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IJN destroyer Hatsukaze by U-Joe IJN destroyer Hatsukaze by U-Joe
I suppose this is only image of this Kagero-class destroyer in the entire Net. I've found no photos and no pictures of Hatsukaze, so I decided to make up a deficiency.

She took part in the invasions of Philippines and Netherlands East Indies, and in battles around Solomons. On 2 November 1943 in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay Hatsukaze collided with the japanese cruiser Myoko. The collision sheared off her bow, leaving her dead in the water. Later doomed ship was sunk by Allied destroyer gunfire.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Today on deadlist warrior the IJN Hatsukaze versus Canada's most celebrated warship! A member of the formidable Tribal-class, the HMCS Haida!! Ships go to your corners and come out BLASTING!!
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Love the japan DD's and their story
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ijnfleetadmiral Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I've got one photo of Hatsukaze, taken from a distance, and this was found only after searching for 15 years. Very nice job!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Oh, Lord, 15 years. It will be great, if you would give the link on this photo.
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SuspectedInfected Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Artist
These are awesomely illustrated!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Glad that you like it.
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jigsawman571 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Fantastic.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, sir.
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vincizhang1990 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My fav destroyer class , and I have a model of her sister ship Yukikaze.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That one from Tamiya, 1:350, I suppose?
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vincizhang1990 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Tamiya made. Very good molded,highly recommended!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've assembled it already. Nice model, indeed. Unfortunately Tamiya doesn't produce other IJN destroyers classes in 1:350. Only large and expensive models of capital ships.
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vincizhang1990 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to collect and keep models. Cause if you want to build a high-end ship model, PE and wooden deck are required. Building a model may have cost as much as purchasing one...(lol, that's just my theory)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's the proper way to build models. But I can't allow myself to use it. As far as I have no possibilities to keep large models, I assemble almost only 1:700 ship models rarely. They are more... compact and transportable. Of course, since I use them to understand ship's construction and as a 'reference' for further drawings, using of PE and other upgrade kits become unnecessary.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
combinedfleet.com has many illustrations of ships of the IJN, you might want to check it out. A 'must view' for anyone interested in Japanese warships of WWII.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the information. I've checked it before, but looked only tabular records of movements.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job mate i like it
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Myself only found this one photo of her:
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately, it isn't Hatsukaze. Japanese wrote destroyer names on their boards using katakana, and they wrote symbols from right to left. On this photo you can see symbols a-ra-shi. So it's Arashi (storm), destroyer of the same class.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are right!
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful! The orange sky of the setting sun gives it a warm feeling while the clouds are maybe a sign of a storm escalating in the coming night!
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you. Wow, I didn't even suppose all of this while drawing, I just scratched my tablet by pen without any plan. ^_^'
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. The reflection of the setting sun on the water really adds to it. Not to mention, all of the little IJN sailors running around, which I didn't notice at first :P
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
It's necessary to live near the ocean to draw the water properly... But I'm living in the middle of the continent, so all succesful attempts to draw the sea are accidental and rare. ^^
Question: have you ever seen books about IJN uniforms in English? I've found good one only in Japanese, but it's difficult to read it because of great numbers of kanji I've never met.
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome :D

Hmm... all I can suggest is, if you haven't already, looking at the manga/anime Zipang, which deals with the IJN in WW2. Not sure how accurate it is, but it's always an option. I never realized how hard it is to find accurate IJN uniforms until now :shrug: (then again, I rarely, if ever, draw things related to Japan)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Zipang, you're right. I've never seen it, but it is good idea to look it, I think.

You can easily find uniforms of IJN pilots and marines. But sailors had different types of it - winter, tropical, summer, common etc. This theme isn't described good in English literature.
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess the Japanese didn't really want to hold on to WW2 and document it like almost everyone else did. Or maybe Western and Eastern front paraphernalia is more popular :shrug:

But I'm sure there are ways to find out.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In truth Japanese solicitously save information about their history. They have many nice museums, like Aviation Museums in Kanoya, or Naval museum in Kure, were huge 1:10 model of Yamato stands. Japanese plastic models manufacturers produce almost all IJN (and Army) planes and ships, even auxillary. Also they have quite good historical books.

But you can see another situation with information about Japanese Armed Forces between the former Allies countries and USSR.

For example, in Russia the Pacific War considered as secondary conflict. It looks like wargame in comparison with bloodshed in the Eastern front. Even defeat of one-million Qwantung Army by Soviet troops almost forgotten by russians, because defeat of Germany is much more important for us. Today every russian housewife can tell 'Tiger' from 'Panther', but almost nobody interests in history of the Pacific war.

On the other hand, allies in their movies show only brave marines who shoot from machine guns into the jungles. They rarely show their enemies. The exception is kamikaze pilots or poor cannonmeat japanese infantry sometimes. Japanese ships in these movies usually destroyed by aerial attacks. So you can't see IJN sailors' uniform in movies nor in books. It just not interesting to (almost) anybody from the West.

So it will be wise to learn Japanese and read their books about IJN uniforms.


P.S. Wow, how large message. All written above is subjective opinion, not the only truth. ^_^'
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like an educated opinion.
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