Looking for digitized kongo plans

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  1. chezbits

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    If anyone has digitized Kongo plans i'd be quite happy to utilize them as I attempt to make a 3d CAD model of Kongo.
     
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    Just mailed some paper Kongo plans to the Cal Poly crew you can scan them if you want :)
     
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  3. Xanthar

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    Just curious if those got scanned in?
     
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    Same here, curious if any digital plans are available?
     
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    Unless I'm reading it wrong, they only have the modernized version - I'm interested in the "as-built" version. I've collected a pile of period photos, and there are some 1/700 scale waterline model assembly instructions that provide some excellent detail, but I was hoping for a more authoritative set. I'm curious what others are using as reference for their Kongos...
     
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    I use 1/700 waterline series as a reference for many of my ships.
     
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    Here's what I'm using for a reference, seems accurate enough.... Fujimi-Chibi-Maruko-Fleet-Series-No.8-Kirishima.jpg
     
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    Close enough :p:p:p:p
     
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    How close is the Kongo to the Nagato class battleship?
     
  11. Bob

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    Very different. Nothing is really the same.
     
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    +1 on Bob's comment. The Nagato's hull is a wacky shape.
     
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    In what way?
     
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    The length and width and shape of the hulls are not the same. The gun layout is different. The super structure is different.
    I guess they both look like a ship made in Japan. Some people get them confused on the water.
     
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    Mainly I was asking about the hull shape in particular, I know most ships vary from one another with in the armament arrangements and towers and such. thank you for the answer :)
     
  16. Xanthar

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    So.. I guess it's not, technically, the hull's shape.
    It's more the anti-torpedo bulges that were added in the 1930's.
    They extend very far forward and curve down almost to the forefoot.
    To me, they make it look like a submarine.

    http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/bb/ijn/Nagato-350-ycl/images/nagato-12.jpg
    PS. The pic above shows it. I could have sworn there was a pic in Kevin P's thread that showed the Kongo next to a Nagato but, I can't find it : (
     
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    Its hard when there's a number of Japanese pagodas on the water in close proximity. I try to look for the stern turrets. Two close together? Nagato. Two far apart? Kongo. Even then, half the time the brain says Kongo and the mouth says Nagato or vice versa.
     
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