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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:23 pm 
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According to her TROM from Combined Fleet she was assigned to the Yokosuka area, so her upkeep would have probably been at Yokosuka Naval yard... thus Yokosuka Grey. There may be others who have different information, however.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:35 pm 
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Ugh... the grey I have never seen. >_< lol

But that's a very logical connection you're making there.

Has anyone ever seen what Yokosuka grey looks like?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:28 pm 
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Well, White Ensign has it in their paint line, or you can buy the IJN paint chip set from Snyder & Short AKA ShipCamouflage.Com.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Thanks...! Gosh I hate the IJN for having so many greys... lol


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Is it still possible to get both Akagi and Kaga in 1/700 scale? and has anyone built the 1/450 version of the Akagi?


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Hasegawa's 1/700 Akagi is still around.

You may have a harder time to get Kaga, though - at least - for an affordable price.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:01 pm 
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Landahoy wrote:
Is it still possible to get both Akagi and Kaga in 1/700 scale? and has anyone built the 1/450 version of the Akagi?


Kym Knight has a 1:450 Akagi in his gallery.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Akagi books

I would like some reference material. The only one I know of is the AJ Press book on Akagi. Is there anything else or is that it?

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Well, there are very few single volume references on Akagi. There is a second volume from AJ Press (Profile Morskie) just released. THere is also a 3D CG book from Futubasho that is very good but hard to find as its out of print.

Most references are Japanese and part of collections on IJN CVs as a whiole. The best currently available photo reference is the KMM (Kure Maritime Museum) on IJN CVs, published by DIamond-Sha. It is a great photographic reference. I would also reccomment the Kojinsha Mechanism book on IJN CVs (available in softcover) and, also out of print, the Gran Prix Shuppan volume on IJN CVs.

THere are also volumes by Fukui, Maru Special, and the Kojinsha series of histories.


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Dan K wrote:
Well, there are very few single volume references on Akagi. There is a second volume from AJ Press (Profile Morskie) just released. THere is also a 3D CG book from Futubasho that is very good but hard to find as its out of print.

Most references are Japanese and part of collections on IJN CVs as a whiole. The best currently available photo reference is the KMM (Kure Maritime Museum) on IJN CVs, published by DIamond-Sha. It is a great photographic reference. I would also reccomment the Kojinsha Mechanism book on IJN CVs (available in softcover) and, also out of print, the Gran Prix Shuppan volume on IJN CVs.

THere are also volumes by Fukui, Maru Special, and the Kojinsha series of histories.


A quick akagi search and sort of my reference library produced this:

  • Series Issue Nr Title Format Publication Year ISBN
  • AJ Press Encyclopedia of Ships 49 Akagi Volume 1 Magazine 2007 978-83-7237-183-6
  • Futabasha 3D CG 4 1st Task Force Softcover 2002 4575474673
  • Futabasha 3D CG 18 Aircraft Carrier Akagi Softcover 2004 4575476617
  • Futabasha 3D CG 26 Aircraft Carrier Complete Guide Softcover 2005 4575477591
  • Futabasha 3D CG 39 All About IJN Aircraft Carrier Softcover 2007 4575479669
  • Gakken Pacific War Series 14 Carrier Strike Force Softcover 1997 4056014973
  • Gakken Rekishi Gunzo Fleet Scale Model Photo Book Softcover 2008 4056050899
  • Grand Fleet Master Modelers Pictorial Ship Models, IJN Warships Softcover 1997
  • Kojinsha IJN Vessels Series 3 Aircraft Carriers Hardbound 1989 4-7698-0453-9 C0372
  • Kojinsha IJN Vessels Series 16 Plan Collection Slip Case 1991 476980542X
  • Kojinsha Miscellaneous IJN Photograph Collection Hardcover 2008
  • Kojinsha Warships of IJN 5 Aircraft Carriers Softcover 1996 4-7698-0775-9
  • Maru Graphics Quarterly 3 Japanese Aircraft Carrier Softcover 1971
  • Maru Magazine Hardbound 12 Aircraft Carriers Hardbound 1971
  • Maru Special Mechanics 3 Mechanisms of IJN 29 Aircraft Carriers Softcover 1981
  • Maru Special Pictorials 2 Aircraft Carriers Akagi & Kaga Magazine 1975
  • Maru Special Pictorials 56 Carriers (III) - Akagi and Kaga Magazine 1981
  • Maru Special Pictorials 126 Japanese Carriers (I) Magazine 1987
  • Model Art Modeling Magazine 589 MODEL Art Magazine 2003
  • Model Art Ship Modeling Special 20 Battle of Midway Large Magazine 2006
  • Model Art Specials 1/700 Admiral Nagumo's Fleet Softcover 1988
  • Model Art Specials Pearl Harbor Japanese Attack Group Softcover 1991
  • Model Art Specials Techniques for Building Military Ship Magazine 1985
  • Model Graphix Navy Yard 2 Navy Yard Special Magazine 2004
  • Osprey Series IJN Aircraft Carriers 1921-45 Paperback 2005 1841768537
  • Unknown Series Aircraft Carriers Hardbound 2000 4253006582

