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hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

I'm planning to try one of the two ODGW naval campaigns I own, but I'm not sure yet whether it will be "Defending the Malay Barrier" or "The Solomons Campaign". While I'm deciding, I have started on the 1/6000 Figurehead ships which are common to both.

First up is 8 (1 pack) Fubuki DDs. I don't base my 1/6000 ships, and so I need to remove the DDs from their cast-on bases, per my standard procedure. A visual summary of the procedure is below. I hope Google Photos doesn't mess with the image URL …

1) The model on the left has had most of the cast-on base clipped off using flush-cut pliers. It's important to avoid damaging the ship's hull in this step; hence not all of the base has been removed.

2) The model in the center has been filed down to close to the final waterline. This thins the remaining "water" around the hull, thus allowing more of it to be clipped off safely. The lowering is accomplished by holding the model in the fingers, and carefully filing it down on a large, sharp metal file, clamped to the front of the workbench.

3) The model on the right has had its hull cleaned up with various small half-round files, and has been lowered further to its final waterline. It still needs final cleanup to remove mold lines, and build up the miscast 2nd funnel.


dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 9:01 p.m. PST

beautiful but a lot of work

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2020 5:29 p.m. PST

Experimenting with 1/6000 aircraft for the campaign.

This is intended to represent a G3M Nell twin engine bomber. Intent is to file down the blank on either side of the fuselage, and do any remaining detail with paint blobs. The only way I can do these is to shape them while still connected to the plastic strip, and then cut them off when finished, as they're too small to hold on to.

FWIW, the bow of the Repulse model above the Nell is being modified to a more characteristic shovel shape, and the groves will be filled with putty.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2020 6:13 p.m. PST

1/6000 aircraft experiment continuing, with creation of a 3rd 1/6000 plane. Decided to mount the JNAF bombers in groups of 3 (for General Quarters). Stand design TBD. No idea if this will be visually successful.

NCC171716 Jul 2020 3:28 p.m. PST

Great work on the aircraft.

This might be worth starting a new thread so more people will find it.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2020 11:22 a.m. PST

Just ask to have this thread added to Scratchbuilding.

- Ix

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

I've moved the 1/6000 aircraft stuff to a new thread ( TMP link ), so this thread will be limited to the ships needed for the campaign.

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