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Old 02-12-2009, 08:42 AM
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IJN Hiei 1:300 - Maly

Although I am in the middle of an aircraft build, seeing enthusiastic IJN ship modelers threads here I couldn’t stop starting my IJN ship build.
It was my about face to opt for 1/300 Hiei from Maly modelers instead of 1/350 (original design is 1/250 but I am going to reduce the size) Takao from Digital Navy on which books I bought and have been envisioning how to build her. The reason is simple. In building Maly’s Hiei I don’t need to resize the kit and it seems to have been designed having as same detail of 1/200 model.
As to the “HIEI” it’s better to take a look at following site than to read my clumsy explanation.

I have frames for under water line done. Compared to 1/430 Fuso it looks much bigger. On reflection it’s no wonder considering the scale difference … I look dumb.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:03 AM
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Hi Yu,

I, for one, am glad to see you start up another IJN subject and the Hiei is an excellent choice. Seeing what you did with the Fuso in 1/430 scale was quite amazing, going up a few notches to 1/300 ought to make it a little easier and at the same time make for a rather grand finished project. Looking forwards to watching you work your magic with this one.

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Old 02-12-2009, 09:30 AM
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I'm glad you're building this one, I really like the Hiei. From your description, it sounds like the kit would be good enough to blow up to 1:200 as well. I may have to buy this one.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:40 AM
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Here is the reworked deck for the Hiei
Kemot from konradus' site has redone the decks. Samples can beseen here WWW.KONRADUS.COM - FORUM MODELARZY KARTONOWYCH - Odp: [Free] HIEI (MM 7-8-9/2006) - poprawione pok?ady do pobrania and direct link to the decks is here

Here </title> </head> <TITLE>Mazowiecka Wojewódzka Organizacja Ligi Obrony Kraju you can download corrected 127mm guns (few of them are mirror images and need to be replaced). Here is direct link
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:08 PM
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The Hiei is a beautiful ship with a beautiful name, I'm looking forward to see this Maly kit built.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:15 PM
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Yu-san is not dumb and this will be a masterpiece. Bu Yu-san, are you doing a thread on your aircraft build?
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:51 PM
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Yu --

I am delighted to see another of your Japanese warship builds underway!

This will be a treat for all of us.


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Old 02-12-2009, 03:28 PM
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I was not a member of this site when you constructed Fuso. Very fine work. So I look forward to watching her take shape. This is one of the big dreadnoughts. Should be impressive. Looks like you will be a shipbuilder and aircraft mechanic at the same time.

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Old 02-12-2009, 05:23 PM
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YuG, I am so glad to see that you have picked the Hiei as your next piece of art. I am a big fan of IJN and this was a great ship in her day. I can not wait to see you work your magic. I won a copy of this from Ebay and being a Maly kit was very surprised at the quality of the art work. Will watch closely. My next purchase will be the 1:200 Fuso to go with my Fly 1989 1:200 Nagato, a real beauty and the most expensive kit I have purchased so far. Have you returned from Vietnam? Rick:D
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
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Great one to build YuG. I have this kit too and your build photos will make an excellent guide for me.

I can't wait to see you get up out of the hull. This has to be one of the best MM kits designed to date.
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