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Topic review - Calling all IJN Soryu/Hiryu class Fans!
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It was very similar to the platform on the Shokakus. Just thought of these pics:


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 pm
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Thanks Dan. I think you are correct that Fujimi simply has it too high. I will see if I can determine the actual height of the platform off the boat deck.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:59 am
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As you can imagine, photos of that area are a bit sparse. Everything I could find is below, lightened for better visibility. There was a walkway that wrapped around the rear of the bulkhead, sitting right above storage for a boat. Sounds like it's just placed too high by Fujimi.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 am
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Building the 1/350 Hiryu, I have run into an issue. The aft bulkhead for the hangar has some platforms on it that have PE railing. That railing is butting up against the PE assembly for the flight deck support beams. So something is off. Does anyone have any pictures from the boat deck looking forward?
Post Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:29 am
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I actually don't know if it is correct or not. I don't know what references were used, and I don't have any detailed plan sets of Soryu.
Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:03 am
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Dan, thank you very much for the info provided. I assume the frequency of the "landing strip lights" on the model is just a sort of artist's impression...
Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:29 am
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Well, there's two kinds of deck lighting. One is the larger, hooded lights that sit along the very edge of the deck, from midships to aft, that were used to illuminate the deck for flight deck preparations, and actual night time operations.

The other, as seen on the model, is sort of the equivalent of strip lighting on board a passenger aircraft cabin. It's meant to be a guide to the edge of the deck for the pilots while still maneuvering on the flight deck in low light situations.

We don't always see them, and I think that may be because they might have been hinged. The first photo shows one up close on Zuikaku's flight deck, and it looks like it might be hinged. I'm not certain if they are as numerous as depicted on the Soryu model. FWIW. Both types can be seen in the Soryu photo.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:07 am
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Hi all,

please, would any one know anything about the flight-deck-ligthing used on the Kido Butai carriers? I am aware of this article mentioning "white lights along centerline and deck edges (full length of flight deck)." However, I've never seen any pictures of these. Or maybe I've seen but didn't notice. :-)

I know the article covers Akagi and Kaga but I assume the same approach was applied to Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku and Zuikaku.

What brought this question on my mind were colleagues discussing this picture and the small white dots along the flight deck...

Thank you in advance!

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:16 am
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I agree with both points.
Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:14 pm
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Yep the alcohol works and a lil distilled water added. Good paint if fresh.
Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:56 pm
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when I do use Tamiya paints I use isopropyl alcohol to thin the paint and I get a good finish from it.
Post Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:59 am
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Tamiya sprays very well when thinned by 25% with their thinner.
Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:23 pm
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Dan K wrote:
Unfortunately, I don't use Humbrol paints, only Tamiya acrylics.



I've decided to use Tamiya XF-77 IJN Grey (Sasebo Arsenal)
Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:38 pm
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Unfortunately, I don't use Humbrol paints, only Tamiya acrylics.
Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:33 pm
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Hi Guys,

What are the closet shades of grey for both the Soryu and Hiryu.

I know that Hiryu was built at Yokosuka
While Soryu was built at Kure

I normally use Humbrol enamels.
Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:22 am
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Most unfortunate for them; not so much for the USN. But, I know what you mean.

I might also recommend reading "Pacific Crucible" by Ian Toll. Aside from being an excellent read on the first 6 months of the Pacific War, the end of the book focuses on Midway; a very balanced and thorough review of events, IMHO.
Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:29 am
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thanks Dan for all your help on all the message boards that I've post on.

I recently bought shattered sword and been reading that at work before I start. I have this sad feeling about what happened on the 4th June when the IJN lost the 4 carriers.
Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:52 pm
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Well, probably, not certainly. This photo, taken on June 5th, shows the starboard 9m cutter dangling from one davit. Assuming she wasn't full of shrapnel holes, it may have been able to have been lowered. Still, it's likely the port side boat outboard of the island, which was further away from the bomb blast effects.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:17 pm
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Dan K wrote:
I just remembered about this close-up of a Hiryu 9m cutter:



Do you know if this is one from near the bridge as per the photo.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:29 pm
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I just remembered about this close-up of a Hiryu 9m cutter:


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:44 pm

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