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Re: Pre-WW2 IJN Mogami
Your model is simply a Neptun model with 6” turrets in place of the 8”. I know of several collectors who did these conversions. If you could get the turrets from the YAMATO model it was easy to do.
Great job John. While Neptun did not make an official model of the Mogami in this configuration, I do have a Suzuya mounting the 6.1" turrets. This model must have been made by someone with inside connections at Neptun. Even at that this would kind of represent a 'never-were' version as this model mounts radar, something not seen when the Mogami's mounted the 6.1" guns.
Konishi, however, did make a model of the Mogami with the 6.1" guns with no radar mounted. So a commercial model was made of this configuration, but other than the one I have, only ever saw one other model of this version offered for sale.