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The Pacific H+70 Years Campaign Thread
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 03:48 AM UTC
Found a DML Type 95 'Ha-Go' in the local Hobby-Off secondhand store which I'll be building for this campaign. Still need to get a photo of the kit posted.

In the meantime, I noticed we still don't have a ribbon for this campaign, and knowing John's been pretty tied up lately, I did some goofing around to come up with this as a possibility:



white4doc
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 04:39 PM UTC
I have been pretty tied up of late, and definitely not in a good way. There is an end to it, last night was the Town Meeting which officially ends the annual battle of the budget, and all the finance committee rigamarole that comes with the end of the fiscal year. The Ha-Go is a sweet build, good choice. I like the ribbon idea, someone suggested we use the Asia-Pacific ribbon from World War II; any thoughts gents? Mark's looks pretty good for just fooling around.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:12 AM UTC
Not familiar with what the Asia Pacific ribbon looks like, but sounds like a cool idea also.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:59 AM UTC

Here ya go, Mark.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:16 AM UTC
Here's what it would look like formatted as a 50x20 GIF:



And I realized I had forgotten to reformat the other ribbon as a GIF so this is what it would really look like:



Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:23 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I haven't joined the campaign yet but if I were all in I would vote for the Asia Pacific ribbon. Just hope I can build something for this campaign. Oh heck, I'm gonna sign up right now.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:14 PM UTC
Here's my photo of the un-started Ha-Go.



Should wrap up the Rail Guns & Howitzers campaign soon, make a little more headway on the Whole Hog campaign, and then I'll be ready to get going on this.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:57 PM UTC
Don, glad to have you. Still plenty of days to go before crunch time, you can do it.

Mark, nice date stamp on the Ha-Go, very easy on these old eyes first thing in the morning. Seeing the Asia-Pacific ribbon formatted at that resolution I still like the one you came up with better.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 04:09 PM UTC
I'm glad it holds up; I wasn't sure the palm trees would even look like palm trees at that resolution.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 04:14 AM UTC
Hi all,

Since I joined this campaign I figured I needed to get started. Since I just cleared my work space it opened a spot on the dock yard.

Here is my entry, Tamiya 1/350 USS Fletcher DD445.





I made a little progress with the rudder and the prop shafts.





well that's all for now. More to come soon.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 05:34 PM UTC
Undercarriage on the Ha-Go is done. First time working with DS tracks. I followed a tutorial I found on line, which indicated DS tracks are invariably too long, and it was only after I completed mounting and sagging the tracks that I realized that the DS tracks are intended to be sizeable. This may sound a blinding flash of the obvious, but all my previous experience with "rubberband" tracks has been with standard vinyl tracks which are not easily sizeable. I had no idea how well regular styrene cement was going to work on the DS tracks, but it actually works very well. Now that I know I will not need to settle for such an insane amount of sag. But for this build here's what I've got:



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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 06:55 PM UTC
Nice work on the tracks, I think I saw the same tutorial. Made sense that they're as long as they are so you can put the sag in them. Most of the pics I've seen of Japanese tanks have the sag in the tracks.
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:23 PM UTC
My DUKW and Jeep



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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 06:02 PM UTC
Nice progress on the DUKW and Jeep. Any luck on the A frame derrick? If I'm not mistaken I think they were locally fabricated with stock that was available and salvaged from something else, the SeaBees were pretty ingenious with their improvisations - still are actually.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice progress on the DUKW and Jeep. Any luck on the A frame derrick? If I'm not mistaken I think they were locally fabricated with stock that was available and salvaged from something else, the SeaBees were pretty ingenious with their improvisations - still are actually.



No. I am thinking I will just go with the jeep lashed down on the DUKW.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 - 06:19 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I recently joined the campaign and found this in my stash. Since I'm starting late and am already in too many campaigns I decided to keep it simple. I'll be building one of the subs, probably I-46.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:39 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I did a little bit of work on the IJN I-46 submarine. I'll try to finish it so I can paint it at the same time as my Ise Battleship.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 04:49 PM UTC
Fast work on the sub, Don. Looking good.
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 02:41 PM UTC
Assembly, camo, decals, and overspray done.

Next, washes, filters, weathering and detail painting. The undercarriage will get a pretty solid covering in mud.

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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 04:30 PM UTC
Almost seems a shame to cover that suspension work with mud... Strong work on the Ha-Go, it's coming along quite nicely.
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Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015 - 01:23 PM UTC

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Almost seems a shame to cover that suspension work with mud... Strong work on the Ha-Go, it's coming along quite nicely.



Thanks, John. I envision a thin coat of mud--like it's been wading through muddy water--rather than a really thick coat that will hide all the detail.

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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 03:25 AM UTC
Hey all,

Just a small update. I have redirected from building the USS Fletcher to building the USS Heerman. It is still a Fletcher Class Destroyer so I am still using the Tamiya kit as the base.

Here she is with sub assemblies dry fitted to the hull.





Marc, your Ha-Go looks awesome. Cant wait to see it weathered.

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 07:48 PM UTC
Dave,

She looks great so far. I have enough problems working at 1/35 scale, can't imagine doing a conversion at the scale you're working at... maybe in my much younger days. Keep it up!
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 12:51 PM UTC
Here is my finished DUKW and Jeep.





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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:07 AM UTC
Looks great, TOM, although one of the Jeep wheels appears to be sitting at a strange angle. Is that intentional--e.g.: battle damage?