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Topic review - Calling all USS Enterprise CV-6 fans
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Probably to reduce topside weight due to increase in AA armament, ammo lockers, ammunition, etc..
Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:35 am
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Why is Enterrprise missing the starboard anchor in the pic above?
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:12 pm
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Well it looks like the 1/200 Trumpeter kit will reuse the smooth hull of the Merit Hornet kit, judging from a photo shown in a new link in the 1/200 Titanic thread in the main forum.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:03 pm
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I'm blown away. How on earth did you come by this picture?

Thanks for sharing.
Post Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am
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Early 1942 with USS Avocet. Enjoy.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:32 pm
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Thomas E. Johnson wrote:
So the 1/200 kit will likely reuse the 1/200 Hornet hull...


It's possible, but I wouldn't say "likely". They could have easily reused the bad Hornet hull for the new Yorktown and Enterprise kits, but they gave us a new tool. Hopefully they'll do the same for 1/200.
Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:31 pm
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Captain Morgan wrote:
Thomas E. Johnson wrote:
The torpedo bulges were added in late 1943 if memory serves? I haven’t actually looked closely at any pics to see if it’s visible above the waterline.

I hope if the upcoming 1/200 Trumpeter kit is a complete new tool and not a reuse of the 1/200 Hornet hull, they made it a late war variant....


No bulges on the kit


So the 1/200 kit will likely reuse the 1/200 Hornet hull...
Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:21 pm
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Thomas E. Johnson wrote:
The torpedo bulges were added in late 1943 if memory serves? I haven’t actually looked closely at any pics to see if it’s visible above the waterline.

I hope if the upcoming 1/200 Trumpeter kit is a complete new tool and not a reuse of the 1/200 Hornet hull, they made it a late war variant....


No bulges on the kit
Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:54 am
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The torpedo bulges were added in late 1943 if memory serves? I haven’t actually looked closely at any pics to see if it’s visible above the waterline.

I hope if the upcoming 1/200 Trumpeter kit is a complete new tool and not a reuse of the 1/200 Hornet hull, they made it a late war variant....
Post Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:40 am
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if fall of 42 it then has to be October the earliest as that is when she got 4 quad 40mm aa mounts while still having 1 quad 1.1" aa mount & 44 single 20mm aa guns. http://www.cv6.org/ship/armament.htm
Post Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:33 pm
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Thomas E. Johnson wrote:
What time frame does the Trumpeter 1/700 kit represent the ship? I’m thinking 1942....


Fall of 1942. Mixture of 1.1 on bow, 40mm before and after the Island. 20mm on the aft roundown of the FD
Post Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:12 pm
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What time frame does the Trumpeter 1/700 kit represent the ship? I’m thinking 1942....
Post Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:01 pm
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Tracy White wrote:
Despite my researching I am firmly in the "it's your model; build it how you want to" camp.

Or, if you want to play it safe, we KNOW they were painted white at some point. We don't know if and when some form or Silver was used. At most if we find documentation supporting it, people can say "it's wrong for the time period." *IF* we don't or find documentation disproving it they can say "what were you thinking, you goober?????"

So, white is safer. :thumbs_up_1:


Tracy,
It would be interesting if the use of Silver is proven. Silver Oxide paint was quite popular during this time as a protective coating that was bright, slip proof, and durable. Many of the industrial buildings in my home town from the period are painted with it. Also, my garage was built in 1935 and was painted both inside and out with the stuff and has held up for over 80 years. So it wouldn't be too far fetched to see it used in military marine applications.

Scott
Post Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:15 pm
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Tracy White wrote:
You haven't said when you're doing yours, but Flight Deck Stain 21 didn't come about until 1943.

Armor belt:

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I’m doing mine for whatever time frame the Trumpeter kit portrays.

I’ll have to represent the armor belt on the 1/200 model with some Evergreen stock.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:05 am
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You haven't said when you're doing yours, but Flight Deck Stain 21 didn't come about until 1943.

Armor belt:

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:59 pm
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The flight deck was stained with Norfolk 250N or was it 21/251?

Also these ships have an armor belt. Should this be visible in 1/700 and 1/200?
Post Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:46 pm
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Tracy White wrote:
Despite my researching I am firmly in the "it's your model; build it how you want to" camp.

Or, if you want to play it safe, we KNOW they were painted white at some point. We don't know if and when some form or Silver was used. At most if we find documentation supporting it, people can say "it's wrong for the time period." *IF* we don't or find documentation disproving it they can say "what were you thinking, you goober?????"

So, white is safer. :thumbs_up_1:


Probably true, but I doubt straight white is a good choice when applying scale effect on a 1/700 model. On a 1/200 model on the other hand.... :heh:
Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:10 pm
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Despite my researching I am firmly in the "it's your model; build it how you want to" camp.

Or, if you want to play it safe, we KNOW they were painted white at some point. We don't know if and when some form or Silver was used. At most if we find documentation supporting it, people can say "it's wrong for the time period." *IF* we don't or find documentation disproving it they can say "what were you thinking, you goober?????"

So, white is safer. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:04 pm
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Tracy White wrote:
I would think a dull aluminum (not dark, but not shiny) would probably look most in scale.


Possibly. I’m trying to think of a color that when scale effect is applied, would satisfy representing both white and aluminum, so which ever one you eventually confirm, would be covered. :cool_2:
Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:31 pm
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I would think a dull aluminum (not dark, but not shiny) would probably look most in scale.
Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:09 pm

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