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REVIEW
IJN Ko-Hyoteki midget submarine
skipper
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2006 - 07:41 AM UTC
Hi All

This was my entry for DDD2 Campaign and now here it is the promissed built review of it.
Enjoy

Skipper

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Gunny
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2006 - 05:58 PM UTC
Great review of a great kit, Skip!
I've been waiting to read about this one, mate!
Thanks for the effort, my friend!
~Mark
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2006 - 11:42 PM UTC
Yeah good article Rui!, one to bookmark. I am a sucker for all those 1/35 boats, I saw that one some time ago, but the fact the resin kit if "full" prevent that nice sub to be used in a dio with any nice damage on it, just too bad. Nice lighting on your pictures!

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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:16 AM UTC
Allô Jean-Baptiste and Mark

Merci bien!
I tried to make the best I could
And this review was long overdue (as usual)
(Maybe) in 2007 I'll be more prolific on my writing

Skipper
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:20 AM UTC
Hi Skipper,

Thanks for the review, nicely done, especially as you funded it yourself.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Skipper,

Thanks for the review, nicely done, especially as you funded it yourself.

Cheers

Al



Hi Alan...
As you know, when you want something, you have to pay for it
My collection of WWII (and American Civil War) Midget and not so Midget subs (like Accurate Armour Typ VII-C and Typ XXIII), now passing the two dozens of models, every single one was offered by... ME! *1
Some are almost inexpensive, others not... but as I said in the review and most of you know, this is my main interest, so I'll go the extra mile to keep me happy
And I wouldn't expected it in other way - these models are expensive and I doubt that a manufacturer would just give them away (which, btw, understand and agree).
Thanks for your comments

Skipper

*1 - the only one that was not bought by me, was my first midget sub - a Verlinden Seehund - which was a birthday present - last century
:-) :-)
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:37 AM UTC
Ahoy Skipper. Excellent review. I'll have to start saving my pennies for this one.

Kenny
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 01:51 AM UTC
They found the little bast**d about 5 miles outside the mouth of Pearl - the Ward kicked it's little butt! 1 for the tin cans! Check this out-
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HURL/midget.html#images
jba
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 03:07 AM UTC
yeah you got to be pretty courageous to enter into one of those tiny steel tombstones; you wouldn't see me dead to do this!
There is *a lot * of reference on this beauty on internet, including some beautiful pictures of some other wich went ashore near Pearl harbor -maybe that's the link you gave Rui? it seems to be dead right now.

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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 09:24 PM UTC
Allô JB

The link works fine for me...
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/japan/japtp-ss/mdg-a-2.htm

For views of the midget submarine captured shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, see:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/japan/japsh-h/ha19.htm

For additional images of Japanese Type A, B & C midget submarines, see:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/japan/japtp-ss/mdg-a.htm

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/japan/japtp-ss/mdg-a-5.htm

Hope this helps,

Skipper
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 02:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Hi Skipper,

Thanks for the review, nicely done, especially as you funded it yourself.

Cheers

Al



Hi Alan...
As you know, when you want something, you have to pay for it
My collection of WWII (and American Civil War) Midget and not so Midget subs (like Accurate Armour Typ VII-C and Typ XXIII), now passing the two dozens of models, every single one was offered by... ME! *1
Some are almost inexpensive, others not... but as I said in the review and most of you know, this is my main interest, so I'll go the extra mile to keep me happy
And I wouldn't expected it in other way - these models are expensive and I doubt that a manufacturer would just give them away (which, btw, understand and agree).
Thanks for your comments

Skipper

*1 - the only one that was not bought by me, was my first midget sub - a Verlinden Seehund - which was a birthday present - last century
:-) :-)



Yip I know that one well :-) :-) :-) :-)

Happy New year to you.

Cheers

Al