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IJN Mogami
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 01:33 AM UTC
Christer Johansson (ROY) brings us another great naval diorama!
This time it''s Tamiya''s 1/700 IJN Cruiser Mogami.
Enjoy

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.
Thanks!

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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 02:33 AM UTC
Very nice job, Christer!
Thanks for sharing with us, mate!
~Gunny
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 04:12 AM UTC
Once again, very nice work Christer.
~Gator
Roy
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
Joined: April 21, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:45 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

Thanks Rui for publishing my Mogami.

regards
/Christer
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 11:04 AM UTC
The 4 ship Mogami class were bult in the early to mid 1930's as light crusiers. In 39 - 40 they wre all converted to 8 inch heavy crusiers. The mogami was rear-ended by the Mikuma near the end of the Battle of Midway. She was able to limp away, but her sister got caught by the US and there are some very famous photo's of her before she went down. This is one of the more interesting ships due to the Hybrid crusier / carrier (along with the BB's Hyuga and Ise) features. Excellent work and a very stunnng diorama
Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 10:50 PM UTC
Very nice job Christer. I'm particularly impressed with the texture of the decks that looks very real to me.

By the way Steve it was the Mogami that rear ended the Mikuma. Mogami was actually involved in three collisions, this one, one with a tanker in 1943, and finally with the Nachi. As a friend of mine says it she was a "serial" collider.

Roy
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
Joined: April 21, 2003
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 05:28 AM UTC
Thanks guys.

It's very interesting to here this, because it's new to me.

cheers/

Christer
blaster76
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 06:10 AM UTC
Thanks for the corrction Rodger, I knew one of them smacked the other. Way back in the mid 70's when all the Japanese warshps were being released in injection 700 scale, the Mikuma was the only heavy crusier that didn't make it. They had the Mogami as a hybrid, the Suzuya as 8", and the Kumano as a 15 gun 6 inch light crusier. I think they eventually produced this one though I suppose you caould just do 2 Suzuyas They were missing a few of the carriers at the time I was building but these were eventually added before the 80's. but if they did the Mikuma it had to be within the last 10 years
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 06:30 AM UTC
Although a difficult task, those (at least one) would be interesting projects and a good way of making a dio with two ship
Skipper

PS: It was a pleasure to publish you work, Christer! Keep them coming