This is Nichimo’s 1/200 scale Otsu Class I-19 WWII Japanese submarine.  I-19 is credited with sinking the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp in September 1942, during the battle of the Eastern Solomons.  She became a victim herself when she was sunk by the destroyer USS Radford in November 1943. 

 I built this model in 1991.  Listed below are the modifications/additions that were made:

Ř      Small diameter wire used for the Yokasuka E14Y “Glen” scout plane struts-

Ř      Fishing line was used for the rigging details-

This was great kit to build and it really went together well.  I believe it one of the most accurate kits available of a WWII Japanese submarine.

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Phillip Gore