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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:03 am 
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Admiral John Byng wrote:
Thanks Dan. Forecastle deck was what I meant, I just couldn't think of the correct words. :smallsmile:


if you need any help with Taiho , I have the 2 part AJ Press Books for her -

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:53 am 
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Yes, both volumes are very nice.

Couldn't say anything about the full hull version; don't have it.


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David and Dan, thanks for the help. It looks like the full hull Taiho is a little hard to find but I will persevere as I prefer full hull. If I do get one I will probably build it OOB.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 am 
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A W-I-P would be nice to see.............


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if you need any help with Taiho , I have the 2 part AJ Press Books for her -

Which of the two volumes would you consider more informative? I found vol. 2 on eBay at a decent price, but the lowest price I found for vol.1 was over $100.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:20 am 
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Well, they really are companion pieces. Both are Polish/English language. Both have a lot of information tables, both have a lot of b&w photos of all IJN CVs and their various historical or operational aspects.

Vol. 1 covers the history behind Japanese carrier aviation, plus much of the hull of Taiho, armor and flight deck characteristics, also some of her specific history. Some large fold outs, including all the hull plan lines of Taiho as drawn by the USN Technical Mission to Japan. Also an illustrated foldout of Taiho's plan views (sides and overhead) in b&w, 1:400 scale, and a couple of color 3D renderings. This volume depicts her with an armored deck only. 67pp.

Vol. 2 continues with the specifics of different Taiho functional areas and her history. There are many more color 3D renderings, several pages worth, along with a large foldout. This volume has depicted her with the wood planking over the armored deck. The author makes note that some sources have come to light with information about Taiho having the planking, and that the renderings reflect that information. 135pp.

You should certainly get vol. 2. Vol 1 is nice to have, and very useful if you have need of those hull line drawings.

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Thanks, Dan. I'll have to keep an eye peeled for a vol. 1 that isn't in the nose-bleed price range.


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