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Higaki Kaisen - Japanese Edo Period Coastal Transport by catopower

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beautiful built model !!


a bit strange sight for European Waters, but that makes it so interesting,

a wonderfull sight,

well done !



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    I am currently in Japan on business and just had the opportunity to purchase this kit.  I will be returning to the states with it the end of April and hope to be able to pick your brain if needed.


              Bob R.

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Thank you Nils.


Bob, I'm glad you got the kit. I'm jealous that you got to go to Japan though... Do you read any Japanese? If you can read しません and しない then you should be able to catch the red printed text that tells you not to glue something. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I got enough help that I owe the ship modeling Kami, and am happy to do my part!


I'm working on an SIS article now, but I don't expect it will be out until the Fall at the earliest. If you want to read a little about my own experiences, I do have a personal blog you can read: Clare's Higaki Kaisen Blog. It's not a full on build log, but I do mention a few things about the kit and the build.


I'll post something more on MSW after I figure out the best way to do it.



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Thanks Tarbrush. 


You know, I wish I could take more credit for the model, but overall, I'd say it's a pretty amazingly well engineered kit. There are some issues to contend with given all the pre-fab parts, for instance the alignment of parts becomes a lot more critical when you're not cutting the parts to fit. So if you misalign an assembly, you're going to end up with a gap or something not fitting correctly later.


Overall, it's a lot more like building a plastic model than a traditional ship model. Was a LOT of fun to do, and of course I had to borrow and watch a copy of the 80's TV mini-series SHOGUN, which has a really nicely done replica row galley in it that is similar to this ship in many ways.



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