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Old 06-27-2021, 03:50 PM
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Ijn yahagi & oyodo

As mentioned in my Oakland build I took a break from small details and built the hulls for the Yahagi and Oyodo. Both are GPM kits, Yahagi is a few yrs newer and it shows. I had the laser cut frames for her, so didn't bother to photo her internal construction. Oyodo on the other hand is old school. I laminated here frames on balsa, paper on each side for strength and rigidity during cutting. My frames were thicker than spec, so I adjusted a few cuts to compensate. I used a black sharpie to color all frame edges before assembly. The kit is designed with an upper and lower keel. I cut the upper and lower keels as one piece as well as all of the bulkheads. I have found this generates a straighter hull, so I split the water line deck. I used CA to laminate, preventing warpage, including the main deck (Yahagi too). I added balsa to the upper and lower water line deck before gluing the main deck, a first for me and will keep this method goin forward. I added mid balsa in the lower hull, Yahagi is designed this way, to keep the plates from sucking in. Next I sanded the balsa to until I started scrubbing the blackened frame edges. Each frame like Yahagi was then papered with card for the plates. The plates were added as usual for me from the middle forward and aft. In both ships a added balsa to the entire bow. Both were paper the same way, lightly sanded with 4oo grit after a coat of wall spackle was applied in all of the seems.
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Old 06-27-2021, 03:54 PM
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Great project, and a very good start.

These ships certainly had very fine lines!

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Old 06-27-2021, 03:55 PM
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Both ships will be fully painted as I typically do with IJN subjects. This does allow some aggressive modifications. The Oyodo may have had the longest bow ever built. She literally doesn't reach full beam until 40% of the way back. Looking at it, it's amazing the two triple 6 inch turrets were well supported, but the ship did survive the war until being sunk in the mud after Japan had long since ran out of fuel.
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Old 06-27-2021, 03:57 PM
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Finally were I am currently at. Forgot to mention, the wifes yoga stick was used to crown the decks. Always best not to force parts, especially building the hull. Both hulls are straight stem to stern, no twist and no sagging.
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:02 PM
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Funnels completed. I scratch build the rails for the Oyodo and am actually more pleased with them than the laser parts used on Yahagi. I must be getting too old for such delicate parts. I had to replace the laser grate on Yahagi with a homemade grate due to handling, again age.

I made some simple masking guards for both funnel tops to get the black portion. Generally happy with the results. The vents under the Oyodo funnels were particularly complicated. The second one was easier to assembly after I cut it up, simply too many folds.
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:29 PM
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wow 2 big ships at the same time I am building Takao now and I dont know who are you managing to build 2 that fast
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Old 08-13-2021, 04:49 PM
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Sorry falling behind on images. The radar set on Oyodo's bridge is built from repurposed 2 bar rail and ladders.
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Old 08-29-2021, 05:30 PM
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Yahagi, bridge installed. I'll add the rails later.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:25 AM
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Very nice outdoor photos of this beautiful ship.
Natural light is always best, when you can get it.
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Really outstanding work. I always enjoy seeing your precisely-crafted and beautifully detailed ships.

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