Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in


Share | 
 

 Sendai class light cruisers

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Sendai class light cruisers   Sat 08 Jun 2013, 1:52 am

I have been building ships for many years and recently added these ones to my collection. These are light cruisers of the Sendai class used by the Japanese navy in WW2. They were the 'newest' light cruises Japan had at the start of the war and were used a lot in the early stages of the Pacific War. They were all sunk early as a result. Two of them, the Naka and Jintsu were involved in the sinking of two real heroes in those desperate times, the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait. Anyway here are the villains, thanks for looking.











Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6829
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sat 08 Jun 2013, 2:08 am

Well done. Three excellent looking ships.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6643
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sat 08 Jun 2013, 10:45 am

Great looking ships Chris. They look perfectly at rest in some port or other.

Any chance of a scale shot please?

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Geezerman
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3255
Join date : 2013-02-24
Age : 82
Location : Gulf coast of central Florids

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sat 08 Jun 2013, 12:06 pm

These are interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
Back to top Go down
Tumbler75
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 833
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 42
Location : Memphis, TN

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sat 08 Jun 2013, 3:17 pm

Stunning work! Great ships! Thanx for sharing and the small history report on them. Excellent work as always!
Back to top Go down
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 1:46 am

Thanks as again everyone! Here you go Al, a picture with the universal scale measuring system.



Here is a picture of the shelves showing part of my Japanese cruiser collection.

Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6829
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 4:08 am

That's quite a collection.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6643
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 10:31 am

Amazing Chris.

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Tumbler75
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 833
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 42
Location : Memphis, TN

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 12:50 pm

Hmm. Lots of war machines! Great work!

001
Back to top Go down
john2308
Full Member
Full Member
avatar

Posts : 1117
Join date : 2013-04-10
Age : 72
Location : Phoenix, AZ

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 3:46 pm

Very nice collection of ships You must have darn good eyes and steady hands to do that small of scale, I know I don't.
Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3183
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Mon 10 Jun 2013, 9:32 pm

WOW! A huge collection fer sure and pretty good detail for so small a scale. Looking at them I am surprised how few guns they have for the deck space and how little shielding on the biggest guns (bare rears!). I'll have to check the Web to see if that was standard for cruisers. Tho it's small scale it seems deficient in anti aircraft guns too. If memory serves, the Japanese always did seem to be short on steel so they cut defensive corners everywhere. Thanks for some interesting ships and a look at your own armada!
Back to top Go down
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Thu 13 Jun 2013, 10:43 am

harron68 wrote:
WOW!  A huge collection fer sure and pretty good detail for so small a scale.  Looking at them I am surprised how few guns they have for the deck space and how little shielding on the biggest guns (bare rears!).  I'll have to check the Web to see if that was standard for cruisers.  Tho it's small scale it seems deficient in anti aircraft guns too.  If memory serves, the Japanese always did seem to be short on steel so they cut defensive corners everywhere.  Thanks for some interesting ships and a look at your own armada!
Thanks guys! Yes, you are right, Japanese light cruisers were under gunned when compared with other navies.
Back to top Go down
stevegt738
Rookie Member
Rookie Member
avatar

Posts : 303
Join date : 2013-05-13
Age : 54
Location : Garfield, Vic, Australia.

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Thu 13 Jun 2013, 9:05 pm

That's quite a collection Chris, and some fine work too.
Back to top Go down
trevor-stone
New Member
New Member
avatar

Posts : 40
Join date : 2013-06-30
Age : 36
Location : Sydney

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Tue 13 Aug 2013, 11:40 am

Looking good Chris
Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3183
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Tue 13 Aug 2013, 12:35 pm

If I may . . . a question, have you done any ships with weathering or battle damage? It would be hard in a small scale, but a bit of use can increase interest in a model.
Back to top Go down
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Wed 14 Aug 2013, 1:27 am

harron68 wrote:
If I may . . . a question, have you done any ships with weathering or battle damage?  It would be hard in a small scale, but a bit of use can increase interest in a model.  
I know what you mean, they look a bit bland LOL. I am more of a collector than a serious modeller. I am hoping to have the Japanese Navy and a lot of the US Navy made in 1/700 scale before the time comes for my kids to bury me. I do have a product called AK Interactive used for weathering ships, will try it out soon. So many ships to build and so little time. Many thanks for your feedback it is appreciated.
Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3183
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Wed 14 Aug 2013, 1:35 am

Dr. Cranky on his You Tubes, has done a vid on the AK Interactive products. I hope you run out of U.S., Japanese, British, Australian, German and Canadian ships before you retire to enjoy complete collections for a few years!
RE: ship camo, Some of the WWI ships had strange and interesting paint schemes and I haven't seen any in ages. Any in your collection?
Back to top Go down
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Wed 14 Aug 2013, 5:02 am

harron68 wrote:
Dr. Cranky on his You Tubes, has done a vid on the AK Interactive products.  I hope you run out of U.S., Japanese, British, Australian, German and Canadian ships before you retire to enjoy complete collections for a few years!  
  RE: ship camo, Some of the WWI ships had strange and interesting paint schemes and I haven't seen any in ages. Any in your collection?
No, I don't have any ships with dazzle camouflage. I will be doing American ships in various schemes soon. A company called Gator Masks makes masks for these camo schemes. I have two sets, one for the USS Alaska and one for the USS Guam. The only problem I see is that the masks are outlined on a side view of the kit in 1/700 scale, but the sides of the hull are curved and no allowance is made for that. Anyway should be fun anyway.
Back to top Go down
Codfather
New Member
New Member
avatar

Posts : 77
Join date : 2013-06-16
Age : 23
Location : Canterbury, England

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Thu 22 Aug 2013, 1:32 pm

Very nice indeed, Chris. Your collection is certainly extensive and the work is made all the more impressive by the tiny scale, I would never have imagined them being so small
Back to top Go down
coyote
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2013-03-30
Location : Sydney, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   Sun 25 Aug 2013, 6:19 am

Thanks Codfather, been working in this scale a long time, kinda used to it although my eyesight isn't what it was.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Sendai class light cruisers   

Back to top Go down
 
Sendai class light cruisers
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Sendai class light cruisers
» My new Class Cards.
» Pass Key Light?
» Light Warrior Deck
» Last day for Guiding Light

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Finished Works :: Ships-
Jump to: