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I built Fine Molds 1/35 scale Ha Go a while back (close to a year
now) and sent it to HyperScale a few months ago but unfortunately it was
lost when Brett's computer went down. It has taken me this long to find
the original article, and even then, I only stumbled across it looking
for something else!
Close examination shows a few flaws that I would love to repair, but
it is good as an example of how we progress as modlllers from kit to
kit. It's good to look back at some old kit's every once in a while as
sometimes we don't even notice the progression we make, one kit after
the other. And if you are like me, you keep working away and
experimenting, taking no notice of what changes are made, so long as
The Fine Molds kit is, well, fine. Not earth shatteringly good, but a
simple enough build that has no major fit problems to speak of. One of
the good points of the kit is that it includes some white metal and
etched parts to enhance the model and improve the overall appearance. I
also used some components from the Eduard etched set, which is
unfortunately no longer available.
The model was painted using Gunze Sangyo paints and while they were
great to spray with, I had a bit of difficulty re-adjusting to Acrylics
after being accustomed to enamels. There are a couple of lowlights on
the finish and I think in future I will stick with Xtracolor.
The figures were painted by Sean Lomas, a much superior figure
modeller than I, having asked him to do so in order not to ruin these
beautifully sculpted pieces from VLS's Warrior range. These guys produse
some pretty awesome figures in their range.
Asper usual the weathering was completed with a wash in Winsor &
Newtons oils and finished using CMK's weathering pigments.
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