1:400 GPM Hiryu

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  1. airbob

    airbob Member

    I just had to add some for that added touch of realism!...thinking outside the "box" is why guys (and gals) do!....(like a made from scratch design of the USS Spruance!?sign1)...
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    or a 1/200 scale USS Tarawa!:thumb:

    Bob I have to agree with Barry.............. TOO COOL!:thumb: that flightdeck looks great with the cross beams!

  3. airbob

    airbob Member

    Thanks John....Sorry!, "Brain-Freeze".....USS Tarawa:p
  4. airbob

    airbob Member

    This his the level of completion that has been finished this weekend...the main deck and the base for the guns on the upper deck...
    Deck finished 7-15-07
  5. YuG

    YuG Member

    Great job!!!
    And color is, yes, realistic. With that color Hiryu looks strong!!!
    You know IJN ship more than me.:yep:
  6. airbob

    airbob Member

    This is the installation of the propulsion gear...very tired of cutting out those teeny little propeller blades.....that should finish it on the under-water side of this ship.....the first full hull ship that I have completedballoon6....the "Zeros" decided somehow to land on this hull:twisted: now to spend time finishing all the little gun stations for the AA and 5" guns....

    Hiryu propulsion units
  7. barry

    barry Active Member

    Looks great as ever look forward to the guns picture(s)
  8. airbob

    airbob Member

    Zeros, Vals and Kates!!!

    Here are some of the beta builds of some of the 1:400 Zeros, Vals, and Kates that I have been working on from various sources and a lot of recoloring, detailing to get the patterns mostly correct for the 1:400 IJN Hiryu that I'm currently working on. Needless to say this is tedious, tedious workwall1...I think the that Val is more the IJN green and the Kate the same with the brownish camouflage-spotted pattern...and the Zeros the light grey with the medium blue stripe...I need a rest:sleeping: to take my mind off this "teenyness"....next I think I shall build something giant that I can crawl inside of!!!:p...anyway will continue progress as I find the time! I do enjoy this stuff!!!balloon6

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  9. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Those are just Awesome Bob! Planes that are smaller than the tweezers that made them! Truly amazing work!
    A mosquitoes worst nightmare! sign1

  10. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member


    The ship is excellent. The 1/400 scale aircraft are completely AMAZING!!
    You need to get your eyesight insured by Lloyd's of London.....

  11. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Yep, those planes look sweet!! They really stand out. Well done!!

  12. airbob

    airbob Member

    I have not passed!....the "old fish" (Beethoven) statement)

    Just to let all you know that i am still working on this IJN carrier....I had to rework the 25mm and the 5" guns to my liking....and of course the small rails should have added when the various decks were being added...and now that process was much more "mind'wracking"...but I am about finished with all these little details....I think that I'll ignore the "safety nets"...since at this scale it becomes just too small...I will post some shots this weekend when I will add the finished details...even then there are those little 1:400 Zeros, Vals and Kates!!!hamrhamrhamr
  13. airbob

    airbob Member

    This is some of the pictures of the 90% complete IJN Hiryu at 1:400 scale...I had to fashion some of the stair rails myself...not a great job...but as good as my old shaky fingers could do...the kit was extensively redesigned....the planes were reductions of Trotskiy...try building bombs and torpedoes at 1:400 scalehamr....but I am having fun!!!:p

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  14. airbob

    airbob Member

    more Hiryu pictures!

    and 2 extra pictures...:row1:

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  15. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

    The work is fantastic. and in addition on that so small scale, congratulations, desire to see your future projects.
  16. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Wow, now that is a clean build!!! Well done! You're planes simply rock!!

  17. sergiotang95

    sergiotang95 Member

    How on earth did you manage to bui all those planes and the tiny details?!
  18. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Good work! Any ideas on what is next (ship or plane)? We have lots of the airplane guys aboard here. Of course Hiryu has a lot of planes on it.
  19. airbob

    airbob Member

    1:400 "Hiryu" Zeros, Kates and Vals!

    This is pictures of some of the 1:400 scale planes that I scaled and colored to match the "Hiryu" planes of this time...I took about 1 1/2 - 2 hours to build each one...they are really tediouswall1..but it is fun!!!bounce7

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  20. a6m

    a6m Member

    If I may ask ...
    the B5N and A6M are from Trotsky?
    how have you re-colored them?

    Thanks for the help

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