Micro Build, 1/285 scale Ki-27

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  1. kettbo

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    Hi Gents,

    No small scale builders here?
    I have crafted numerous aircraft masters for RAIDEN MINIATURES in the UK.
    Any interest in seeing how a 1/285 scale Ki-27 would be built?

    Here is a sample shot of some of my work

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    Ok, show us your stuff! :)
     
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    I'm interested!
     
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    Any chance to see something different sounds GREAT to me. Bring it on !!!!
     
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    OK, enough interest to get this thread going. Hope to have some pics and such by Wednesday or Thursday.
     
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    Good stuff. I haven't touched anything that small for around thirty years, and then They were mostly two-piece kits. Nowadays, I'd have problems seeing them, and no chance of holding the parts with my knackered hands!
     
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    You and me both brother. 1/72 is a challenge!
     
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    Go for it! I just have to remember to turn up the magnification on my screen so I can see it.
     
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    This isn't exactly the forum I would expect to find something funny, but this single reply actually made me laugh.

    I too would love to see more of this scale.
     
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    kettbo,
    I build 1/72 so I can fit more onto the 2'x4'x6' two shelves I built. But 1/285....? WOW, to go where no man has gone before......awsome go get 'em kid. We're behind you.....Where in the world did you find a 1/285 Nate? Can't wait to see it.
     
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    SCRATCHBUILDING IT. Thought I'd have some worthy pics by now... alas, behind schedule a tad. Have faith....

    How to:
    scaled plans, many pictures, sheet or strips of styrene, basic tools, lots of patience, and the ability to view things 3D helps
    In relative terms, I paint horribly
     
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    #15 kettbo, Aug 1, 2011
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    Sorry this took so long, got tied-up with some real estate

    OK start with a good large plan. 1/285 scale Bf-109G for comparison
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    scale the image....do many at one time, save trips to the library

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    glue the plan of the fuselage to plastic

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    cut around with your favorite cutter. end nipper works great, file up to the line. be uniform, completed basic unit, Ki-27

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    also have started an F-104 (rough cut only)

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    more soon,

    George
     
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    Hey George!

    Just found this post...hoping that you'll be continuing on with it. I'll actuall be trying it myself with a Mirage F-1
     
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    PDXS3t,
    No name?

    I did a charity cycling event in SEPT, sustained some nerve damage in my hands. Tingling now only in my finger tips. I will resume construction soon. Please look at the 1/144 GUSTAV build for more construction tips. Ahhhh, Mirage F-1 sounds interesting!
     
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    Sorry to hear about your mishap George, hope you'll be able to continue this amazing small scale work soon.
     
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    Hey George!

    I be called Jim but answer to most anything! Sorry to hear about your injury. I can totally relate. I have a nasty nerve disorder trying to rob me of my left arm and both feet.

    I've been collecting 1/285 modern aircraft for several years. Actually have a few of your creations. When I found this thread, I was stoked! I've always wondered the type of process that it took to create a micro miniature.

    There is several miniatures missing that I'd love to see, the Mirage F-1 is one of them. If I can manage something that kind of resembles an airplane I'll be happy. I have lots of time to practice though, so who knows what I migh end up with.

    Take care and get well soon!

    Jim
     
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    Dang George, hope you heal quickly!
     
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