IJN Ship Plans

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  1. TorpCruiser

    TorpCruiser Active Member

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    I just ordered a set of IJN Ship Plans off ebay:
    “DETAILED SCALE DRAWINGS OF JAPANESE WARSHIPS I”

    This boxed set of Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) ship plans were published as one of the two last volumes of the still well-regarded Sashin Nihon no Gunkan (Japanese Navy Military Photographs) series, a set of 14 hardcopy volumes that covered all the major IJN ships of World War II. In addition to the 14 hardcopy volumes, two Additional Supplements were offered with ship plans, and this auction is for the first of the Additional Supplements.

    The first boxed set contains 27 plans/scale drawings of IJN vessels on 11 B2 paper sheets (28 x 20 inches) in a variety of scales, most around 1/210. The plans, along with a booklet providing technical details of each of the classes covered, are all neatly presented in resealable plastic envelope with fits neatly in an slipcovered box. Included in this set of scale drawings:

    Battleships: Yamato; Fuso; Ise; Kirishima; and Mutsu

    Heavy Cruisers: Tone; Nachi; Takao; Maya; and Suzuya

    Light Cruisers: Yahagi; Kitakami; and Tama

    Training Cruisers: Kashii and Kashima

    Landing Ships: 1st Class and Second Class

    Gunboat: Fushimi

    Minelayers: Yaeyama and Itsukushima

    Minelayer: Sarushima

    Escorts: Ishigaki and No. 22

    Torpedo Boat: Kiji

    Submarine Chasers: No. 8 and No. 14


    Also, separately: Grzegorz Nowak's IJN Destroyers Matsu Class Book No.3 this is a great lil "book" its just 6 bi-fold pages of plans (11.75" x 16" folded out). Showing the lay-outs with hull stations/bulkhead shapes of the Matsu 1944, Keyaki 1/1945 & 6/1945, Take 6/1945, Plan sizes are 1/700, 1/350 and 1/200.
     
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    A lil update on the Sashin Nihon no Gunkan (Japanese Navy Military Photographs) "plans" less than half the ships listed have drawings of the hull stations/bulkheads, though not all are completely usable, I did scan them all.

    I now have two of Grzegorz Nowak's plan booklets: the one mentioned in previous post and "Japanese Destroyer Minekaze" Book No.1 also with 6 bi-fold pages of plans (same size as previous book) Showing the lay-outs with hull stations/bulkheads of Minekaze 1920, 1939, 1944 Plan scales same as previously mentioned. These are fantastic booklets. I'll update w/some pics at a later date.
     
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    Hi!

    have you ever come across any plan sets for the seaplane tenders Chitose / chiyoda (either in tender or carrier configuration) I have been looking for plans for years and never spotted any.

    Cheers,

    John
     
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    Hey! Those are not bad. My struggle has been that it appears that the hull was bulged when it was converted to a carrier. I have been looking at cruiser hulls as a basis but they are probably not appropriate. Kinda silly to worry about a boat that would only be used twice a year for an hour…but hey! This is important!

    cheers,

    John
     
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    I'd love to build a 1/72+ scale version that actually launches 12 Midget subs that are each controlled by a separate person, a big, distant dream..
    Ko_Target_Chitose.jpg
     
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    If there is a profile morski plan that is much more doable. You would just need to stretch it to scale, and then add baby bulges. Not a simple project but not bad either…
     
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    Covers of items in OP

    planbox.jpg planboxtranslated.jpg MatsuCover.jpg Matsu.jpg
     
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    what you have there lookes like a newer updated version of what I bought a few years ago, when wear those printed and ease of locating a set?
     
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    I found that set on ebay. I no longer have it, so I don't know when that set was printed.