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1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« on: June 16, 2017, 11:16:34 pm »
progressing rather nicely, but not sure what to do with it just yet


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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 05:56:49 pm »
I've found a pretty good Hien on the net and here are the details

http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=3074

this is what the modellers says about his Hien

Thank you for your kind remarks.

I use two different methods for natural metal finish: Humbrol paints for a more weathered look and Gunze Mr. Metal Color for a more shiny appearance.

On the Hien I used Humbrol silver in four different shades:

- Humbrol Silver No.11
- 1 part Gloss White No.22 mixed with 5 parts Silver No.11
- 1 part Gloss Black No.21 mixed with 10 parts Silver No.11
- 1 part Gloss Black No.21 mixed with 5 parts Silver No.11

For the masking of the Humbrol paint I use pieces of cello tape, which I first touch rather strongly with my thumb to make it less sticky. After removing the tape it leaves a slight random pattern on the silver, which gives it a worn appearance.

The wheel-wells were tricky indeed. After cutting out, I actually filled them almost completely with filler. Today I would use the wings from the Fine Molds kits. Fine Molds wings are made to fit the Hasegawa wing and also have already the correct aileron and flap size saves us quite some time.

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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 06:33:52 pm »
Lovely stuff Allan! With the long-awaited arrival of a 1:1 project to NZ I've become very interested in all things Tony, so it's great to see this build.
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 05:37:05 pm »
some more shots...mottle next using the sharpened sprue technique...not game enough to use my airbrush




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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 11:48:03 pm »
here're the mottles partly completed...the beauty of the sprue technique is that it may be completed quickly with nil stress at botching the job...but they are sharp-edged mottles...you dip the sprue into the paint and draw the mottles on like you are using the sprue like a pen



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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 03:09:16 am »
Great mottling Al.  I've got a set of 1/72 decals to do that.  Obviously they won't go on a Hien...
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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 06:43:49 am »
That is nice Al, impressive mottles. I sometimes use a sharpened cocktail stick for detail "painting" wheel hubs, tyres etc, but hadn't thought of sharpened sprue.

Found I have at least 3 Hasegawa Hein's the other day whilst looking for something else. I feel a real world build coming on after looking at this.  :thumbsup:

  I've got a set of 1/72 decals to do that. 

I've got some Italian "smoke ring" transfers but not seen mottles. Have you any details please mate ?
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 04:37:36 am »
That is nice Al, impressive mottles. I sometimes use a sharpened cocktail stick for detail "painting" wheel hubs, tyres etc, but hadn't thought of sharpened sprue.

Found I have at least 3 Hasegawa Hein's the other day whilst looking for something else. I feel a real world build coming on after looking at this.  :thumbsup:

  I've got a set of 1/72 decals to do that. 

I've got some Italian "smoke ring" transfers but not seen mottles. Have you any details please mate ?

By "Print Scale Decals".  They were on special and I couldn't resist.

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-planes-decals-print-scale-decals-prs023?zenid=499b2a4e76b300166ca8464270d53010

They do 4 different sets for the Hien.  I also got set B.

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-planes-decals-print-scale-decals-prs022?zenid=499b2a4e76b300166ca8464270d53010
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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 05:28:48 am »
Do you put a notch in the tip of the sprue, like a quill? I'd like to experiment with that.


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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 05:34:09 am »
By the way, I've got some really nice Hien decals (1/48) from an Aeromaster sheet...would look a lot nicer than those old yellowed ones. Could post 'em to you but might delay completion by a week or so ;D

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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 06:21:21 am »
Cheers Zen'  :thumbsup:

Particularly taken with the 2nd one you've shown
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Re: 1/48 Kawasaki Hien
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 04:17:12 pm »
no notch needed at the end of the sharpened sprue...just sand it until it has a tapered, but bluntish, end and you're good to go