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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2007 21:59 pm 
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This was built less than a year ago from a 70s era kit.  The decals were rather yellowed so I tried the trick of leaving them taped to a window in the sun for a while.  It seemed to have done the trick but the camera flash says I didn't leave them long enough...

An enjoyable build all the same.

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2007 22:00 pm 
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Nice Canopy Framing - Was it masked?

You can just make out the yellowed backing of the decals, but to be honest I first thought it was a bit of weathering, until I read the text :D

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2007 22:20 pm 
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Hi Owen

The canopy framing was done strut by strut with masking tape, allowing time for each to dry before masking off the next. I've read about other methods like using adhesive foil cut to shape over the entire canopy so it can be sprayed but although my method is slow it seems easier to me. I'm open to other suggestions and advice though!

I've not tried (deliberately) weathering any planes yet - not enough knowledge of what the real thing looks like! Brush painting is sufficient :?

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2007 22:52 pm 
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Yes, a really nice clean job on this old kit. The one I put in the military vehicles section in May is exactly the same kit (went in as stooge to the Toyota starter truck) , but now that you have put the Dinah as a model in its own right, perhaps I should add the link.
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/88870/Dinah3.JPG

My version was first built in the 1970s but revamped a few months ago with a total strip down and repaint. It was so poorly made and painted that I had nothing to lose. I went for the green to hide what the light grey would reveal. It's a bit better now, but a revamp is always a revamp, unlike the fresh crisp one now on display. It looks like a real racer of a machine.


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2007 23:46 pm 
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Nice work Digs 8-)
I have one of these in my stash :P I keep meaning to build it :silence: :nailbite:

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Absolutely Beautiful! 8-)

I like red and white aeroplanes!


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thats a lovely looking plane , nice job mate.


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Nice job, I've also got one in the stash too, only one of five Japanese aircraft I've got in the whole stash. It always struck me as a really smart plane, in the same catagory as the Mosquito.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov 2007 10:22 am 
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This was my second kit after a long break from modelling...in fact, I thought I had 'lost it' completely!
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A very lovely plane, obviously designed for speed!


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Here's mine.....

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Nice builds guys :thumb:

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I think this one might have been climbing Mount Niitaka. The model is about 30 years old - restored with a new coat of paint about a year ago.
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Gerry, once again a great view of a nice looking model. She scrubbed up well with her new coat of paint.

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Mitsubishi Ki 46-II Dinah, 76th Dokuritsu Shijugo Chutai (Independent Squadron), East Indies, 1943
Edit: Squadron identification corrected.
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Mitsubishi Ki 46-II Dinah, 18th Dokoritsu Dai Chutai (Independent Reconnaissance Squadron), Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, China, 1944
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Grand job, looks like it's been through the wars.


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Very nice builds all.  :thumb:

This kit has just gone onto my "wanted" list!  :D

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My second build from the Recon Aircraft GB:
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That's rather fetching. What are you using for4 the propeller/spinner colour?


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It's Revell Aqua Colour Rust 36183. I'd put it somewhere between Hu70 and Hu113.

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AquaColour rust - I would never have thought of that - it's a great match. I asked because I usually mix some red, blue and brown, then just hope for the best.


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Although it pales in comparison to the others, I'm still throwing mine out here to join the group.
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1942: A Ki46-II Command Reconnaissance aircraft of 2nd Chutai, 81st Sentai refuels on a Malay airfield...
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...this is the 02016-1 Airfix kit.

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Very nice build. :wink:

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Thanks Nax, I do like this aircraft. This particular Dinah is refuelling and, ...errr, having some maintenance work on a damaged radio mast... (still can`t get those blinkin` aerial cables right...) :?
Although it doesn`t seem to show up well in these shots, this one is a nice `pale green` as told in my very handy Profile Publications No.82. Or as instructed in the kit, Humbrol 90...

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