It is the limited edition destroyer Hatsuharu (early spring). Since the etching parts are included in the kit from the beginning, it may be easy to start. I hope Aoshima sells kits including photo-etched parts not to be limited but always selling items.
Completed the assembly while struggling with instant adhesives and small parts. How about painting? Have I proceeded to assemble too much? I think the sense of precision is much more than the plastic parts only kit.
I could build in the photo-etched parts in this Hatsuharu, Fujimi’s Yukikaze which is too difficult for around two years and is not going forward may be successfully assembled now. But, I would like to make a big battleship now.
First-class destroyer Hatsuharu was completed. I made Nenohi a little while ago and made the same type ship again. It is the same manufacturer Aoshima, but this time weaponry was 1941 version, changed such as the main gun. I used the photo-etched parts more than before and a nice finish, I suppose.
Hatsuharu belongs to No.21 Destroyer of the 1st Torpedo Squadron and was on duty of anti-submarine patrol, etc. In 1942, she was attacked and largely damaged by US military aircraft on her way to Kiska Island, and after that, made a major repair in Maizuru in 1943. After returning to the battlefield, Hatsuharu took various missions, but in November 1944, she was sunk by the attack of US Tactical Force carrier in Manila Bay. At the same time, the light cruiser Kiso and other three destroyers also sank.
Perhaps the structure that sticks out to the stern is called a propeller boom. It is attached to the upper side to protect the screw during anchoring. Really? There was not written much detail in the leaflet I often refer. The searchlight is a clear part and the back of the light was painted in silver to shine.
This handrail photo-etched parts are attached with a margin, which is bent at a right angle to adhere to the edge of the deck. I bent 90 degrees after gluing or first bent this margin and attached to the body, I tried both. Personally, it is easier to bend the bonded parts and then adhere it to the hull.
The davids of photo-etched are used by folding from the middle to get thickness. It is extremely difficult to install properly. I wonder if I get used to this kind of work repeatedly. It was hard for me.
The Rising Sun flag was included in the Aoshima was a thick decal, so I used a Hasegawa water decal. Also, I tried raising the Japanese flag by practicing to put on the rope line on the rear mast. I do not know the actual operation, but it got an accent anyway. I think that it is the best work in the ship model I have made up to now.
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.