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The sobbing son - part I

January 10 2012 at 3:52 PM

William De Coster  (Login eazyprinz)
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Greetings everybody

While doing the last bits on my two Zeroes last weekend, I could hear some sad sobbing coming from my stash

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It was my old Hasegawa Zero

Initially I wanted to team this one up with the new Airfix Zero - but it was no real challenge for the new Airfix kit, so it was "forgotten"

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Besides - this kit didn't have decals - that's why you see an empty box in the picture

Note : always check contents when buying 2nd hand kits !

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It was released in the early 1970s - and I can imagine it was quite good for its days

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It featured nice rivets

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Since it was a generic tooling, it offered two cowlings (the early type at the left is a perfect replacement for the Airfix Fiat G.50 undersized cowling)

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Something the new Airfix and the later Hasegawa kits didn't offer : a choice of two droptanks, and some bombs

I liked these extra's happy.gif !

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So... while waiting for some extra bits for my next APTGB project on the Airfix forum, I decided to do a no thrills quick build of this kit

Ten minutes later I had the fuselage halves together and I glued the top wings to the fuselage

And boy, did I enjoy this speed - almost as fast as Dan happy.gif !

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Perfect fit - no gaps to fill & sand

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The only addition I did was closing the see through wheel bays - as per my own taste - and miles away from reality

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The underwing was a good fit too

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Most filler was used on the top fuselage (not really necessary) and on the wing leading edges (really necessary)

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The same evening I could throw some filler on the model

For the first time I used automotive filler - this no thrills build was a perfect guinea pig for this

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It worked

But some areas were a bit "orange skinny"

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It also had a slightly dusty feel, so I gave it a good rub down with 800

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The next day I put Xtracolor Japanese Navy Grey on it (the tin I tipped over during my previous Zero build and which had grown a skin on the surface now)

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The cockpit was painted all black

Only Tamiya tape seatbelts were added

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I didn't want to waste to much time on it, I didn't feel like it - so it was closed pretty quickly

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But I took a lot more care while hand painting the canopy frames on this kit

A good exercise

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I needed decals

Luckily there were some left overs from my previous build

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The meatballs came from the spare box

But the Zuikaku carrier fighter group markings come from the picture above

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I have to say I'm enjoying this very much - I'm still on a Zero high - and doing a no thrills quick build gives a lot of satisfaction - seeing quick progress (this is the work of just two long weekend evenings) is such a delight

I hope to finish this one during next weekend - and I hope this 1/72 GB will stay alive that long, though I have the impression everybody thinks it is dead sad.gif !





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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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Fred Coulson
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William, a very nice addition to your family of zeros

January 10 2012, 5:09 PM 

Looking forward to seeing the end product.

Fred

 
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William De Coster
(Login eazyprinz)
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Already too big a family I think

January 12 2012, 4:10 PM 

When this one is finished I have 5 Zeroes on my shelves - and I only have 6 Japanese aircraft in my collection... I think some new blood (or plastic!) is needed to get the balance right again

But it's fun, after a few you et to know the subject and boring questions (what colour is the wheelbay interior, how do I need to glue the wheels etc...) don't slow you down anymore

Thanks for commenting Fred, appreciated

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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Stuart Milliken
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I envy you your fun!

January 10 2012, 5:31 PM 

I can't even get the cellophane off the box in the time it takes you to make a great looking model! I really need to follow your example of "no thrills" modeling. (Hmmm, are there any kits out there with no clear parts, no decals and a total of six parts?)

Stuart

 
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Claus Dam
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Stuart, there is a perfect kit that fits that description

January 11 2012, 8:21 AM 

Slightly more than six parts, though. Eight, if I remember correctly (not counting the dolly). It does have decals, though, but since it is a what-if anyway you ccan do what you want with it!

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Mine is almost finished in late 1945 RAF markings

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CD
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Andrew D
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Here's one I prepared earlier... :)

January 11 2012, 3:51 PM 

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Either of these kits can be built quickly. If you scroll down a little you'll see my build of the P.1111, which took less than 120 minutes go to whoa! The P.13a took a bit longer because I went to the effort of boxing in the exhaust and shimming the canopy to get a good fit (it's a little undersized for the opening), but still a weekend build easy.


