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varifleman

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  1. I second your recommendation of Hobb's book which I've just acquired; lots of good photos and information about the HMS Ark Royal and other seaplane carriers. I also have the AJM 1/700 HMS Ark Royal and HMS Engadine kits and will watch your progress on the two kits with great interest so I can get some hints when I start both kits. Keep up the good work!
  2. Hi Dave, found this image from 1912 and gun barrels look like they're light gray or gun metal; what do you think? I have this kit too and would like to portray her as she looks here. Looks like the gun barrels were painted black when she was in service in the Greek Navy.
  3. Here's a completed 1/700 Samek USS Idaho which should show the requested details: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=162441
  4. Very nice build Mark; hope mine turns out as impressive as yours!
  5. excellent work; well done especially for first 1/700 ship!
  6. Here's the original 1/700 Shapeways Argus model; looks like my photos show an optical illusion. I checked out the model in my workshop and the flight deck is level. https://www.shapeways.com/product/EM7N4L7QP/hms-argus-1-700
  7. Here's the Shapeways 1/700 HMS Argus 1918 in progress with WWI dazzle camo scheme. I'll use 1/700 Sopwith Camels; Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutters and Short Type 184 Seaplanes for the aircraft group. Shown with 1/700 Combrig Armoured Cruiser HMS Drake under construction.
  8. Has anyone built or seen reviews of the Samek 1/700 IJN BB Ise 1917 kit? Any building hints welcomed. https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-samek-ijn-ise-1917-battleship/https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-samek-ijn-ise-1917-battleship/https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-samek-ijn-ise-1917-battleship/https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-samek-ijn-ise-1917-battleship/https://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-samek-ijn-ise-1917-battleship/
  9. Thanks for the replies which will be very helpful in painting the Vindictive. Cheers!
  10. This is 1/1250 scale model which may depict her in 1919 I'd like to model the HMS Vindictive as she appeared in the Baltic in 1919 in operations against the Bolsheviks and would like to know if the flight decks were wood or steel and what color they should be painted (natural wood; gray etc). This is how she appeared in October 1918 but by 1919 had reverted to usual gray painted hull etc. This photo shows forward flying-off deck in 1919; looks like wood.
  11. Hello Jb65rams; I recently got this kit and look forward to photos of further progress and any hints for building this ship. By the way, what type/brand primer did you use? Cheers
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