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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:24 am 
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the wafers that the guns are built on are smooth & glossy as tho it was injected molded. the guns themselves appear to be quite good.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:20 pm 
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i'll be using his guns for my 3 Revell 1/480 scale Yorktown class carriers as I already have some of his other guns both 1/426 & 1/600 for other model ships.



Whats the quality like.


Review here: viewtopic.php?f=85&t=158479

I've been using on this (stalled) build: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=159474

I like them. Just be very careful removing them from the little wafer them come on.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:11 pm 
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Good morning Gentlemen,

I received my Tamiya 1/700 USS Enterprise in the mail and it looks like its a late war version. What do I need to do to make it a Midway version.

I know the main guns have to be replace and all the 20mm have to be cut of and replaced.

Are the Fine Molds 5"/38 cal guns good or should I get the 3Dmodelparts set
http://www.3dmodelparts.com/1-700-5-inch-38-pedestal-mount-enclosed-and-open-guns-mk-21-mk-24-5-pcs/

My next would be which one as there are 4 different versions and I'm a bit confused.

I also read the forum here to use the hornet kit for parts(Which I also received).

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Good morning Gentlemen,

I received my Tamiya 1/700 USS Enterprise in the mail and it looks like its a late war version. What do I need to do to make it a Midway version.

I know the main guns have to be replace and all the 20mm have to be cut of and replaced.

Are the Fine Molds 5"/38 cal guns good or should I get the 3Dmodelparts set
http://www.3dmodelparts.com/1-700-5-inch-38-pedestal-mount-enclosed-and-open-guns-mk-21-mk-24-5-pcs/

My next would be which one as there are 4 different versions and I'm a bit confused.

I also read the forum here to use the hornet kit for parts(Which I also received).



Sorry guys,

Its to early in the morning and I confused myself with the kit.

after checking CV-6.org on the armament, I confused the 1.1 quads for 40mm.

I'm leaning towards using 3dmodelparts for all the armament. Can anyone tell me about the quality of the parts and is shipping expensive to Darwin, Australia.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Hi Brian!

3DModelparts weapons are superb. I am not able to answer your question about postage.

A 3D-printed Midway-appearance CV-6 island is also available perfectly scaled for the Tamiya kit:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/D6XRWS ... d=59576760

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Hi guys,

I'm about to place on order with 3D model parts

I've know I need 20mm MG and 1.1 quads.

Can I use http://www.3dmodelparts.com/1-700-5-inc ... ns-10-pcs/ or 5in/25 gun instead of 5in/38 cal on my Enterprise.

how many .50 cals do I need for a Midway Enterprise.

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The 5"/38 do look a bit different and the barrels are longer. I would go with the 38s

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bmkerr, go with these. http://www.3dmodelparts.com/1-700-5-inc ... irt-8-pcs/
read this link about the number of .50cal guns. http://www.cv6.org/ship/armament.htm


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Thanks for the help guys.

Another question. How do I add photos to my post.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:56 pm 
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When replying, scroll down a bit and look for this section:

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Hit browse, go to the area on your computer where the photos in question are saved and select one at a time and then hit OK
Add a comment if you so desire, I typed "File Comment Text ..." so you can see what it looks like. Use this to add captions if desired. Hit "Add the file" button. Once you have it added, you can hit the "place inline" button that will then appear at the bottom of the regular text box so that you can add specific photos in a specific place in a specific order. Keep in mind that we have a Work in Progress section for any work photos to go into so that we can keep these threads from becoming any more of a monster than they already are.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:39 pm 
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Tracy White wrote:
When replying, scroll down a bit and look for this section:

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Hit browse, go to the area on your computer where the photos in question are saved and select one at a time and then hit OK
Add a comment if you so desire, I typed "File Comment Text ..." so you can see what it looks like. Use this to add captions if desired. Hit "Add the file" button. Once you have it added, you can hit the "place inline" button that will then appear at the bottom of the regular text box so that you can add specific photos in a specific place in a specific order. Keep in mind that we have a Work in Progress section for any work photos to go into so that we can keep these threads from becoming any more of a monster than they already are.


Thanks Tracy,

I'll start uploading in WIP thread.

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Hi guys,

What is the hanger walls colour at the time of June 1942

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:35 pm 
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It looks to me kind of an off white.

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Hi guys are these open or closed.


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Hi guys are these open or closed.


Either. They are roller doors. They go up and down like a garage door. Your pick.

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What is the hanger walls colour at the time of June 1942


No proof - likely silver/aluminum. Photos before that are consistent with something other than white, and she and Yorktown were too busy to spend enough yard time to scrape and repaint it all. I've been looking for documentation but none so far yet.

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Tracy, isn't there pics of the Hornet's hangar deck when she was being fit out?

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In color? Not that I know of. I've been looking for a 1940 or 1941 "Painting and Cementing" guide to see what differences it might have from the 1943 copy we have on ShipCamouflage.com. Since I don't have proof, I might as well lay out the reasons for my suspicions to let others decide for themselves.

I don't know how many of you ever look at photos of Old metal airplanes, but they don't reflect light the way painted planes do. Aluminum/silver paint is also a bit darker in tone than white. So, when I came across the below photo at Seattle NARA a number of years ago it jumped out at me:

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That ain't white paint folks. The two darker areas underneath the sealed porthole are from where the light ISN'T bouncing off the beam to highlight the bulkhead, and there's just a whole lot of stuff going on light and appearance wise that doesn't happen with flat white paint. It's CA-30 Houston's hangar bay, and obviously it was so different than the "white bulkheads and overheads" common wisdom that it caused a big "?" to visibly float over my head. So, I've been looking for evidence and explanations ever since.

Last year, I was looking for CV-5 photos for Steve and came across this one:

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Light reflecting off the ventilation ducts doesn't look right for white. The "No smoking" sign is noticeably brighter than the surrounding bulkhead paint and the porthole that is opened is showing the OUTSIDE paint (#5 Standard Navy Gray, which is darker than white) on the surface and it's lighter than the bulkheads as well.

Like I said, no proof... no documentation, but I consider it STRONG circumstantial evidence that hangar bays of USN ships were not painted with white on the bulkheads and overheads but were instead painted in some form of reflective metallic paint.

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Hi Guys,

My next questions is, Were there any deck markings on the hanger deck or was it just plain.

I made a rough hanger deck from the plans for the Yorktown.
http://www.hnsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cv5.pdf

I know I'm building in 1/700 but just the knowledge that someting is in there will put the mind at ease.

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Only I can remember seeing were tennis courts on Yorktown. Might be some warning stripes around the elevator wells, but I haven't seen any color footage early war to confirm that.

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