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Topic review - Calling on IJN Akizuki fans
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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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Post Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:59 pm
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I see the next ' new ' IJN destroyer Kit will be by Wave Models - of the 1/350 1/350 Fuyutsuki 冬月 1945
which is scheduled to be released in December 2017 - https://hlj.com/product/WAVBB-102

and on the Company's Twitter account - some great pictures - http://www.hobby-wave.com/LINE_UP/kit/e ... index.html
Fuyutsuki class
Project number F51. The Fuyutsuki subclass were originally going to be built to the same specifications as the Akizuki class but construction was more simplified. Four vessels were built under the Maru Kyū Programme (Ship # 361-364). Main differences from the Akizuki class were simplified bow design, removed rear deck house, and fitted two-dimensional air inlet for boilers.
However, the IJN was not satisfied with the design. More modifications were ordered, leading to the Michitsuki subclass.

seems to be a lovely model - I just wish they would make a 1/350 Matsu Class as well ............
Post Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:16 am
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The 1/350 Monochrome/Trumpeter/(now) Wave Akizuki has been released as a convertible 1942/1944 version. It's showing on Hobbysearch Japan, though not HLJ as of yet. Probably any day. The price is pretty good at $60+: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10411315
Post Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:29 pm
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The Monochrome kit degaussing cable does have attachment brackets. I'll check for other details when I get home next week.

The Blueboy pe is the only ones I know of.

Dan
Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:53 pm
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Oh, sorry for repeating the topic then. Good to know that this is a kit worth buying. Are there any PE sets available for it other than Big Blue Boy's one?
Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:15 pm
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Fivi_1241 wrote:
Wave is about to release a new 1/350 Akizuki in December:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10411315
Its hull seems rather plain in the pictures. No "eyebrows" over portholes, no hull plating lines and a degaussing cable that looks like a simple smooth line. Of course it can also be that those details are extremely subtle and thus not noticeable in the pictures.

We talked about this a bit in the Main Forum's Upcoming Releases thread, and it seems this is a re-release of the Monochrome/Trumpeter kit from the late 2000s. A pretty good kit, by all accounts.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:24 am
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Wave is about to release a new 1/350 Akizuki in December:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10411315
Its hull seems rather plain in the pictures. No "eyebrows" over portholes, no hull plating lines and a degaussing cable that looks like a simple smooth line. Of course it can also be that those details are extremely subtle and thus not noticeable in the pictures.
Post Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:05 am
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^ Those frets look outstanding. Mike's list on the previous page, being very extensive, doesn't look like it's represented on just these two frets you posted. That's a good thing I guess because it means more pieces. :big_grin:
Question: a good deal of these PE details are sort of generic IJN are they not? I have the Nichimo Shiranui (Kagerō-class) waiting in the wings somewhere which is why I ask.

This is a good segue into the continued availability and popularity of these 1/200 destroyer kits. Trolling ebay, they are sometimes seen offered for sale in various guises--some have older boxes with really nice 'at sea' artwork on the tops. Others look more recent with monochromatic/solid color boxes with only the description, specs and logo (I think these contain real brass pedestals for the display stand). I don't know the actual status of Nichimo Ltd but the latter style look as if they are fairly recent production. I hope so because I am a fan.

*I believe the Nichimo Kagerō class were not motorized so I seem to recall that they lack the detriments to their appearance by way of the provision for battery access.
Post Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:19 am

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