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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:32 pm 
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Hi all, I have the Trumpeter 1/350 kit w/accy pack, and am picking up smaller caliber barrels. This is my first ship kit since the Revell kits in the '60s. I saw the photos of the Main Deck and rigging above, and say thankyouthankyouthankyou for posting them! Everybodys' work on this site is very impressive and so are the people sharing information-all of this will make my build a pleasure. Two questions I have on the ship are hull color and foredeck I.D. Which brings me to the question of hull color. I've heard there is some vague argument about whether the hull was painted in red oxide or Italian Hull Green as their torpedo boats were. Which is correct, from yalls point of view. The oxide is a safe bet, but wow that massive hull would look fantastic in green(how very Italian).
Secondly, the kit plan views show the I.D. starting at, and parallell to, the starboard side of the breakwater. It looks wrong, compared with ship photos of the Pola(and not many at that-I confess I have very little research material on ships). Are the prints in the above post more like it?
Thanks for any help I can get, fellers, this is going to be an epic build


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:48 am 
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Ciao Speedbird,

very nice compliments :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Ciao Giampiero


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Hi Mpgl62,

I've compared the differences between the Vittorio Veneto instructions at the link below and the instructions from my Trumpeter Littorio kit. Even though the same parts are numbered differently for both kits, the parts' arrangement still seems to be identical.

Originally I was going to build the Littorio kit from 1st Sirte, but I am now interested in possibly building instead as Vittorio Veneto at Matapan in May 1941 if the differences aren't too different.


mpgl62 wrote:
Haijun watcher wrote:
Is the Trumpeter Littorio kit merely a re-box of the Trumpeter Vittorio Veneto kit? So any upgrades in Littorio's AA suite after Taranto wouldn't really be shown in the 1941 kit?

I'm asking this question to see whether if the Littorio 1941 kit can be built out of box and painted as 1940 if not a lot of backdating has to be done.


Main differences between twins are directors. You can see, that they are different in the kits.

Vittorio Veneto
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10147777z3/70/3

Littorio
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10155302z3/70/3

In general both are correct but some little modifications as AA armament, bridge's windows and wind deflectors can change in the time.

Which ship do you want? And what date?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:30 am 
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The diferences are principally in the directors. Main director have diferent rear in superior rangefinger. Straight VV angular L. Four apertures in superior rangefinder VV two only in L. And two catwalks in the rear of two rangefinders.

Secondary directors have diferent shape, because diferent producer: San Giorgio for L and Officine Galileo for VV (and Roma)

A good view of secondary directors:

http://i.imgur.com/obLrINU.jpg

This picture is VV no Littorio, you can observed superior rangefinder with four apertures.

http://www.gettyimages.in/detail/news-p ... /173455022

In this photo you can view the superior bridge (admiral's bridge) without lateral windows and partially open. The picture (april 1th 1941) is just some days after Matapan. I don´t know if the stripes around turrets´ barbettes are Grigio Piombo (as decks) or black


https://weaponsandwarfare.files.wordpre ... ferwrf.png

Magari Giampiero lo sa! (Perhaps Giampiero knows it!)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am 
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mpgl62 wrote:
The diferences are principally in the directors. Main director have diferent rear. Straight VV angular L. For apertures in superior telemeter VV two only in L.

Secondary directors have diferent shape because diferent productor San Giorgio for L and Officine Galileo for VV (and Roma)
http://i.imgur.com/obLrINU.jpg


Thanks for clarifying this. I guess I have no choice but to build this kit as Littorio.

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