1/48 Mitsubishi F1M2 Type Zero Observation Seaplane. Allied Name, "Pete"

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  1. meatloaf109

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    I have had a bunch of disasters lately. I am going to shake them off by building this one for a friend.
    This is the Hasegawa "Pete". I have the P.E. set that has the wires, and several Quick boost additions. Four to be exact.
    Wire covers,
    Pitot and tie rods,
    Exhaust,
    and,
    the hoist set up.
    I am better than the problems that have plagued me lately. And I intend to prove it.

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    This is step 1....
    Thank you Hasegawa.

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    Good to see it can be built in very few steps!! :)

    Looking forward to watching the build.
     
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    My thoughts exactly!
     
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    :lol: ought to be finish in a flash :lol:
     
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    Yeah...easy peasy Paul....you done yet?
     
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    Nice choice, Paul :cool:
     
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    Good one Paul. I'm part way through the same kit, also for a friend (!), but have hit delays with some of the 'fiddly bits' due to my darned stiff hands - haven't been able to do any modelling, or picture painting, for a few months.
     
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    I decided to start with the dolly. It has to sit on something! Basic construction with Hasegawa's enigmatic descriptions. Luckily, most parts are flash free, and the pins fit where there are supposed to.
    I started with a dark grey/iron type color and then went to a brown/orange wash. Then I did a dit-dot thing with a brighter orange, and blew some water (thinner, if you use enamels.) over the whole thing to get the "drip" thing right.
    Seems good to me. pete6.jpg
     
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    Not good - excellent! But you're on a 'Charge' for letting it get rusty! Great work Paul.
     
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    Nice one Paul!
     
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    I think you've overdone the rusty effect..
     
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    Perhaps but looks pretty damn good.
     
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    Well hello Dolly!!!


    (sorry..I'm receiving treatment.....)
     
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    I'll get yer' coat!
    Perhaps the dolly is a bit over-done, but I figure that if the Japanese didn't have the means to re-paint the aircraft, (except for the National markings), they surely didn't worry about the plane dollies. And anyways, I like rust...You ought to see some of my tank exhausts!
    Back to the Pete. Because research has taken away my beloved "Aotake" finish, (except on interior structures) I have done the cockpit in an initial "Bamboo green" as per Wayne's fine builds. I will post pictures as soon as I am done adding wires and finishing the paint job.
    (Damn, I really liked the "Aotake". It looked so purty with the purple on my "Rufe"!)
     
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    You just did One step.............. where's the plane???????

    Honestly, that is a great looking cradle, and it Would be That rusty!

    "I am better than the problems that have plagued me lately. And I intend to prove it."
    And you Arh!
     
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    #19 meatloaf109, Aug 18, 2013
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    Thanks, Bill!
    From an old buffalo like you, that is high praise!
    (And it is "ARRRGHHH")
     
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    Nice start Paul.
     
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