Andrew D

Tutorials: Plasticene wheel wells Cheap vacform machine
RAAF Kingfisher: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5Part 6 Part 7 Final
Bronco NOGS: Part 1 Jan 2009 (no pics) Part 2 Dec 2010(!) Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Final
Frog Vengeance: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Final

 
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William De Coster
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Nice builds

January 12 2012, 4:21 PM 

I like the camo jobs on both of them - a nice variation on Luftwaffe schemes

I have a P.13 too but I have to get me the P.1111 as well, looks nice - and they're interesting quick builds

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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William De Coster
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Good thing food is not in cellophane packed boxes

January 12 2012, 4:14 PM 

At least I hope so for you happy.gif

But this is just an inaccurate quick build, basically ment to get some more airbrush and canopy frame painting experience - and to get a (worthless) old model without decals out of the stash

Nevertheless, I can highly recommend a quick build too, I think I will try to do a few more

Thanks for dropping in Stuart, appreciated

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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Claus Dam
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That is turning out really nice

January 11 2012, 8:27 AM 

Another addition to the long list of proofs that those old kits can be made into decent models. Sterling work!

Why not continue with the Ki-78? happy.gif

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Claus Dam
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PS

January 11 2012, 3:38 PM 

What did you use as bait in that mousetrap - a P-40? happy.gif

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William De Coster
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Hahahaha - yes !

January 12 2012, 4:16 PM 

My AML AVG P-40 which I had to finish first before I could get this one happy.gif

... and about that Ki-78... it's already taking shape in my mind - who knows

Thaks for commenting Claus, appreciated

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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Tomt.
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Interesting and Fun Write-up, William! And I was really impressed ...

January 11 2012, 7:30 PM 

... with your canopy holder-oner - It's almost like somebody invented a better mousetrap - Or would that be "bait"?

Sorry, too much coffee...

Thanks a lot for sharing; most relaxing kit build i've seen in a looooonnnnngggg time!

Regards,

Tomt.

 
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William De Coster
(Login eazyprinz)
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Most relaxing build I've done in a long time too

January 12 2012, 4:19 PM 

The result may not be that impressive - but for me modelling has always been how to get the best result with as little effort as possible (due to not always having time)- and this time I'm leaning very much to the little effort part - it's a challenge to make it look acceptable and this I like too

About the mouse trap - good stuff happy.gif !

Thanks for commenting Tomt, appreciated

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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Dan Smith
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Dead?

January 12 2012, 8:40 PM 

I love you mouse traps! They always make me laugh. I'm game for pumping some more life into the old 72nd GB if you are...maybe the powers that be will keep it for a while longer??

Well done, William. Really top notch stuff. Zeros are pretty beautiful aircraft...

Regards,

Dan From Tacoma, Washington USA

 
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Ted Preston
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I Agree On All Counts!

January 13 2012, 7:14 PM 


 
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William De Coster
(Login eazyprinz)
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Borrowed time

January 15 2012, 2:37 PM 

I think we are running on borrowed time Ted - but I hope if we keep it going, the boss will let us play... I'm still racing to finish my Polikarpov and I hope to see the finish of your MiGs here - someday.. some week... some month... but some year will be stretching it a bit I think happy.gif

Thanks Ted & I wish you lots of time to finish them MiGs

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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William De Coster
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Looking forward to seeing your Magic here Dan

January 15 2012, 2:40 PM 

Not that there is anything wrong with your Fe2b on Plastic Pics, but I only occasionally visit that forum, HS is already time consuming enough for me with the Airfix forum and this forum - it would be easier of these two forums could merge into one... the Airfix and 1/72 forum... but now I'm just dreaming

And ah yes - a build is not complete if a mouse trap ain't used happy.gif !

Thanks for dropping in Dan, appreciated

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William De Coster / Belgium be.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Hasegawa(modern tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero : Part I - Part II ( incl. Belgian Scale Modellers Convention 2011 show report) Part III/End new.gif
1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I new.gif
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

 
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