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About Papa4ways

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  1. Hi Folks, Has anone built the 1/350 Scale Model of the Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, in particular, the Trumpeter USS Yorktown, I've got a little problem with parts, especially from thr G Sprues, I've got the parts on the Sprues, but, I can't find these parts on the plans, for instance, Part No. G41, it looks like a Gun emplacement, it's on the sprue, but I've searched and searched, but it doesn't appear anywhere on the plans, not even a part on the plans that looks like the part, there's other smaller parts on the G sprue, but I just wonder, has anyone else come across this problem, and what was your way round it?, was it basically, ignoring the parts? or have I got a sheet missing from my plans Thanks in advance for any help
  2. Hi Folks, Does anyone know if any of the Companies are still making a 1/48 scale model of the Supermarine Scimitar, I've got a good collection of Royal Navy Aircraft, all in 1/48 scale, the only ones missing, are the Scimitar and the Sea Venom, and I think it would be nice if I could complete the set Thanks in advance for any help
  3. Thank you Jamie for the help, I'd had to stop building this Kit a long while ago, due to my health problems, and I'm only now getting back to building and painting it, but thanks again for your help and advice
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    USS Yorktown CV10

    Hi Folks, I'd appreciate a little help, and before I ask, I'm sorry if this subject has already been covered in a previous thread, but I can't find it, so that's why I'm now asking for help. I'm building the 1/350 Scale Model USS Yorktown CV10, but, I'm having trouble with the Flight deck colour, so, can anyone tell me where I can get the correct Flight deck Blue that's needed, i've been trying to find a U.K supplier, without much success, I've been told the one to use is LifeColour UA629 Flight Deck Blue 21, but, is this right, or, is there someone on here that knows something that will give a better result. As always, any and all help is greatly appreciated Fred P.S, I should have said, I'd started building this kit a long while back, but, due to serious health issues, I had to stop building, it's only now my health is imporving, that I'm able to carry on with the build, but thank you for any help and or advice you have offered
  5. Hi Folks, I'm needing a little help with this Trumpeter Deck Blue, especially on the Trumpeter 1/350 Scale USS Yorktown CV-10, the plans ask for this Deck Blue, which I've never really used, is it me, or are the colour plans a wee bit wrong, and so, I wonder if I could ask, has anyone built this model USS Yorktown CV-10 yet, and if so, what colour scheme did you find worked best. I was thinking of just going with the grey colour scheme, basically the Old Grey Ghost from WW2, the USS Enterprise CV-6, and her sister ship, the USS Yorktown CV-5, as I'm not a big fan of the multi coloured hull colour scheme, As always, any and all advice welcome
  6. I do have some spares from other kits that I can use on this kit, like the Pom Pom and some of the ships boats, I've even got some of the correct props I can use, but from what you're saying, the colour scheme Trumpeter have on this particular kit, I think it could be for the Chinese market, as the box is covered in Chinese writing, but now you've assured me about the colour, which I'm grateful for, I can get on building, again, Many Thanks
  7. Hi there, I wonder if I might ask for some help, I have a slight problem in that I'm colour blind, I've built quite a few kits, most of them give an actual colour code in the plans, or there's an option to add a wooden deck, which I usually add, only there's a problem building the 1/350 scale HMS Eskimo by Trumpeter, the problem being, the plans don't give a deck colour code, all the plans offer is paint "Deck Blue", can I ask, what is the actual colour code for this Deck Blue, any help is appreciated
  8. Papa4ways

    HMS Cornwall

    I found this on HMS Cornwall for anyone that might have the Kit, and who might be interested in painting her in an unusual colour, I found the attachment below, they have Cornwall in her launch/trial colour and then further colours, which I'm now considering https://www.world-war.co.uk/Kent/cornwall.php3 If you already know of this fine, but I just thought it might add something to the discussion
  9. Thanks for the heads up, but Airfix don't do these anymore, Hannants do a Harrier, but it's the US Marine version, and there's also I forget the name, but it's six clear models you build from the box, but they are also US Marine nersion, but if I'm really stuck, I think I might opt for one version, and do what I can to make it an R.N/FAA version Thank anyway for letting me know
  10. Hi Folk's, I wonder if anyone knows a supplier of Harrier Aircraft for the Airfix 1/350 Scale Model HMS Illustrious, the thing is, I've already got an HMS Illustrious, so I've decided I'm building this Carrier as HMS Invincible, I've already got the WW2 version of HMS Ark Royal, so I thought it only right to build this one as the HMS Invincible, but as you'll know, the Kit only supplies 4 Harriers, and I'd like to put a few more on her, just to make her look that bit better, so would anyone know a UK supplier for Harrier Jets, I've got plenty Sea Kings and Merlin Helicopters for them both, but I really need some Harriers Any help and advice as always, is appreciated Thanks Fred
  11. Daedalus72 If you want Great Reference photo's of the three Carriers, Ark Royal, Illustrious and Invincible, you might try these pages I found, each list of photo's carried a Flight Deck Plan, which might help you as well http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Royal-Navy/Aircraft-Carrier/R-07-HMS-Ark-Royal.htm http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Royal-Navy/Aircraft-Carrier/R-05-HMS-Invincible.htm http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Royal-Navy/Aircraft-Carrier/R-06-HMS-Illustrious.htm
  12. Papa4ways

