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World War II: Japan
Aircraft of Japan in WWII.
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1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43 Hayabusa build
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
Thanks gents for the kind words !

Hubert - thanks for the photos- these are a few I have never seen. The bottom one is of particular interest as some of the drums have three stripes and also appear to have lighter tops. I may do one of the drums in this fashion to break up the monotony. All the aircraft components in the photo seem to be IJN subjects so perhaps the stripes are peculiar to naval supply but I may play the artistic license card again and use the idea anyway !

Cheers - Richard
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
Hi Richard

That is a very neat idea on the fuel drum. Seeing Hubert's shots, I'll have a hunt through my references to see if I can spot anything. I'll post it if I do.

All the best

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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:03 PM GMT+7

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Hi Richard

That is a very neat idea on the fuel drum. Seeing Hubert's shots, I'll have a hunt through my references to see if I can spot anything. I'll post it if I do.

All the best

Rowan



Thanks Rowan - All the best because you're the best ! - Richard
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 02:21 PM GMT+7
Cool touch for your Hayabusa scene!!! Im also going to scan my references to see if I can find anything useful for you
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 02:28 PM GMT+7

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Cool touch for your Hayabusa scene!!! Im also going to scan my references to see if I can find anything useful for you



Thanks Mike !
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Richard so far through several references, mostly of IJA aircraft, I havent noted standout details on the fuel drums, which are frequently seen. I did notice the barrels with 3 stripes painted round the center section were frequently seen but only in what appear to be IJN settings. I did see several barrels with variations of corrugations around the top and bottom thirds of the drums. I saw these in both IJA and IJN settings.

So not much to work with but I do like the artistic license youve applied thus far. That and some liberal application of dents and weathering should create plenty of interest.