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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:15 pm 
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There was one more variant of this type, built by Mitsubishi, Yokohama for Showa Shipping. This was the Nissho Maru (sometimes spelled Nissyo). While based on the same dimensional hull, she was more aerodynamically shaped, resulting in a very aesthetically pleasing superstructure. Many considered her the "prettiest" of the tankers.

While not apparent from her TROM, it appears she was equipped for UNREP capability. She was sunk by submarine attack in early 1944.

Interestingly, a 1/700 assembled version of her in pre-war livery has just been released. The model seems a little crude, but it could probably be improved with a little work. Model photo courtesy of HobbySearch Japan. See this link and click on "List All Images" for better views: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10446886


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:38 pm 
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Tom's Modelworks is preparing to release a new, dedicated photo etch set for the Fujimi kits of this class. Rich Harden's been working on this for about a year; he really has a shine for this project. I've been giving him as much input as I can. (And, I have no other affiliation with Tom's.)

As nice as it is to have this class in kit form, it has to be said that these kits are not among Fujimi's best efforts. The PE fret that comes with the kit has its own shortcomings as well. The idea behind this new set has been to improve, and correct, the most obvious of the kit's flaws, and to give the modeler the opportunity to add much more (accurate) detail if they want. I believe that class fans should be very happy with the new PE.

It also occurs to me that an astute modeler may be able to adapt some features of the set to other Japanese merchants as well.

Rich can correct me, but I believe the set has just been sent off to be etched. The results will have to be reviewed, the instructions are still being written, and no price has yet been set. I'm not sure when it will officially be ready, but I do believe that Rich wants it done in time for this year's NATS.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Sweet! Can't wait to see them in person.

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Looks like a great set to get. Were you too late with the suggestion for tapered booms in three sections? Was there no room for fender frames? Even without those items, this should help with a lot of the kit's shortcomings and may actually get my kit off the 'Shelf of Doom.'


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:10 pm 
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Rich did manage to have the booms slightly tapered. As to the fender frames, I think the frets ran out of room. To be honest, we didn't spend much time discussing those. Not sure why; those probably got lost in the shuffle of all the other details. Perhaps we should have.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 pm 
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That is one nice looking set! :cool_2:




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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:12 pm 
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Dan K wrote:
Rich did manage to have the booms slightly tapered. As to the fender frames, I think the frets ran out of room. To be honest, we didn't spend much time discussing those. Not sure why; those probably got lost in the shuffle of all the other details. Perhaps we should have.


I think I would have ditched the pulleys with rigging in favor of other things. I find the attachment points in the middle of the rigging are hard to clean up and always end up bent out of shape. I'd rather use tipped line and slices of plastic rod. It still looks better than anything I've seen, or more importantly, better than what I could do.

Thanks for once again being a catalyst for getting these things rolling.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 pm 
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I've enjoyed the project.

Conversely, I actually like having the pulleys available, though they were a surprise to me as well. I hate trying to make them up on my own.

It's true that we may have missed filling a gap on having some fenders, or at least, bases for them. Still, these would be tough to pull off in 1/700 brass, IMHO.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:26 pm 
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First look at the new PE, with two quick component build-ups from Rich. It's an impressive set. Instructions not yet completed.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:43 am 
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WOW !
great Information :-)

Thx Dan :thumbs_up_1:


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