Pictured is the Japanese light cruiser Noshiro in the fall of 1944. This is the Tamiya Yahagi tooling with a generous helping of corrections, scratchbuilding and photoetch, including the very fine basic Agano class fret from Joe World. Special care was taken to drill out all ventilators and replace with brass mesh. The masts are completely scratchbuilt. Rigged with Dai Riki 9X .002”.
Of particular pride is the fact that I extrapolated what I firmly believe to be her correct final fit from conflicting data. Shortly after completion, Model Art #19 was released with corroborating line drawings based on recent research.
Noshiro took best of show at MosquitoCon, 2006. That was a complete and utter surprise, given the truly fine models at that show.
Painted in Kure Grey, hull red & IJN linoleum