I thought I would follow the other builders in the "Flattops Campaign" and start a separate build log on my "Akagi "Three Flight Deck" carrier 1/700.
This the kit box.
Purchased Tom's PE designed for this kit and a whole bunch of Voyager IJN carrier upgrade PE for radio antennas, deck stuff, weapons, etc., etc. I have a feeling I am going to hate PE when this done.
So far I have the hull assembled, drilled out the portholes, started adding PE and dry fitting the decks.
My first major PE test is removing and replacing the molded on pillars supporting the lower flight deck just about the main deck at the bow. The picture really doesn't show the pillars very well but I had to shape sixteen pillars attached to the PE sheet. Each pillar took 4 folds to shape and they are held together with very thin superglue.
The installation of the PE pillars will be another day. My next step to mount the hull on a board. Until the next posting.