|History: Because my knowledge of IJN subjects
is limited, I will refer to the listing on the excellent Warships of the
World website (see reference section):
Mogami Class Light/Heavy Cruisers:
Name - Kumano
I believe it was the early 1970's when the Japanese model manufacturers
collectively decided to produce basically every IJN vessel in the affordable
and manageable scale of 1/700. They succeeded! Tamiya and Hasegawa
still produce a huge armada of Japanese vessels not many have heard of!
I picked this kit up at a tag sale still sealed in its inner bags.
The design of the ship is attractive with a rakish upswept bow to catch
Anyone wishing to start or expand a collection of ships would be wise
to focus on this scale. For IJN modelers- the choice is clear!
There are a huge number of subjects and the size of the kits and boxes
means you can store and display a large number of them in a small space.
|Editors note: Len writes the Naval Corner column over on Modeling Madness, a great general modeling site that is definitely worth a look.|