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Official: Pearl Harbor Anniversary Campaign
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 08:34 AM UTC
Very good speech. Thank you for posting the link.

Compared to all these huge ship kits with a garage full of aftermarket my entry will be very small indeed.
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 07:44 PM UTC
David,

Lieutenant Commander Egusa Takeshige was the dive bomber squadron leader flying off the Soryu.


The Fujimi 1/350 IJN Aircraft Carrier Shokaku looks like it will be a great build. I can not wait to follow along on the build. The 1/350 carriers take quite the time though.

How many AC does the kit provide? Is it a way stripped down Air Wing? where do you get extra AC?

I am still working on the Trumpeter CV14 Ticonderoga (My Wife's grandfathers ship) I purchased all the PE sets for the kit including the air wing. Been on it almost 2 years. It is the first time I ever tried anything this large. I Do a little here and there. Even printed all the correct decals and numbering for the airwings. Yes I purchase multiple trumpeter AC boxes Hellcats, Hell Divers and Avengers.
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 05:22 PM UTC
I've decided on the Trumpeter 1/700 New Orleans, probably OOB.
I was thinking about the 1/350 San Francisco, modifying it into the New Orleans and adding plenty of PE but for my first warship I think it's best to start simple.

*edit* Any advice from the ship experts on small modifications or colour schemes to more accurately represent her at Dec 1941 would be gratefully received.
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 06:48 PM UTC
Jeff - Thanks for the information. I was hoping that he was from the Shokaku. Not sure how long the Shokaku will take. They were not as open as the US Carriers so a lot of the hanger deck detail will be lost. I am also working on a Essex class, the USS Yorktown. I have the Pontos upgrade kit for that one and I agree, it is a slow build.

The Shokaku kit is limited on the aircraft, I believe 4 planes per which is short of the need. Hasegawa offers an IJN Aircraft Carrier Aircraft kit that I will be acquiring once I get that far along.

I too have the multiple Trumpeter AC kits for the Yorktown. I even went so far as to find a White Ensign PE cockpit set for all the aircraft. Now to find some pilots that are sitting.

Paul - nice choice. I would have liked to see the transformation of the 1/350 scale but completely understand.

Here is a link to a very informative site for US Navy WWII Camouflage: http://www.shipcamouflage.com/measures.htm

According to this, USS New Orleans was in measure 11 in 1941: http://www.shipcamouflage.com/usn_ca.htm

Looking forward to seeing your build.

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 07:20 PM UTC

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Paul - nice choice. I would have liked to see the transformation of the 1/350 scale but completely understand.

Here is a link to a very informative site for US Navy WWII Camouflage: http://www.shipcamouflage.com/measures.htm

According to this, USS New Orleans was in measure 11 in 1941: http://www.shipcamouflage.com/usn_ca.htm

Looking forward to seeing your build.

Dave



Thanks for the link, very helpful !
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 11:08 AM UTC
Paul,

Glad to help.

Well all I am waiting for some plans of the Shokaku to arrive from Japan. I am holding off on the build until then.

But fear not, the IJN Akigumo is in full build so here is a taste. A more detailed update is in the Akigumo blog.

Here she is as an overall shot...trying to prep her for the first coat of paint



Here is a mid point shot of one of the quadruple torpedo launchers.





Hoping to get the plans from Japan soon so I can continue with the Shokaku.

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC
The PE on the torpedo launchers really adds interest. Great start to the Akigumo

And this arrived in the post this afternoon, couldn't wait to get into it to see what 1/700 looks like. After my 1/48 Lancaster bomber this is going to be quite a shock to the system !
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 08:26 PM UTC
Paul,

Thanks for the comments.

The New Orleans looks like a mighty fine kit. You are 100% correct, after a 1/48 scale kit the 1/700 will shock the system, eyes balls, and patience!!!

Cant wait to see how things progress.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
Nice job so far Dave! Torp setup looks the part for sure!

Fine looking kit Paul! Let the building begin!!

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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM UTC
Here is the start of my 1/72 Val.
It did have any interior, but since I did not want to put the ugly pilot and rear in I decided to scratch a small interior. Nothing to accurate since the canopy opening will be small and you can barely see inside. Just enough to give the sense of a cockpit look so I can have the cockpit open a little.

The 1st image is with the directions and what was supposed to be there.
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 05:06 PM UTC
Nice job sprucing up the office there Jeff! Looks like you're off to the races!!
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 12:49 AM UTC
Jeff,

As Todd said, nice job sprucing up the cockpit. Looking forward to seeing more soon

Dave
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 06:00 AM UTC
Just found the campaign page, so I started looking for a/c at Pearl Harbor and found this site that has totals of a/c per field and carriers:
http://www.ww2pacific.com/aaf41.html

I did not know that the SNJ was present and may go with that for the campaign. Not sure yet.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 02:12 AM UTC
My entry will be this old warhorse of a model Revells USS Arizona, picked it as I haven't built model ships sense I was a kid, which i think also was the Arizona but in revell's 1:720 scale and felt that this one would be somewhat forgiving and even if I do mess up I can get another one relatively cheap. Not going to do anything special for this and just build it OOB

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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 06:36 PM UTC

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A gallery for the Pearl Harbor Campaign has been created here - http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30661

At least one start up and completed photo to posted on the campaign thread, as few, or as many other photos as the builder wishes.

