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    Nice. Great info. Cheers.

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    Awesome Peter! Looks terrific! And I love the torpedo.



    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    My first WW2 plane...finally! Plane is from AIM, base color 'Color Traditions' craft paint '21595 Sand' , green camo squiggles Vallejo 072 deep green, Vallejo 73205 'Green Shade' wash.
    Torp is interchangeable with a bomb with some tiny magnets. Prop from the aerodrome Store.

  3. #53

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    Thanks Neil, you got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    BTW - I'm also extremely impressed by your paint work. That has got to be one tough livery and you nailed it.
    Thanks Dave. This camo scheme isn't one to try to do in a hurry!

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    fantastic paint job, Peter!

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    Here are the rest of my Kates. Just had to do another like my 1st. Was tempted to do all four that way but wanted to make it easier at the upcoming shows for players to identify their own planes.

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    Carrier in sight!
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    That camo is amazing Peter.
    Thereby lies madness.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Excellent work!
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    That camo is amazing Peter.
    Thereby lies madness.
    Rob.
    I'm not sure if its the madness to my method or method to my madness. Key word, madness!

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    Peter, the Kates look magnificent. Your painting abilities deserve a
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    Certainly rep-worthy... beautiful!

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    Thanks guys. I'll have to get some more so I can have 3 flights of 3 in each color. These AIM planes are fun to paint. Zeros next!

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    We can't wait to se them! AIM minis are indeed great and fun to paint. David's service is also excellent. If only he could speed up the STBR marked models!
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    There are some great planes here!

    These are the ones I'm daydreaming about right now.

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    On those cards - one says 19 HP, the other 17. The unofficial thread says 17 and a HF base!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    We can't wait to se them! AIM minis are indeed great and fun to paint. David's service is also excellent. If only he could speed up the STBR marked models!
    Dave's recovering from surgery for a double hernia right now, but as soon as he's up and running again, I think several of us will have sizable orders for his models ready to go .

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    Just saw this and had heard that Dave had a medical condition. Good to hear what it was and he is ok. As stated he has great models. I miss his being at the HMGS shows. I will have to get a list together to put in an order.

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    Posted these in another thread but here are my KATES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylH View Post
    Dave's recovering from surgery for a double hernia right now, but as soon as he's up and running again, I think several of us will have sizable orders for his models ready to go .
    Oh my! I hope all goes well for his recovery.

    Yes, when he is ready to get back in production he will be busy. I have an order I want to put in with him. Guess I'll hold off for a while.

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    Those are really great models, Peter! It must take you hours to paint all those camouflage blotches.

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    It would seem that the Kate and US TB are HF base due to wing length.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Those are really great models, Peter! It must take you hours to paint all those camouflage blotches.
    The two with the squiggly lines were quite slow to paint up but well worth the time. Blotches are a lot quicker. The trouble with them is knowing when to stop.

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    Finally getting around to posting my AIM Kates. Thanks again Peter for the magnet idea. Click image for larger version. 

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    6 AIM Kates just done, using MiscMinis decals for the Hiryu.

    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Now you are ready to sink some big anchored ships, Steve!
    Rep guns jammed!
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    Has anyone created cards with the updated stats, and sized to match a Heavy Fighter base for A B5N2 Kate? I finally own a couple B5N2's, so it would be nice to have an appropriately sized card with the updated stats on them. One of the planes I've acquired matches the paint scheme on Barry (gully_raker)'s IJN Hiryu card.

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    The other one has a silver with black nose and red tail scheme. But I'd be happy with any paint scheme if anyone would like to take a shot at creating one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abovetheclouds View Post
    Has anyone created cards with the updated stats, and sized to match a Heavy Fighter base for A B5N2 Kate? I finally own a couple B5N2's, so it would be nice to have an appropriately sized card with the updated stats on them. One of the planes I've acquired matches the paint scheme on Barry (gully_raker)'s IJN Hiryu card.

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    The other one has a silver with black nose and red tail scheme. But I'd be happy with any paint scheme if anyone would like to take a shot at creating one.
    What updated stats?

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    The stats I found on the Unofficial WGS Aircraft List has the B5N2 on a Heavy Fighter base, and using the ZJ deck, but damage is still 17. I believe the line drawing is a B5N1 with the larger (bubble) engine cowling.
    Last edited by abovetheclouds; 10-01-2020 at 18:48.

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    With a little of research, I found out that the B5N that attacked Pearl Harbor was NOT a B5N1 as posted above. There weren't any decent B5N2 drawings anywhere that were even close to the quality of the above image. I looked. So, Adobe Illustrator to the rescue...

