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Chibi IJN Akagi WIP On The Bench
Hey it's my semi annual post with the usual nonsense about how I'm still alive and will try to be on more. Bah, who am I fooling?

Anyway, this is from back in September. The IJN Akagi (attacker at Pearl Harbor, sunk at Midway) in Chibi proportions-- the interesting thing about this is that the prow and stern are pretty close to 1/700 scale, it's just all the stuff in between that's been squashed or exaggerated (the main guns). So I'm calling this 1/700-- Chibi Proportions. lol

Fujimi kit with wood deck and photo etch (the deck arresting cables are even PE). Custom made degaussing cable running along the hull (all the clamps took a while to do). Added hull lines. Deck markings are decals and painted. This photo shows about 99% complete because it still needs some small touch ups here and there (flags, etc.). It's since been completed and just needs some photos taken-- I actually have about five major projects that I've completed that need pics taken. As usual, painted with Gunze and Vallejo and weathered with Bragdon and Tamiya.

It was supposed to be entered in two model shows last fall that I missed because of health and then getting snowed in. So maybe she'll finally get out and about in the spring...
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So many apologies for being away from DA so much!  Last year was just so insanely busy and I've been trying to get back to building models just for fun (crazy idea, I know).  I have sooooo much DA to catch up on!  Hopefully I can rectify that this year...  Thanks for all the faves and putting up with my DA-absence!

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Dade W. Bell
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
**I'm currently not taking on new commissions because I now only sell what I want to build myself**

I'm a hermit who leads a happy, simple life with my fiancée (professional YA novelist Jaclyn Dolamore) and three cats.

An old Gundam/ anime fogey who saw First Gundam on Betamax (lol) in 1980. Been building models for about 30 years, professionally for 10 of those 30.

I've produced a couple of animated shorts for anime conventions:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G3GxU… www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZvE3F…

And two animated history shorts (History With Dade).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kgAB… www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LC1Ub…

I've won Best of Show awards in some model shows and have been published in Finescale Modeler and Animerica (won three mecha design challenges). I've written some fairly long articles for Modelshipwrights.com.

But after a massive case of burn out/ pre-midlife crisis, I just chill building models and act as a history adviser/ plot sounding board for my girl's novels (Magic Under Glass, Between The Sea And Sky, etc.).

Thanks for reading this self-congratulatory diatribe and I hope you enjoy my stuff! Take care.

Current Residence: Maryland, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL (I'm 6'5")
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock/ Pop
Operating System: Macintosh OS X El Capitan
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Favourite cartoon character: Elpeo Ple, Ple Ple Two, Twelve (Marida Cruz), Paptimus Scirocco, Setsuna F. Seiei, Graham Aker, Rau Le Creuset, Mu La Flaga/ Neo Roanoke, Treize Khushrenada, pretty much the entire main cast of LoGH.
Personal Quote: "If you stop and listen long enough, you will hear your own small voice"
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:iconnickroberts10:
NickRoberts10 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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NickRoberts10 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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MarkAlexValdendorf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Happy Birthday! 
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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pevexxx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
Very good work !!
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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GHancock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for watching! I'm about a third done with my latest build... I hope you like it!
I love your work on the battleships! Your water work is exceptional.
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Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Awesome, I'm looking forward to it! IMO, you're one of the best Zoids customizers in the English language (the other is Aurora), so I'm certainly a fan.
Thanks for the kind words about my ships. They seem to be my "claim to fame" other than my Kshatriyas. lol
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