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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:43 am 
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My earlier worckbench review of Yankee ModelWorks 1/350 IJN Tone is
missing, and since I forgot to post the updates for october I might as well
post them now just before I take vacation and can start modeling again.
Still not finished with a 3D-modeling projects for John Sheridan, but it
won't be long before I can continue with Tone and take her off the
workbench!

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Available and OOP kits:
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1972 (Waterline Consortium 1st generation) – Fujimi issued
Tone 1942 – Item # 410043, Kit # SWM -06, released 1972, re-released 1994
Chikuma 1942 – Item # 410081, Kit # SWM -07, released 1972, re-released 1994

1994 (Waterline Consortium 2nd generation) – Aoshima issued
Tone 1944 - Item # 045343, Kit # WL 331, released January, 1994
Tone 1944 - Item # 026977, Kit # WL 331 Super Detail, with small PE fret, released Oct, 2000
Tone 1944 - Item # 003912, Kit # WL 331 Super Detail, with small PE fret, white metal main turrets, and brass main barrels, released Oct, 2006
Chikuma 1944 - Item # 045350, Kit # WL 332, released January, 1994
Chikuma 1941 - Item # 026984, Kit # WL 332 Limited Edition 1941, with small PE fret, released November, 2000
Chikuma 1944 - Item # 003911, Kit # WL 332 Super Detail, with small PE fret, white metal main turrets, and brass main barrels, released Oct, 2006

2010 3rd generation – Fujimi issued
Tone 1944 – Item #410166, Kit # SWM (EX) – 30, “Leyte Gulf”, released January, 2010
Tone 1944 – Item #400976, Kit # FH-10, full hull version, released October, 2010
Tone 1945 – Item #401027, Kit # SWM (EX) – 44, released December, 2010
Tone 1944 – Item #470061, Kit # Easy (EX) – 7, with colored parts, released May 2015
Tone 1944 – Item #431352, Kit # SWM (EX) – SP46, with PE, released November, 2015
Chikuma 1944 – Item #410197, Kit # SWM (EX) – 40, “Leyte Gulf”, released November, 2010
Chikuma 1944 – Item #400106, Kit # FH-15, full hull version, released October, 2010

1/350
Yankee Model works Resin kit
Tone 1944 - resin kit, kit # YKM-35072, released 2009? , OOP
Chikuma 1942 - resin kit, kit # YNMYKM-35074, released 2009, OOP

Minekaze Resin kit
Tone 1941 - OOP

Tamiya
Tone 1944 – Item # 78024, Kit # 24, released November, 2010
Chikuma 1939 - Item # 78027, Kit # 27, released June, 2012

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Looking very nice Tom :thumbs_up_1:

Did you ever get the Yukikaze on a sea base?

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Tom,

excellent :thumbs_up_1:

I have always had a soft spot for the "mad" looking japanese cruisers.

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IJN experts I need your help, I’m fixing a couple of things on my Minekaze Tone and I’m kind of short on sources about this ship now I whish I had bought the Tone Gakken book when I had the chance :big_grin: . anyways, something came to my mind after seeing Anthony’s comment asking about Miyukikai plans I did some research and Bill Grunner from PFH has plenty of plans including Chikuma’s plans as she was in 1938. my question is, was Chikuma and Tone similar around 38 and 39?, I’m guessing YES although I could be big time wrong, any help will be appreciate it. TIA


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IJN experts I need your help, I’m fixing a couple of things on my Minekaze Tone and I’m kind of short on sources about this ship now I whish I had bought the Tone Gakken book when I had the chance :big_grin: . anyways, something came to my mind after seeing Anthony’s comment asking about Miyukikai plans I did some research and Bill Grunner from PFH has plenty of plans including Chikuma’s plans as she was in 1938. my question is, was Chikuma and Tone similar around 38 and 39?, I’m guessing YES although I could be big time wrong, any help will be appreciate it. TIA


I built the Minekaze Tone a few years back. From what I could discern, Tone was unchanged from the time she was built until 1943, when she went in for refit. Not sure if she and her sister were identical twins, but it appears that they may have been.

