2nd Update: Build of 1/350 Tamiya I-400 JPN Sub
I am still plugging away with this I-400 build and have made decent progress since last build update. I am happy to inform that the customer viewed the pictures on this site and is very pleased with current status of the sub.
The biggest change since last update is the attachment of the Infini wooden deck. I thought this would be difficult but the high-quality and excellent engineering of this product helped the process go smoothly. It has its own self-adhesive, and peeled effortlessly from the backing paper. All the pre-drilled holes aligned perfectly with holes on the plastic deck. The fit was exquisite in all respects.
After attaching the wooden deck I stained the deck. I used an old Testors acrylic wash that has been sitting for ever; never thought I would need that color. Today I did some more detail painting. Attached more details and triple-20mm AA guns, as well as, all the periscopes, and antennas atop the conning tower. Now on to lots and lots of PE...aggg!
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