    HMS Cornwall

    Hi Jamie, As always, thank you for all your advice regarding uploading photo's, but I would pick your brain slightly over this Deck colour on Cornwall I went with as close to your Exeter colour as I could, but when it comes to Cornwall, do you think going with the same colour as Exeter would be alright
  13. Than You again Antti_K, It really is kind of you to take the time to not only find them, but let me know of them, that's what I like about using this website, it's all about helping, and showing your work, although with my shaking hands, my standard is way below showing standard, but I do enjoy building Models, I do have a fleet of about 15 Ships with one in construction and two sitting, and a rather large collection of Aircraft, but my Phantom, so far, is my pride and joy, it'll sit atop my bureau when it's done I have two 1/24 Scale Planes, one a Spitfire the other a Hurricane, both belong to the same Pilot who flew them at different squadrons, anyway, my Grand Daughters school is built on an old RAF Base, and the Children are split into Houses, and each house is named after an RAF Aircraft, Wellington, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster, I've already donated a built Wellington to the school already, and I've Completed the Hurricane, I'm right now, painting the finishing touches to the Spitfire before I apply the Decals, but the Lancaster, I've told the Head teacher, on this occasion, I'll build it if she gets it, as I think I've done not bad in supplying, building and presenting the other three Anyway, once again Antti_K, I Thank You very kindly for your help, as always, it really is appreciated Best Wishes Fred
  14. Did you actually serve on the Eagle, my Dad when he was on her, I'm sure he said his Mess was PT2, having said that, I know her size, and, he being a Leading Stoker, he was forced off her in 57 when he got badly injured, they were changing something over in the Engine Room, I remember him saying what it was years ago, and that they had to use chain hoists to lift whatever it was, memory's going, anyway, the Chief told me Dad to do something with this part, and as he did, one of the Junior Rates somehow released the hoist, and whatever it was, landed on my Dad's left ankle, and when he went down with the pain, something jabbed into my Dad's eye, causing him to suffer reduced eyesight, and after operations etc, he was classed as unfit for Ship service, he would accept being stuck ashore, and so that was him out
  15. Papa4ways

    HMS Cornwall

    Hi Jamie, Modelholic and richtea, When it comes to Jamie, even me, as a fairly newish member, know about Jamie being so helpful, as he already has been to me on another couple of Models The Model as I say is a good kit, it will come out good, the Deck is planked Stem to Stern, which makes me think, I should go with a wooden coloured deck, I've still got a nice mixed Mahogany, Sand Yellow and, and, and, sorry, I just can't honestly remember the third colour I added, but it's almost the colour you used on the HMS Exeter Jamie, so I'm thinking perhaps I should just use that on the deck, and perhaps use the Dark Sea Grey on the Gun Deck area, however, I could use your advice on the raised smooth Deck behind the Bridge, which is shown to be planked although it's smooth, I just wish I knew how to add photo's, I'd add the plans There is the raised secondary Armament Gun Deck, perhaps I'll Dark Sea Grey the area where they are, as is the HMS Exeter Gun Deck, the front of the first raised Deck where the Bridge will sit behind the second Turret, has planking at the front, but just behind the Bridge, the Deck is smooth from the Bridge to where a large Hangar is located in front of the Rear Turrets, which the Painting Instructions require the builder to paint the front and back sides of the Hangar Black, Vallejo 950, Tamiya XF1, Humbrol 33, with an addition of Model Master 1749 What really is bothering me with the instructions, the Upper Hull above the Plimsoll Line and Superstructure, they've got it a Light Grey, Vallejo 907, Tamiya XF14 and Humbrol 147 with an addition of Model Master 1732, something I've never used, however, I wont be using this Light Grey, I really do feel a lot of Builders will be quite annoyed at the paint instructions, but like you Jamie, you'll probably throw them out altogether, which I really am now considering doing, seriously! The Cocoa Brown I would never have used it, I'm a traditionalist, and I'll be sticking to Hull Red as I do at every turn Anyway, I hope I've managed to explain some of what is required As always, any and all help is greatly appreciated
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