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1/350 Shimakaze (Hasegawa+Infini)


this model surely long over due but here we go!

I got this model back in 2019 after winning the model of the month award right here in iModeler!
Though, took a bit of a break from modeling but here we are now!

The model is the Hasegawas one with the Infini set. Painted with Tamiyas acrylics and weathered with oil and enamel products from Ammo of Mig, W&N etc. I only added some additional details but kept it straight up simple just going with the Infinis upgrade. Took me about 3 weeks to finish and served as a nice way to get back to modeling.

My Infini set was missing some items from the AA guns so I had to dress up some kit ones to make up for the missing ones.

Hope you enjoy and cheers!

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21 responses

  1. Beautiful work, and one of the more interesting Japanese destroyers as well!

  2. 3 weeks? Donโ€™t think Iโ€™d go past the deck in such short time ๐Ÿ™‚ This has to be the best looking WW2 ship model I recall seeing, superb!

  3. Absolutely excellent!

  4. Fantastic! Like Pedro said, 3 weeks is impressive for any ship, but add the Infini details and your outstanding paint work, and your accoplishment is simply unbelievable. Glad you are back to building! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Do you mind explaining your technique for the lower hull?

  5. This has to be the best ship model I have ever seen. The detail end weathering is truly exceptional.

  6. I'm not a ship-guy, and boats don't usually capture my attention, but the paint work and weathering on this are so fantastic I had to spend some time taking in all the details! Just a fantastic build all the way around - really makes ships interesting to see them done so realistically. Well done.

  7. Great result, almost Ulf Lundberg class. Like the distressed paint and all details. Great looking rig.

  8. Beautiful work! The weeathering is superb. Construction is excellent also.

    Man 15 Type 93s - that's a deadly DD.

  9. That's an excellent job, Olli-Pekka!
    Great detailing and weathering!

  10. This is a really beautiful ship. I've never understood how destroyers launched their torpedoes, though.

  11. 3 weeks? For that? I could take 3 years and not get anything anywhere that superb.

  12. Terrific model! Paint and weathering are superb.

  13. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€ฆ Greetings โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚ :
    Just to be sincere and honest โ€ฆ I am not a ship guy, but I do admire and enjoy ANY model.
    This one Olli-Pekka has really caught my eye, your weathering and detail work stand out in a very convincing manner. Very nice work, I do hope too see more of your work, thank you for sharing these images.

  14. Ships have been capturing my attention lately (darn it), and this one isn't helping! Excellent work!

  15. hello Olli,
    Outstanding model. Museum piece. Master Modeler
    Regards, Dirk.

  16. Wow, absolute perfection for a ship model. You can't beat Infini for photo-etch detail. You have really done justice to the Shimakaze - probably the IJNs most attractive design. Thank you for your reply about the hull weathering technique - I will definitely add that to my personal techniques bank. Someday I will build my own Shimakaze and Yukikaze and yours will be a hard act to follow for sure.

  17. Thank you for your comments everyone!

  18. Sinulla on todella hyvรค ja kaunis pienoismalli!

    Sorry for possible mistakes, just started learning Finnish a couple of weeks ago, but I think you'll understad what I wanted to say! ๐Ÿ˜€ Really love the subtle but very realistic weathering and tight marksmanship!

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