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Old 11-01-2014, 02:52 AM
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Builders Model of HIJMS Kongo !

Hi Guys (and girls);

I have a very bold question ! There are some beautiful Builders models in the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness.
My question is, I am extremely interested in the Builders model of the Japanese battleship KONGO, and would like to have some Hi-Res pictures of the model. I am planning to build a scale 1:200 model of KONGO in this configuration. Taking pictures would be difficult because of the glass case around the ship, but there are ways to get around this, for instance taking pictures with the help of a circular polarisation filter or if not using a filter taking pictures at a angle to the glass, so that you have as less as reflection as possible, in this way using a flash is also possible. I would like to take the pictures myself, but for some reason it is impossible for me to do !! :(
Hope some of you are able to go to the museum and take some pictures for me ! Or maybe you have been there already and took pictures of HIJMS KONGO.

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John Dohmen.

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:10 AM
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Hi guys,

I still have not one single answer on my question. Must be some British blokes on here who visited the museum in Barrow and took a look at HIJMS KONGO's model ??

John.
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Hi John,

The Kongo was a striking ship both before and after reconstruction. I prefer her pre-refit. Very British.

I would suggest the simplest approach would be to write and ask the curator at the museum if they have any record photographs.

However uncasing a model that size would be a big ask!

The museums web site states there are some historic photos at in the Vickers Photographic Archive.

Museum website:

http://www.dockmuseum.org/info.php?s...=all&t=objects

Vickers website:

Vickers Photographic Archive

Not much use.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:32 PM
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Hi D-H,

I already wrote the museum, the only thing they answered was when the opening hours were and that I was welcome to take photographs as much as I like of the model !! They just have one picture on their website, strange they don't have more pictures from these beautiful models they have. Another strange thing I find is that it seems that no one seems to have visited the museum and the KONGO model !!
The links in your answer I already visited, but thanks anyway !

John.
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The links are down, here is a Youtube video of Kongo from the museum at the time of her completion.

Ship Model of HIJMS Kongo, 1911 at the Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness - YouTube
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Thanks Paperfan,

I already extracted 26 screenshots from this video which I can use for my build !

John.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:35 AM
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There is a new addition to my thread, David Ross just placed some amazing photographs on his website of the KONGO builders model, look here:
Builder's model of the Kongo - david-j-ross
Hope you like them as much as I do, superb work !! Thanks David !!!!

John.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:28 AM
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Glad you have some more photos to work off of!
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A while ago I started the building of KONGO in scale 1:200 as she was build in 1912, I will place some photographs here !

John.
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Next pictures. This was the status, of a month ago. In the meanwhile I also worked on TAMA, tomorrow I will place some pictures of how she looks like right now !

John.
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