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Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

I enjoy building models of WWII Japanese Navy ships.  This kit was no exception.  This is a quality waterline ship model for all ship modelers.  The Yubari is a Light Cruiser.  I have built others and this is the best looking ship of her class.  She is much smaller than US Light Cruisers and has […]

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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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