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GG

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IJN Kirisame
« on: July 25, 2014, 01:52:53 pm »

Felt the need to build another warship model but did not want to add to the usual RN and USN vessels that inhabit many UK sailing waters.  After a little head scratching, a Japanese "Special Type" destroyer built in the 1920/30's seemed ideal.  They were quite impressive vessels when first built and a model ought to look both different and handsome.
Using my favored 1/144 scale and balsa sheet/strip construction the model came out at 32 inches (81 cm) in length and about 3 pounds (1.45 kg) in weight.  Powered by a single RE385 motor on 7.2 Volts driving P35 type propeller, the modest current of 1.5 Amps gives a top speed of 5 ft/sec (1.5 m/s).
Handing is smooth and trouble free, well it is provided you do not apply full power astern for too long!  One quirk it has is that when turning tightly at high speed, it heels into the turn, clearly due to the force on the rudder.  This is not in any way dangerous and adds a little to the different nature of the model when sailing.
Plans about to be sent off to Model Boats.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 03:04:00 pm »

Very nice, very unusual. :-))
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 05:51:22 pm »

Just watch out for U33 trying to do a clark gable 'bow shot'  {-)
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 02:57:47 am »

"it heels into the turn"

GG....... this is certainly an unusual characteristic  %)...is the rudder to scale or oversized?.........Derek
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 09:55:15 am »

Derek,
          The rudder is over scale and directly behind the propeller.  This ensures good handling even in the worst conditions. 
The inward heel effect is not unknown, some of the early TBD's exhibited this characteristic.  It can also be observed on other models, sudden application of full rudder starts the model heeling inwards, then inertia takes over and heels it outwards, but you have to look carefully to spot this effect.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 12:08:22 am »

A Fubuki class DD is it Glynn? 6x5" guns;9x 24" long lance torpedoes in three triple mounts.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 11:51:41 am »

Dreadstar,
                 The "Fubuki" was the lead vessel of the first  group of Special Type destroyers, there being three groups in all.  To ease access into to the hull, I based this model on the second group.
Not being a model of a specific vessel, the name "Kirisame" is fictitious but in keeping with the naming of IJN warships.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 07:57:31 am »

Hi GG, are we likely to see this plan sometime soon in Model Boats?
I am currently building your Ogdenburgh ferry, nearly done, I managed to get a set of vehicles mainly left hand drive on ebay, looking forward to finishing her.
regards Roy
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 09:04:07 am »

RoyCV,
           Following on from the original post, plans now with the editor of Model Boats.  If and when they get published is, as it should be, entirely in his hands.
Enjoy the Ogdensburg ferry, it's quite a charming model.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 07:43:05 am »

Hi GG you have a PM.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 10:08:25 am »

Hi GG thank you for your PM, will proceed as suggested.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2014, 09:44:34 pm »

I wonder how I missed this! It shows you need to visit every few days to keep up with all that goes on here.

I have been reading about destroyers recently and saw that they were quite ahead of their time. I recall the turrets making the classes a bit top heavy but they were tooled up!

Lovely model Glynn, I can see a few of these being built in the coming years.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 02:33:26 am »

I see these plans are coming out in the February 2015 Model Boats Magazine. I can't wait!
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2015, 08:47:41 am »

It would fit right in with the fleet.
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Re: IJN Kirisame
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2015, 09:24:10 pm »

Yes, I am looking forward to Friday week when my copy arrives at the Newsagents in town:O)
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