This time, I will make Urakaze which is the same as Yukikaze, Kagero Type destroyer. I completed Yukikaze 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.
There is work, failing repeatedly, it’s very strange. It is different at each moment, this time it is like a spherical antenna, maybe a rangefinder, at the rear steering station, I failed to make it many times. I cut out thin photo-etched parts of the tank and made it again.
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.
• 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
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.
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.
Even if I say that this is Urakaze, there are a lot of the 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.
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.
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.