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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:46 pm 
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I'm using the Corsair Armada resin 1/700 kit with 3dmodelparts 0.50" machine guns (Wasp did not yet have 20mm weapons at this date) and various spare photo-etch bits and pieces. The airwing is Trumpeter (SB2U's, F4F-3's, and three TBD's - they're visible in the IWM images) with specific photo-etch upgrades from Flyhawk. I'm on the home stretch and I really have enjoyed it.

The thing that alarms me most about McCart's book is that the error rate for the World War II period images has to be close to 20 percent!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:54 pm 
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I see that Aoshima and Tom's model works both have PE sets for these. Has anyone used both with the new Aoshima kit? Any comments?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:51 pm 
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Hi folks
I'm building Formidable as she was in August 1945. What was the color of the folkul bulwarks and deck color. I realize when the deck is on you can't see much,but this is for a friend.

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corrected title and atrocious writing in general. Stumped on folkul


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I would assume he meant Focastle

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Have started working on Victorious. What are those mast thingies in the middle of the flight deck - 2 forward and one aft? I can't find any reference to them in AotS. It looks like they are depicted in the large side drawings of her as originally configured, but they are not labelled anywhere with a key, nor have I been able to find any reference to them in the text. I haven't seen them in many (any? - maybe I've forgotten some) photos.


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ty dobsold wrote:
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I'm building Formidable as she was in August 1945. What was the color of the folkul bulwarks and deck color. I realize when the deck is on you can't see much,but this is for a friend.

Ty


I think the bulwarks were white, the decks I have no idea.

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mikasa wrote:
Have started working on Victorious. What are those mast thingies in the middle of the flight deck - 2 forward and one aft? I can't find any reference to them in AotS. It looks like they are depicted in the large side drawings of her as originally configured, but they are not labelled anywhere with a key, nor have I been able to find any reference to them in the text. I haven't seen them in many (any? - maybe I've forgotten some) photos.


A pure guess but there are many photos of RN ships lit up at night on special occasions, could they be for lights or bunting?

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I'm building the old Aoshima Victorious and would like to do something a bit different to OOB.
Try as I might, I can't find any details regarding placement of armament for, say, Victorious late 1942/early 1943, nor July-Sep 1943.
Can anyone help with some pics/drawings/details?
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Peter


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moz wrote:
I'm building the old Aoshima Victorious and would like to do something a bit different to OOB.
Try as I might, I can't find any details regarding placement of armament for, say, Victorious late 1942/early 1943, nor July-Sep 1943.
Can anyone help with some pics/drawings/details?
Thanks
Peter


Do you have the Anatomy of the Ship volume on her? That gives pretty good information about the armament upgrades that went along with her career.


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I'm back to working on my Victorious after a long absence. The Aoshima instruction sheet says that all the ships boats should be painted white. Is that correct? Looking at photos hasn't really helped - most of the time the boats are in the shadows and you can barely make them out, if at all, much less what colors they might be.....

Any help appreciated.


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In a few days this book will be released

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:14 am 
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The attached link may help https://www.scribd.com/document/1360243 ... Victorious

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& that is a possible piracy link.


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mikasa wrote:
moz wrote:
I'm building the old Aoshima Victorious and would like to do something a bit different to OOB.
Try as I might, I can't find any details regarding placement of armament for, say, Victorious late 1942/early 1943, nor July-Sep 1943.
Can anyone help with some pics/drawings/details?
Thanks
Peter


Do you have the Anatomy of the Ship volume on her? That gives pretty good information about the armament upgrades that went along with her career.


Thanks for the suggestion, Mikasa.
No, I don't have it. I have 12 books on WW2 carriers including Osprey's Brit Carriers 39-45, and the Anatomy book of the Bismarck, but that's it. None help, I'm afraid.
A quick look on the 'net reveals none of the book you mention for sale.
Thanks for the link, Al.
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