Of course this is by no means complete, just what I have tagged in my reference. Some are dups of Dan's list. ISBN are supplied where available for your net search.


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Excellent list of IJN CV references, with Akagi as the focus.


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Dan K wrote:
Excellent list of IJN CV references, with Akagi as the focus.


Mahalo Dan... I've been trying to get my library online so that others can search but its slow going. I imagine your library is brimming as well. Been following your post for awhile and they're always very informative. Keep up the great work...


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There is a lot of good Akagi Stuff here but Kaga stuff is a bit scarce. About the Kaga..... A lot of modelers have depicted the metal portions of carrier deck as being different shades of grey in different places. Why was this? and what model colors does one suggest using? I'm going to be using Tamiya Kure grey on the hull. I'm currently scratchbuilding the deck from styrene and a lot of modeling greys I've tried have way to much contrast to the kure grey to look good.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:39 am 
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I think it's just differences between deck plates.


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Deagostini 1/250 scale Akagi.

http://deagostini.jp/akg/


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The above model appears to be a 3-part series that one can order. Each part of the series contains parts to the model along with pictures, notes, history, and instructions. Similar in concept, then, to the Bismarck and Hood sets that were done in Europe some time ago.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:44 pm 
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Deagostini 1/250 scale Akagi.

http://deagostini.jp/akg/

HELLLPPPP! I've been looking for such a model for days, now that I've found it, theat website is in japanese! Can someone help me out with that, or at least tell me how much it would cost in €Euros or in $USDollars? PLEASSEEEE


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Bryan, just so you know, that series is a set of 100 magazine issues, each of which comes with the parts and instructions needed to build one step of the Akagi. Each issue costs 1,390 Yen, which is approximately $15 USD. They have currently only released up to issue 11, and the issues are released every Tuesday. In total, then, the whole vessel will cost you something like 100 x $15 = $1500.

You may wish to get the Hasegawa 1/350 Akagi instead, which costs $300 for the kit itself plus additional costs for the PE parts. Even including the PE parts, it will be "only" around $500.

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I just recently acquired the "THREE DECK" AKAGI.My question is NOT one of accuracy but something else.What photoetch set supplies enough parts for this version?? I just want to do an enjoyable build of something different and it will be my second 1/700 ship and I would like her to at least look good. Can anyone put me on the right path here.When I started 1/350 I was given lots of P.E. because the former owner of that stuff went to 1/96 scale!I don,t seem to be able to get any local help. commodore4


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WEM is in the process of making a set for that kit, but no other aftermarketers have indicated any plans for it.

Hasegawa themselves also made sets specific for that kit (Set A: http://www.hlj.com/product/HSG3S-49 , Set B: http://www.hlj.com/product/HSG3S-50 , Wooden deck with its own PE parts: http://www.hlj.com/product/HSGQG24 ). Hobby Search has only Set B and the Wooden Deck instock: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10078831 and http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10073770

Unless you want to wait for the WEM set, you'll probably have to settle for being creative and using generic IJN carrier sets or find a place that has the Hasegawa Set A in stock.

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