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Topic review - Calling all WW2 IJN sub fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all WW2 IJN sub fans  Reply with quote
Many years ago I converted the 1/700 scale I-58 to the I-53 using a drawing of the latter found in the book "Japanese naval vessels at the end of the war" In national geographic Oct 1999 there are pictures and a drawing of the wreck of the I-52.

"Submarines of the Imperial Japanese navy has pictures of the I-29 painted light grey with black decks in France. I guess for the trip home. There are also pictures of the I-8 in France which looks like it was painted dark grey overall. If you look up the I-30 on wiki you can find German film clips of the sub heavily weathered and later painted light grey with black decks

I am thinking one day of converting the 1/700 scale I-6 to the I-5
As for the I-174 and 175 I wonder if they differed any way externally from the other I-168 class subs
Post Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 am
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Dan K wrote:
Offhand,isn't I-174 a Kaidai Type V1 class, like I-168?

I-168 through I-73 were Kaidai 6A boats, while I-174 and I-175 were Kaidai 6B. The latter two were 30 centimeters longer, 25 tons heavier, and had a 50-caliber deck gun instead of the 65-caliber mount of the KD6A boats.
Post Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 am
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Dan K wrote:
Tall masts were foded down for submerged configurations. The cage aerials were undoubtably stored.



Thank you Dan :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:50 pm
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Tall masts were foded down for submerged configurations. The cage aerials were undoubtably stored.


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:48 am
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I'm motoring along on my 1/350 AFV I-58, and have a question.

Did she carry a cage antenna running from the pole mast on the Stbd rear to somewhere on the bridge? Or did she carry some other form of rigging.
I've not been able to find the answer in any of my references thus far.

Also, was the rigging taking down when at sea? Or was she able to dive and run under the surface with it in place?

Here's a couple of pics of her so far with some weathering done and two of her Kaiten's in place and a wood deck attached, however, the part for the conning tower fell apart when I tried to peel off the backing, so I had to paint it.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:04 pm
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Offhand,isn't I-174 a Kaidai Type V1 class, like I-168?
Post Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:56 pm
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I would like to have models of the following WW II IJN Submarines in 1/700 conversion info would be a big help:
I-8
I-174
I-12
I-121
I-5
I-165

RO-33
RO-60
Post Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 6:11 pm
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Hi I made this post on the main forum and have decided to put it here as well:

Model Ship Builder Sep/Oct 1991 No 73 has an article The Japanese Submarine I- 76 and I-361 conversions

I have most of the 1/700 IJN submarine kits mentioned above are there any others out there or any other conversions? I made the converted the I-58 to the I-53 by just redoing the conning tower to a drawing I found in a book.

I you look at the I-30s wiki bio there is a section where you can look at a German newsreel of it in France It arrived there painted grey with the top of the conning tower painted black from the looks of things. Towards the end there is a film clip of the boat painted light grey with black decks.

The I-8 it looks like was painted IJN grey when it arrived in France but I believe there is a picture of the ship painted light grey with black decks in the book "Submarines of the Imperial Japanese navy"
Post Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:23 pm
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Peter Rathgeb wrote:
Hi all

Does any "insider" know if Aoshima is planning to do more 1/350 scale submarines?

I would love to have a Type A class (I-9, I-10, I-11).



Gosh I hope so. I would love to see the Type As. The high speed designs and medium guys (Ro) would be great too.

Dave
Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 pm
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Hi all

Does any "insider" know if Aoshima is planning to do more 1/350 scale submarines?

I would love to have a Type A class (I-9, I-10, I-11).

Also, one of the subs made years ago by Pit Road in resin: I-13/I-14 = Type A mod. 1, these would go well with the I-400 class subs; or the Junsen class I-1. (I have the Pit Road kits, but have not built them yet.

Cheers,
Peter
Post Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:06 pm
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Has anyone some pics about the stern tubes of these minelaying subs? They are very intriguing! Thanks! :cool_1:
Post Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:47 am
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Here is colored video of I-155 during its surrender and sinking by the British and Indian navy in 1946. I looks close to you I-122. Note the nearly black paint and the brown stained decks.. http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... 55_sailors

Hopes this helps if your doing a late war build!! :D
Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:20 pm
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Crap...thought I was logged in when I posted the above pics! Now y'all know who to PM, at least.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:49 pm
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Since I've gotten numerous IJN pics over the years from this site, and since I can't do modeling right now (no space or money), I'll contribute pics so others can make awesome kits. Here are some pics I have for the KRS-type subs.

From left to right: I-121, RO-68, and RO-500 post-war.
http://i.imgur.com/Ao6olW2.jpg

This pic of I-122 was taken between 1 November 1927 and 1 December 1930.
http://i.imgur.com/XyOZwuj.jpg

This image, showing I-122 as part of SubDiv 13 was taken anywhere between 15 October 1931 and 31 May 1943.
http://i.imgur.com/UxAKyHw.jpg

I-123.
http://i.imgur.com/6tT0Pyb.jpg

I have a pic of I-124 as well, but for some reason Imgur won't post it no matter how many times I upload it. If you guys want the pic, PM me your emails and I'll send it to you.

Hope these are of some use to someone!
Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:45 am
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As promised


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I-121 (left) surrendered at Maizuru 1945 Nihon no Gunkan v#12.jpg
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:47 am
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The I-16 is about 358 ft. in length compared to I-121's 279 ft. overall. Hopefully the class will show up in plastic sometime down the road.


Bob Pink. :wave_1:
Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:52 pm
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This is the only pic I know of, of sister I-121. (Note - found some others and will post later, including I-124.)


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:27 pm
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While searching the Aoshima website, I found they do an I-6 and while looking into that its a Junsen II submarine. The original Junsen class subs where copied from U-125 which is a UE-11 type submarine.

Since I-124 is a modified UE-11 designed sub, I believe this could be a start I need to make I-124 from this kit.

Here is whats written on Wikipedia.

The Empire of Japan received six U-boats as a reparation payment after World War I. The IJN copied U-125 and designed the I-21 class (later renamed I-121 class) minelaying submarine. Six boats were ordered, of which four were completed, two were cancelled. All boats were built in the Kawasaki Yard at Kobe.

Does anyone have any photos of I-124
Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:06 pm
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Both I-16 & I-24 were C1 cruiser class subs. I-124 was launched more than a decade earlier as one of the I-121 class minelaying
subs. It's a completely different design. I don't think there are any such kits of that class.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:06 pm
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Just throwing the question out there.

Can I use a 1/700 I-16 kit for a base kit so I can make a 1/700 I-24 as I-24 was later called to I-124.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:45 pm

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