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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:53 am 
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I just received my 1/350 Zuikaku wooden deck and pe from Shipyard works in China. I love it. Very good deal as it comes with pe for 42' Shakaku, anchor chain to scale, arresting wires, a mask for Zuikaku camo deck 44', and the brass pe is super easy to work with. I will post pics of a complete build of my 1/350 Zuikaku with plated over porthole covers, AV gas protection plates on the hull, and rocket launchers moved up a deck from the aft AC engine testing area near the aft boat deck soon. Thanks to this forum and Dan Kaplan for the technical info.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:32 pm 
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You're welcome, and looking forward to your photos. Yes, the Shipyard sets are impressive, particularly for the cost. I have a review of the Hiryu set (which is basically the same) which I hope will post next month.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm 
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For those who do use the Shipyard deck sets I would suggest using a spray adhesive to put a light coat on before tacking down, otherwise a few air pockets can pop up. I had a couple of them and had to carefully lance and get a lil diluted PVA glue in there and clamp down. The detail and brass is soo good and I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to secure the brass on the deck and is holding very well.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:46 pm 
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If covering the port holes on the Zuikaku would the molded on eyebrows be removed?


Was also looking at the camo and was wondering if this would be more correct?

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Colorized from B@W.

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Drawing from the Maru 8 (?). I would guess this was envisioned from the original B@W photo.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:32 pm 
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The eyebrows were removed. The Junyo photo below shows this particularly well, with good contrast between the open and sealed portholes.

The camo color plate from Maru Special #6 is probably close, though the green too bright and the brown flight deck too dark, IMHO. There are countless interpretations; another is below. (The turret outlines had mostly disappeared by the time of Leyte Gulf.) Fyi, the original film clip is in b&w; this cell has been colorized.

Something in the works?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:11 am 
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Something in the works?


I have the Fujimi 1/350 Zuikaku. I never built anything that big and really don't where to start. Going to test the waters by covering port holes and adding doors to the hull. I have been working the front deck and may start a WIP thread at some point.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:37 pm 
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I'm not sure that it's any more complicated than the Hikawa Maru kit. You seem to be doing fine with that.

While we have some very nice 1/350 builds in the gallery, we don't have a W-I-P for a 1/350 version yet. You could Google that. There was at least one on Modelshipwrights. Some Japanese and S.Korean sites/blogs have some builds, too.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Hi,
I am needing a high resolution scan of Shokaku as a waterline drawing---line drawing or in gray scale.

If anyone has the Fujimi Shokaku model (1972 model ship) in 1/700 scale, this would have the very waterline drawing that I need to cover a project. Of course, Tamiya's instructions with the 1/700 scale Shokaku can help me cover this task.

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~ Rod


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:17 pm 
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Love to post pics of my 1/350 Zuikaku but keep having problems with the 400 pixel limit. I've been on the form and read the different options but still a lil too big.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:43 pm 
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The maximum parameters are a pixel width or height of 1199, and a maximum file size of 400KB. All can be adjusted in an image editing program, say, like Photoshop.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm 
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Thanks Dan, I have a MacBook from 2006 and a new more reliable internet provider so hopefully I can post some. I have been ordering various 1/350 PE sets from Ebay as well as receiving the Gakken vol. 13 (wow great book, wish I knew how to read Japanese but still a great help with Zuikaku pics). I don't know if anyone came to the conclusion on which Flyhawk mast set works for Shokaku class but it is set Roman numeral III FH 350138.


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Hey there everyone, first time posting here. I'm working on a Fujimi 1/700 Shokaku with the PE upgrade set. Question about the accomomdation ladders. Are they down all the time, or were they stowed during operations? If stowed, where & how? Also are there supporting cables/pulleys for them?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:53 am 
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I don't know if anyone came to the conclusion on which Flyhawk mast set works for Shokaku class but it is set Roman numeral III FH 350138.


Thx for that info, Gary. Much appreciated.

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Question about the accommodation ladders. Are they down all the time, or were they stowed during operations? If stowed, where & how? Also are there supporting cables/pulleys for them?


The ladders were stowed during operations on either side of the upper boat deck. I think these photos of the 1/100 Zuikaku 1942 in the Gakken dlxe volume does a good job of illustrating their usage and stowage accommodation. A stowed ladder can be seen aboard Shokaku on the previous page of this thread.


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