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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:48 am 
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As you can imagine, photos of that area are a bit sparse. Everything I could find is below, lightened for better visibility. There was a walkway that wrapped around the rear of the bulkhead, sitting right above storage for a boat. Sounds like it's just placed too high by Fujimi.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:59 am 
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Thanks Dan. I think you are correct that Fujimi simply has it too high. I will see if I can determine the actual height of the platform off the boat deck.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 pm 
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It was very similar to the platform on the Shokakus. Just thought of these pics:


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 Post subject: Hiryu questions
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:14 pm 
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I am doing a little research for an upcoming build of Hiryu and have some questions:
1. Does anyone know a good deck color for IJN carriers ? Tamiya’s deck tan acrylic is not orange enough, I think.
2. Which Fine Mold Type 89 twin 12.7 cm gun set is appropriate ? WA13 or WA31 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Hiryu questions
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:42 pm 
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I have done numerous carriers and Tamiya's Sand #46 is a good match for the yellow flight deck.


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 Post subject: Re: Hiryu questions
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:45 pm 
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actually, I think that #3 Tamiya dark Yellow is better


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:25 am 
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It's hard to find a color match right out of the bottle. I have yet to find one. Custom mixes help but, IMHO, you'll still need a wash of sorts to bring out orange tones. If you do a burnt umber wash over the Tamiya Deck Tan XF-78, you'll get a pretty good version. Varying the amount of burnt umber changes the tone.

There's no clear photo of a Hiryu mount, so it's not clear which version was appropriate for Hiryu. The mounts differ only in that there's a small cover over the recoil tubes and breaches. It appears that the Shokakus had them, and the FM site says Soryu did as well, so ........................?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:19 pm 
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thank you all.

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