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Topic review - Calling all IJN Nagato class fans
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Yup, just got an e-mail from HS to reserve that. Which is annoying because I just spent a lot of money there on an order where they told me it was out of stock so I got something else, only to be told within a week that it will be back! Anyway I know the differences are small and could be scratch built, but the 1933 is the one I really want.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 am
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Probably, though there's no way to say when. Their website says they are re-issuing the 1927 version in May.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:34 am
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Is Aoshima likely to ever re-issue their 1933 Nagato kit? Seems to be out of stock in the usual places (not even an option to be added to a mailing list for re-stock on HobbySearch) and eBay prices for it are a bit ridiculous.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:35 am
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Show and Tell at work? :smallsmile:

Looks cool. And sizable.
Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:57 am
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1/200 Nagato in the works....


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Post Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:28 am
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ninjrk wrote:
I'm thinking of doing something different with it and going for the partially sunk example.

You're in luck...the book you just ordered has a FANTASTIC broadside pic of Nagato slowly sinking after Test Baker. It's one of the last pics ever taken of her.
Post Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:35 am
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That would be cool. There's a lot of photos out there, particularly in private collections. Even the Life archive looks to have some.


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Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:03 pm
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Dan K wrote:
Are you looking for details, full views, both?


Both, really. My wife got me a 1/350 kit and I'm thinking of doing something different with it and going for the partially sunk example.
Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:07 am
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Are you looking for details, full views, both?
Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:09 am
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ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
ninjrk wrote:
Perhaps an odd question, but are there good photographic references on the Nagato as she appeared in Tokyo Bay at the end of the war? I've found a few photos on line and some grainy low-resolution video but that's about it.

The Classic Warships pictorial on the Nagato-class has some nice pics, including some taken on board.


Sweet, thank you. Just ordered it.
Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:55 am
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ninjrk wrote:
Perhaps an odd question, but are there good photographic references on the Nagato as she appeared in Tokyo Bay at the end of the war? I've found a few photos on line and some grainy low-resolution video but that's about it.

The Classic Warships pictorial on the Nagato-class has some nice pics, including some taken on board.
Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:21 pm
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Perhaps an odd question, but are there good photographic references on the Nagato as she appeared in Tokyo Bay at the end of the war? I've found a few photos on line and some grainy low-resolution video but that's about it.

Thanks in advance!
Matt
Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:34 pm
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Thanks Atma. I've built some of Fujimi's newer kits with similar fine parts and I'm impressed with the results although I wouldn't always choose them over alternative kits of the same ship, all else being equal. I'll double check the simplifications on the Aoshima Nagato. My main gripe is Fujimi's Nagato is early war but I'm sure I can scratch build some AA gun tubs and I have spares for the guns themselves. I'm also eyeing up that 1927 Nagato, obviously I'm spoiled for choice but I don't really want multiple Nagatos at the moment.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:20 pm
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Dan K wrote:
Unfortunately, there is no pre-modernized version in 1/350 scale. That would be pretty cool, though.

The plans probably exist in Japanese sources; I'm not aware of any that have been published by Western publishers.

IJN Mutsu late 1920's(turned back funnel era) plans are damaged, so I informed.On the other hand they are plenty sources for IJN Nagato.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:00 am
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Vlad wrote:
Atma wrote:
Early 1941 till mid 1943. Please tell us your impression of the kit when you got it !
In my opinion IJN Nagato and IJN Mutsu from Fujimi are the best IJN Nagato class battleships in the market in 1/700.


Sorry to quote you way out of time and out of context (you said that in 2011) but does that still hold true? What about the new tool Aoshima (I think that was already out then)?

Hello, yes I was speaking about the new Fujimi N class versus the NEW TOOLED Aoshima's N class, I will point out 4 major flaws on the Retooled Aoshima IJN Nagato class and Im speaking about the WWII Aoshima versions of IJN Nagato and IJN Mutsu not for the late 1920's ones(So far only IJN Nagato in two different versions, still waiting for an as build IJN Mutsu :big_grin: ) :
1) Oversimplification of the search light platform around the single large funnel, to be on acceptable level some minor scratch building is required, IMO.
2)Pagoda as above
3)Aft bridge, simple put, is crude compared to Fujimi's.And Im speaking about the base of the bridge not the mast's.
4)Fujimi's IJN Mutsu has the correct bow difference between IJN Nagato and IJN Mutsu.
And to get to my point I was comparing Fujimi's and Aoshima's offering for an out of the box build. The thing that most modellers scared of IJN Nagato class from Fujimi is how to actually remove the pars from the sprue's, cause some parts are really delicate and "awkward" attached on the sprue's.Of course not a problem for a 2+years of experience modeller I suspect.
Aoshima in 2013 or 2014 I think, re-released the IJN Nagato class(along with a nice 1945 version), that had RE-retooled parts, not the whole model.
Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:55 am
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Atma wrote:
Early 1941 till mid 1943. Please tell us your impression of the kit when you got it !
In my opinion IJN Nagato and IJN Mutsu from Fujimi are the best IJN Nagato class battleships in the market in 1/700.


Sorry to quote you way out of time and out of context (you said that in 2011) but does that still hold true? What about the new tool Aoshima (I think that was already out then)? I ask because I remember building a 1/700 Aoshima Mutsu and being generally impressed with the kit although I made a bit of a mess of it and have since given it away. I'm after re-instating the class in my collection in late war fit. I'm torn between Fujimi finesse but pain in the a** construction and the generally sharp and comfortable but perhaps less detailed Aoshima. Can you give a more detailed run-down comparing the two kits?
Post Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:07 pm
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Following up on my last enquiry, I had a look in the box at that Set C & it IS the kit plastic.

Save ya pennies, people....
Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:05 pm
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Thanks, Dan! Saves me some money there....

(which will probably go on brass barrels for her, if it needs em.)
Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:04 pm
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I was just wondering if the Hasegawa Japanese Navy Ship Equipment Set C - IJN Nagato Twin 41cm Gun Turret was an improvement on what comes with the standard kit.


I sincerely doubt it. Hasegawa most likely just released the kit turret sprues as an aftermarket item. Not sure why. Maybe to aid in all those scratch-building 1/350 Tosa and Amagi class projects. :smallsmile:

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Does anyone have a 1/350 Nagato and can measure the height, width and length of the funnels?


I don't. Sorry.
Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:50 am
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I was just wondering if the Hasegawa Japanese Navy Ship Equipment Set C - IJN Nagato Twin 41cm Gun Turret was an improvement on what comes with the standard kit.

Here's a link to Hannants (if allowed? If not, please delete it, Mods.)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/HA40087
Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:59 am

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