Quick Build.. Finemolds Ki-43 IIIa 1/48

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1 year 10 months ago #1 by shaunfletcher
Quick Build.. Finemolds Ki-43 IIIa 1/48 was created by shaunfletcher
Got a bit tired of trying to make dioramas work, so decided to glue some plastic. Had this kit sitting around a while and it seems a simple build, and a chance to try something different with the painting.

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1 year 10 months ago #2 by shaunfletcher
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First up just basic subassemblies.. not doing anything fancy for the interior, just paint.. its almost invisible through the tiny cockpit hole anyway!



The fuselage fit isnt terrible, Ill try to do my best with seams though Im not the expert you guys are!
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1 year 10 months ago #3 by shaunfletcher
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Ive painted the interior, my own mix for Nakajima cockpit green.



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1 year 10 months ago #4 by shaunfletcher
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Got the basic wing assembly done. few not so nice joints though the wing base join on top isnt too bad which is nice



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1 year 10 months ago #5 by shaunfletcher
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Painted the engine, nothing fancy as its limited visibility and Im not kitbashing anything here.


Stuck more bits on...
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1 year 10 months ago #6 by Tiger
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Nice quick build here Shaun, looking good.

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1 year 10 months ago #7 by IAN
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Very satisfying, isn't it... quick no-nonsense project to clear away the modelling cobwebs. Great choice of kit too, don't see too many IJAAF builds around which is a shame.


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1 year 10 months ago #8 by Maarten
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Looking good..

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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1 year 10 months ago #9 by shaunfletcher
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Okay first attempts at paint on the main body. Chose this to do an experimental peeling paint over metal thing, and here it is so far:

Paint is Tamiya primer, AK black base, AK aluminium (stinky!) Vallejo modelair IJA grey-green and Olive Drab. AK chipping medium used.

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1 year 10 months ago #10 by shaunfletcher
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little more progress

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1 year 10 months ago #11 by Tiger
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Looks great from here Shaun.

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1 year 10 months ago #12 by shaunfletcher
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Lots more progress.. few more details then decaling I guess

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1 year 10 months ago #13 by shaunfletcher
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Tricky decision here.. the spinner/prop is allegedly 'field grey' according to finemolds but that looks a bit pants, and doesnt mesh well with either museum jobs or other info I have.. I see mostly red-brown props at least on earlier models, and the occasional metal finished prop. Any thoughts?

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1 year 10 months ago #14 by Terry
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Your Oscar is scrubbing up nicely. As for the prop spinner colour, I've have no idea about the correctness of the call out colour but I do have some faith in Finemolds having done some research which is a reflection on the quality of their kits and especially being a Japanese company doing a Japanese subject, I'd hope they got it right. It's that or dig over the internet for a week solid to find a black and white photo that proves it was either grey or red-brown ;)

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1 year 10 months ago #15 by shaunfletcher
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Hah not wrong, and Finemolds are obviously serious about Japanese history, the instructions contain a large amount of info in Japanese, all of which I cannot read!

maybe what I need to do is find out what the heck field grey means in this context.

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1 year 10 months ago #16 by Bishop
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Just caught up with this. LOOKING GOOD!!

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1 year 10 months ago #17 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks!

Next up is masking an painting the white patches around the tail.. cant use decals for that!

Then bite the bullet and decal up and try to make them look okay.

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1 year 10 months ago #18 by shaunfletcher
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masked and painted the white, and a few other touches

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1 year 10 months ago #19 by shaunfletcher
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Decals and more detailing. Changed the spinner to metal as this seems more reliable to source material (and looks a lot better!)

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1 year 10 months ago #20 by Gary
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Looking good mate, are you going to fade the red markings?



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1 year 10 months ago #21 by shaunfletcher
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yeah lots to do, havent approached weathering/fading etc yet, getting all the colour on first

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1 year 10 months ago #22 by Bishop
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Great looking markings there.

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1 year 10 months ago #23 by grover
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Looking fantastic Shaun

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1 year 10 months ago #24 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks guys!

More painting finished, added some detail parts. this is pretty much 'pre-weathering complete' I think.

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1 year 10 months ago #25 by yak
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wow this is awesome. well done :woohoo:

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1 year 10 months ago #26 by shaunfletcher
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First try at oil washes and some streaking (mig oilbrushers)

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1 year 10 months ago #27 by shaunfletcher
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Maybe 95% done I think.

Still some weathering underside and wheels and needs its antenna. And doubtless other things will come to mind.



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1 year 10 months ago #28 by shaunfletcher
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Got the undercarriage dirtied up to match

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1 year 10 months ago #29 by Tiger
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Smashing stuff Shaun.

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1 year 10 months ago #30 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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