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Any issues with the Tamiya JS-2?

February 1 2017 at 12:54 PM

Rob Gronovius  (Login rgronovius)
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Just picked one up in a trade and plan on working on the kit this weekend. Any problems to look out for? It looks to be a straightforward build, but being forewarned is forearmed.

BTW, any real reason to put the four metal weight rods inside other than to add some weight to the kit?
RobG
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David Nickels
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Probably not unless you are super fussy

February 1 2017, 4:32 PM 

Nice enough kit overall. I dont know about the roadwheel size, but oddly they got that wrong in their 1/35 IS-2 and ISU=152 but they were correct in the older IS-3. But, its relatively trivial. The weights just add weight... older Tamiya kits had a metal chassis but more recent ones are plastic with add in weights.

 
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Wayne Bull
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Nothing much

February 2 2017, 2:08 AM 

Just small stuff like blanking the periscopes to avoid the see through.and some more detail on the commanders cupola and some new engine grills if your so inclined. Other than that not a lot needs doing. Here's my second one half way done

[linked image]

Have fun
Wayne

 
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Rob Gronovius
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Thanks

February 2 2017, 10:18 AM 

the kit came with Hauler engine screens. Yes, I know the original Tamiya kits came with diecast metal hulls. I have virtually all of them.
RobG
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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Interesting build log here...

February 2 2017, 10:47 AM 

Hi Rob:

No idea how much you want to add or change to your build but here you got an old but rather nice and interesting vissual building blog on that beast.


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1337698157


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1338246216


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1339874004


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1340535078


HTH!
Alvaro

 
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Wayne Bull
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Hi Alvaro

February 3 2017, 10:12 PM 

Do you know if it is the cyno(superglue) or the accelerator that turns it black.I have never seen that before and none of the brands I have here in NZ do that as far as i know. The reason i ask is that i think colored superglue would be handy as it would be easy to see where you put it ( eye sight is a bit less than perfect at close range)

Thanks for the link and through that the site .Some very nice work goes on there and i never knew it existed till now.

Have fun Wayne

 
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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Black CA

February 4 2017, 9:26 AM 

Hi Wayne:

It´s not the accelerator but the cyano glue... that is black coloured.

Coloured cyano glues have been around for some time (that build log is amost five years old already) and those are quite handy as, as you said, are far easier to see than clear ones. Those are available not only from some glue manufacturers but from modelling ones also, like Wave.

Black cyanos use to be "rubberised", that is, tinted using rubber dust particles. It is supposed that could add some flex at the cured cyano (that should be also a rather interesting feature) but that´s hardly noticeable at all.

Those use to be as much expensive as ordinary clear cyanos. But I would advise you to look for alternate sources (like eBay i.e.) as this seems to be quite popular item for make up... at least for some chinese manufacturers!

Regarding the accelerator, no secrets here. a must have if you wanted to (a) use cyano glues as fillers -like Ricardo did in a few parts of his JS build- or to (b) avoid any collateral damage by cyano fumes like in clear parts. A word of caution here. Not all cyano accelerators are safe for modelling -some might be rather agressive- so I would suggest you ensure to use one labeled as "foam safe".

HTH!
Alvaro


    
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Bryan Krueger
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Excellent build log! Thanks for sharing the link.

February 7 2017, 11:26 AM 


 
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Shon Stephens
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I remember this build...

February 11 2017, 9:13 AM 

... and I was really impressed. Did the modeler ever post pics of it painted, Alavaro?

Thanks,
Shon

 
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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Painting SBS

February 16 2017, 2:10 PM 

Hi:

Yes, of course, there is also a highly detailed step by step about the painting of that beast... but be aware! As the painting scheme may not be the one you would be expecting for! wink.gif

As a teaser, I can tell you in advance this is the subject that inspired that project:


Military_Tech_Museum_Lesany_2010_01.jpg


Anyway, the SBS well worth a look IMHO!


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1341625166


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1342197441


http://www.network54.com/Forum/615009/message/1344967775


HTH!
Alvaro

 
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Shane Ahyong
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Re: Any issues with the Tamiya JS-2?

February 3 2017, 6:30 AM 

Great kit. You have the etch screens, so the other detail to fix (if you could be bothered) is the width of the vision slits in the commander's cupola - slightly to wide. As already mentioned, you might also want to blank off the sponsons, periscopes and turret ventilator. The wheels are fine dimensionally.

There has been some debate about the road wheel diameter in 1/35 - noticeably too small in the Dragon kits. The difference between Tamiya's IS-2 and 3 wheels is fractional, even trivial. Measurements of actual vehicles differ slightly accounting for the difference between the Tamiya IS2 and 3 measurements. If I had no nit-pick the surface details of the Tamiya IS-3 wheels have slightly more finesse than the IS-2 (IMO).

Cheers,
Shane

 
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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Wrong reply! (deleted - n/t)

February 16 2017, 2:09 PM 

Alvaro


    
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Andrew deeley
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Etch screens

February 3 2017, 9:58 AM 

Hi
Hauler do etch screens they do two types

1 square mesh for post war
2. Diamond mesh for ww2

Andrew

 
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Rob Gronovius
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I have wartime screens

February 3 2017, 1:54 PM 

I plan on a basic out of box build with the obvious addition of the screens.

Thanks for the input guys.
RobG
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Wayne Bull
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Dont forget

February 3 2017, 10:04 PM 

To add a bit of texture to the cast parts as they are in need of a bit roughing up as russian stuff tends to be a bit rough and the weld beads as again they are pretty viable and not the neatest welds.

Lookforward to seeing how you go with the project

Have fun
Wayne

 
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