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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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 Post subject: HMS Formidable
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.

Ty


Last edited by Gernot on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
corrected title and atrocious writing in general. Stumped on folkul


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 Post subject: Re: HMS Formidable
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:58 pm 
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I would assume he meant Focastle

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:01 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 3:39 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 3:40 pm 
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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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