Pete's IJN Battleship "Kongo"

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A Bit of history.

Name.
KongōNamesake:Mount Kongō

Ordered.
1911Builder:Vickers Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness.

Laid down.
17 January 1911

Launched.
18 May 1912

Commissioned.
16 August 1913

Struck.
20 January 1945

Sunk.
By USS Sealion in the Formosa Strait, 21 November 1944

Class and type.
Kongō-class battlecruiser

Displacement.
36,600 long tons (37,187 t)

Length.

222 m (728 ft 4 in)

Beam:31 m (101 ft 8 in)

Draught.
9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)

Propulsion.
Steam turbines, 4 shaftsSpeed:30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)

Range.
10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h)

Complement.
1360

Armament
1913
8 × 356 mm (14 in) naval gun (4×2)
16 × 6-inch (15 cm) 50 caliber naval guns (16×1)
8 × 76 mm (3 in) naval guns (8×1)
4 × 6.5 mm (0.26 in) machine gun
1944
8 × 356 mm (14 in) naval gun (4×2)
8 × 152 mm (6 in) naval gun (8×1)
8 × 127 mm (5.0 in) guns (4×2)
122 × 25 mm Type 96 Antiaircraft autocannon

Armor.
Decks.
2.3–1.5 in (58–38 mm) (later strengthened +101 mm on ammo storage, +76 mm on engine room)
Turrets.
9 in (230 mm)

Barbettes.

10 in (250 mm)
Belt.
8–11 in (200–280 mm)


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Always liked he look of the Japanese battlewagons....nice to see the indestructible diamond getting a look in as well.....great names on Japanese ships.....
 

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Nice one Pete, and you even get the wood decking. Looking forward to seeing this.
 
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Hi shipmates I've made a start on this one, I've never done a Toon ship before so something new for me.

Added hull spacers/ supports.


Drilled out some of the port holes, small little bugger that's for sure. Hull and deck side fitted.



Lower conning tower.
Before


Drilled out port hole's
After.


Fitted 4x propellor blades and the 2x rudder blades.



Made up the 4 main turrets.


Made up the conning tower.


Fitted deck side guns.


Dry fit only




Thank you for looking in shipmates.
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Well Pete this is given me a right giggle its really weird to see a battle ship sqeezed up like this an with quite a lot of detail but you doin a fine job good work
chris
 
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Well Pete this is given me a right giggle its really weird to see a battle ship sqeezed up like this an with quite a lot of detail but you doin a fine job good work
chris
Hi Chris and thank you I'm glag your enjoying the the build. :thumb2:
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Hi, I have finished the build stage on this one will put to one side for a while.


Assembled 2x chimney's one with search lights, mast.

2x radar towers, 2x life boats, 2x 25 mm Type 96 Antiaircraft autocannon .



Fitted assembled parts on to super structer.


Assembled the A/A guns

Fitted A/A in place.





Thank you for looking in.
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Pete this is crazy an just lookin at it I want to have good belly laugh this ship is givin me quite a lot of fun as all these toon models have. As I like to look at them when im a bit down or put a cartoon on the telly an it cheers me up no end all good fun great work an it amazes me how much detail has been cramed in on the ship
chris
 
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Pete this is crazy an just lookin at it I want to have good belly laugh this ship is givin me quite a lot of fun as all these toon models have. As I like to look at them when im a bit down or put a cartoon on the telly an it cheers me up no end all good fun great work an it amazes me how much detail has been cramed in on the ship
chris
Hi Chris I'm pleased to be of service, I've got two more of these belly busters to build so I would batten don the hatches and hang on :tears-of-joy::tears-of-joy::tears-of-joy:.
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That’s looks great Pete
 

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Nice start to the base Pete.
 
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Update.

Hi got the H/S out and got all the painting done, just a light wash to highlight the nooks and crannies.

I have removed the four propellor blades and the two rudder blades for it to lay better in the gel.











Thank you for looking in.
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