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REVIEW
IJN Mogami Aricraft Cruiser - 1/700
goldenpony
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 02:36 AM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!

MSW crewmember Anthony Kochevar [ AJKOCHEV ] shares with us his thoughts on Tamiya’s Aircraft carrying Cruiser the IJN Mogami in 1/700 scale in this in-box review.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
ajkochev
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 08:52 AM UTC
Boy, I need to have the text proof read by the wife before I submit one next time. I'm seeing a lot of grammer errors in it. Sorry everyone. I'll do better next time.
mj
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 09:42 AM UTC
Thanks, a very helpful review. I recently picked this kit up, thinking it would make a nice, unusual project. Your review will be printed out and stuffed in the box for future ref.
Appreciate your hard work on it.


Cheers,
Mike

goldenpony
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009 - 02:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Boy, I need to have the text proof read by the wife before I submit one next time. I'm seeing a lot of grammer errors in it. Sorry everyone. I'll do better next time.



Well, in reality, it was up to me to double check that part. Even so, it is a nice review and a good addition to our listing.

Karybdis
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009 - 05:03 AM UTC
Very nice review, Anthony, and agree 100%. Regarding the under deck support, Lion Roar makes a deck for the Ise in 1/700. I wonder if some of the support work from that could be adapted...?
goldenpony
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009 - 06:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very nice review, Anthony, and agree 100%. Regarding the under deck support, Lion Roar makes a deck for the Ise in 1/700. I wonder if some of the support work from that could be adapted...?



Here is the review I did on the flight deck.
http://www.modelshipwrights.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=3266
ajkochev
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009 - 07:46 AM UTC
Doesn't look like that Ise photoetch set has any under deck supports. Having built an Hasegawa Ise myself there really isn't the need for it. There is very little overhanging deck on the kit since the hanger and elevator are all enclosed underneith and take a large portion of the lower deck. This Mogami on the other hand is completely open and needs some supports for a more realistic look. I've added some styrene strips to mine but I might add some Lion Roar Perforate bar to the more visable outer edge.
Karybdis
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009 - 09:03 AM UTC
Anthony, d'oh! You're right. The Ise in that configuration isn't really a ship I paid close attention to and hadn't noticed that aspect.

Jim, thanks for linking your review so we can see Lion Rpar's product.


With this in mind, then it's time to break out Fine Molds' stainless belts! It's very similar to what Lion Roar did with the Hiryu set.




This comes from Mr. Omami's J-Model Works where his process can be see here:

http://www.h3.dion.ne.jp/~mokei/e-build-soryu04.htm


The stuff he uses in particular is here:

http://hlj.com/product/FNMAG-01
JMartine
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 04:51 AM UTC
excellent review, thanks!
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 - 05:44 AM UTC
Good job Anthony

The kit is a good base for any modeler... for those more skilled, will overcome the issues easily - considering we can get the plans for it

Rui