I try to build this destroyer NENOHI released by Aoshima. It seems to be the equipment of a ship at the time of 1933. A box package picture is very good. I bought it without thinking, but I had a memory of destroyer Kagero which I made before was a very old and hard kit, it’s the same manufacturer…
The main gun of the destroyer is easy to break. I broke some of them while my making. I substitute it in a brass line. I feel slightly big when it is 0.5mm though it is too thin when it is 0.3mm. Unfortunately, because there is not 0.4mm at hand, I used 0.5mm, it is hard that plug into the base. Because I need a variety of size in a surprising timing, it looks better having 0.4mm lines.
Ohhhh! A brass pipe of 0.4mm had been bought before. Though I made the stock list of metal parts, it was slightly late if I noticed. I don’t want to handle this sensitive work anymore. I’ll use it at the time of the next vessels modeling.
It’s slightly regrettable, I changed the barrel of 50 caliber 12.7cm, single turret to a brass pipe. To mix with the thickness of the brass stick, it was seen using a 0.5mm pipe this time. To match the thickness of the brass bar, this time I tried to use the 0.5mm pipe. Because they were damaged by chance, after changing it, all gates are good for a quite sharp feeling. I feel like understanding the person who changes it for metal parts.
The Destroyer Nenohi is shorter than the Yukikaze (the upside one). Yukikaze is Fujimi kit, and I have left it since the last summer because of it’s too detailed and hard photo-etched parts for me. It came out when I look for the etched parts of the handrail. It had been completely forgotten. If I’m in the mood, I tried the photo-etched parts.
As with any of Creos and Tamiya acrylic paint, brush touch feeling of these paints has viscosity. It’s difficult to explain with words, I’m accustomed to enamel paint, I like the sense that paint gets on the surface thinly.
As for the destroyers of the same type, constructed six ships in total; Hatsuharu, Nenohi, Wakaba, Hatsushimo, Ariake, Yugure. There was a problem with the recoverability of a ship and the hull strength by weight saving and heavy armament, so only 6 destroyers were completed. I wonder only six ships in the construction of the destroyer is too small?
“Nenohi” is related to the Chinese zodiac, “Ne” is a mouse. The first day of the “Ne (mouse)” from the New Year, people picking leaflet and young pine out in the field, to celebrate the longevity. To be honest, I do not understand the customs of an old calendar ceremonies.
Nenohi was attacked and sunk by the torpedo attack by the U.S. submarine during the Aleutian area operation on 5th July 1942. Carried out patrols in various locations, it seems to have sunk one US submarine at least.
The main gun, which I replaced with metal because of the damage, was not indicated the difference between pipe and plane wire stick. But some brass pipes which I used for a single gun turret looks cool.
When I painted with aqueous acrylic over the lacquer paint, I thought the paint can be easily modified to wipe-off with the thinner, it does not unexpectedly difficult, sticking to the surface the acrylic paint. In case it’s enamel paint, (Tamiya is easy, Humbrol is difficult once after completely dried) easy to fix.
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.