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Vol 91: IJN Battleships
Still Motions Photographics Volume 91: IJN Battleships 1900-1945
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by: Jim Adams [ GOLDENPONY ]

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All of us like to build different subjects, otherwise there would only be two kits, the Bismarck and the Tirpitz, my two favorites (HA!)

Right now it seems there is a good deal of people interested in the different battleships of the Imperial Japanese navy, IJN. Of course when any new kit of a certain battleship class comes out there are going to be problems with them. This might look right or that might be over scale.

Well, you can either spend a large amount buying books on each and every different battleship class or you can scour the internet for pictures, or simply buy one DVD with pictures of every IJN Battleship class covered in pictures.

The DVD…

Name a Japanese Battleship, go ahead. We guess what it is on this DVD. Every Japanese from 1900-1945 are represented here. There are over 400 images of these monsters.

Not only do you receive many high resolution photos but there are also many line drawings of the ships. There are also colorized images of some ships along with artwork and 3D graphics of the ships as well.

IJN Mikasa has many recent color images of the ship.

Plus remember this is the first offering like this on and DVD. There is plenty of information for the serious IJN battlewagon modeler, or for a person who is fascinated by Naval history.


This DVD comes about at a great time. With nearly all of the battleships of the IJN being made a kit this makes a great reference. Be sure to add this to your library.
Highs: 400+ photos, drawings, and paintings for one of the hottest modeling areas.
Verdict: Fans of the IJN Battleships will want this one in their reference library.
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  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: Volume 91
  Suggested Retail: $27.00
  Related Link: Volume 91
  PUBLISHED: Feb 06, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States

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Jim, Thank you for the review! Any chance you might disclose what exatly "high resolutuion" means?
FEB 10, 2011 - 08:48 PM
I think I could find a use for this
FEB 11, 2011 - 08:30 AM
Steve, Yes, you should. Dariush Images range from 6000x4200 down to 1200x800 for the pictures.
FEB 11, 2011 - 11:19 AM

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