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wimve1960

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Hey everyone, already some fantastic stuff going around! Most inspiring as usual!

Finally found some time to get this started so here come the introductory images ...

Box art:


Nice addition, a separate sheet with the box art on it:


Manual:








The kit ... this is a really beautifully detailed kit, very crisp and no flash. Although there are quite a few pin marks that probably need handling.
I do have the Eduard aftermarket stuff for it but I might actually leave quite a bit OOB. We'll see how it evolves ...






























The extras and decal sheet. There are some canopy masks included and also masks for painting the roundels but this is bin material due to bad fit and quality (points of the stars have rounded tips for example). Eduard does some good ones, best to get those.


Decals look good, not too shiny and not too thick ...


Some nice bits of PE:




Some metal parts for the folded wing construction. Not sure yet what I am going to do but I am considering only one wing folded.


The Eduard aftermarket PE. Certainly some really nice additions for the cockpit. Will require some study to decide what I am going to do with it.




One thing that I am not going to use are the canopy clear parts. Canopies are always depicted with front and back open and that is exactly what I want to do. The kit comes with a fully closed cockpit which is a perfect fit. The kit also provides the option to have the canopy open and they present you with five different parts to achieve this. However, the parts are too thick: the smaller parts should slide under each other but this simply does not work due to the thickness. To solve this, I ordered the Squadron vacuform canopy, which is actually for the old Monogram kit but research showed it also works for this kit. Something new here, never worked with vacuform before ...


That's it for the kit itself. Hunting my stash for some diorama material. Not sure what I am going to do exactly but here is what I've got (so far :-P ), should be able to cook something out of it ...

Some Verlinden figurines:




Some ammunition stuff, might use the carriers and torpedo:


And an Eduard carrier deck piece. It's actually a Japanese carrier deck but I'm probably not going to care about this. I will do some research as to what are the differences exactly and how I might modify it. Again, we'll see how everything goes.


And, for setting the mood ... might get some inspiration from this one ...


So, that's all for now folks. If this group build is anything like the last one, then I am thoroughly going to enjoy it!!

Good luck to everyone and happy modelling!

Cheers,
Wim.

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Cool Subject Wim! Looking forward to seeing this one built up!

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Great looking kit and upgrades !! [smile]
liking the video too

I think the deck differences might be that the wood was planked side to
side on US decks so the painted stripes are at right angles to the planks
and that the elevators were also wood planked with just the edges steel.
I think [smile]

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I think the deck differences might be that the wood was planked side to side on US decks so the painted stripes are at right angles to the planks and that the elevators were also wood planked with just the edges steel.
I think [smile]

Indeed, when looking at the video, planking looks rather to be lateral instead of laid out lengthwise. I might whip up something myself ...

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Cool Subject Wim! Looking forward to seeing this one built up!

Dave

Thanks Dave, looking forward to this one too. I like these kind of "oddball" kits as well.

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I love that pic of the air crew.  looks like they're doing a little dance[crazy]

The deck for a US WW2 carrier would look like the one shown in the pic of the maintenance crew.

One of the striking things off these decks is the tie down cleats in lateral rows.
You can get these as PE sheets from (I think) Eduard.

If it goes together as well as it looks then I think your in for a cracking build.
With the OOB detail you already have you can certainly be selective about how much of the PE you want to use.

Best of luck

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I love that pic of the air crew.  looks like they're doing a little dance[crazy] 

Yeah, according to Verlinden, they are running. Looks to me more like running from a rum sodden night [tongue]
And if you look at the picture of the box art, I might need to install a flame thrower [biggrin]

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The deck for a US WW2 carrier would look like the one shown in the pic of the maintenance crew.

One of the striking things off these decks is the tie down cleats in lateral rows.
You can get these as PE sheets from (I think) Eduard.

Cheers, I'll have a look around.

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If it goes together as well as it looks then I think your in for a cracking build. With the OOB detail you already have you can certainly be selective about how much of the PE you want to use.

Best of luck

I'll probably go easy on the PE, especially regarding the outside. I might have a go at the flaps though, see how that goes. Normally, you end up starting to throw things around ... [rolleyes]

Thanks,
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This is going to be a nice one Wim best of of luck bud
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Thanks Steven, same to you. That scooter should be fabulous as well. Just going to the threads now and this is going to be another fabulous GB.

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Great looking kit - have fun Wim :-)
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you've got a huge pot of gold there! I have the maintenance crew kit for my Corsair diorama. the other Diorama kit you have selected is excellent [from viewing it, have not used it personally]. that decking is available as a download for printing. lets see if I can find it in my link archives? if so I will edit the post and provide just for reference.

had no idea I would find it straightway! there are 2 choices on the "pliths" available.

http://www.scalemodelscenery.com/wwii-148-us-navy-aircraft-carrier-deck-display-plinths-set-2/

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@Fabian:
Thanks, will do [biggrin]

@Ted:
That's brilliant Ted, thank you so much for this!

I might not use the mechanics crew as I have been brooding over a diorama with a twist [crazy] Just need to let in sink in a bit better first and see if it is really doable ... some research to do!

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@Fabian:
Thanks, will do [biggrin]

@Ted:
That's brilliant Ted, thank you so much for this!

I might not use the mechanics crew as I have been brooding over a diorama with a twist [crazy] Just need to let in sink in a bit better first and see if it is really doable ... some research to do!

Cheers,
Wim.


at least you've got the AM kit whether you use all of it or only certain parts or none of it. great to have 100% control of something. Just one great benefit of this hobby.

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wimve1960

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Yes, indeed Ted.

BTW, I tried out the printed decking. It is really good, image following ...

Again, thanks for the tip. Hadn't really thought about it.
Wim.

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Nice additions to your project you have there Wim.

The first figure looks a little bit like he's running, but the other 2 look like they are climbing in/out of the cockpit ?

This should be a really nice diorama taking shape and I'm looking forward to it mate


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