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Topic review - Calling all RM Littorio class fans!
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Thanks Timmy, saved me some money, I’m a full hull guy and I’ve putty’d my last hull
Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:32 pm
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Horizontal waterline split: https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10590578
Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:33 pm
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To anyone who has the new 1/350 Littorio kit, does it have full hull split vertically, like Trumpeter has gone to lately or the waterline upper and lower hull like Roma, which was their last kit to feature that?
Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:26 pm
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ModelMonkey wrote:
Zacharias wrote:
...Btw., there is no Vittorio Veneto class ships, so that typo in a topic name should be corrected.


Fixed.


Thanks Steve, that was fast. :)
Post Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:21 pm
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Zacharias wrote:
...Btw., there is no Vittorio Veneto class ships, so that typo in a topic name should be corrected.


Fixed.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:21 pm
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No one to help with reply?
Seems like all Littorio class fans went missing, just two messages since April 2019!? :(
Btw., there is no Vittorio Veneto class ships, so that typo in a topic name should be corrected.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:47 pm
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Fairly soon I am going to start my Trumpeter 1/350 Roma and Littorio projects.

What Detail Set (PE + metal barrel set) is considered the best one?

AFAIK at the moment the only available options are:
Flyhawk
MK1 Design

What would you suggest?
Post Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:10 pm
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interesting Sprue Shots showing the difference Trumpeter have made for the different bows for the 1/350
Roma and Littorio ( and later on , the Vittorio Veneto )

note - the Roma has an angled V line in front of the forward A Turret ( Littorio has 3 parallel lines instead )
with 2 Hawsepipes on the deck for Roma , and 3 for the Littorio
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:05 pm
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Hi, these are a few pictures: the first is a brass RAF Ministry model, the 2nd is a Bassett-Lowke Recognition model for RAF, and the third (LIT) and fourth (VV) are pictures off the web. I've also seen/have the models from the same makers with the 90mm and bridge structure filled out. Your timelines might explain why the Recognition models were as of yet uncompleted ships


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:07 pm
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DougKn wrote:
Hi, All
I have and seen two Recognition Models of LITTORIO without 90mm guns and range finders (one a Bassett-Lowke, the other a RAF brass one), as well as seen the photos of her in that configuration. How long was LITTORIO in that state, and did she ever "serve" in that condition? Or were the British just eager to get a representation of that ship out?

Hello

Those models are very interesting. Can you publish some pictures?

Littorio was commissioned May 6, 1940, and Vittorio Veneto April 28. Both in external completed condition (all guns and directors). Some tests and problems made the effective service in August.

So, for Italian war declaration (June 10) the twins were on tests and exercises. Also, because this, they did not participate in the battle of Punta Stilo (Battle of Calabria in english).

In conclusion, uncompleted Littorio did not saw some naval service. Only civilian service, without Regia Marina ensign.

Littorio and Vittorio Venneto tests (summer 1940).
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:53 am
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Hi, All
I have and seen two Recognition Models of LITTORIO without 90mm guns and range finders (one a Bassett-Lowke, the other a RAF brass one), as well as seen the photos of her in that configuration. How long was LITTORIO in that state, and did she ever "serve" in that condition? Or were the British just eager to get a representation of that ship out?
Post Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:29 pm
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Hello Pascal,


Yes the colour Vittorio Veneto is light grey , I use the Humbrol 147, I have attached the scheme

Regards Giampiero

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:50 am
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Hello Chris ,

The colour of bottom is green.

Regards
Giampiero
Post Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:37 am
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Guys, OOB Vittorio Veneto Cape Matapan was all light grey, correct? XF19 Tamiya call out is suitable or you found via experience a better paint?
Post Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:34 am
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Hello everybody

Does anybody knows what was the correct colour of bottom on battleship Roma (brown, red, green, etc)?
Thanks for help
Chris
Post Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:27 am
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Hello, does any of you have a photo or layout plans for the side sheathing of Vittorio veneto?
Post Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:16 am
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Ciao Kazec,

Yes was connected
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So, do you mean that it should connect to the bridge base like shown in the PM plan below? i,e the kit is wrong? As this is supposed to be a major flaw of the kit but I am not notice it has been mentioned. It will be a major modification if it has to be ratified.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:56 pm
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Ciao Giampiero,

Thank you very much for your information.

For the issue of part K19, it is not connected to the bridge base as shown in the photo below:

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So, do you mean that it should connect to the bridge base like shown in the PM plan below? i,e the kit is wrong? As this is supposed to be a major flaw of the kit but I am not notice it has been mentioned. It will be a major modification if it has to be ratified.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:32 pm
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Ciao Kazec,


the vent louvres are like in the picture I attach to you


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for the empty space, in reality there was a part on which the gun platform
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For the third question the base of the control tower is connected to part K19

Ciao Giampiero
Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:59 pm
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Hello. I am building the Trumpeter 1/700 Vittorio Veneto. The kit is said to depict the 1940 condition. I would like to enquire whether the kit can also reflect the condition during the Battle of Matapan, i.e. March 1941 except for the locations of anti-aircraft guns and life-rafts as discussed earlier in this thread.

Actually, I have the two references in hand, one is Profile Morskie (PM) plan and The Littorio Class: Italy's Last and Largest Battleships 1937-1948 by Erminio Bagnasco. However, the former and most of the illustrations in the latter are showing the 1942 version, which I can noticed quite a number of difference to the bridge part as compared to the kit.

Besides, I am puzzled by the design of the Trumpeter kits and want to check their accuracy:

1. Parts D19 and D24, which form the base of the AA gun platforms at the two sides of the fore funnel. As per the kit’s instruction, it should be glued to the lower part of the gun platform (A5/A7). However, part of D19+D24 will be left unattached to the upper part of the gun platform as shown in the photo below. What make it even more obscure is that the topside of D19+D24 is not covered. The void between parts D19 and D24 is viewable in an oblique angle. In the Profile Morskie’s plan, the base is extended to attach to the upper part of the gun platform instead.

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2. Moreover, in the kit, three PE parts depicting the vent louvres should be attached to part D19. However, in the PM plan, there are only two vents at the outer side of the AA gun platform and there is another one vent at the inner side. Which one is correct?

3. Concerning part K19 which is the deck house attached to the fore part of the fore tunnel, it is not attached to the bridge tower in the front in the kit. However, as shown in the PM plan, the deck house is attached to the bridge tower. Which one is correct?

Thanks.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:14 am

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