58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby smeg1959 » Tue May 21, 2019 4:16

Some truly amazing stuff brilliantly realised. I reckon opening hours wouldn't last long enough to see everything. Even the 1/144 area alone would keep me entertained for hours.

Incidentally, on that table of 1/144 AFVs, what on earth are the two yellow turreted things? Look like mouse heads to me. :?
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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby ph-adk » Fri May 24, 2019 6:44

Lot's of high-quality modeling :shock:

In the 1/144th gallery, 5th last picture there is a Sikorsky S-62 placing some sort of radar dome (beautiful dio btw.) I don't know any S-62 in 1/144 out there, am I missing something? Could it be gashapon?

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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby smeg1959 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:31

Lex, found this link. The one modeller is responsible for three S-62 builds, including the two apparent in that Hobby Show photo. Following the blog back, it appears all three are conversions of the Sweet Sea King kit.
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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby ph-adk » Sat May 25, 2019 21:17

Awesome Smeg!! I wouldn't even know where to begin.. How do you search these Japanese blogs?

This would be my plan also, to convert a seaking. These pictures help a lot.
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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby smeg1959 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:02

Actually, this one was a bit of a fluke. I went looking for "1/144 S-62" and found the blog link in the first set of results. It was only after scrolling through several of his entries that I twigged it was the same guy presenting at Shizuoka. I can assure you it does not come from any comprehension of the Japanese language! :oops:
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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby ph-adk » Mon May 27, 2019 9:31

This does confirm my thoughts on Google. Not everyone gets the same results. Although (i presume) we both regularly look for 1/144, i can scroll down 20 pages and will not come across this blog.

And what about you BD99? I reckon you're Japanese is quite okay, since you're always the one posting from Japanese blogs :lol: (which is always a good thing of course)
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Re: 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 (modelling)

Postby bluedonkey99 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:53

Ah, search eninges are in equal measures a gift and curse.

Yes, everyone gets different results but it can be even more nuanced than that. I observe that I get different results on the different devices e.g desktop vs phone.

The search engines also vary wildly, I generally use Google over bing. Though that brings its own challabged as when I search Google I get a lot of links back to Kg144 content (less so bing. Which brings back nonsense).

Freestyle searching on Japanese 1/144 clearly brings back a lot of gundam hits. Though it is worth experimenting on yahoo.jp.

My Japanese isn't that great, my research techniques are
However much. The process is constrained by time.

How best to find new material?
Clearly the oworkd is moving on and there are new means of sharing information out there like Facebook and twitter. I prefer twitter for Japanese hits as it's easier to search and read view the results.

For 1/144 it's easier to search for phrases or terms. These days it much easier as Japanese retail site have englise and Japanese pages. This means it's easier to identifying the phrases or terms to search for in Japanese. It is then a case of copying and pasting and seeing, what returns come through! There is still an element of covering the ground and isn't always quick taking time to pieve together what you looking or trawling for.

That's where modern sites help eo twitter with its tags. You can use the tags to support the search process. When you find good profiles it may look nk to a website and or other users who are doing modeling. To be fair this is how the various blog systems used to assist and you just follow the spiders web noting site or profiles of interest.

The approach also work regardless of it being Japanese or other languages.
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