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PostSubject: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeSat 08 Jun 2013, 1:52 am

I have been building ships for many years and recently added these ones to my collection. These are light cruisers of the Sendai class used by the Japanese navy in WW2. They were the 'newest' light cruises Japan had at the start of the war and were used a lot in the early stages of the Pacific War. They were all sunk early as a result. Two of them, the Naka and Jintsu were involved in the sinking of two real heroes in those desperate times, the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait. Anyway here are the villains, thanks for looking.

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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeSat 08 Jun 2013, 2:08 am

Well done. Three excellent looking ships.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeSat 08 Jun 2013, 10:45 am

Great looking ships Chris. They look perfectly at rest in some port or other.

Any chance of a scale shot please?

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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeSat 08 Jun 2013, 12:06 pm

These are interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeSat 08 Jun 2013, 3:17 pm

Stunning work! Great ships! Thanx for sharing and the small history report on them. Excellent work as always! Sendai class light cruisers 524092055
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 1:46 am

Thanks as again everyone! Here you go Al, a picture with the universal scale measuring system.

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Here is a picture of the shelves showing part of my Japanese cruiser collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 4:08 am

That's quite a collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 10:31 am

Amazing Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 12:50 pm

Hmm. Lots of war machines! Great work!

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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 3:46 pm

Very nice collection of ships Sendai class light cruisers 2337884168 You must have darn good eyes and steady hands to do that small of scale, I know I don't.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeMon 10 Jun 2013, 9:32 pm

WOW! A huge collection fer sure and pretty good detail for so small a scale. Looking at them I am surprised how few guns they have for the deck space and how little shielding on the biggest guns (bare rears!). I'll have to check the Web to see if that was standard for cruisers. Tho it's small scale it seems deficient in anti aircraft guns too. If memory serves, the Japanese always did seem to be short on steel so they cut defensive corners everywhere. Thanks for some interesting ships and a look at your own armada!
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 10:43 am

harron68 wrote:
WOW!  A huge collection fer sure and pretty good detail for so small a scale.  Looking at them I am surprised how few guns they have for the deck space and how little shielding on the biggest guns (bare rears!).  I'll have to check the Web to see if that was standard for cruisers.  Tho it's small scale it seems deficient in anti aircraft guns too.  If memory serves, the Japanese always did seem to be short on steel so they cut defensive corners everywhere.  Thanks for some interesting ships and a look at your own armada!
Thanks guys! Yes, you are right, Japanese light cruisers were under gunned when compared with other navies.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 9:05 pm

That's quite a collection Chris, and some fine work too.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeTue 13 Aug 2013, 11:40 am

Looking good Chris
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeTue 13 Aug 2013, 12:35 pm

If I may . . . a question, have you done any ships with weathering or battle damage? It would be hard in a small scale, but a bit of use can increase interest in a model.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeWed 14 Aug 2013, 1:27 am

harron68 wrote:
If I may . . . a question, have you done any ships with weathering or battle damage?  It would be hard in a small scale, but a bit of use can increase interest in a model.  
I know what you mean, they look a bit bland LOL. I am more of a collector than a serious modeller. I am hoping to have the Japanese Navy and a lot of the US Navy made in 1/700 scale before the time comes for my kids to bury me. I do have a product called AK Interactive used for weathering ships, will try it out soon. So many ships to build and so little time. Many thanks for your feedback it is appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeWed 14 Aug 2013, 1:35 am

Dr. Cranky on his You Tubes, has done a vid on the AK Interactive products. I hope you run out of U.S., Japanese, British, Australian, German and Canadian ships before you retire to enjoy complete collections for a few years!
RE: ship camo, Some of the WWI ships had strange and interesting paint schemes and I haven't seen any in ages. Any in your collection?
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeWed 14 Aug 2013, 5:02 am

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Dr. Cranky on his You Tubes, has done a vid on the AK Interactive products.  I hope you run out of U.S., Japanese, British, Australian, German and Canadian ships before you retire to enjoy complete collections for a few years!  
  RE: ship camo, Some of the WWI ships had strange and interesting paint schemes and I haven't seen any in ages. Any in your collection?
No, I don't have any ships with dazzle camouflage. I will be doing American ships in various schemes soon. A company called Gator Masks makes masks for these camo schemes. I have two sets, one for the USS Alaska and one for the USS Guam. The only problem I see is that the masks are outlined on a side view of the kit in 1/700 scale, but the sides of the hull are curved and no allowance is made for that. Anyway should be fun anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeThu 22 Aug 2013, 1:32 pm

Very nice indeed, Chris. Your collection is certainly extensive and the work is made all the more impressive by the tiny scale, I would never have imagined them being so small
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PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sendai class light cruisers Icon_minitimeSun 25 Aug 2013, 6:19 am

Thanks Codfather, been working in this scale a long time, kinda used to it although my eyesight isn't what it was.
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