I'm just starting an project that will probably over a year. This will be diorama of the USS Arizona being moored (tied up) at Pearl Harbor on December 5th, 1941. I will be using the Trumpeter 200 scale Arizona with turned brass gun barrels, several super sets of PE, wood decks, and resin detail parts. I managed to secure a 200 scale set of Pearl Harbor mooring quays that are going work out well I think. Also found two sets of figures in 200 scale so that I can populate the scene. This will be my first diorama so I will be learning how to do several things I've never done before such as doing water, and water effects. I'll try to post a photo of the work in progress if I can ever figure out how to do that!
Dec 22, 2019
Kawanishi Bro's The Pits The Build Post black basing, Alclad Metalizer/Pre-shading Initial Top coat, some basic chipping started Ammo by Mig scratches fluid utilized on both birds for their chipping. It is very controllable. I liked working the chipping and thought it looks good. Dekels Sealed and Base washed Shiden sealed and initial wash One minor set back is the back-ordered Canopy from Tamiya, 4weeks. Still some minor finishing touches on Kyofu left but i have till the contest. These were the first WW2 Japanese anything I have ever built. I enjoyed the build. The kits assemble well, they were 1/48 scale and I got a vacation from RLM colors. I will post-up the final pictures upon completion of these 2 kits.