enjoy your LEGO – I used to love it as well so I can see the attraction.
18. November 2020, 15:47
Hi Katya, I did not know something like LEGO instuctions existed! In some real way, the military subjects you made as a plastic modeller and observing the details on them, come in now quite handy. It will certainly help you in thinking out better LEGO instructions and that is a very creative process because you have to translate reality into a changed reflexion of the real thing. And it still has to come over as that specific tank or airplane. That is also very hard. But if this is more to your liking then so much the better that you found something satisfying to do.
I started plastic modelling when I was 10. Later on I bought an airbrush which I know only now, didn't work very well. I bought several cheap once on Ebay from China. All between 15 and 25 Euro. All were clearly knock-offs from - (Iwata Custom Micron CM-C Plus 2). That made the difference. One airbrush worked extremely well. Of the 8 I bought 3 work well, the others not so much.
But I still have trouble finding the right gloss coat on top of my enamel paints. My mission is to find the right way with the right products in the most simple way to make a model hassle-free and write a good artickle on that. Better than anything written before.
Who knows maybe one day you will start a new model again and it will be relaxing? Because of work I stopped for decades. My eyes were so tired that I could't model in my spare time anymore.
A curse for us ordinary modellers are also that inevitable we compare ourselves with the superdetailers and crack-modellers. I very much try to just make an acceptable neat model, nothing more.
Now with LEGO the painting problems are certainly out of the way.
For you its about how to make something with a limited amount of different pieces, inventing a new 3-D puzzle every time. It must be gratifying if you succeed in doing that. All the best!
20. November 2020, 01:33
Katya Hodgson
Thank you very much! It's definitely a challenge working with LEGO to capture details, but some of the techniques you can use are surprising!
20. November 2020, 17:34