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    3 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2017, 2:16 AM - Re: Battle starship #526

    Hagoth said: View Post
    That is soooo cool! Thank you Katsu-San! These pictures are great!

    What is the overall length of the craft? I'm guessing about 16" - 18"? I want to make it match for the decal set.

    This will be so much fun. I have an idea for how to safely deploy the plasma bombs or turn that feature back into guns that won't blow the thrusters/intakes off.

    Enjoy your Obon day my friend. Give your ancestors my gratitude as well. You have a wonderful rich heritage.
    wow Hagoth what a fantastic idea, to be able to build one of Katsu's models sounds just fantastic can't wait to see what the end result on this turns out like

    yuumi2891103 said: View Post
    Thanks, Hagoth-san.

    I think its 16 inches long.
    I get home tonight and get you an actual measurement.
    I ordered 1/48 Hornet decal for this model.

    And thanks for the kind words.
    Katsu
    have a great day to you and your family, I would also like to give thanks and gratitude to your ancestors
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    3 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2017, 7:01 AM - Re: Battle starship #527

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    wow Hagoth what a fantastic idea, to be able to build one of Katsu's models sounds just fantastic can't wait to see what the end result on this turns out like
    Yeah, on the build thread someone mentioned it would be great to have this as a kit and I thought, ... I could do that...
    Now to find time.
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    3 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2017, 7:52 AM - Re: Battle starship #528

    Hagoth said: View Post
    Yeah, on the build thread someone mentioned it would be great to have this as a kit and I thought, ... I could do that...
    Now to find time.
    You said it wrong !!! Or missed a couple of words out !!!
    Now I HAVE to find time I think is the correct phrase
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    3 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2017, 8:15 AM - Re: Battle starship #529

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    You said it wrong !!! Or missed a couple of words out !!!
    Now I HAVE to find time I think is the correct phrase
    Ha ha! I can accept that. Actually the phrase is a statement of determination. Maybe a more appropriate emoji would have been ->
    Since I just added this to the priority list something has to give... mechanized 1:17 X-Wing going on hold... again. Hence...

    Man I need to retire. Katsu is blessed.
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    3 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2017, 8:41 AM - Re: Battle starship #530

    I hear you on the retirement !! I'm only 49 can wait to retire, I'm busy building as we speak, weekends are a godsend especially when the wife is working ( no ear bashing over the mess and noise ) Katsu definitely has it easy !!! Bento boxes, katsu curry business, model building all day and a spot of house work !!! ahhh to be in katsu's shoes
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    3 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2017, 9:34 AM - Re: Battle starship #531

     

    OK, here is the measurement.

    Length 18 inches
    Wing span 15 inches
    Height 10 inches

    Well we had our Obon event done.

    Happy weekend.

    Last edited by yuumi2891103; 3 Days Ago at 11:55 AM.
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 14, 2017, 5:44 PM - Re: Battle starship #532

    I love the fighter. Very cool kitbash!

    The new window frames also look perfect for the starship
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 14, 2017, 9:48 PM - Re: Battle starship #533

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    wow Hagoth what a fantastic idea, to be able to build one of Katsu's models sounds just fantastic can't wait to see what the end result on this turns out like


    have a great day to you and your family, I would also like to give thanks and gratitude to your ancestors
    Thank you very much for you kind words.

    Hagoth said: View Post
    Yeah, on the build thread someone mentioned it would be great to have this as a kit and I thought, ... I could do that...
    Now to find time.
    I'm happy to hear that.


    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    You said it wrong !!! Or missed a couple of words out !!!
    Now I HAVE to find time I think is the correct phrase
    My motto.
    Time is not the thing to find, it's the thing you make.

    Hagoth said: View Post
    Ha ha! I can accept that. Actually the phrase is a statement of determination. Maybe a more appropriate emoji would have been ->
    Since I just added this to the priority list something has to give... mechanized 1:17 X-Wing going on hold... again. Hence...

    Man I need to retire. Katsu is blessed.
    Hey! Retirement is wonderful!!
    You can really enjoy it, I can tell.


