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 Post subject: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 16:21 
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I wanted a "wather theme" build for the next GRMS and got this ancient 1/48 (1973) Tamiya Nakajima "Rufe" for a good price, R210-00
Not expecting much for the $ I was rather surprised at the detail, its quite nice.
Cockpit out the box, I added my usual tape belts and gave shadows with watercolours.
ImageIMG_20180405_153658 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20180405_153741 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
The float has raised detail with the rest of the kit finely engraved lines so I sanded it down and re-scribed and rivited
ImageIMG_20180405_154005 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
Allot has been said about some poor fit on the wingroot fairings but my kit looks nice
ImageIMG_20180405_155841 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 06:37 
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The surfaxe detail on this kit is rather bland so I put my trumpeter rivet tool to good use
ImageIMG_20180406_190717 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr
ImageIMG_20180406_190829 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I just hope it will be visable under the paint still.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 12:19 
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Primed, I used tamiya rattlecan promer and this will from now be my choice of primer :smt023
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 16:10 
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 18:18 
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IJN grey on
ImageIMG_20180407_180032 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2018, 21:18 
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You should get a job with the mad riveter from Trumpeter. I just riveted my 32nd scale Mustang flaps and that was enough to cure any future riveting need...anyway, your Rufe is looking good :smt023


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2018, 12:57 
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I would rather be the riveter for trumpeter tha n the 1970's airfix riveter :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya 1/48 Rufe
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2018, 17:38 
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These decals are even thicker than normal tamiya decals!
ImageIMG_20180409_175943 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

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