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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:15 am 
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Will try that, thank you Miguel.

Also, I've been scanning through all the comments on this forum here (all 23 pages, comments from 10 years ago :shock: ) but I was wondering if there are any glaring mistakes in the Tamiya kit as depicting Repulse on the day she sunk? It seems most of the discussion here has to do with the Trumpeter kit or for those who were interested in her appearance before Dec. 1941.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:16 am 
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Duke wrote:
Will try that, thank you Miguel.

Also, I've been scanning through all the comments on this forum here (all 23 pages, comments from 10 years ago :shock: ) but I was wondering if there are any glaring mistakes in the Tamiya kit as depicting Repulse on the day she sunk? It seems most of the discussion here has to do with the Trumpeter kit or for those who were interested in her appearance before Dec. 1941.
Thanks again!


The after deck house is the wrong shape. It was changed when they modified the Repulse for the royal family in late 1938/early 1939. This removed the 4" BD mounts that were added in the earlier 1936 refit. The BD mounts were replaced with old Mk V 4" mounts but the shape of the deckhouse was changed to an asymmetrical shape with one side of the structure being bigger than the other. She did not actually end up carrying the Royal family and instead was just an escort for them. I've always been amazed that they never bothered to upgrade her to Mk XVI twin mounts, but I due understand there was probably shortages of mounts AND the time necessary for the change over.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:18 am 
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Yes, as far as I can see, the Flyhawk pe corrects the aft deck house issues.

I have another question that I hope someone could shed some light on - I'm not certain of Tamiya's representation of the walls on top of the aft superstructure. I'm not certain what this part is called, perhaps the flying deck? But I've circled in red on my images what I mean. It seems that in the Trumpeter version, there are no gaps in the walls, at least on the port side.
Could anyone clarify this for me?
Thanks in advance!
https://imgur.com/qVyoczc https://imgur.com/P61H7GU


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:18 pm 
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That area was not initially enclosed. It was open at the sides except for the braces holding up the deck above. This seems to remain the case after her 1936 refit. However, some pictures and other sources I have indicate that after the 1939 refit this area was enclosed on both sides, with square windows on at least part of the starboard side.


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