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J. Soca wrote:
IJN experts I need your help, I’m fixing a couple of things on my Minekaze Tone and I’m kind of short on sources about this ship now I whish I had bought the Tone Gakken book when I had the chance :big_grin: . anyways, something came to my mind after seeing Anthony’s comment asking about Miyukikai plans I did some research and Bill Grunner from PFH has plenty of plans including Chikuma’s plans as she was in 1938. my question is, was Chikuma and Tone similar around 38 and 39?, I’m guessing YES although I could be big time wrong, any help will be appreciate it. TIA


I ordered Kojinsha's book on the Tone. I will be able to tell you as soon as it arrives.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:33 pm 
Thank you guys, Chuck I will appreciate it my friend. Martin it was thanks to your Minekaze Tone I bought mine, she was the last kit Bill from PFH had in stock. She really deserves a second refit for being a relic nowadays.

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Hi guys

I need your opinion, this is one of Tone’s turrets I just finished shaping the blast bag with some epoxy I bought could you tell if it looks oversized or if it’s not even close to a blast bag funny I asked my brother and he told me it looked like a turkey’s neck :big_grin: . I wish some company sold blast bags in a 1/350 scale… modeling these suckers is a very tedious job if someone knows of a better product to model these I’m all ears. TIA



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J. Soca wrote:
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I need your opinion, this is one of Tone’s turrets I just finished shaping the blast bag with some epoxy I bought could you tell if it looks oversized or if it’s not even close to a blast bag funny I asked my brother and he told me it looked like a turkey’s neck :big_grin: . I wish some company sold blast bags in a 1/350 scale… modeling these suckers is a very tedious job if someone knows of a better product to model these I’m all ears. TIA

Jose




I constructed the blast bags on Yamato's 6" from scratch. I first cut the basic blast bag shape out of 1.5mm styrene sheet to give me better control over the final shape of the bags. The plastic bag shapes are in two pieces, one for the turkey neck sag underneath the barrel, one for the stretched portion above the barrel. I glued the barrels and bag shapes onto the turret, and then applied a thin layer of putty onto the bag shapes for sculpting the folds and creases of the canvas.

I hear other people have had good luck building blast bags up layer by layer using white Elmar glue.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:14 pm 
That is some idea there Chuck i'm going to give it a try using one of the other turrets, i like that idea of shaping them up with the styrene. thanks i'll keep you posted.

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In terms of shape, this might help


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Thanks for that terrific shot Dan :thumbs_up_1: here is some progress.. Chuck i want to thank you one more time for telling me how you did your blast bags all came out better than i was expecting.

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Great technique & execution. Most interesting.


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Great technique & execution. Most interesting.



Thanks Dan, half the credit goes to Chuck though thanks to him i was able to come out with something close to the real thing lets face it those turkey necks i had before were out of the question :big_grin: these blastbags were bothering me for sometime is a good thing to have them off my back now, let see what's the next challenge..


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2 more shots on the turret i haven't been able to do much lately kind of short on cash now :big_grin: i did get to add some detail lines on top of the turret, Miyukikai's blueprint is pretty decent and very well done.

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Jose, I keep coming back to look at this thread and fine your Tone very nice. Looking at it has made me get my OLD Fujimi kit out of the stash, oh my...... Do any of you IJN builders know if the one being offered by Squadron mail order "on sale" is a newer or better kit??
I consider myself an intermediate modeler and would like to have a good kit to start with in 1/700 injection mold.
Any word on one of these sisters in 1/350 injection plastic??

Thanks for any replies.

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I know the Fujimi kit has been reissued with PE, but its the same kit. The hull is good, other bits not so much. The Aoshima versions, IMHO, the better kit.

No word on 1/350s as of yet.


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The info on MSW suggests the 1/700 Fujimi Tone will be "all new tooling" as at Leyte in '44.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:15 am 
Hi folks. I am new on the forum, but I had some of my ships on Steel Navy, and as I did Minekaze Tone, I used tissue paper soak in a mixture of white glue and water. It works great, and IMHO is faster and easier than putty. best regards from France, Jean Barby.


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Thx for the tip. Sounds like its worth trying


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