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Kiwikitbasher

Type 4 Ka-Tsu with Torpedoes (a truly mad Japanese idea!)

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Take a large underpowered amphibious tracked carrier, add a pair of torpedoes (making them dangerously top-heavy and unstable), strap two of them to the deck of a submarine, surface outside the enemy's lagoon harbour, take quite a while to prepare for launch, release the carriers and attack the ships in the lagoon!

Anyway, the Ka-Tsu is a most unusual subject, and we have Riich Models (yes two i's) to thank for a quite nice 1/72 scale kit of it After a five-day build here's what I ended up with. My build log with images of modifications and scratch-built details is over on the Missing Lynx Braille Scale DG:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/viewtopic.php?f=47210&t=316081&p=1531131#p1531131

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Kiwikitbasher

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Cracking paintjob Mark, but what a barking mad idea! 

 

Another really nice braille scale model off your workbench!

 

Keith

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32 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

Cracking paintjob Mark, but what a barking mad idea! 

 

Another really nice braille scale model off your workbench!

 

Keith

Thanks Keith,

 

Yes, it was definitely a crazy idea!

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Lovely job on that Mark, pity the poor sod who had to try & make it work though. I'm still trying to figure out how they fired them.

Steve.

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Thanks Steve,

 

I'm pretty sure the torps just rolled off the side into the water as per some early torpedo boats without tubes.

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