HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO 1945 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY FUJIMI 1/700

I made a large navy warship for the first time. It was built in September 2015.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 BOX PACKAGEIt is a warship model after a long absence since I built Tamiya Abukuma last year. My skill does not increase if I don’t make a lot more ships. I decide to make Fujimi’s kit with the reputation of details.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGSmall gun turret and chimney are being built up first. This ship is equipped with 5 sets of 20cm multiple-barreled cannon. There was some difference between left and right, front and rear, so I wrote the memo number on the parts.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGMy first building of Fujimi kit, there are many detailed fragile parts, I suppose my experience of handling AFV photo-etched parts is useful.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGThe complex bridge structure was becoming quite cool. I made 2 types of observation airplanes, one is Mitsubishi F1M Type Zero seaplane (reconnaissance floatplane), the other is Aichi E13A Navy Type Zero reconnaissance seaplane. But I wonder why they don’t have a propeller, it’s too small scale and omitted?

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGUnder the middle deck, it will not be visible after completed, there are 16 torpedo tubes and torpedoes.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGI’m checking whether a deck and a rear mast are combined properly. There seems to be no problem.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGI have prepared almost all the parts, so I wonder what is next. The ship modeling is required assembling and painting process mixed more than airplane models.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGI painted a bottom color and linoleum color first, at the same time, the carrier-based planes are also finished.
(21-August-2015)

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGThe photo-etched parts of Haguro seem to be released. It’s for master modelers, this is still early for me. After this heavy cruiser could be completed, for now, I’ll use that kind of full parts next time. I use some detail up by the Guard Rails for IJN BB.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGWhat I thought of while sticking a handrail, I should have made a handrail before blowing linoleum. Because the painting of the deck becomes tainted when superglue sticks out over the edge, it is costing twice the labor.
After finished, it has more reality to use photo-etched parts. There is secondary armament on both sides on the upper deck and I cannot glue a handrail at the same timing.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 MAKINGA real history of the vessels is not in the assembling illustration of Fujimi. Assembly drawing and painting guide only.
If there is a brief description of the wartime career and it is easy to put the feelings for beginners. Maybe I examine it by myself.
(31-August-2015)

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGI remember the procedure of the ship model while looking at “Abukuma” making a page that I made it before. Now I’m masking the linoleum deck.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGThe small objects on the deck will be painted by a brush later. So the masking was made rough. Even this is quite hard work. I masked it like an upper photograph finely while it was the beginning, but became rough halfway.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGThe Sasebo dockyard gray is very black compared with the other 3 dockyards in Japan, Yokosuka, Kure, and Maizuru. So maybe it’s better to adjust the color tone a little. But I don’t like painting with the very dark color, considering the scale effect of colors, not take too much seriously, I use the Mr.Color number 32 which is a rather brighter one.
(02-September-2015)

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGA bridge, a mast, and various parts are glued together. It’s gradually becoming reliable and nice-looking heavy cruiser.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGI paint canvas sheets of the root of the cannons with white, and also some objects on the deck with white. The part where linoleum and the war vessel color stuck up is being corrected.
There are many parts which are insufficient to compare the parts of the kit with reference book “Japanese Warship Details” of Tamiya. But it is interesting to compare with the real ship in various ways.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGThere are small decals for launches, it’s indicated cruiser name “Haguro”. There are many masterpiece works of launches in other homepage and I astonished. Now my work is OK for straight from the box.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 PAINTINGI added propellers for the observation airplanes, Mitsubishi F1M Type Zero seaplane, and Aichi E13A Navy Type Zero reconnaissance seaplane. It will be soon completed.
(06-September-2015)

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKHaguro was completed. Haguro was the fourth ship of Myoko class of heavy cruiser, was laid down at the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki. The Myoko class is 10,000t class heavy cruiser designed based on the Washington navy disarmament treaty. The warship of the same type is Myoko, Ashigara, Nachi, and Haguro.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKCommissioned: 25 April 1929
Displacement: 13,963 long tons
Standard Length: 203.76m (621 ft )
Beam: 19.0 m (58 ft 0 in )
Speed: 35.6 knots (41 mph; 67 km/h)
Complement: 773

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKArmament
• 10 × 203 mm (8.0 in) guns (5×2)
• 8 × 127 mm (5.0 in) guns (4×2; from 1935)
• 4 × 25 mm (0.51 in) machine guns (4×3)
• 8 × 25 mm (0.51 in) machine guns (8×2)
• 8 × 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (4×4)

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKWhen it’s being the later of the Greater East Asian War, new anti-aircraft machine-guns were added, and the anti-aircraft defensive powers have been strengthened remarkably.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKA war record of Haguro: Sank Netherlands light cruiser De Ruyter and Java. British heavy cruiser Exeter, the British destroyer Encounter, and U.S. destroyer Pope were sunk in collaboration with other warships.
She participated in the Battle of the Java Sea, Battle of Midway, Battle of the Coral Sea, etc. many strategies.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKIn May 1945, she sank by the torpedo attack of the British destroyer fleet in the transportation duty to the Andaman Islands. Approximately 400 of 700 rests were killed in battle, and approximately 300 people were saved on a destroyer.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKThe mold of parts is smaller and sharper than the old kit destroyer Kagero that I built before. But you should look hard to understand it, it’s so tiny parts.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKI put some cable with the metal wire about a box picture.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKThe shot from the front.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKI added the photo-etched parts of handrails from the third party named Ocean Spirits. There are something like mast appeared on the top of the main armament turret of a real cruiser. it’s omitted in this kit. I would like to add these kinds of things by using etched parts at the next opportunity.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKI took a picture together with a reconnaissance aircraft that I made one extra. It is the feeling that floats in the sea because the back screen is light blue.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKThe searchlight is slightly dull. Maybe it’s better to replace it with clear parts, or change to the more sharp molds third party parts.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKA ship name is written on the backmost. I’m not sure the ship name should be put out in the wartime. Anyway, the ship name and the Rising Sun look cool.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKThere are three carrier-based planes, and an appearance changes very much when I pile up airplanes on the deck.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKThe linoleum clip painted only a part to see in gold. However, I did not go so well, and nothing did might have a good look…

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKI took a photograph from the just beside. I like that I attached a wire to the crane.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKBecause the handrail had been twisted a little, I should have repaired it perpendicularly at the last timing. The cause of twisting is that sometimes I use the painting stands and sometimes holding by hand while painting it. Next time, I’ll try to fix the vessel on a wooden plate and painting.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKWow!! I took a photo with destroyer Kagero and light cruiser Abukuma. The workmanship of the individual quality aside looks cool when arranged. This is what a source of adrenaline collectors out.

HEAVY CRUISER HAGURO FUJIMI 1/700 FINISHED WORKWhen there is a chance, I would like to use photo-etched parts rather much and challenge more the next time.
(08-September-2015)

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