1/700 IJN Kaga and Akagi (Pre WWII) - Unofficial GB

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, Apr 13, 2015
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    User Name : Wayne little
    Name : Wayne
    Kit: Fujimi IJN Kaga Triple Deck
    Scale: 1/700
    Accessories: None at this point.

    Kaga was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), the third to enter service, named after the former Kaga Province in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture. Originally intended to be one of two Tosa-class battleships, Kaga was converted under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty to an aircraft carrier as the replacement for the battlecruiser Amagi, which had been damaged during the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. The formal decision to convert Kaga to an aircraft carrier was issued 13 December 1923, but no work took place until 1925 as new plans were drafted and earthquake damage to the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal was repaired. She was officially commissioned on 31 March 1928, but this signified only the beginning of sea trials. She joined the Combined Fleet (Rengō Kantai) on 30 November 1929 as the IJN's third carrier to enter service, after Hōshō (1922) and Akagi (1927).

    Kaga, like Akagi, was initially completed with three superimposed flight decks, the only carriers ever to be designed so.

    Kaga was further rebuilt in 1933–35, increasing her top speed, improving her exhaust systems, and adapting her triple flight decks to one main upper Deck to suit more modern, heavier aircraft.....this will be a further build for another day...:D
     

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    triple deck Kaga at sea....
     

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    Now did that middle deck actually launch planes?
     
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    Yeah, nice Wayne. Good luck!
     
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    Shows what I know. I had no idea there was such a thing as the triple deck carrier. Very interesting.
     
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    Interesting choice, Wayne.
    I'll be looking forward to you work on it :)
     
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    Thanks for stopping by guys!

    At a short distance of some 15m it was next to useless actually for anything but small and light aircraft.
    the lower deck was approx. 55m and also limited to lightly armed aircraft as well.
     
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    Ah... Thanks Wayne!
     
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    Ok here we go nothing fancy.....main Hull components on the sprue.....and assembled.
     

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    :thumbright: A nice start.
     
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    Damn, he's started. Feeling the pressure.....
     
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    yep...pressure is on Andy.....:D

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Fore and aft lower decking in place..
     

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    I can't wait to see how much paint you throw at this...
     
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    Cheers mate...won't be that much it's only a foot long...:D
     
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    Was curious about that as well. I could just imagine the pilots during launch...."Stay low....stay low...stay low...". Nice start Wayne. I haven't even started looking for a CV-64 U.S.S. Constellation yet which I believe was either 1/720 or 1/800.


    Geo
     
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    Triple decker, wow news to me
     
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