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    So, if there aren't any problems with the drawing immediately above, I have a basis for a card...
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captjimc7 View Post
    has anyone tried (and succeeded) in the "faded/ blotch" technique as found on this plane:

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    I'm interested in any suggestions, I've thought of possibly using a small portion of an old sponge.

    Thanks for any thoughts you may be able to share.
    If I'm not mistaken, this is a B5N1, not used at Pearl Harbor? Just checking, as they were supposed to have used B5N2s there...

    PS: Camo fun...

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    PPS: I think the original post plane was a B5N2, but with an early prop, not with a spinner cap.
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    Mike
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    Here are the actual B5N2's that I just received from Clipper (Thanks again, David).

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    Fifth Carrier Division, Carrier Shokaku:

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    Mike
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    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Quote Originally Posted by abovetheclouds View Post
    Here are the actual B5N2's that I just received from Clipper (Thanks again, David).

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    Anything about the units or crews?
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    This is way out of my limited knowledge. I believe a Lt. Heita Matsumura was an actual pilot of one of the Hiryu camo schemed B5N2's. I have no clue on Japanese units.

    Cmdr Mitsuo Fuchida of the Hiryu for the silver one?

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    Ha! I cannot believe that I was up until 5:00am this morning reading about IJN units and pilots. Up until then, that was a subject of which I had absolutely no knowledge. I'm not certain of how much of that research I retained from those blurry eyed hours of reading. But I do know that I totally missed the fact that you had created, and posted a really nice B5N2 card (post #81) with the updated stats on a heavy fighter base card as I had originally requested. Thank you Mike!

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    Mike
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    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Quote Originally Posted by abovetheclouds View Post
    Here are the actual B5N2's that I just received from Clipper (Thanks again, David).

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    Paul,
    I have found markings for the plane on the left, but for a B5N1 (CI-301), Carrier Zuhio, 3rd Koku Sentai. The plane on the right, I can find nothing even close to the paint scheme on-line.

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    Done as a B5N2, as I couldn't find anything saying when Carrier Zuhio updated her planes. The carrier was the retreat cover from Pearl Harbor, and from Midway, and could have updated the plane sometime before either battle.

    PPS: Possible paint scheme idea for right plane? www.flyingmule.com - B5N2 Diecast Plane
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    Mike
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    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Mike. Those are absolutely beautiful cards. Now I know the color scheme on at least two of my Kates when I paint them!

    Where did you get that beautiful water background and the one line? I haven’t had any luck finding a good drawing of the later variant. I’ve got a real nice drawing of the B5N1 on Wikipedia, but zippo for the N2.

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    Excellent! The Zuhio card is perfect, and I will use anything even closely resembling the second plane. It is so nice to have cards containing updated stats, and are scaled to the appropriate base size. The important thing for me is to have an updated card on the table during the game because I could possibly be using a heavy fighter base from one of the other WGS planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dak21 View Post
    Mike. Those are absolutely beautiful cards. Now I know the color scheme on at least two of my Kates when I paint them!

    Where did you get that beautiful water background and the one line? I haven’t had any luck finding a good drawing of the later variant. I’ve got a real nice drawing of the B5N1 on Wikipedia, but zippo for the N2.
    As I said in Post #78, I used Adobe Illustrator to make one. I started with the Wikipedia drawing (svg), imported it, isolated the engine cowling, and using a crappy drawing, redrew the lines to represent the B5N2 version. It is probably not correct, but looks OK.

    PS: My desperation for a good drawing had me do this:

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    Find the best crappy image of a B5N2, and match up the lines, and resize them to match the Wikipedia drawing:
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    Oh! And some versions of the plane, especially Pearl Harbor images, didn't have a prop spinner, so I copied the B5N1 prop to the B5N2 drawing:
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    PPS: This only worked because the body of the two versions of the plane are close to the same, as far as I could tell in the crappy images. Scale might be off, as when I am trying to match paint schemes, I size a model paint guide drawing or an online image to my drawings. That sometimes shows longer wings, shorter engine cowlings, shorter fuselages... I don't know if that is image issues, scale issue with a model or differences in version dimensions. Gack!
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    Mike
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    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Thanks again Mike. A seriously nice variety of excellent looking cards.

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    Great idea Mike. I’ll give that a go if I don’t just paint my Kates to match your beautiful cards above!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dak21 View Post
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    Where did you get that beautiful water background ...
    I haven't attributed the water texture, and had to go look. But I found it here:
    www.deviantart.com - GreenEyezz-Stock: Water-Texture-7

    I Photoshopped it with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to make it blue-ish for my cards.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Those are really nice!! Great job!! The torpedoes give it a menacing look.

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    GEAT JOB!! Love the camo!!

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