IJN

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Ayanami

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Ayanami

Tamiya 1/700 scale IJN Ayanami I found four Japanese WWII Destroyers being sold as a lot on eBay.  I saw they didn’t sell, so I contacted the seller and made him an offer he took.   Here is that basic data on the IJN Ayanami: Laid down: January 20, 1928           Launched:  October 5, 1929 […]

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IJN Battleship Yamashiro – 1/700 – Minicraft

IJN Battleship Yamashiro – 1/700 – Minicraft

Laid down:  November 20, 1913 Launched:  November 3, 1915 Completed: March 31, 1917 The Battleship Yamashiro mainly served her time cruising her home waters doing training.  She met her fate on October 25, 1944 when she was gunned and torpedoed by the US 7th Fleet at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. This is an old […]

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IJN Heavy Cruiser Takao – 1/700 – Aoshima

IJN Heavy Cruiser Takao – 1/700 – Aoshima

Laid Down:  April 28, 1927 Launched:  May 12, 1930 Completed: May 31, 1932 December 1941 – provided distant cover for the Philippine invasion December 23, 1941 – covering Malaya operations January 1942 thru March 1942 – SW Pacific Operations May 1942 – Aleutian operations August 1942 – Battle of Eastern Solomons October 1942 – Battle […]

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IJN Light Cruiser Tatsuta – 1/700 – Hasegawa

IJN Light Cruiser Tatsuta – 1/700 – Hasegawa

Laid Down:  July 24, 1917 Launched:  May 29, 1918 Completed: March 31, 1919 The Tatsuta and her sister the Tenryu were Japan’s first modern Light Cruisers.  The 18th Cruiser Squadron was based at Truk at the start of World War II.  The Tatsuta took part in the attack on Wake Island and the landing at […]

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