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Topic review - Calling all IJN Akagi and Kaga fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all IJN Akagi and Kaga fans  Reply with quote
I don't know of any others. It's possible that there may be a 3D printed version available somewhere.
Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:53 pm
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Is their a replacement set for the twin 12cm guns available for the Akagi?
I want to built the Irako and perhaps an Ukuru Escort and they had the same gun.
But the pitroad gun is more than basic and fivestar only made a set for the single gun.

Greetings Christian
Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:58 am
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It will look cool no matter what :smallsmile:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:48 pm
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Thanks, shame really I was looking into building one of these and I thought it would be cool to have a plane launching at every level. Not that it really diminishes the awesomeness of their appearance. :cool_2:
Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:58 pm
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No, never such a configuration. I think it would have been unworkable, given the need for a sizable bridge and the heavy turret armament.
Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:29 pm
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So was there never a configuration where the middle flight deck was usable for flight ops? Did they decide it wouldn't be useful while the ships were still under construction?
Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:20 pm
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In that configuration, up forward, there is a lower flight deck, a bridge deck, and an upper flight deck. The upper hangar deck is the same level as the bridge deck. So, no flight ops off that deck. The forward lift divides the space between the bridge and the hangar deck.
Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:46 am
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I have a question about Akagi and Kaga in their 3-deck configuration. It looks like the navigation bridge is directly under the forward end of the upper flight deck, between the 8" twin mounts. Does this block aircraft access from the upper hangar to the middle flight deck? I know the middle flight deck was short and of limited use, but was it made inaccessible by design or was this bridge built later? Or does the bridge move or open in some way?
Post Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:20 am
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Thanks Dan,I have all the parts,trying to find out sizes and placements on the ship
Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:34 pm
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FineMolds makes some small sets in styrene: http://www.finemolds.co.jp/www/wa-list.html

Veteran Models makes some in resin: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10071941 & http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10075820

I believe Rainbow and FIve Star make PE voice tubes as well.
Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:44 am
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Can anyone tell me where I might be able to find out what sizes,and placements of equipment such as binoculars,range finders,search lights,and other deck equipment,I'm doing the fujimi 1/350 premium edition,with wood deck set,and a bunch of veteran models
Post Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:24 pm
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Hi Dan,just figured I'd mark out the waterline,go to work with the dremel,then sheet it with plastic on the bottom,and decide a water technique!
Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:01 pm
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Thanks Dan, tough choices indeed. That hanger set also creates the annoying dilemma between either having to leave the hull unpainted, cutting a cross-section out, or only being able to the tiny portion of the hanger through the elevator shafts. One of these problems will always persist regardless of how I build the ship. :mad_2:
Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:35 am
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Both kits are nicely done, with good detail and PE sets. I think the Hasegawa flight deck better in terms of its planking (more to scale), but its elevators are molded solid with the flight deck.Tetra also makes a PE set for it. If you use either the Hasegawa or Tetra Flight wooden flight deck, there are brass elevators that could be used to help replace the cut away ones should you choose to open the wells in the flight deck.

The Fujimi version is pretty nice as well. And, as you pointed out, there is the Rainbow PE set with flight deck, and that amazing Rainbow interior hangar deck set to go with it. Plus, Fujimi actually makes a transparent upper hull version of the kit: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10308292

Flyhawk make a PE set and flight deck for both the new Hasegawa and Fujimi versions.

Tough choices . :smallsmile:
Post Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:49 pm
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Hi all, thinking about doing a 1/700 full hull Akagi using either a Fujimi kit, or the 2015 Hasegawa one. Which one do you guys reckon is the better option? I know that the old mold Hasegawa was inferior to Fujimi so how does the new one fair?

On one hand I'm generally biased towards Hasegawa in terms of quality and accuracy, but the Fujimi kit has the Rainbow aftermarket detail up set which looks to be much more extensive than Hasegawa's wood deck + PE.
Post Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:21 pm
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I don;t have the 1/350 kit (only 1/700) so it's hard to tell anything about the kit pieces. From what I see, there are small blast bags molded on. I would think those sufficient, particularly if you hand paint them white/off white.

I'm curious about your planned technique to waterline it.
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:43 am
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It's 1/350 fujimi premium edition
Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:47 pm
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Which scale?
Post Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:37 am
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Thank you!just trying to figure out if I have to redo all the blast bags,already have to waterline the model because of the horrific steps between lower hull and the slide molds to the bottom
Post Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:26 pm
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No way to be certain, but IMHO, unlikely.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:53 am

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