The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

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The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Duke Maddog » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:08 pm

This is another of the eight models I finished up at this year end.


The Maddog Manufacturing shipyards managed to launch this last ship for 2021. My Japanese Navy has taken in service this JMSDF Izumo aircraft carrier:


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This is the Hasegawa 1/700 scale kit complete with a full set of photo etch that I had been doing for a review build. Looking at it, I see a lot of tiny pieces missing, mostly because I can't find the sprues that hold them. Still, one cannot tell from far enough away. Once I find them, I can add them to this. For now, I'm calling it done since I can't move any further on it and it's 99% completed.


Thank you for looking in, comments are welcome.
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby jeaton01 » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:15 pm

Those parts are under repair in the ship's shops, Mark, that's why you can't find them. Looks good!
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:11 am

That’s a good looking ship build Mark! Very clean and quite ultra modern in appearance. :shoutout:
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:09 pm

It's a really cool build Mark!
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Duke Maddog » Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:09 pm

Than you all for the great replies!

John, that's brilliant! I'll go with that story!

Thank you Carlos! Yes, it does look quite modern doesn't it? I wan to get another one with the ski jump on it. Japan is starting to retrofit those ramps on these carriers for the new F-35s

Thank you Mike! I think it's the first ship I've done in several years. I need to do more!
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Glamdring » Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:48 pm

That is a sharp looking build! I truthfully wasn't even aware the modern Japanese navy had aircraft carriers. Now I shall be off to Google the subject matter!
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Dragline » Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:21 am

Too small for my eyes but it's certainly well done. Your output is amazing brother.
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Re: The Duke's Last Ship for 2021

Postby Duke Maddog » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:08 pm

Thank you Robert! I appreciate the kind words. Japan started out with a smaller class of "through deck cruiser" that was mostly an amphibious assault ship called the Osumi class. Those had the capacity to be modified to carry VTOL aircraft like the Harrier if the need arose. Later, when the Chinese bought the Russian Varyag carrier; Japan passed a law allowing them to have carriers again, although they are still limited in a way. The Izumo class was then built, primarily as a helicopter assault ship like the US Navy Wasp class. However the Japanese built these with the capacity for fixed wing aircraft already built in. They even have the ability to add a ski jump to these ships to enhance the capability of the STOVL aircraft that can based on board. These ships are also why the Japanese bought the US F-35. From what I read, they have two of these ships built, and a third under construction.

Drag, thank you. There were times when I felt the same way! After awhile, I just wanted it done.
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