Have a Nichimo motorized 1/500 Chokai heavy cruiser...

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Have a Nichimo motorized 1/500 Chokai heavy cruiser...

Joined: October 28th, 2010, 10:46 pm

March 26th, 2012, 5:31 am #1

Picked this up recently. Anybody know anything about this kit? Cool looking sealed kit with motor and gears. Kinda odd never seen one before. Thanks.

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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

March 26th, 2012, 8:14 am #2

the barrels of the tiny guns were easily broken. She floated and moved well till some fool in a speedboat sent a succession of tidal waves in her direction (in closed waters). She was swamped by the first and acted like a crash-diving submarine. The last I saw of her was the 2 x propellers driving her deeper.
That birthday present lasted less than a week.
Have fun with yours. George, out.............
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

March 26th, 2012, 12:52 pm #3

And, until recently, these were some of the larger Japanese ship kits above 1/700 scale. What kills them are the totally inaccurate, shallow, flat, lower hulls. The modles do not seem to be split right at the waterline either, so if you wanted to do a real waterline kit (recommended) then you should add a few mm's to the bottom of the upper hull.
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