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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:32 pm 
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Independence and Princeton had a different arrangement than the others where one radar was on what looked like a saw horse platform versus a pole mast with a circular platform on the other ships - at least as launched. I'll be able to look over the differences more when I get home and have access to my high-resolution photos.

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Tracy White wrote:
Independence and Princeton had a different arrangement than the others where one radar was on what looked like a saw horse platform versus a pole mast with a circular platform on the other ships - at least as launched. I'll be able to look over the differences more when I get home and have access to my high-resolution photos.



No problem! Annoyingly the forward hangar sides are badly warped outwards, so don't fit properly. Not sure how to fix that.

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OK, I thought I had copies of the "as launched" CVL-24 in high resolution but I had miss remembered. I do have a "good enough" shot from Rick Davis dated December of 1943. Early 1944 should be the same as the 1/350th CVL-23 Princeton, so you can use the instructions on this review of it as a bit of inspiration (this page). One difference is the small platform midway up the mast that has the searchlights and reproducers (speakers). Belleau Wood had the two reproducers that were on the port side overlooking the flight deck whereas the Princeton kit has a smaller platform with a single reproducer

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Tracy White wrote:
OK, I thought I had copies of the "as launched" CVL-24 in high resolution but I had miss remembered. I do have a "good enough" shot from Rick Davis dated December of 1943. Early 1944 should be the same as the 1/350th CVL-23 Princeton, so you can use the instructions on this review of it as a bit of inspiration (this page). One difference is the small platform midway up the mast that has the searchlights and reproducers (speakers). Belleau Wood had the two reproducers that were on the port side overlooking the flight deck whereas the Princeton kit has a smaller platform with a single reproducer



Thanks for that! That should help. Now I just need to fix the warped parts!

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Mike, if the parts have not broken off, do you have a heat gun or a hand held hair dryer?


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Mike, if the parts have not broken off, do you have a heat gun or a hand held hair dryer?


I have neither and both parts are snapped (I tried hot water). Dragon have been contacted.

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Hi out there. I am wanting to add the CVL Independence into my FLAT TOP board game by making her an excellent silhouette. Can someone out there please send me a line drawing in high resolution JPEG scan of the light carrier Independence? (The Squadron magazine might have a good line drawing of her; I purchased Squadron's "Carrier Escorts" book recently for this reason.)

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