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Claus' Ken's twin brother - part I

January 22 2012 at 4:22 PM

  (Login eazyprinz)
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Greetings everybody

After finding some shelf space for my 3 new Zeroes - I felt very much for doing another Japanese subject

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Then I ended up in a nice kit swap with Claus, he send me a very nice little Fiat (I suspect him of trying to tempt me into the dark side of ground vehicles again... and it's working!) and he didn't want anything in return - but the little devil I am, I send him an example of my 2 in 1 double kit Ki-78 in return happy.gif

Soon he send me his first progress picture...

So I decided to dig in too

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As Claus already mentioned it's a single sprue kit

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The interior is basic but adequate

Though I almost used an inner wheel bay door (bottom right) as instrument panel !

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I tried to mix my own Japanese interior metallic blue with Vallejo acrylics

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But I didn't manage to get the same shade as Xtracolour Japanese interior blue - which I already used on the fuselage interior walls

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So I painted all parts with Xtracolour paint - despite not liking to use enamels very much

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As Claus, I added a few pieces of plastic

I could tell everybody my small additions were based on secret Ki-78 reports that have been in our family for many years - but it's not - it's pure imagination from my own tap

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I decided to raise the bar with this kit - and use 2 (two!) mouse traps

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Gaps at the top

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Gaps at the bottom

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And the worst was yet to come - according Claus

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Indeed - the intake/outtake parts on the side mounted radiators are not great fits either

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But the worst on my kit was the asymmetric wing position

Probably my fault, not aligning the one piece wing properly

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One minute with me, Ken and a knife

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Some adjusting with a Scale Aircraft Modelling sanding stick

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And ten minutes later...

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Time for Tamiya filler

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I don't like sanding very much - so this work was postponed until this Sunday evening

It took me almost an hour to drag my lazy bum with some 800 and 600 sheets through this dirty job

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Finer grids will follow as soon as the Tamiya fine surface primer has dried enough

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So far I had 3 very enjoyable evenings with this little speed experiment - and building it together with Claus adds another dimension to the fun as well, I like that (already looking forward to the Airfix single kit group build) - so now I wonder which version I will do, a silver early career one, or an orange later career one...

I need to sleep over that

Thanks folks

And thanks Claus !


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

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /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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(Login ManusNigra)
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Nice progress

January 22 2012, 5:27 PM 

I also almost made that mistake with the instrument panel! Strange with that asymmetric wing as the fuselage/wing gaps are the same width from leading to trailing edge, so it's not misalignment on your part. Also it is not a moulding error as mine does not have that problem.

Looking forward to your progress - you are already ahead of me!

Anyone else have this kit and wish to join in? happy.gif

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(Login eazyprinz)
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Ken owners of the world - unite here :-) !

January 23 2012, 1:25 PM 

I was pretty sure I lined it up very well the first time, then later on I discovered it was somewhat angled... I don't know how this happened as the fuselage-wing joint is indeed pretty straight - the marvels of limited run kits I guess

I thought about drilling out the exhaust pipes - like you did - but I'm afraid I will do more bad then good, certainly now the wings are glued on the thing, I have to drill from a dangerous angle for the wings - or maybe I can drill them manually... hmmm, worth to consider - and maybe try...

I also would like to finish my I-3 this month, so I'm not sure if I stay ahead, as the I-3 has all the priorities (but not the fun!), I really want to finish that one this month, to get it over with... and I think a new year resolution was involved in it somewhere too happy.gif

I would love to hear of any other Ken owners - and if they would jump in, I would be REALLY surprised (this time no joke) !

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

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /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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(Login fredcoulson)
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What no rubber bands!

January 22 2012, 6:42 PM 

That is an interesting build you have there, and will be a colourful addition.

Fred

 
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(Login eazyprinz)
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195.144.82.109

Very interesting indeed

January 23 2012, 1:29 PM 

Only one was build... so that takes the wind out of my sails to build a whole string of them - a very good point for me

Rubber bands... well maybe next time - but they're absolutely worthless to catch mice !

Thanks for visiting the Kodiak island of the cyberworld happy.gif

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

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /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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(Login gerrydoyle)
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Good job for ....

January 23 2012, 1:53 PM 

a quick job. Well done mate, can't wait to see the next instalment.

 
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(Login eazyprinz)
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Well it's not a complicated kit

January 23 2012, 2:55 PM 

That helps - if it has a few parts more my build tents to stall, and drag on for ages... I hope to get this one done next weekend - at least that's the masterplan (not there yet)

Thanks for dropping in Gerry, appreciated



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

1/72 - AZ Model - Kawasaki Ki-78 : 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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(Login darkmannz)
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Excellent work so far! n/m

January 24 2012, 4:11 PM 

n/m

 
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(Login PeterLloyd)
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I wish to by the licence rights for your mousetrap clamps...

January 26 2012, 3:40 PM 

... and great post. I too do too many 'challenging' short run kits.

 
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