: Just received the 1/1250 scale 3-Deck IJN Kaga
: from Team Blue Games. This model is a
: marked improvement over the 1/1200 scale
: 3-Deck IJN Kaga I posted pictures of before.
: It scales pretty close to the drawing in my
: drawings in "Warships of the Imperial
: Japanese Navy 1869-1945" by Jentschura,
: Jung, and Mickel. Things I liked about this
: model: 1. the thickness on the 3 decks is
: much thinner, especially on decks 2 (middle)
: and 3 (closest to waterline), 2. 8 inch gun
: turrets on deck 2 are much better than on
: the other model and include the range
: finders mounted on top of the turrets, 3. 8
: inch casemate guns are represented much
: better, 4. Side detail is greatly improved
: and even includes portholes (probably not
: needed at this scale), 5.Braces holding up
: deck 3 from the hull are a nice touch. 6.
: Braces on deck 3 to support deck 2 are on
: this model versus not on the other, and 6.
: the hull is very nicely shaped and no
: alterations should be required versus the
: other model.
: Some areas for improvement on this model are
: 1. 4.7 in HA anti-aircraft guns are not well
: represented 2. the rear boat deck under the
: flight deck is a little large compared to my
: Model Art No. 910 2015 February. Most side
: drawing references would not reveal this
: issue, 3. deck 2 shape is still not quite
: correct (too curved and not wide enough.
: again side drawings used for making the
: model would not reveal this issue), and 4.
: No ships boats (will have to get from spares
: Another note: no masts are included with
: this model, but as the masts usually seen on
: these types of models are way to thick you
: will have to mount your own masts. Only 2
: are required for this model).
: Model as received from Shapeways
: with the other 1/1200 scale model
: With the Trident 3 deck Akagi
: I will post more pictures of the model after
: it has been cleaned and primed.
: I also received a 1944 version of the Akitsu
: Maru in FUD. I will post pics and a review
: after it has been cleaned and primered.
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