IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

This time, I will make Urakaze which is the same as Yukikaze, Kagero Type destroyer. I completed Yukikaze in the last summer, and it took several years including the neglected period. I would like to build this ship quickly. I make it while reading the Japanese famous destroyer’s war record book of Yukikaze.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

As I got used to handling the photo-etched parts so much, I was never afraid of small parts.

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There is a work, failing repeatedly, it’s very strange. It is different at each moment, this time it is like a spherical antenna, maybe rangefinder, at the rear steering station, I failed by to make it many times. I cut out thin photo-etched parts of the tank and made it again.

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Parts of the 61 cm torpedo are attached and assembled in a state of being moved on the rail in combination with the photo-etched parts. The screw is two tiny sheets of four feathers, and it is extremely small at 1/700 scale.

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Even this is precise enough. When a handrail is installed as follows, it is more precise.

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Though there was the part which did not go well very much including the antenna, I almost assembled it. I did not paint on the way and assembled it at a stretch.

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I used Mr. Color warship color (2). Although warships are gray and plain, at this stage it is really monotone.
(23-May-2018)

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

Urakaze is the 11th ship of the Kagero type destroyer. A total of 19 Kagero type ships was built. In this blog, I have already made the Kagero and Yukikaze. Urakaze means coast wind in Japanese.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

Commissioned: 15 December 1940
Displacement: 2,033 long tons
Standard Length: 118.5m
Beam: 10.8 m
Speed: 35.5 knots
Complement: about 240

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

Armament
• 2 × twin Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns
• 2 × 4 tubes 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes
• rotating midship torpedo launchers + reloads
• 4 x triple 25mm Type 96 AA guns
• 1 x double 25mm Type 96 AA guns
• 10 × single 25mm Type 96 AA guns
• 1 × depth charges

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The main battery was removed, triple AA guns were installed, as a war changed to the final stage, armed change for anti-aircraft reinforcement of defensive power was powered up.

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Destroyer Urakaze participated in numerous operations since the beginning of the Pacific War. It sank in the Taiwan Strait in November 1944 by the storm of the American submarine Sea Lion. At that time the battleship Kongo was sunk by the storm of the same submarine. The 228 crew of the Urakaze was death in action.

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The chimney photo-etched parts are effective and good.

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Basically, it is the same as Yukikaze, but I added the additional rope to hold the motor launch and cutter, put a torpedo on the port rear deck.

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When looking carefully, this kit had round molds of the life-saving buoy in two places in the front and the back. When I made the Yukikaze, I made a buoy by myself, but I painted the original mold properly this Urakaze.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

I tried to paint the gun barrel with thick warship color. The torpedo on the rear deck is black. I painted the screw in gold.

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYER URAKAZE 1944 FUJIMI 1/700

Even if I say that this is Urakaze, there are a lot of same type destroyers, so is it set by myself after all? Because a ship name may be painted on a side before the war, but it’s setting of 1944.

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It was an important mission that the destroyer rushed to the aircraft carrier and battleship at the final stage of the fleet warfare to make several torpedoes hit. And against the anti-submarine mission was also important. However, since the middle of the war, there were many missions of escort transportation fleets, so regrettable that there was not much active in torpedo fighting.

Regarding the recently played game, I had continued to play “Umineko When They Cry” and “Umineko When They Cry San” from last October, it’s very old game, finally completed. It took more than half a year. Rather than play, 99.99% is only read the text so it can be called sound novels. I like adventure games, but it was actually a digital novel. There are about 2,700,000 Japanese characters in total 8 chapters. The young adult novel is around fifteen million characters, so it’s 20 books total, no wonder it was time-consuming. It’s like a picture-card show with the audio effects.
By the way, the last choice, I think that there is no one who chose only **** and finished it. Normally, I think all players check two ways. Perhaps one is treated somewhat as the bad ending, it strangely finishes. The other one is a rather good ending and it is a recovery of foreshadowings. It was long but interesting.
(26-May-2018)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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