Fuso 1:430

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by YuG, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. YuG

    YuG Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am currently building Japanese battle ship Fuso.
    This is Digital Navy's kit designed as 1:250 scale.
    Having space problem for keeping ship models, reduced it size to 1:430. I intended to reduce to 1:400 but it was my failure to made it 1:430.

    As joint line between skins of underwater stoodout, glued 5mm width paper strip on it to hide joint lines.

    I have trouble making handrails and still thinking what kind of material to use. Around bridge I made some handrails using sewing thread for vertical support and thread extracted from pantihose for horizontai rails as test but it seems strength is not enough.

  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    AWESOME! That is some very nice work there buddy! Try getting some laser cut rails. I think some people have had luck with thread. I would order em myself if they make them in a scale close enough....
  3. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Beautiful build, Yu! The bridge structure is awesome looking - great job on getting it together! Barry did a nice tutorial on making railings. Not sure if it was pre-move, but it is worth looking at. I will see if I can find the link....


    Well, found the link:
    Barry's railing tutorial
  4. YuG

    YuG Member

    Thanks everyone for advice.
    I will buy lasercut paper railings. Even fat, firm railings would enhance total appearance.
  5. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    :eek: jawdrop :-o :excited1: :inw: :razz:

    Stunning work!!! I don't know how you do it! That is one sharp, clean ship....

  6. YuG

    YuG Member

    Hi Ski,
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    And It is nice to know you also seem to have made several 1:400 ships. I have been looking for 1:400 buddies since many of Japanese fellow modelers would not take up 1:400.
  7. barry

    barry Active Member

    That's a superb job at any scale I must admit I really enjoyed building that one. Looking forward to a lot more pics on her.
  8. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Excellant building. What type of cardstock did you use? did you have to use thinner paper for the smallest bit, bollards etc? Once again excellant build!
  9. YuG

    YuG Member

    Thank you for your comments.

    I use rather thin ordinary card. For small parts, I always cut back side of cut edges where edges are glued with adjacent edges so that I do not need to paint cut edges. And also cut out backside of folding line to facilitate falding. Main aim of these cutting is to make all corner as sharp as possible so that appearance seems to be sharp.

    I named this as "cutting-edge technology":mrgreen: Not funny?

    When parts are very small like range finder I peel off back side paper

    I hope attached pics will be help to you reinforcing my clumsy explanation
  10. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    That is some fine cutting! What kind of blade is that?
  11. YuG

    YuG Member

    Blade in the pics is TAMIYA's. OLFA's blade for art knife is better I think.
  12. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Superb stuff, particularly at this small scale!

  13. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    I meant to comment on your catapult earlier. Very skillful cutting! I couldn't do it myself. I would be overcutting all the bracing.

    Looks like very complicated work on the pagoda. Looks really HARD!
  14. YuG

    YuG Member

    Hi Rick,
    I am very proud that my model pleases you.
    Having read your thread on P-47, I realized anew that making model carefully and in no hurry is the best way to make satisfactory model

    Hi G. Shoda
    It’s nice to meet you again. I think perhaps I met you somewhere in Europe.

  15. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Wow YuG! You can be a brain surgeon with skilled hands like that!
    Very impressive work and very beautiful!

  16. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Russell, don't give brain surgeons that much credit! YuG thankyou for such a wonderful model and thanks for the information about small parts!
  17. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Incredibly clean and detailed work at any scale!
  18. airbob

    airbob Member

    Your work and your "pagoda" is most excellent!:thumb:...very fine, precise workmanship...just superb...a joy to watch!bounce7
  19. RTomedi

    RTomedi Member

    It seems that Yu is not only an "airplane model master", but "anything that is made with paper master"... :eek:
    Lets anxiously wait for the next steps. :thumb:

    A question (maybe a stupid one!): What is this railing that you are talking about? :confused:
  20. YuG

    YuG Member

    Thank you guys for your warm words

    On the other day I watched TV program featuring a Japanese renowned brain surgeon. In the program the surgeon uses several hundred tools that he devised for fine work. If he made card models, he must be excellent modeler but he has no time to spare travelling around the world for operation and lecture

    airbob, your Hiryu's progress is very fast and superb:thumb: I want to refer to your way of making aircraft carrier later

    handrails are indicated by red arrows in attached picture.

    Today made only one boat
    Used thin clear film, that was put in expensive lunch box bought in bullet train, for pane.


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