I have tried to post photo's to this site before using that link and it is frustrating as nothing happens. I have done it in the past, but totally forgot how to do it. I have a 1/200 Pennsylvania conversion that would fit nicely into this, but after trying to upload images, I give up. There has to be a better way





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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 05:23 AM UTC
Hi folks, here is my small and 'old' contribution to this campaign. It is one more Shokaku, this time in 1/700 scale, waterline edition from Fujimi, dating back to 1994. As the kit represents how she looked in second half of '42, there is going to be some backdating (fortunately only removal of excess AA triple mounts and two directors). Since the kit is on the older side, it is a bit flashy and crude, but as I am not in position to obtain newer one this will suffice. Hopefully David will not mind me building the same ship. ;-)
Anyhow, some pics...











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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 10:07 AM UTC
Ive decided this for this campaign to indulge my love for the A6M zero by building half of the Hasegawa 1/72 "Super Ace" dual combo. I plan to build my Zero in the kit markings of Tetsuzo Iwamoto of the Zuikaku air group who flew CAP during the launch of the attack force. (The scheme with 2 white stripes shown here on a 1/48 sheet)

I dont think any aftermarket will be required. I will however scratch build some details to busy up the cockpit but first some test fitting and plotting!
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:08 PM UTC
Mike, that looks like a nice kit I will watch your build.

Made a decision and will go with an Accurate Miniatures SBD-2:

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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 10:58 PM UTC
well first snag has been hit, one of the turrets was damaged in the box. now I have a decision to make, get another kit for $13 just for one part or try out shapeways turrets for $21
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:34 AM UTC
Sorry to hear that Casey. Since the break is on the straight section could you try replacing the part with some strip or spare sprue cut down to size? You might not get the rivets but i'll bet no-one will notice! You've nothing to lose in trying....
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
I might try that before going to the other options, although i would probably have to glue the barrels in place as well as it will be fragile.
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 03:24 AM UTC

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Mike, that looks like a nice kit I will watch your build.

Made a decision and will go with an Accurate Miniatures SBD-2:



Thanks Bob! Im looking foward to this little build. Nice choice with the SBD what markings are you planning on one of the ground based USMC units or one of the Navy carrier birds? The interior is practically a model all on its own. I have the SBD-1 on my shelf of doom awaiting completion in a yellow wings scheme....someday
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC

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Mike, that looks like a nice kit I will watch your build.

Made a decision and will go with an Accurate Miniatures SBD-2:



Thanks Bob! Im looking foward to this little build. Nice choice with the SBD what markings are you planning on one of the ground based USMC units or one of the Navy carrier birds? The interior is practically a model all on its own. I have the SBD-1 on my shelf of doom awaiting completion in a yellow wings scheme....someday



Mike, I purchased the SBD on ebay without decals or box so Ill need to pick up decals or Montex templates for a USMC a/c. I also had thought of the yellow wing version, but I think they were all painted by 1941.
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 05:31 PM UTC
Casey - Fine choice! The 1/426 is certainly a fixture in the Arizona world! Built that one a couple times myself...probably would again if given the chance! I certainly would try an scratch the front armor plate. Make a template from one of the others and take your time cutting out the broken one...I've used a common pin and tap tiny blobs of CA or PVA glue where the rivets are...should look the part when you're done. Also send Revell a note through their customer service link. If they still have the parts...they will send it. Worth the effort in sending the email.

Mark - I am sorry for any inconveniences on posting to the gallery. I am not sure what might be happening. From the link, click on the "Upload Photos" in the top right header bar. Click one of the "Browse" buttons, select the picture off your computer, enter a name (if you want) in the one box below the Browse options and click submit. No worries either way. I would hate to see someone get to frustrated to participate because of this. Feel free to post whatever you like within this thread or a start and finish here and run your own separate thread if you like. he gallery part is to let us know who is in and who actually finishes. Send me a PM if you like and I can pop the shots in there if needed!

Rade - Fine choice my friend! Looking forward to seeing your progress soon! Enjoy!

Mike The A6M is a mighty fine choice! Great little kit too...can't wait to see it come together!

Bob - Another fine wingy addition!! I think I have this SBD-2 kicking around. Looking forward to seeing you have your way with it!

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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Hi Todd:

Thanks for the information,I did follow that with no luck. Maybe later. I will in the meantime, get my photo's together. I started this build in December of 2015, moved from Wisconsin to Arizona in the middle of it, and am now picking it up. Can I enter using this as my topic?

Thanks