SACRED MOUNTAIN: BUILDING KAJIKA’S 1/700 HIEI (1915)

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Kajika has a reputation for producing some of the finest small-scale warships available. Here, Andy Davies tackles the firm’s IJN Hiei battlecruiser.

SACRED MOUNTAIN: BUILDING KAJIKA’S 1/700 HIEI (1915)

The design of Japan’s Kongō-class battlecruisers actually originated as a modified British vessel. Impressed with the new Lion class adopted by the Royal Navy, the Japanese opted for this design over the earlier Invincible class. Vickers & Sons at Barrow built the lead ship, Kongō, but the following three vessels of the class were built in Japan.

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