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1/700 Sinking of Hiryu

1/700 scale (Fujimi)

On June 5, 1942, Japan’s aircraft carrier Hiryu was struck and destroyed by an enterprise attack on Midway.

Japanese Navy finally launched some of the carrier’s boats and abandoned ship themselves around 09:00. Thirty-nine men made it into the ship’s cutter only moments before Hiryū sank around 09:12, taking the bodies of 389 men with her.

The Japanese Empire, which lost the Battle of Midway, has never again taken the lead in the war.

Perhaps it sank more quietly than my work. But I’ve exaggerated it for the dramatic effect. I think it’s a model.

I don’t think historical accuracy is the only criterion of model.

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16 responses to 1/700 Sinking of Hiryu

  1. Amazing work. Photos of her sinking back up your idea here.

  2. Phenomenal! how did you do the bubbles escaping?

  3. Only @won-huilee would make a comment that a masterpiece like this is might not be lacking a bit of “historical accuracy.”

    #wipingthesaltwateroffmyface

  4. This is absolutely perfect work ……

  5. Another fabulous work, this time you combine the fires with tons of air bubbles escaping the sinking ship… just plain awesome

  6. Gotta say Won, your work is always astounding! Quite a few people have said it but I think the escaping bubbles really make this diorama come alive. I would love to see the inside of your house/apartment!

  7. Amazing diorama….. never seen anything like it. great job!

  8. Wonderful modeling Won-HuiLee. I have no idea how you do this. Maybe its better not to know so I can just sit back and enjoy the view. Thanks for sharing, Well done !

  9. This is another masterpiece, I love your works. In some cases, as you can see from my profile, I tried to imitate you, but with very poor results. The quality of your work can be actually considered the goal to be achieved

  10. Wonderful artistry…thank you for sharing such inspiring work.

  11. wow – the smoke and bubbles are incredibly realistic. The whole thing is a masterpiece.

  12. Next level modelling. Amazing piece.

  13. God!!! Mind-Blowing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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