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Ayanami by U-Joe Ayanami by U-Joe
Finally I've found some time to draw something about IJN. Unfortunately I didn't find nice engineering drawings. I used only tiny model and couple of photos.

Ayanami was one of Fubuki-class destroyers. As well as her sisterships, she had formidable armament, high max speed and large action radius. Ayanami was destroyed in 1942 by USS Washington.

By the way, Rei Ayanami from Evangelion was named in honor of this destroyer.
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koushiro1180 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Always enjoy your images
classic and reminds me of the box art on model kits i still build on my spare time!
heck is it odd i have model kits i brought 10 years ago still sitting in my closet needing to be built.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.

>>i have model kits i brought 10 years ago still sitting in my closet needing to be built
I know that feel. I have several old kits too, and I hesitate I can ever built them.
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koushiro1180 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
actually I opened my closet and my wife was laughing at how many model kits i have over 84 of them mixed with old Tamiya tanks and jets and ships and Gundam mecha kits.

My wife was laughing because i mostly had Russian,German and Japanese military vehicles from ww2 to now and mostly bad guy mecha from gundam.   But even more funny is that i have a tank platoon if Tigers and Panther tanks unbuilt i need more spare time!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, you should spent several years to built all of them.

>>i mostly had Russian,German and Japanese military vehicles from ww2 to now
It is quite normal to be interested in weapon of former and potential enemies. But I can imagine what your wife told you about it. ^^'

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bad guy mecha from gundam
Now I want to draw Zaku, sigh.
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koushiro1180 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My wife is a model weapon otaku also most of her kits were resin anime girl and gundam kits she didn't like the Zeon forces but wanted
to make GM and Gundam ground types more realistic like real world weapons. I made my Zakus,Goufs,Doms and Gelgoogs look more like Germany army style paint patterns. I loved painting my Doms and Gelgoog in DAK (desert Afrika Korp) paint schemes and my Zakus and Goufs in Northern Europe and Eastern front style.  WW2 style mobile suits are fun.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, Zeon lover and Federation lover live under one roof. You have an interesting family, I daresay. 

>>I loved painting my Doms and Gelgoog in DAK
Several weeks ago I watched Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, there was some kind of Zeon Afrika Korps. I've even wanted to draw something about it. I need only some free time and decent idea.
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koushiro1180 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
i've been wanting to do a doujin of that area of conflict in Africa. My story i want to do about the Zeon Afrika korp is a pathfinder an African Zeon soldier who originates from the sides but came to the place of his ancestors to cleanse the Feddie infestation of Africa is helping the Zeon forces fight a desert war and keeping his fellow troops from victimizing the locals of The area they are fighting near cape town and to give his heritage more pride the Zeon give him a groundtype Gelgoog with a zulu shield.

I hope you'll check it out when i finish it!
Zulu is my heritage and adding that to the gundam one year war era is a labor of love for me!
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GoodBadandUgly Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, now I noticed that almost all main characters from Evangelion have surnames commemorating IJN ships and two other aircraft carriers (Langley and Illustrious)...

Great picture, Fubukis are my favourite Japanese destroyers.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, almost all of them.
I'm glad that you like it. Maybe some day I'll draw another picture of one of these beautiful destroyers.
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did not know that about the ship and the anime related names. This is so reminiscent of the great box art from those waterline model kits in 1/700 from Hasegawa/Fujimi/Minicraft/ etc. But the lighting on this work almost imparts photo qualities too.

Well done.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I like those pictures from boxes of Waterline Series model kits, and try to draw something as qualitative as them. Maybe I'll succeed some day.

If I remember well, almost everybody in Evangelion bear a name of a warship. For example, one of the characters got her name in honor of heavy cruiser, and surname in honor of cruiser, converted into aircraft carrier. Another character had long surname consisted of three parts, and each part was a name of an aircraft carrier.
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wtfameric Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
i wonder what it was like on those ships?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember only one book where you can read about it - 'Japanese destroyer captain' by Tameichi Hara.
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wtfameric Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
cool. but what language is the book in?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
English version of this book exists. You can download or buy it without sufficient problems.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I have a copy of this book, a fascinating glimpse into life on the 'other side.'
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you read 'Samurai' by fighter pilot Saburo Sakai? This book is very interesting, and it has pile of information about Imperial Japan too.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I have heard about the book, although I have not read it. Sounds like a good book for me to read some day.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You will not regret after you read it. In every chapter Sakai get into the more dangerous trouble, than in previous one. But every time he survived because of his abilities and iron will.
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wtfameric Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
nice, thanks.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Splendid!!!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. I'll try to carry on, if situation let me it.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay :)
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