Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Duke Maddog » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:29 pm

Okay, I had some time so I managed to move a little forward on this model.

I painted all the detail parts that I had added to the Izumo earlier:

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Here's a close up shot of the island details:

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I found that due to the fine molding of this model, these parts were easiest to paint while on the model. Now I still have a few parts to add, but they are easily breakable and I'm going to add them after tackling the Photo-Etch. That way there's even less chance of breakage.

After that, I clearcoated this for decals. You can't really see it too clearly in this pic, but it is shiny and ready for decals:

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Okay, that's all I got for now. I hope you enjoyed the tour. Stay tuned, there's more to come; especially since it's supposed to rain for the next three days! Yay!!!

Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:24 pm

This ship is progressing well. It looks like you’re almost ready to finish this one up.
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Duke Maddog » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 pm

Thanks Carlos! Yeah, she's coming along fairly quickly. I just hope the photo-etch goes on as smoothly as everything else. I hope to get decals on this soon.
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Duke Maddog » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:48 pm

Well, this has been neglected for far too long, I know. I decided it was time to move forward on this one. As you can see from the following pics, I did manage to get the decals on. They were very thin and in register and went down exceptionally well. I rarely had to use any kind of solvent for them. Later I sprayed everything with a semi-dullcoat to blend everything in.

What had stopped me for all this time was that I was at the P/E stage and didn't want to deal with it. Well, I took this to our mini-Hobby Day and buckled down to get this done.

First I did the main mast and added the P/E rails to the island:

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That's gonna take some doing painting that mast. I also figure I'll have to semi-drybrush the rails to bring them closer to the grey of the rest of the ship.

I then got started on the surrounding rail of the sponsons and deck edge. I only got one side mostly done before it was time to pack up and leave:

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Yeah, they are a bit hard to see in that pic. Trust me, they are there. You'll also notice that I have blue tape underneath the P/E sprue. That is because the attachment points for these parts are so delicate that some of them are falling off the sprue before I can get to them. So, I added the tape to one side and taped them back in place until I need them.

Folding the photo-etch was helped by the diagrams shown at the beginning of this Thread where they had the lines laid out for you to compare and bend perfectly to fit. I used the Gator Grip glue to add these to the ship. That was a good thing since at least one railing kept getting pressed down. All I had to do was lift it back into place and it stayed. Overall, the application of the photo-etch was not as big an issue as I had anticipated it to be, thanks to the extensive diagrams and build aids included in this kit.


I do hope to do more on this ship soon. I want it done. Until then, take care and thanks for looking in. Comments are always welcome.
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Stuart » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:52 pm

Excellent stuff Mark, That looks great!
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Duke Maddog » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:41 pm

Thank you Stuart! If I can finish that photo-etch, paint the details that need it and then finish the air wing; I can finally call this done.
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Stikpusher » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:47 pm

How much further is there to go on this Mark?
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Re: Hasegawa 1/700 Scale DDH Izumo Review Build

Postby Duke Maddog » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:53 pm

Well, first the one side needs the rest of the photo-etch; I only have about half of the photo-etch on the hull and sponsons. Then the other side of the ship needs it's photo etch. I may have to add hull decals; I think I forgot to put the numbers on the hull. Then I need to detail paint the mast that was not painted, plus semi-drybrush the railings in a darker grey. After that, paint and decal the air wing and it should the be all done. Man, that sounds like a lot but hopefully it goes faster than I took to type it out. LOL!
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