Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Prepping the IJN

I've been doing a little more work on some of the Fujimi 1/3000 naval models I picked up recently. Goodness me, they are beautiful to work with, and the detail is astonishing.

Here is the light cruiser Oyodo. There are nine parts that go into making her up, but you'd never know it. I had a little glue run onto her side, but you can see how much detail there is.




This is the (as yet unmade, obviously!) sprue for the Nagato. The thought that has been put into the best way to capture the essential characteristics of the ship is quintessentially Japanese. The craftsmanship is wonderful.




And here is my little fleet so far, including a test painting of the Shokaku. There are another twenty or so ships to do from the sets I already have, but I think I'll grab one or two sets more.




Their opponents will probably be 1/3000 metals, which I imagine will look pretty crude by comparison. Perhaps a plea to the company might be in order?



12 comments:

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    1. Thanks Telamon. A bit of a change from my usual interests!

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  2. Admiral, your Task Force is shaping up nicely.

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  3. Nice Aaron, glad your enjoying your project. Here is one of my favorite sites that includes some fantastic black and whites of these ships.

    http://www.combinedfleet.com/kaigun.htm

    Also if you haven't read it, you must read "Shattered Swords". I found it quite eye opening about how the Japanese carriers where built, operated, and trained etc.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Oh pooh, I meant "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway"

      Trust me dude you won't regret it, plus with you building the ships you can immerse yourself in the history of it.

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    2. Cheers Kevin - great site, and Shattered Sword is on my reading list. I'm sure I have an ebook of it on a drive somewhere.

      Yes, enjoying this little side project. My 15mm painting has stalled for a bit, but this is getting me back into hobby activity again.

      Cheers,
      Aaron

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  4. Looking good, Aaron. One of the astute members of NHMGS recently mentioned WTJ for ships http://www.wtj.com/store/index.html

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    1. Many thanks for the tip, Dean! They have some great stuff there.

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