Check Out The Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See

Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See

Holy cow... models are awesome. The more detailed the better.

Still, there is a limit to how detailed you can make things depending on the scale. When it comes to battleships, usually the largest scale models you'll find on sale are 1/350 scale. If you want bigger, well you're kind of out of luck -- Unless you build one from scratch.

Japanese blogger, nichirou visited the Sagamihara branch of the Japanese hobby shop Tam Tam. There on display are not one, not two, but four 1/100 scale WWII warship models. Built by the store chain founder, these models were built from scratch to unbelievable detail. nichirou photographed the ships and posted pictures on his blog, Wota ni Tsukeru Kusuri Nashi (ヲタにつける薬なし "There's No Cure for an Otaku")

Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See

The models on display are the aircraft carrier, Akagi, the battleships Fuso and Ise, and the heavy cruiser, Takao. Before someone inevitably asks: Apparently, a 1/100 scale model of the battleship Yamato and one more ship used to be on display, but were shipped to a branch in Kyushu when it newly opened.

nichirou spent over an hour taking photos and gawking at the models (who can blame him?). Check out the full photo gallery posted on nichirou's blog in two separate posts. In the meantime... Holy cow...

Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See
Check Out the Most Amazing Warship Models You'll Ever See

赤城、扶桑、伊勢、高雄の1/100モデルに圧巻される、その威容。TamTam相模原店に艦船模型を見に行ってきた。(赤城、扶桑編) [ヲタにつける薬なし]

赤城、扶桑、伊勢、高雄の1/100モデルに圧巻される、その威容。TamTam相模原店に艦船模型を見に行ってきた。(伊勢、高雄編) + 1/1三笠、つまり本物。 [ヲタにつける薬なし]


Comments

    Since these are all muddled up, if anyone cares,

    - header image is Takao, and third image as well (second is the cases they're all in)
    - fourth image is Ise, looking from the stern toward the bow
    - fifth image is Akagi's island, and sixth is her bow, below the flight deck.
    - seventh is the top of Ise's superstructure, and eight is a view of Ise's stern flight deck which was added during WW2
    - eighth is Akagi's flight deck, with Nakajima B5N Torpedo bombers (green), Aichi D3A Dive bombers (grey) and Mitsubishi A6M Zeros (snot green)
    - ninth is a view of Fusou's floatplanes (Nakajima E4N I think?) above her number 3 turret
    - tenth is Takao
    - eleventh is the 20cm turrets to the rear of Akagi
    - twelfth is Ise again, looking at part of her ridiculously high superstructure
    - thirteenth is also Ise, looking at the flight deck
    - fourteenth is Takao, looking at the bridge
    - fifteenth is Fusou

    It's hard to get an idea of scale because they're not side by side and without reference points, but the real Akagi was 260m long so at 1/100 scale this model is 2.6m. Fusou and Takao should be around 2m and Ise is slightly bigger at around 2.1m. Ridiculously big and detailed.

    The second source link also has some photographs of the Japanese pre-dreadnaught battleship Mikasa, which was the fleet flagship in the early 1900s during the Russo-Japanese war. It sank after that battle due to a magazine explosion and was raised and rebuilt and is now a museum ship.

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