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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:29 pm 
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No doors, just open passages. I don't have any photos of the interior of those spaces, unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:43 pm 
Tracy White wrote:
No doors, just open passages. I don't have any photos of the interior of those spaces, unfortunately.


tnx, I'll put figures in front, so there's wouldn't be visible inside :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:45 pm 
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Ballard explores CVL-22: http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_3 ... rnia-coast

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:17 pm 
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Starting on this kit again as I lost a couple of parts a few years ago. Thank you Dragoncare.com. I just got the WEM photo etch for the Indy and I am not sure what to make out of the port side deck parking plate. Is the top perforated metal like what WEM provides in their set or is it a solid flat steel plate.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:26 pm 
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Port & starboard overhangs and catwalks were perforated to reduce topside weight.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:49 am 
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Thanks Traci


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:08 am 
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Any time John! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:10 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:01 pm 
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Four ant. on port side. They look as if they must fold over to clear flight ops. Trying to find photos showing details of the fold mech. where they are hinged into the catwalk.

Any takers on this one ?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:49 am 
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Hinged just under the catwalk with a counterweight. Small section of the catwalk turns with it and is replaced with another section mounted to the antenna side.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:10 pm 
Tracy you are the man, thank you. I would imagine the lower part, cone, is if not solid then very close to it to act like a counter weight.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:22 am 
OK, new questions for all :

looking on my CVL-24 Drydock plans, both boat platforms are same length. On the other plans , and other ships, the right side one is a lot shorther.
Also, the left one have one mid platform, and ledders from ship platform to this, and another ladders up to catwalk opening

On all photos that I have, CVL-24 have not this mid platform and ladders
On the other side, I have not any photo of her right boat platform

So, questions are :

Time frame is September 1944, before bomb hit and overhaul

Does The Belleau wood have this mid platform and ladders on left side?
Does the right boat platform was shorter or not??

TIA foe any help!!!
Mario


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I started a build log here on CVL-23 Princeton: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=166458

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Probably I'm going to try the late camo and build her waterlined. I ordered "Carrier Down" and bought the Warship Pictorial, nr. 40, but are there any magazines that feature Princeton instead of the more usual Independence footage?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:48 am 
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Slowly this class is growing in my intrest. I do not really like the look, the look so "Ersatz" if you know what I mean. But reading reviews and now knowing that Tracy did the technical consultant work on them makes me want to get one in 350...
I just hope Tracy's phone will ring in the not too distant future and Drangon on the other end wants him to do a new Essex family...:-)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:19 pm 
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I'd be up for helping regardless of manufacturer. :thumbs_up_1:

Just as long as they work with me instead of "send us all your photos, K.. bye."

One of the things I find interesting with ships is the meshing of the need for hull efficiency with the mission "above the water." The Independence CVLs are an "interesting" design in that you have a beautiful hull form and one of the ugliest structures above the main deck ever to set sail.....

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