One of the newest 1:700 scale kits from Tamiya is the Japanese heavy cruiser Mogami. Badly damaged at the Battle of Midway, the Mogami was reworked to a CA/CV configuration by the removal of the two aft turrets to make room for a seaplane deck on the aft half of the ship. This kit portrays the cruiser after that conversion and as she appeared as part of the Japanese force at the Battle of Surigao Strait, where she was sunk. Marty Shay built the Tamiya Mogami 1944 kit and provided the photographs.

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