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Topic review - Calling all IJN Tone-class fans
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VeryFire is releasing a comprehensive photo etch set for the Tamiya 1/350 Tone. It may already be out. Pricey, but available: https://hlj.com/product/VRFVFM350007
Post Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:35 am
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List of kits added to the first post of this topic, courtesy of Dan "IJN" Kaplan.
Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:34 pm
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1938 and 1944 version available at http://www2.odn.ne.jp/miyukikai/sub2.htm
Post Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:38 am
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Where can I find a set of plans for a 42 version of IJN Tone/Chikuma so I've got an idea of what changes to make.
Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:03 pm
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As you have already deduced, all of Fujimi's recent Tone/Chikuma kits (circa 2010+) are late war fits. Normally, that would mean just deleting the radars and additional AA, but these kits have a lot of molded on deck detail (like ammo boxes) that have to be removed as well. There are some other details that have to go as well, like the window vanes on the bridge.

The earlier Aoshima versions (late 1990s), are earlier fit. Conversely, they could benefit from a little more detailing.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:55 pm
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Good Morning Gentlemen,

I'm currently putting together a fleet of IJN ships in 1/700 that bombed Darwin in 1942.

Which would be the better kit to use of the Tone and Chikuma.

Not being good at judging which kit to use and looking at ebay most of them are 1944-45. If I have to use one of them what do I need to changed to backdate it Feb.1942 version.

Aslo what P/E sets can I get.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:37 pm
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These photos of Tone postwar were taken by Life Magazine. (From the same batch of those taken of Amagi, over in the Unryu class CV thread.)


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:22 pm
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Those work.

Thanks a lot. :thumbs_up_1:

Ed
Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:47 am
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Well, FWIW, the online images that I'm aware of on shipbucket.com and on the-blueprints.com seem to echo the IJN plans (reproduced from the actual drawings) in Gakken #49. For that matter, so do those in Profile Morskie #13.

Still, Gakken #49 is the better reference, IMHO.
Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:25 pm
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Hi guys,

Is there a good diagram somewhere of these ships with regards to rigging?

I'm about to wrap my model up once I finish the turrets. A bit of surgery cutting off the guns and replacing them with brass ones. Fortunately, tissue and glue fixes the blast bags.

Thanks

Ed
Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:46 am
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That's Chikuma.
Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:26 pm
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Found a YouTube video from November 2014 on Japanese heavy cruisers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhiBdgbGLdY
It's about 12 minutes long with Japanese? narration. It is a video (not a collection of still images like some of the postings on YouTube).
It has some Takao class and other heavy cruisers in closeup; it shows torpedo firing, floatplane launching, secondary weapons firing, etc.

I pulled a couple still frames off it that appear to be of a Tone class cruiser:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:14 pm
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Nice. On the face of it, that would be approximately 1/180 scale..
Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:19 pm
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It's been under plexiglas but still got a bit dusty. Anyway this what can be done using card stock;no plastic here. At time I could not locate plans or many photos and thus had to draw my own. Whereas I also couldn't find info on decking, I simply left it gray. May repaint the deck brown now that I have the info. Forget what scale I built it to but its about 43" LOA.

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/francis ... 3.jpg.html

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/francis ... 9.jpg.html

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/francis ... 9.jpg.html

Below are two views -throught Plexiglas- of my all-card stock RC PTG in 1/2" = 1' scale.
The crew are plastic, modified from auto racing pit crew. 20 & 40mm scratch built. Card stock was waterproofed with fiberglass resin.

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/francis ... f.jpg.html with fiberglass resen,

http://s16.photobucket.com/user/francis ... f.jpg.html
Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:10 pm
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I wondered this awhile ago. I went with it would not be linoleum. Seeing how it was not in direct contact with the weather.
Post Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:16 am
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Impossible to say. No documentation that I know of.
Post Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:09 pm
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Hi guys,

I have one little question:

On the enclosed deck where the torpedoes are kept, was the deck linoleum or metal? I suddenly found myself at that step in my build.

Thanks

Ed Blesch
Post Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:07 am
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Thanks, Dan. I was about to order the Tone set so you saved me some serious heartburn.
Post Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:14 am
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Eduard is releasing a set for the 1/350 Chikuma in January: http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist/?gb= ... reCode=nav
Post Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:42 pm
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I'm not aware of any PE sets as of yet for Chikuma. So, yes, substituting the Tone set is your best bet for now. Extraneous PE, for sure but.......
Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:23 pm

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