R/C Models of IJN ships
What is the allure of
R/C models? Many think them toys, but I know better! R/C ships are
the final stage in model building. Oh yeah, you can put photo-etched
parts on all the ships you want and paint them up so nice you might
be inclined to take 'em out on a Saturday night... ummm, maybe not...
but until you have scratch built a vessel than operates much like
a real ship does: ballasts, props, batteries- well, not batteries-
but until you've built yourself on R/C ship and gone down to the
lake (don't forget the swimming trunks in case she isn't as watertight
as you'd hoped) and put your ship-building and engineering skills
to the ultimate test you haven't completed your own modeling evolution.
I, myself, hope to one
day complete at least one IJN R/C scratch built ship and maybe I'll
build one for each of my two sons too! Ahhh, if only there were
48 hours in a day and I didn't have to pay for them to go to college...
Zuiho: 1/72 (final LOA
Aoba: 1/72 (final LOA 8.44'')
Yamashiro: 1/72 (final LOA 9.69')
I can dream can't I?