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Nagato- Japanese battleship
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After a while, I've decided to start scaling everything down a little bit. Even though there is still a 'big fish' waiting for the photo session in my room, I'm more and more in love with faster paced builds. Alea iacta est, micro (or whatever scale you'd like to call them) ships are coming! I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to cover the entire late 19th-20th century warships history, but I'll try to depict some of the great vessels that sailed the seven seas- ehm, going to the bottom before even leaving the Mediterranean does not exactly fit the profile, but who cares... Do not expect Bismarck, Yamato, Iowa or similar celebrities showing up here very soon, because I'll try to concentrate on maybe less famous, but still interesting subjects first.



Nagato was the first battleship in the world to mount 16in guns and was considered to be one of the most powerful at the time of her completion in 1920. She was Yamamoto’s flagship during the attack on Pearl Harbor and took part in Battle of Midway, Battle of the Philippine Sea and Battle of Leyte Gulf. The latter was the only one where she fired her big main guns against enemy surface forces. Facing terrible fuel shortages she spent last months of the war moored as a coastal defense ship and was the only Japanese battleship that managed to survive the war. However, she was not destined to live much longer and she found her watery grave in waters of Bikini Atoll. Nowadays she is considered to be one of the best diving sites in the world, because atomic tests did not inflict too much damage to her.

It is quite difficult to achieve accuracy in a scale like this, so compromises had to be made. The most obvious one is her width- I desperately wanted to use those wonderfully curved pieces and that inevitably resulted in her chubbier appearance. Maybe she is not destined to go on a catwalk, but she should definitely be able to absorb some torpedoes…













Comments

  November 2, 2012
Simply fantastic. For such a small modell to contain such detail... I tip my hat, good sir!
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  April 29, 2012
nice ship lots of little details 5/5
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Locutus 666 Hey dude, i really really like this excellent "small"-piece you made here. As you wrote, you will make micro mocs in future i am really excited what u will present us next. So welcome to the micro-builders! :) Because of that, i just added you to my favourite builders. C u soon m8!
Thanks for your support! Expect to see something from WW1. I've decided to make a short jump back in time, to present you one of the most elegant ships ever built... (Hood excluded but still related to the subject)
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  March 26, 2012
Hey dude, i really really like this excellent "small"-piece you made here. As you wrote, you will make micro mocs in future i am really excited what u will present us next. So welcome to the micro-builders! :) Because of that, i just added you to my favourite builders. C u soon m8!
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  March 19, 2012
Nice! like the guns.
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  February 13, 2012
Very nice microscale!
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  February 13, 2012
Love it! Love that it's in uber-micro scale as well :) Always good to see the "other" ships getting attention. Are those hands I see for the casemate guns? They look brilliant. All it needs now is a South Dakota or North Carolina to face-off with it ;)
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  February 12, 2012
Nice micro!
 
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