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    6 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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    6 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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    6 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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    6 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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    6 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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    6 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.

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    4 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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    4 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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    4 Days 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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    3 Days 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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    3 Days 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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    3 Days 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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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 1:23 AM - Re: Battle starship #538

    Add some more on the nose room.










    Because I got tired of this part for a while, I tried to have some fun.

    I drew some sketch and rough plan.
    And then I used 0.3 mm sheet aluminum.



    And cut them out.





    And pressed.









    And put them together.




















    Mitsubishi F 3 - C Super Falcon!!

    Thanks for looking.

    Katsu
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 2:01 AM - Re: Battle starship #539

    mind blowing! just amazing!!!!!
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 4:26 AM - Re: Battle starship #540

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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 7:26 AM - Re: Battle starship #541

    Those little ships are very cool! This work must be hell on your arthritis, though.
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 8:50 AM - Re: Battle starship #542

    ..and...brain...has...exploded...

    Simply staggering work.
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 10:07 AM - Re: Battle starship #543

    GOOD GOLLY!

    Wow. Just... wow.
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 12:32 PM - Re: Battle starship #544

    Superb , pure and simple sir ....and to think , if that was ' just for fun ' Katsu-San , what incredible work you'd achieve when you were ' serious ' ...LOL !!!
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    21 Hours Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 3:52 PM - Re: Battle starship #545

    Your are truly a Master craftsman, good Sir!
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    17 Hours Ago  Aug 18, 2017, 8:21 PM - Re: Battle starship #546

    Good morning, Ohayo gozaimasu!

    Thanks for the present phrases. It's so happy to me to see many comments from my friends as the first thing in the morning.
    To make something that you could see the result in a day is really relieve the frustration. To use your hands to craft something sometimes is better than sit still and keep thinking for long time.


    The weather these days are really depressing. Heavy rain again today.
    20 days of continuous rainy weather. Cold summer. I experienced this for 40 years ago. I was in a college.
    Flood damage at many place that I haven't experienced 40 years ago. Mainly, damages are caused by the driftwood in the river. That's because we have been reducing the consumption of paper supplies. We quit to cut out wood from the mountain and many mountains were deserted. We thought it's good for the nature but was not. This is really an ecological revenge.


    Oops, too much talking.


    Basic build of the ship will be done soon and I will start detailing work.
    I know there are some damaged part here and there and I have to fix or rebuild them.
    And the paint job. I've done a limited paint job on the nose section. That was the place to be painted anyway. I don't have any fixed idea for the paint scheme at this moment. May be I want to enjoy bare metal surface for a while when I finished the polishing up.  As you know I was a little conservative aboout paint job on my last several models.

    May be I should try some dramatic paint job on this one.


    Dymerski said: View Post
    mind blowing! just amazing!!!!!
    Thanks!

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    Thank you Jedi Master, sir.

    Dem Bones said: View Post
    Those little ships are very cool! This work must be hell on your arthritis, though.
    Thank you very much. I forgot to tell you. After the blood test, doctor said that was a wrong diagnosis.
    That was some allergic responses. Now I'm OK.
    Thank you for remembering.


    Snow Builder said: View Post
    ..and...brain...has...exploded...

    Simply staggering work.
    Thank you very much.

    SmilingOtter said: View Post
    GOOD GOLLY!

    Wow. Just... wow.
    Thanks, Tom-san

    gedmac66 said: View Post
    Superb , pure and simple sir ....and to think , if that was ' just for fun ' Katsu-San , what incredible work you'd achieve when you were ' serious ' ...LOL !!!
    No sweat, I've never been serious in my entire life.
    Thanks!

    MooCriket said: View Post
    Your are truly a Master craftsman, good Sir!
    Thank you very much!



    Here are some pics of 'Obon' ceremony last week.

    Pic below is the 'Butsudan'
    It's the little chamber/window for the spirit of our ancestors.
    They will come back here on the day.
    We are prepare to welcome them with some decoration and meals.
    You can see the name plate of them inside.



    Here are some pics of my mother's house.
    It's a very typical Japanese style house and garden.
    My mother is now 85 years old and she is taking care of this on her own.



    Entrance to the doorway.




    A small Japanese garden.






    Again thank you very much for your kind support all the time.

    katsu
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