Japan has supplied J-Ships.com with this kit.
Modelworks has supplied J-Ships.com withthe photo-etched parts
for this kit.
Medium: Plastic Injection
Reviewer: Jason Abraham
Model rating: 10/10
Sheet on the Mogami class
New Tamiya Mogami
A Brief History: Part
of the Mogami class of heavy cruisers (originally light cruisers
with 15 - 6.1" guns) the Mogami was badly damaged aft by American
carrier aircraft during the Battle of Midway. Both aft turrets were
lost and the ship was taken in hand and converted to a seaplane
cruiser. The entire stern section was "planked over" and
rails and seaplanes were added. Serving in several theatres during
the war the Mogami was in company with the Fuso and Yamashiro, on
October 24th, 1944 when they were overwhelmed by American destroyers,
cruisers and battleships. The Mogami collided with the Nachi, and
fires started by hits obtained earlier ignite 5 torpedoes, she is
then fired upon by American light cruisers. She survives this to
be bombed by American aircraft the following morning. Abandoned
she is torpedoed by a IJN DD and sinks.
Another model from Hobbylink Japan! This one is exquisite!
Overall this model gets a 10 out of 10. The deck, the hull, the
bridge, hell, EVERYTHING is molded perfectly. The set comes with
'em six twin 8" turrets. I have stored these extra 3 turrets
in my "modernization of my old fleet" box. Attention is
paid to every detail. I have built the Kumano
(the light cruiser version of this class) and Tamiya has improved
every aspect of this class of ship.
back from time to time for when I actually build her.