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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:41 am 
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By the way Im planing to replace the bollards with Adlers Nest's in 1/700, link: http://www.adlersnest.com/page199.html.
Does anyone know if the Japanaese Navy used various size/paterns or a single size/paterns bollards for IJN Battleship ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Progressing in my build, straight from the box.

Several pictures charting progress:
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File comment: There is no "waterline" baseplate - instead, the baseplate fits internal to the hull. No more putty on those WL seams!
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Fit of all parts is excellent, and careful attention has been paid to seam locations. Next up is the fit of the deck plates:


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File comment: Joints of main deck are located at the corners of the casemate batteries, and covered by 1st deck. These three pieces dry-fit beautifully.
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File comment: Amagi hull, foreground, compared to Hasegawa's 3-deck Akagi (in early stages of painting).
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File comment: Weathering on Amagi decks. Basecoat of Tamiya Buff over hull gray. Then three variations of Buff plus other Tamiya paints in close color range. Finally, watercolor wash of black and rust colors, very dilute. Deck will be a focal point on this model.
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File comment: Dry fit of hull superstructure and first funnel. These parts need sanding and painting before installation. Bridge will be airbrushed at this stage because further construction will prevent good paint coverage.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:49 am 
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Everything seems smooth so far :)
Attach the searchlight in the Pagoda(especially the first row) after you finnish assembly with it. Not from the beggining as the instructions insist.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:24 am 
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Looks very nice, D-boy. You should really be posting your build progress under the Picture Post - Works in Progress Forum. We'll be following it. :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:01 pm 
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An excellent point was posted on the J-ships forum by Frido regarding this kit. The IJN changed its deck planking material for BBs from teak to hinoki cypress starting with Nagato. I suggest painting the deck accordingly.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:27 pm 
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Dan can I have a link to those J-Ships forums ?
Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:36 pm 
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http://www.j-aircraft.org/smf/index.php


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Thanks a lot Dan :thumbs_up_1:

Edit:Dan any chance we will see here a review of IJN Amagi by you ?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:13 am 
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To be honest, with my very limited time, I'm more focused on writing one on the new Shokaku. Why don't you give it a shot? :-)


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Dan, any chance that you can post or send me via e-mail the IJN Tosa and IJN Amagi diagrams from the Ishibashi book ?
Thanks in advance.


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Atma, I'm headed out of town today for a few days but I can try upon my return. Dan


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:02 am 
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Thanks for your concern Dan :thumbs_up_1:


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My Amagi, and it's photo-etch, showed up Friday. Got a chance to open it over the weekend - very, very impressive model. The PE set is very extensive and looks very nice. The directions for the PE are not so good, but useable.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:22 am 
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Mid summer release for IJN Amagi (and IJN Tosa) Fujimi will release brass barrles for the main and secondary turrets.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:35 am 
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The University of Tokyo has made a generous present to all of us, placing the archive of late admiral Hiraga online. There are general arrangement plans for Amagi and Kaga, as well as cross-sections, decks and lots of details for both projects, as well as for some other Japanese capital ships.
Here is a link to the archive:
_http://rarebook.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hiraga/login.do?userid=guestaccount&passwd=guestaccount&pagingPage=1&loginCode=login&
And here is a link to images:
_http://rarebook.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hiraga/images/large/
All you need to do is to find the images you need by digging into the archive by clicking the first link. By clicking the second link you will find files with the images which can be downloaded.
The site could be translated by Google Chrome, but Amagi is the 10th from the top in a dropdown menu to the left (the first link), Kaga - the 9th, and Kii/Owari - the 11th (midship sections and differencies from Amagi as a serie texts and data).

The model by Fijimi fits the plans almost flawlessly.

Cheers,
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That's awesome, Dmitry! Thank you for posting that!

I find it very interesting that the notations on the Amagi drawings are in English!

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From this collection it looks like British and Japanese had exceptional level of cooperation in 1920s - there are even Vickers designs of battleships, similar to Rodney, with imperial chrysantemum on stem, plus Japanese designs derived from these. You may also find plans of Hood, data on British 16-in and 18-in guns, designed for G3s and N3s (but no plans, unfortunately), not to mention plans of Lord Nelson and Hibernia predreadnoughts.
Speaking of Japanese ships I have found detailed plans for Haruna, Hiei and Yamashiro, lines for Mikasa, as well as body projections and sections for some of the battleships and armoued cruisers.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:48 am 
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Mitrich wrote:
The University of Tokyo has made a generous present to all of us, placing the archive of late admiral Hiraga online. There are general arrangement plans for Amagi and Kaga, as well as cross-sections, decks and lots of details for both projects, as well as for some other Japanese capital ships.
Here is a link to the archive:
_http://rarebook.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hiraga/login.do?userid=guestaccount&passwd=guestaccount&pagingPage=1&loginCode=login&
And here is a link to images:
_http://rarebook.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hiraga/images/large/
All you need to do is to find the images you need by digging into the archive by clicking the first link. By clicking the second link you will find files with the images which can be downloaded.
The site could be translated by Google Chrome, but Amagi is the 10th from the top in a dropdown menu to the left (the first link), Kaga - the 9th, and Kii/Owari - the 11th (midship sections and differencies from Amagi as a serie texts and data).

The model by Fijimi fits the plans almost flawlessly.

Cheers,
Dmitry

Awesome !
Thank you Mitrich and UoT.
Lots of information for almost all IJN Battleships(there is plans for IJN Katori class pre dreadnoughts, the most obscure Japanese battleships !) and never made designs.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:11 am 
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Awesome is right! Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:46 pm 
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The link by the way has awesome information about the IJN Tosa too.


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