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Topic review - Calling on IJN Akizuki fans
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It ain't cheap, but Big Blue Boy makes a PE set for the 1/350 Akizuki kits.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:01 am
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Man I wish they did a 1/350 scale! I’m wondering if Rainbow will but I doubt it.. I may have to bite the bullet and get the new wave Fuyuzuki and price together random PE sets for it..
Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:04 pm
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Here are the Fuyuzuki pics, though not really large enough. 1944 and 1945 versions


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:05 pm
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More new items information has been added on the Rainbow site. Two 1/700 models of Fuyuzuki in 1944 and 1945 fit and five firecontrol system sets in 1/700 and 1/350.

http://www.rainbowmodel.com/newsshow.asp?newsid=35

Regards,

Berend
Post Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:12 pm
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berend wrote:
Rainbow has announced a 1/700 Fuyuzuki with PE. Looks promising.

http://www.rainbowmodel.com/newsshow.asp?newsid=34

Regards,

Berend


Grrrr! It looks so pretty, but it looks like a late-war model Fuyuzuki.

MB
Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:31 am
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Very, though I wonder why they didn't go the injection plastic route. The new directors look very good as well.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:41 pm
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Rainbow has announced a 1/700 Fuyuzuki with PE. Looks promising.

http://www.rainbowmodel.com/newsshow.asp?newsid=34

Regards,

Berend
Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:58 am
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caledonia wrote:
Yep, Fujimi does a standard version for the full hull akizuki. This link should be usefull for you
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10127658


Oh my :censored_2: :censored_2: :censored_2: !!!!!

I was scouring that site for hours building up a wish list and the only reason I didn't find that myself is because they spelled it with a "ts" instead of a "z". Thank you for pointing out the obvious!
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:23 am
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Vlad wrote:
Does Fujimi have a full hull NOT DX version of their 1/700 Akizuki? I like the twin pack idea but it seems only the waterline one comes in standard version. I would ideally want one full hull and the other waterline, not willing to pay for the DX version just for one lower hull. :-?


Yep, Fujimi does a standard version for the full hull akizuki. This link should be usefull for you
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10127658
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:29 am
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Dan K wrote:
Be advised, the linoleum was stripped out of the interior spaces, not the exposed decks.


Thanks for the clarifications Dan. I thought the stripping exercise was happening for the exterior areas as well. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 am
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Does Fujimi have a full hull NOT DX version of their 1/700 Akizuki? I like the twin pack idea but it seems only the waterline one comes in standard version. I would ideally want one full hull and the other waterline, not willing to pay for the DX version just for one lower hull. :-?
Post Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:47 am
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Be advised, the linoleum was stripped out of the interior spaces, not the exposed decks.
Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:32 am
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That's the frustrating I am facing, the lack of wartime photo in the aft deck region of suzutsuki. I can't remember the exact sources, but I have read somewhere that later in the war IJN ships were starting to remove the linoleums because they found it was a serious fire hazard and enemy to the damage control team. So I wonder if the rear of suzutsuki is the product of this stripping exercise during the war. I guess without wartime photos this will remain a mystery and the modellers' are left to their preferences to decide displaying suzutsuki's backside with or without linoleum.
Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:28 am
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There's no way of knowing for sure, as I do not know of any photos of her deck in that time period (or at all for that matter, excepting the postwar photos). Personally, I would think they would seek to keep the deck covered with linoleum while operational.
Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 pm
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Anybody can shed some light on the aft deck linoleum/steel plating arrangement for suzutsuki? Is the arrangement shown in the Gakken book and the same photo posted by Dan on Page 4 of this post the actual arrangement the ship went into battle with or was the lack of the linoleum in the region between the fouth turrent and the 1st depth charge rack a result of linoleum ripping off post war?
Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:02 am
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Thank you!

It is interesting that Teruzuki was not found - she is one of the many Guadalcanal wrecks, of which a considerable number was found.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:51 pm
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That's a very nice, clean build, Maxim.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:01 pm
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maxim wrote:
Was Teruzuki found?

To my knowledge, of the six Akizuki-class ships lost in the war, only Wakatsuki and Shimotsuki have been located.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:58 am
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Was Teruzuki found?

My version built using the Fujimi kit:

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http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5090:2018-01-01-11-07-02&catid=112:lars
Post Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:10 pm
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Paul Allen's R/V Petrel also found the sunken Wakatsuki among the wrecks at Ormoc Bay last December. I have been remiss about posting some pics.


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