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Maru-Yu Army transport submarine
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:32 PM UTC


Hello everyone,

I just wanted to mention that Kalmbach Publishing this month has released a new modeling book, Modeling World War II in the Pacific, and one of the articles included is my piece on a Fujimi 1/700 scale Japanese Maru-Yu submarine. The Maru-YU class cargo subs were special transports deployed in a desperation program by the Imperial Army (independently of the Navy) to slip emergency supplies to starving troops on remote Pacific islands cut off by U.S. forces.

The how-to article for the little diorama is in the book and I canít republish it here, but I can give you all some pictures of the model as a preview:






The book has sixteen other projects as well, including an Essex-class carrier and a beautiful build of the Japanese cruiser Tone.

Check it out!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 05:17 PM UTC
Gahhhh....! Look at how tiny that is! You do excellent work Tim, What type of scanning electron microscope do you use?!!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 09:48 PM UTC
Impressive Tim ! Beautiful work and published to boot !
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC
Tim,

Great theme for a diorama. Your work looks amazing, love how you place everything.

Isn't 1/700 a little to large of a scale for you? LOL!

I will have to pick up the magazine. Again very nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 06:01 AM UTC
Great Dio Tim,

Really tells the story, your work in these small scales is stunning.

Cheers

Si
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 01:48 AM UTC
Russ, Richard, Mark, and Si - thanks! This Army sub was a fun little project.

It always struck me how truly awful interservice cooperation must have been in Imperial Japan that the Imperial Army actually got into the business of building submarines!

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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC
Tim,

I agree, but it should did help the allies during the war.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 07:05 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Tim,

I agree, but it should did help the allies during the war.

Mark



You are right; the USN had little trouble wiping out these primitive subs whenever they were encountered.

Sad for those brave Japanese Army crews - but better overall in the end, I suppose.