    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    I hear you on the retirement !! I'm only 49 can wait to retire, I'm busy building as we speak, weekends are a godsend especially when the wife is working ( no ear bashing over the mess and noise ) Katsu definitely has it easy !!! Bento boxes, katsu curry business, model building all day and a spot of house work !!! ahhh to be in katsu's shoes
    I say again, retirement is wonderful. That's for sure.

    I'm having rather busy days. Everything started on 6 am.

    1. 0600: Wake up and make the bed.
    2. 0610: Get to the kitchen and start cooking a bento for my wife and daughter. (Of course, I wash my hands and face before I do that)
    3. 0645: Clean the room and help her wash clothes.
    4. 0700: Check the TV and have some breakfast.
    5. 0745: Send off my wife with a smile. Salute!
    6. 0800: Get to my work shack and start to build.
    7: 1300: Have some lunch.
    8. 1300: Post up some progress photos on the RPF.
    7. 1400: Take a little nap or watch some movie or TV show on Netflix or Hulu or play any games.
    8. 1600: Get to the supermarket and buy foods for dinner.
    7. 1700: Start cooking the dinner.
    8. 1830: Welcome my wife with a smile.
    9. 1845: Serve her a glass of cold beer or cocktail with some snack and listen to her bitching about her office and colleague with a smile.
    Accompany her jogging sometimes to secure her safety. (or secure safety of neighbours from her)
    10. 1930: Serve dinner.
    11. 2030: Put the dishes in the dishwasher.
    12. 2100: Take a shower or bath.
    13. 2200: Get to the bed and sleep like dead.

    I say again, retirement is wonderful.


    blakeh1 said: View Post
    I love the fighter. Very cool kitbash!

    The new window frames also look perfect for the starship
    Thank you very much, blakeh1-san.

    Here are some updates.

    I wanted to put a large radar dome on the nose.
    So I made it

    Using a 1 mm thick aluminum sheet. Heat it up and slowly cool it down.




    This is the tool I used for this. I found this in my tool box. Maybe this was a part of a furniture or lighting device or something.There is a proper tool here in Japan we called 'Bouzu' but 'professional use' is very expensive.
    'Bouzu' means Japanese monk. Also means a clean shaved head not a baled head.

    I used a couple of vice to hold it.



    And hammering with a small hammer.




    20 minutes of so, It's been done.



    Sanded and polished a bit.







    The diameter of a hemisphere depends on a size of Bouzu and aluminum plate.
    The important thing is, don't use thin aluminum sheet. You should use at least 1 mm thick one..



    Since I needed a certain tone of color, I used a liquid of metal finish.



    Scribed some lines.









    This is it for today.

    Thank you very much for looking.

    Katsu
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 15, 2017, 7:50 AM - Re: Battle starship #534

    Man that ship is beautiful! Every post just raises the bar higher.
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 15, 2017, 2:39 PM - Re: Battle starship #535

    Great work on that dome. You got a smooth surface after forming it and then sanding.

    I done similar stuff with bronze and brass, and that was a real chore, especially making sure you don wind up getting to thin in places
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 15, 2017, 4:19 PM - Re: Battle starship #536

    Inspiring work, as always.

    A very similar technique to your radar dome will make plate armor.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDSNezeW09U
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 15, 2017, 11:28 PM - Re: Battle starship #537

    Snow Builder said: View Post
    Man that ship is beautiful! Every post just raises the bar higher.
    Thank you very much. I always appreciate your comment.


    blakeh1 said: View Post
    Great work on that dome. You got a smooth surface after forming it and then sanding.

    I done similar stuff with bronze and brass, and that was a real chore, especially making sure you don wind up getting to thin in places
    Thanks for the comment.
    Bronze and brass must be a little difficult than aluminum.

    SmilingOtter said: View Post
    Inspiring work, as always.

    A very similar technique to your radar dome will make plate armor.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDSNezeW09U
    Thanks for the info, Tom-san.

    This work will be a good experience when I build a mech or something on the next project.


    katsu

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