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Topic review - Calling all IJN Taiho fans
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Thanks, Dan. I'll have to keep an eye peeled for a vol. 1 that isn't in the nose-bleed price range.
Post Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:37 pm
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Well, they really are companion pieces. Both are Polish/English language. Both have a lot of information tables, both have a lot of b&w photos of all IJN CVs and their various historical or operational aspects.

Vol. 1 covers the history behind Japanese carrier aviation, plus much of the hull of Taiho, armor and flight deck characteristics, also some of her specific history. Some large fold outs, including all the hull plan lines of Taiho as drawn by the USN Technical Mission to Japan. Also an illustrated foldout of Taiho's plan views (sides and overhead) in b&w, 1:400 scale, and a couple of color 3D renderings. This volume depicts her with an armored deck only. 67pp.

Vol. 2 continues with the specifics of different Taiho functional areas and her history. There are many more color 3D renderings, several pages worth, along with a large foldout. This volume has depicted her with the wood planking over the armored deck. The author makes note that some sources have come to light with information about Taiho having the planking, and that the renderings reflect that information. 135pp.

You should certainly get vol. 2. Vol 1 is nice to have, and very useful if you have need of those hull line drawings.

FWIW.
Post Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:20 am
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73north wrote:
if you need any help with Taiho , I have the 2 part AJ Press Books for her -

Which of the two volumes would you consider more informative? I found vol. 2 on eBay at a decent price, but the lowest price I found for vol.1 was over $100.

Thanks,
Mike C
Post Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:11 pm
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A W-I-P would be nice to see.............
Post Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 am
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David and Dan, thanks for the help. It looks like the full hull Taiho is a little hard to find but I will persevere as I prefer full hull. If I do get one I will probably build it OOB.
Post Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:57 pm
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Yes, both volumes are very nice.

Couldn't say anything about the full hull version; don't have it.
Post Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:53 am
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Admiral John Byng wrote:
Thanks Dan. Forecastle deck was what I meant, I just couldn't think of the correct words. :smallsmile:


if you need any help with Taiho , I have the 2 part AJ Press Books for her -

regards
David
Post Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:03 am
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Thanks Dan. Forecastle deck was what I meant, I just couldn't think of the correct words. :smallsmile:
Post Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:51 am
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Taiho had several openings along the forecastle deck level, for access to the bollards and bits. Think of it as a forecastle deck like all the others, just plated in.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:13 pm
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I see the Fujimi Taiho has a opening at the bow on the anchor deck. Is there a definitive view of this in plans as the second photo on the Wikipedia page seems to show it to be a slightly different shape?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_ ... Taih%C5%8D

Also, is the full hull version of Taiho worth getting as opposed to the WL version? I would prefer the full hull but only if the hull fits neatly.
Post Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:26 am
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Agreed, great looking CV and the base photo is from Hiryu on trials.
Post Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:11 am
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Found this awesome image, did a double take thinking I found an unknown Taiho image. But after looking closer, realized it was photoshop. I saved the image, but my bookmark to the site went MIA. It was a Japanese site and would love to find again, done using the Fujimi kit from what I could decipher. I want to say that this was a Hiryu image before?
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She sure was a pretty ship!

Matt
Post Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:18 pm
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Thanks Atma and Dan K. It looks like a good set. I have never dealt with Hobby Search, looks like a good price, too.
Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:38 pm
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I would reccomend the dedicated fret.
Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:06 am
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Yng wrote:
From looking at the kit masts, ( I'm far from knowledgeable about this) they look slim and detailess as if it was foregone conclusion they'd be replaced with PE, but which set is best? Would something generic like Toms work?

Fujimi makes a dedicate IJN Taiho PE set in 1/700, take a loot at this:
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10127310
Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:19 am
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I just got a Fujimi Taiho kit today, and almost had a heart attack looking in the box. It looks fantastic. I have been working on an OLD Fujimi Shokaku, and a Hasegawa Zuiho, so this is my introduction to the newer moldings! I'm so used to chopping evergreen, may not even build this. :woo_hoo: From looking at the kit masts, ( I'm far from knowledgeable about this) they look slim and detailess as if it was foregone conclusion they'd be replaced with PE, but which set is best? Would something generic like Toms work?
Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:17 pm
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The latex non-skid deck for Taiho is a misnomer. The latest indications are that she always had a wood deck, but had it painted dark grey/black while at Tawi-Tawi.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:55 pm
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I remember when I was working in the ship yard in Washington state and they had several of the Essex Class carriers there just before scrapping. We had to prepare them for towing to be scrapped.
While on Bennington I noticed that the flight deck had a non skid latex coating on the deck. I also noticed this coating was installed right on top of the old wood planking. So maybe this coating was not available for the Taiho and was used on the Shinano?
I know for traction purposes you would not have a metal deck. Aircraft landing would skid off the deck. I don't think even the British Carriers had metal decks. I think they had some form of non skid on the deck.
So either way on Taiho there would be either wood or latex non skid.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:21 pm
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Hi All.

And may look like this?

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Greeting,
Viktor
Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:56 pm
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The new box art on IJN Hiei will be for limited relaese, it will return to normal soon(thankfully !), IJN Taiho's (And IJN Kaga ) will be permanently.
Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:06 pm

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