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Myoko Class, Haguro

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"Crew-mate Alec Cap (bigal07) shares a gallery of images of his build of Hasegawa's version of the Myoko Class heavy cruiser, Haguro, in this "On Display" Feature!"

Haguro (羽黒) was the last of the four-member Myōkō class of heavy cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was named after Mount Haguro in Yamagata Prefecture. The other ships of her class were Myōkō (妙高), Nachi (那智), and Ashigara (足柄).

This is my 1-700 IJN heavy cruiser Haguro by Hasegawa, general PE was used on the build. For the weathering I changed from the normal Tamiya to something called "Forge World". These little pigment filled bottles are fantastic, but you'll have to buy the pigment fixer which although is rather a lot of money, I have basically not used any, that's how little you'll use.

The rigging is fly fishing line, and being not very good with 1-700 aircraft, so this is a bit of a cheat as its being repaired...Love to hear good and bad comments on this build as there doesn't seem that many around, and being that this is a very old Hass kit and very little to go wrong.
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About the Author

About Alec Cap (bigal07)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM


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Crew-mate Alec Cap (bigal07) shares a gallery of images of his build of Hasegawa's version of the Myoko Class heavy cruiser, Haguro, in this "On Display" Feature! Link to Item If you have comments or questions please post them here. Thanks! ~Gunny
SEP 23, 2010 - 03:52 AM
Impressive work, particularly the rigging, in 1:700 no less. It must have been maddening, Alec! --Karl
SEP 23, 2010 - 05:35 AM
Very nice work Al.
SEP 23, 2010 - 06:28 AM
Excellent work Alec, especially the rigging and PE and that in 1/700th. Takes a braver man than I, (or is it me?), to tackle midget size PE cheers, Julian
SEP 23, 2010 - 06:35 AM
Alec; Your work gets better with each build. Keep it up and I hope some day to have the skills you are gaining. Sam
SEP 23, 2010 - 07:22 AM
Thank you all for those kind words - my choice of rigging is simply super glue dribbled down fly-fishing line, allowing to harden then cut to length using PVA.
SEP 23, 2010 - 05:37 PM
Nice work. I can see you are getting neater with your PE application in general, not to mention more PE used. Rigging is getting busier as well. Improvement will be rapid if we challenge ourselves with every build, which is easier said than done. I always lapse back into my comfort zone with new builds. Are you seeing a slowing down with your build speed yet? That's a telling sign of qualitative improvement!
SEP 23, 2010 - 05:59 PM
Not so much slowing down, more of having to stop for a while due to a lack of room to store my models, some time ago I built a rather large cabinet which I now realise is simply to big to be hung on the wall, I need to remove this and cut it half, sadly for me, its quite pointless building more models as I haven't got the room to store them. In the pipe line I have 8 light cruisers (Japinese) which is 1 for each of their class, also just placing the finishing touches to my 1-350 Nippon Maru, again sadly I haven't got any 1-350 flags, now having to buy a sheet simply to finish this project, to be honest, I am so bored you would not believe, I am iching to get building, and if I do, it will only gather dust, the cabinet, well, I can't do much there at the moment due to work. Yep - I'm stuck !
SEP 23, 2010 - 06:55 PM
Nice work Alec. the aircaft under repair does add charecter. My solution to my storage problem for completed models is stacking plastic boxes, the transulent ones office supply shops sell. They keep the models dust free, they allow me to rotate the models I have on display, and double as travelling boxes for taking models to shows. Also means I can keep them stacked in the garage out of regular sight of She who must be obeyed, so less greif for growing collection. Si
SEP 23, 2010 - 11:16 PM
Very nice, Alec, I really like the catapults and the cranes and the railings. One minor suggestion: If it is possible in 1/700 scale you might want to recess the ends of the big gun barrels or blacken the tips so they look hollow from a normal viewing distance.
SEP 24, 2010 - 12:07 PM