Saipan Type 97: final stages

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Saipan Type 97: final stages

Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:52 am

January 14th, 2012, 8:56 pm #1

Hello all,
after a few busy months at work/a bit of the modeling doldrums, I'm getting closer to finishing my Tamiya Type 97. I've added Fruil tracks, epoxy tarps, spare track armor, cargo rack & cargo. Final weathering left; I hope to be completely finished in the next week or so.

Earlier work can be seen here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... 7+progress









As you can see in these last two photos, my cargo rack is attached (but not glued), but it needs more "weight" to keep the support cables taught; I am stumped and open to suggestions. The first photo shows how it rests normally, the second is how I'd like it to look.




Thanks for looking and any comments welcomed!

Cheers, Tracy
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 8:15 pm

January 14th, 2012, 9:47 pm #2

Brilliant finish, I just love it. Not too much just right.

Regards

Steve
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Joined: June 4th, 2011, 7:09 pm

January 14th, 2012, 10:02 pm #3

Hello all,
after a few busy months at work/a bit of the modeling doldrums, I'm getting closer to finishing my Tamiya Type 97. I've added Fruil tracks, epoxy tarps, spare track armor, cargo rack & cargo. Final weathering left; I hope to be completely finished in the next week or so.

Earlier work can be seen here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... 7+progress









As you can see in these last two photos, my cargo rack is attached (but not glued), but it needs more "weight" to keep the support cables taught; I am stumped and open to suggestions. The first photo shows how it rests normally, the second is how I'd like it to look.




Thanks for looking and any comments welcomed!

Cheers, Tracy
I like the faded colours.

http://roman-bizarre.blogspot.com/
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https://roman-the-modelmaker.blogspot.no/
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Joined: February 10th, 2001, 11:37 am

January 14th, 2012, 10:06 pm #4

Hello all,
after a few busy months at work/a bit of the modeling doldrums, I'm getting closer to finishing my Tamiya Type 97. I've added Fruil tracks, epoxy tarps, spare track armor, cargo rack & cargo. Final weathering left; I hope to be completely finished in the next week or so.

Earlier work can be seen here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... 7+progress









As you can see in these last two photos, my cargo rack is attached (but not glued), but it needs more "weight" to keep the support cables taught; I am stumped and open to suggestions. The first photo shows how it rests normally, the second is how I'd like it to look.




Thanks for looking and any comments welcomed!

Cheers, Tracy
I know you put a lot of (sometimes unintended ) extra work into this and it shows. The finish is really nice, with a lot of subtlety. The rack stowage looks spot on as well - is the rack glued or otherwise permanently fastened at its connection to the hull yet?

DG


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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:52 am

January 14th, 2012, 10:48 pm #5

No, the rack isn't glued on yet, just fitted into place; but it is quite snug. I've thought about brushing a tiny amount of glue to these areas while applying a lesser weight and hoping for the best, but I'd love other options!



Cheers, Tracy
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:52 am

January 14th, 2012, 10:49 pm #6

Brilliant finish, I just love it. Not too much just right.

Regards

Steve
I've got a bit more to do; hopefully I can keep my next steps restrained!

Cheers, Tracy
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:52 am

January 14th, 2012, 10:49 pm #7

I like the faded colours.

http://roman-bizarre.blogspot.com/
I'm happy with how it's turning out too!

Cheers, Tracy
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Joined: December 21st, 2011, 10:03 pm

January 14th, 2012, 10:59 pm #8

No, the rack isn't glued on yet, just fitted into place; but it is quite snug. I've thought about brushing a tiny amount of glue to these areas while applying a lesser weight and hoping for the best, but I'd love other options!



Cheers, Tracy
It's been said above, but the paint job and weathering are outstanding! One suggestion for the cargo rack is to use a very fine, stiff, wire or rod to position the rack "under weight" and perhaps then wrap that wire or rod in something super fine like fuse wire to create the look of a metal cable or rope. I can't say I've ever done that . . . just brainstorming.
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:10 pm

January 14th, 2012, 11:10 pm #9

Hello all,
after a few busy months at work/a bit of the modeling doldrums, I'm getting closer to finishing my Tamiya Type 97. I've added Fruil tracks, epoxy tarps, spare track armor, cargo rack & cargo. Final weathering left; I hope to be completely finished in the next week or so.

Earlier work can be seen here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... 7+progress









As you can see in these last two photos, my cargo rack is attached (but not glued), but it needs more "weight" to keep the support cables taught; I am stumped and open to suggestions. The first photo shows how it rests normally, the second is how I'd like it to look.




Thanks for looking and any comments welcomed!

Cheers, Tracy
Tracey,
I haven't read the other responses about weighting down the stowage tray, but you might want to make or cast a box with a couple of fishing weights in them. That way, you'll get the heft you need to stretch the cables. The model looke great so far.
Regards,
Georg
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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 12:00 am

January 14th, 2012, 11:17 pm #10

hold it dwun for a while...a little mud hides all sorts of glue marks

Luke
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