First up two Kongo class ships some call them Battle Cruisers others Battleships they were a British design but were rebuilt in the 1927.
The First is the Kirishima which went up against the USS Washington
(part of my US fleet) and lost of Savo Island
Her Sister ship Hiei was sailing with Kirishima on that fateful night.
I did my best to research IJN color but found only a few pictures so these colors are highly speculative. Above is the Hiei the dark gray on the lower deck is to distinguish her from her sister ship
Note the Lighter gray on the Kirishima' main deck.
The preferred view of a Japaneses battle ship from the USN perspective (moving away)
Cruisers carried the bulk of surface combat in the South Pacific I have 2 Light Cruisers (on the flanks) and 4 Heavy Cruisers in the centre. The IJN frequently had cruiser Squadrons made of different classes so each of my six cruisers is of a different class
Agano was a class that was launched after the start of the war and was one of the most modern designs. 8 Torpedoes in centre line tubes give these guys a dangerous punch. The 9 152mm main battery guns are smaller than their US counterparts but still dangerous
Nagara an older class from the 1920s by the second World War she is almost an large destroyer with 7 140mm (5.5 inches) guns along the centre line. Again 8 Torpedoes provide the main punch.
Takao here we have a true heavy weight with 10 Eight inch guns (in 5 twin turrets) and 16 Long Lance Torpedoes. This is the most heavily armed cruiser in the IJN the ship was perhaps a bit to top heavy for its size.
Aoba and older and lighter design with 6 eight inch guns (in 3 twin Turrets) and again 8 torpedoes.
Furutaka similar to Aoba (a few years older) with the same armament.
Nice! We play a lot of microscale naval in our group so seeing these makes me smile. I find Panzerschiffe's stuff to be fairly minimalist but their castings seem to capture the salient details of the ship silhouettes. I particularly like the tone of yellow you used for their decks as understand that the Japanese used a linoleum material for their upper decking. Very cool.
What rules are you using for your naval games Adam? We use General Quarters III and Fleet Action Imminent (for WWI) and quite enjoy the game they give.